Where is the Love?

Module 15 Overview

"...The Most Insipid Ridiculous Play that ever I Saw in my Life." ~Samuel Pepys

Essential Questions

o How do we define ourselves in relationship to love? In what ways does love impact our actions and/or choices?

o How do we determine what is real and what is illusion?

o What are effective methods of structuring an argument?

o What techniques/tools does Shakespeare use to develop comedy?

Who's Who?

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Literary Terms to Consider

Figurative Literary Devices

· Simile

· Metaphor

· Personification

· Imagery

· Hyperbole

· Paradox

· Irony (situational/verbal/dramatic/cosmic)

· Satire

Rhetorical Devices

· Parallelism/Parallel Structure

· Rhetorical Question

· Repetition

· Power of Three

· Apostrophe

· Malapropism

· Pun

Dramatic Literary Terms

· 4th Wall

· Stage Directions

· Monologue

· Dialogue

· Soliloquy

· Iambic pentameter

Conflict as Theme

High Comedy (Hint: Women, Love, & Marriage)

Capitol Hill Cold Open - Saturday Night Live
The Importance of Being Earnest (3/12) Movie CLIP - Everything or Nothing (2002) HD

LOW COMEDY (Hint: Class Divide)

YouTube Challenge - I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy
Dumb And Dumber (1994) - The Most Annoying Sound In The World

Module 15 Tasks

  • Complete Module 15 3-2-1 (1/2 hour)
  • Watch A Midsummer Night's Dream and complete Comedic Moments chart as you go (3-3 1/2 hours)
  • Complete All is Fair...? Claim Chart (1/2 hour)
  • Participate in Comedic Moments Discussion Board (1/2-1 hour)
  • Complete MSND Essay (1-11/2 hours -- Due Wednesday, 12/16)
  • Complete ACT Lesson 9: Style (1/2 hour -- Due Wednesday, 12/16)
  • Take TNReady for English II (TUESDAY, 12/15)


Optional Extra Credit: PWN the Play (creative task) or ACT English PostTest (Due Wednesday 12/16)