Notes Literature in English Dramatic Conventions
Chorus = a group of singers that comments on the play, often from the point of
view of public opinion of the actions taking place
Prologue = an introductory scene that tells the aud
Notes Literature in English Anglo Saxon Period
Important Events in the (First) Anglo-Saxon Period
410-450 Angles and Saxons invade from Baltic shores of Germany, and Jutes
invade from Jutland peninsula in Denmark, thus driving out the Celts.
Notes Literature in English A Brief History of English
A Brief History of English
Overview of English Influences Pre-History-1066 A.D.
Celts (Brythons and Gaels)
up to 55 B.C.
55 B.C. - 407 A.D.
407 A.D. - 7
Notes Literature in English Aristotles Six Elements of Tragedy
Aristotles Six Elements of Tragedy
A. Components of plot
1. exposition = provides the audience with essential information
who, what, when, where that it needs to know before it can
Notes Literature in English History of the English language
Literature shows the history of the English language.
Great Vowel Shift
The writings of great writers contributed to the development of the English
Notes Literature in English Viking Invasion
The Vikings were sea-faring, explorers, traders and warriors, Scandinavians
during the 8th-11th centuries.
Expeditions that plundered and ended in conquest and settlements of Britain.
Notes Literature in English Elements of fiction
Elements of fiction
A. Dramatic structure
1. Rising action
3. Moments of crisis
Elements of Fiction
1. closed dnouement
Notes Literature in English Close reading
1. By close reading
close reading :
The study of literature should be based upon the strict analysis of the literary text,
mainly of its linguistic code and medium.
Across these minute pools th
Notes Literature in English Theme
A. A storys theme is the overall meaning the reader derives from
it. Theres no one correct theme, but some are more likely than
A. Put simply, it is the time and place of a story.
2. historical f
Notes Literature in English Introduction
I. Why We Study English and American
II. How to Study English and American Literature
III. Requirements of This Course
IV. Periods in History of the English Language
V. Periods in History of English