compare and contrast traditional and contemporary poetry and drama from many cultures.
The student will read, comprehend, and analyze the development of British literature and literature of other cultures. a) Compare and contrast the development of British literature in its historical context. b) Recognize major literary forms and their elements. c) Recognize the characteristics of major chronological eras. d) Relate literary works and authors to major themes and issues of their eras. e) Analyze the social and cultural function of British literature. f) Explain how the sound of a poem (rhyme, rhythm, onomatopoeia, repetition, alliteration, assonance, and parallelism) supports the subject, mood, and theme. g) Compare and contrast traditional and contemporary poems from many cultures. h) Analyze how dramatic conventions including character, scene, dialogue, and staging contribute to the theme and effect. i) Compare and contrast dramatic elements of plays from American, British, and other cultures.