Connection to standards
3.1 Articulate the relationship between the expressed purposes
and the characteristics of different forms of dramatic literature
(e.g., comedy, tragedy, drama, dramatic monologue).
3.3 Analyze interactions between main and subordinate characters
in a literary text (e.g., internal and external conflicts,
motivations, relationships, influences) and explain the way
those interactions affect the plot.
3.4 Determine characters' traits by what the characters say
about themselves in narration, dialogue, dramatic monologue,
3.10 Identify and describe the function of dialogue, scene
designs, soliloquies, asides, and character foils in dramatic
3.12 Analyze the way in which a work of literature is related
to the themes and issues of its historical period.
2.2 Write responses to literature:
a. Demonstrate a comprehensive grasp of the significant ideas
of literary works.
b. Support important ideas and viewpoints through accurate
and detailed references to the text or to other works.
c. Demonstrate awareness of the author's use of stylistic
devices and an appreciation of the effects created.
d. Identify and assess the impact of perceived ambiguities,
nuances, and complexities within the text.
2.3 Write expository compositions, including analytical essays
and research reports:
a. Marshal evidence in support of a thesis and related claims,
including information on all relevant perspectives.
b. Convey information and ideas from primary and secondary
sources accurately and coherently.
c. Make distinctions between the relative value and significance
of specific data, facts, and ideas.