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Literary Masterpieces Matrix
Complete the following matrix for each of the cultural periods that are shown. Provide examples from at least two (2) literary works to illustrate your entries in each category. If discussing contemporary literature, for example, a thematic focus might be relationship of mainstream with minority literatures and your examples incorporate Rushdie' and Cronin's works.
Your entries in these columns must go beyond a few words or a simple bullet point. There is no required minimum word length, but you must go into sufficient detail to demonstrate your comprehension of these literary components.
This assignment is designed to be completed throughout the course. It is easier to complete when approached this way; it also functions better as a foundation for your Learning Team paper—The Literary Masterpiece in Contemporary Society Paper—due in Week Five.
Note. Ancient and classical literature are grouped together in the first week's readings, but they are separated here to sharpen your understanding of the distinctions between the two periods.
| |Thematic Focus |Literary |Shared Characteristics |Influence of Earlier|
| | |Qualities | |Periods |
|Ancient Literature|The thematic focus of ancient literature |The writing style|In ancient literature the |(Does not apply) |
| |is of creation. In the reading of Hesiod’s|and the language |primary focus is on the | |
| |Theogony it is about the creation of the |that is used |bravery of the hero and the | |
| |universe through a series of generations |during the period|interaction between men and | |
| |of gods and goddess. “From Chaos came...