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Gothic Literature: Elements and Motifs, EDITABLE VERSION
is a thorough PowerPoint Presentation of 38 slides including a very handy Pre-test (pre-activity) which helps you assess how much students already know about the Gothic genre beforehand, plus a Post-test with Key.
*This is the EDITABLE VERSION of the Same Product offered by PerfettoWritingRoom©. If you feel you need to augment the presentation, tweak the pre- or post-test to better suit YOUR classroom needs, or want to hear the fantastic sound effects we added to the PowerPoint (not available through PDF), the EDITABLE VERSION is RIGHT FOR YOU!! The Formatting you see in the THUMBNAILS is not typical of the product. PLEASE look at the PREVIEW!
We LOVE Gothic literature
, its relationship to the Romantic Period
, good old Horace Walpole
and “The Castle of Otranto”
and those ESSENTIAL Gothic Elements and Motifs
that really are quite fun to introduce, or review. . .
I’m sure you’ll agree that as you go through this very thorough PowerPoint Presentation
(complete with fantastic pictures and sound effects) some students WILL be saying “Oh yeah! I know that!” or will offer movies or books that share some of the elements mentioned in this presentation.
Gothic Literature: Introduction and Elements
is well-researched and constructed; it that ENDS with a list of authors
from Walpole through Radcliffe, Shelley, and all the way up to Southern Gothic. The FOCUS is how Gothic BEGAN, its ELEMENTS, MOTIFS and Major CONTRIBUTORS.
38 pages total
(slide presentation is 30 pages)
Background information on Romanticism and its relationship to the Gothic
Strong working Definition of Gothic Literature
Elements of Gothic Literature, with Explanations
Motifs of Gothic Literature
A Brief list of famous authors who wrote works that are considered Gothic
• A Pre-Activity
; give to students before showing the presentation
• A Post-Activity for afterwards.
This can be a test or quiz. KEY included.
For ANY Grade 7-11 class.
Use as an INTRODUCTION for ANY GOTHIC novel or story collection. the early Gothics like Shelly’s “Frankenstein” or the Victorian Gothics such as Poe
; ideal if teaching “Fall of the House of Usher,” “Tell-Tale Heart,” “Raven” or a fantastic short story that is seldom taught but is easily available for download by Poe and rife with Gothic elements: “Hop-Frog.”
Use also with American authors. Hawthorne’s “The House of Seven Gables” or the Southern Gothic writers, Faulkner and Flannery O’Conner.
Use before setting a Gothic writing or research topic.
We sincerely hope you and your students enjoy this product as much as we enjoyed crafting it for you.
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