Interpret significant works from various forms of literature to make deeper and subtler interpretations of the meaning of text.
Analyze the way in which a work of literature is related to the themes and issues of its historical period.
Analyze the use and effectiveness of literary elements used by one or more authors, including characterization, setting, plot, theme, point of view, tone, mood, and style
Analyze the use and effectiveness of literary elements (characterization, setting, plot, theme, point of view, tone, mood, foreshadowing and style) used by authors in a variety of genres.
Analyze the relationships, use, and effectiveness of literary elements (characterization, setting, plot, theme, point of view, tone, mood, foreshadowing, irony, and style) used by one or more authors in similar genres.
Analyze the effectiveness of literary elements used by authors in various genres.
- Analyze the author’s development of complex characters as well as their roles and functions in a variety of texts.
- Determine the effectiveness of setting as related to character, plot, theme, and other key literary elements.
- Determine the effectiveness of the author’s use of point of view as related to content and specific types of genre.
- Analyze how the author structures plot to advance the action.
- Identify major themes in literature, comparing and contrasting how they are developed across and variety of genres.
- Explain how voice and choice of speaker affect the mood, tone, and meaning of text.
- Describe how an author, through the use of diction, syntax, figurative language, sentence variety, etc., achieves style.
Analyze the use and effectiveness of literary devices (e.g., personification, simile, alliteration, symbolism, metaphor, hyperbole, imagery, foreshadowing, and flashback) used by one or more authors in a variety of genres.
Evaluate the significance of various literary devices in various genre, and explain their appeal.
- Sound (alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme scheme, consonance, assonance);
- Form (ballad, sonnet, heroic couplets);
- Figurative language (personification, metaphor, simile, hyperbole, symbolism); and Dramatic structure.
Analyze the effectiveness, in terms of literary quality, of the author’s use of literary devices, (e.g., personification, simile, alliteration, symbolism, metaphor, hyperbole, imagery, allusion, satire, foreshadowing, flashback, irony) in various genres.
Identify, interpret, and analyze the author’s skill in employing literary devices in various genres. (e.g., figurative language, imagery, allegory, and symbolism).
- Identify, explain, and analyze the effects of sound, form, and structure of poems.
- Identify and analyze how dramatic conventions (e.g., stage directions, monologue, dialogue, soliloquy, dialect, chorus) support, interpret, and enhance dramatic script.