8th grade 2nd Semester Exam Study Guide

Study guide for 2nd Semester Examination

THIRD QUARTER: "Drama as a Reflection of Society"

History and structure of drama

            Origins in Greek drama: choral rites

            Tragedy: Aristotle and Bradley

            Old and New Comedy: Aristophanes and Menander

            Themes of drama

            Elements of drama

FOURTH QUARTER: "Moral Implications of Literature: Utopia, Dystopia, and the Why of Poetry"

            Poetic form and structure: traditional meter and free verse

            Utopian Literature and Its Causes and Beliefs

            The Dystopian Response