Chart on 2 plays Fences by: August Wilson & A Dollhouse By:Henrik Ibsen

Posted: 09/24/2007 05:30 PM, by: Kelly Kirby (*******************.edu)

Literary Conventions and Devices Worksheet
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Each learning team should select two works of drama from the assigned readings to focus on for this assignment. All team members should contribute to filling out the tables and answering the questions for each play. Teams should be prepared to discuss their responses in class.

Literary Conventions and Devices Table
Play #1
Title of the work Significance of Title

Identify Describe Explain Impact
Major characters
Protagonist
Antagonist
Conflict
Climax
Theme
Elements or conventions used

No Yes Example Explain Impact
Irony
Symbolism
Foreshadowing
Flashbacks

1. What role did imagination play in writing or reading this particular work?

2. How does this author create meaning?

3. Explain what this piece of literature might tell us about society as a whole?

4. What is your final evaluation of this work?

Literary Conventions and Devices Table
Play #2
Title of the work Significance of Title

Identify Describe Explain Impact
Major characters
Protagonist
Antagonist
Conflict
Climax
Theme
Elements or conventions used

No Yes Example Explain Impact
Irony
Symbolism
Foreshadowing
Flashbacks

1. What role did imagination play in writing or reading this particular work?

2. How does this author create meaning?

3. Explain what this piece of literature might tell us about society as a whole.

4. What is your final evaluation of this work?

5. What are the main factors that differentiate these two plays?

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