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How to recognize a dystopia - Alex Gendler. Writing in Literature. These OWL resources will help you write about literature and poetry.

Writing in Literature

This section contains resources on literary terms, literary theory and schools of criticism, as well as resources on writing book reviews. Literary Terms This handout gives a rundown of some important terms and concepts used when talking and writing about literature. Literary Theory and Schools of Criticism This resource will help you begin the process of understanding literary theory and schools of criticism and how they are used in the academy. Writing About Fiction This handout covers major topics relating to writing about fiction. Writing About Literature This handout provides examples and description about writing papers in literature.

Writing in Literature (Detailed Discussion) These sections describe in detail the assignments students may complete when writing about literature. Writing About Poetry This section covers the basics of how to write about poetry. Image in Poetry Poetry: Close Reading. Literary Periods Timeline.

Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources. Definition and Examples of Literary Terms. Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources. Odysseus' Journey. Halloween Classics. Illustration by Harry Clarke Halloween gives us the opportunity to go beyond arts and crafts and use the holiday as an excuse to dive into some classic suspenseful stories.

Halloween Classics

Luckily, many of these stories are in the public domain. Most of these are probably most suitable for middle and high school. I put the word count so you can get an idea for pacing. But, remember, you don’t have to read an entire story. Short Stories Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart (~2,000 words) is short enough to print on one sheet of paper. From Arthur Conan Doyle, of Sherlock Holmes fame, The Horrors of the Heights is a supernatural tale involving a pilot trying to reach an altitude past 30,000 feet (~6,500 words). W.W. Finally, The Brothers Grimm’s Hansel and Gretel seems somewhat appropriate for Halloween (~3,000 words). Longer Stories Irving Washington’s classic The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (~12,000 words), familiar to many students because of the Disney cartoon. Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr. Art. Great Expectations Summary and Cliff Notes. Fahrenheit 451 Summary and Cliff Notes. Our Summary of Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" is a story about the mask of happiness.

Fahrenheit 451 Summary and Cliff Notes

Characters within the story structure their lives around their need for comfort and safety. Guy Montag, the main character of the story, is thirty years old; to maintain the integrity of the town, he burns books that he believes are dangerous to the minds of the citizens. He is married to Mildred, who lives in the television set; to ensure that she doesn't miss any of her shows, she makes certain that each wall has a television set attached to it. In essence, she is surrounded by the characters she finds the most comforting. Full Book Notes and Study Guides. The Kite Runner Summary and Cliff Notes. Macbeth Summary and Cliff Notes. William Shakespeare bases the title character of his famous play, Macbeth, off of an actual Scottish king.

Macbeth Summary and Cliff Notes

However, the similarities are few. While the historical King Macbeth was thought to be an honest and good king, the Shakespearean version is noticeably less so. Animal Farm Summary and Cliff Notes. Welcome to Lit2Go ETC. Call of the Wild. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Table of Contents. Untitled. 20 Ways to Use Comics In Your Classroom. Archetypes in Movies Through Joseph Campbell. In Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Campbell’s archetypes fit nearly perfectly.

Archetypes in Movies Through Joseph Campbell

The following is a list of archetypes with definitions and examples for each from the movies that teachers can use in their classrooms. Complete the assignment at the end of the article. Danteworlds. Aesop's Fables - Online Collection - 656+ fables - Mark Twain's Mississippi. Sigma Tau Delta - Literary Hit Parade. List, Books and Biographies of Famous Authors. 2 Literary Criticism. Anthology of English Literature.