Unit Seven: How Language Supports Thematic Concepts

 Unit Syllabus

Essential Question(s):

How do writers use specific words to create various effects depending on their audience and purpose?

Where do you find examples of diction, figurative language, and tone found in literature?

How does language help shape the tone of a text as well as the meaning of a text?

How does William Shakespeare communicate to the reader?  

What strategies does Shakespeare use to communicate?  

What impact do these strategies have on the reading experience?

Critical Vocabulary:

diction, denotation, connotation, figurative language, tone, aside, stage directions, Elizabethan Drama, tragedy, dramatic irony, soliloquy, monologue, and blank verse.

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