Lesson 1 (from Prologue- Chapter 1)
Structure. Horseman, Pass By has both a prologue and epilogue and 14 chapters.
The objective of this lesson is to look at structure in literature.
1. Class discussion: What does the word structure mean in terms of writing? How important is structure in a work of fiction? Do you think structure is as important or more important in novels as opposed to drama or poetry?
2. In class writing: Why do you think an author would include a prologue, epilogue or both in a work of fiction? What do you think is the purpose of the prologue in Horseman, Pass By?
3. Homework: Compare the structures of three pieces of literature: Horseman, Pass By; a play; a non-fiction textbook. Prepare a five-minute presentation about the similarities and differences of each piece and why you think each is structured the way it is.
4. Class presentations: Have students present their findings...
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