Where is the Love?

Module 7 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?

Class Divide

Who's Who?

Big picture

What's the Point?

Big picture

Low Comedy


High Comedy

Bernie Sandwiches Won New Hampshire

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

Module 7 Tasks

Suggested Pacing

  • Complete Module 7 3-2-1 (1/2 hour)
  • Read & Complete "A Vindication of the Rights of Women" Task (1/2 hour)
  • Read/Complete Acts I and II of A Midsummer Night's Dream (1-1 1/2 hours)


  • Optional: Watch Acts I and II
  • Complete Comedic Moments Chart (1/2-1 hour)


  • Participate in Comedic Moments Discussion Board (1/2-1 hour)
  • No Red Ink Sentence Practice (1/2-1 hour)

Your Midterm is Nigh

  • BTCS system-wide English II midterm (make TOPS look good?!?!??!?!?)
  • about 50 questions (10-12 are grammar related)
  • all multiple choice
  • four reading passages (two fiction/literary, two nonfiction)
  • untimed
  • completed on PowerTest
  • due by Friday (3/9)
  • 14% of your 1st nine weeks' grade
  • similar in format to Parts 2-4 of your state assessment (our essays prepare you for Part 1)