Verse and drama have provided outlets for emotive expression and the creative impulse for centuries. Poignant, inspiring, and thought-provoking, plays and poems spoken or written in any language help reinterpret reality and evoke some of humanity's most profound truths. The terms culled in this volume describe many of the most potent elements of languageÑthose that venture beyond the realm of prose and invoke the power of cadence, lyricism, and drama to recount all aspects of the human condition.
Series: The Britannica Guide to Literary Elements
Interest Level: Grades 10-12
Guided Reading Level: Z
Lexile Level: 1380
“Packed with detailed analysis, this thick, one-volume overview in the Britannica Guide to Literary Elements series is a valuable reference resource about literary forms and important writers. It looks heavy going, but Kuiper’s informal text (“Think about it”) will encourage many older YAs to read on. The open design invites browsing, with lots of photos, subheads, and detailed, screened biographies about Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and T. S. Eliot back to Sappho and dozens more ...” —Booklist, April 2012
“The book has an abundance of excellent resources to evaluate poetry and drama. Students will use this book for reference.” —Elizabeth Shannon, Imperial PA School, August 2012