Each Flipped Learning Module (FLM) is a set of short videos and online activities that can be used (in whole or in part) to free up class time from content delivery for greater student interaction. At the end of the module, students are asked to fill out a brief survey, in which we adopt the minute paper strategy. In this approach, students are asked to submit their response to two brief questions regarding their knowledge of the module.

In this FLM, students are asked to complete a fill-in-the-blank outline which accompanies all four videos, covering the topics of literary analysis and strategies for developing analysis. The completed outline will enhance the students’ note-taking skills and will serve as a summary of the FLM that they may refer to in the future.

Key Terms

literary analysis, tone, theme, style, fundamental strategies, developing analysis

Module Overview

  1. Introduction to Literary Analysis
    • What is Literary Analysis?
    • Scene: Analysis in Action
  2. Three Effects
    • Tone
    • Theme
    • Style
  3. Three Fundamental Strategies for Analysis
    • Interpret Subtlety
    • Evaluate Quality
    • Consider Cause and Effect
  4. Strategies for Developing Analysis
    • Find a Counterargument
    • Invent a Counterargument or Misinterpretation
    • Find a Significant Pattern
    • Translate Stylization
    • Explain Ambiguity
    • Contrast with Fictional Alternative
    • Use a Touchstone
  5. Download Video Transcripts

Video 1: Introduction to Literary Analysis

Video 2: Three Effects

Video 3: Three Fundamental Strategies for Analysis

Video 4: Strategies for Developing Analysis

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