Understanding and teaching allegorical personification in Clyomon and Clamydes

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dc.contributor Cook, Alexandra
dc.contributor Burch, Steve
dc.contributor.advisor Dowd, Michelle M.
dc.contributor.author McNeece, Jill
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-30T17:24:47Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-30T17:24:47Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0003607
dc.identifier.other McNeece_alatus_0004M_14088
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/7006
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This thesis analyzes the contributions of allegorical characters in Clyomon and Clamydes and establishes ways to teach this content in the twelfth-grade high school English Language Arts classroom. Specifically, in the first chapter, I argue that Shift acts as a hybrid of allegorical and human characters through examining what an allegorical character is and does and how Shift both acts within and outside of those boundaries. In doing so, I consider how he differs from the other allegorical characters of the play, how his characterization evolves with the play, and how he serves multiple functions throughout his time in the text. In my second chapter, I have created a unit plan for Clyomon and Clamydes grounded in NCTE and CCSS standards. This unit plan teaches Clyomon and Clamydes by focusing on allegory and identity. As Shift’s characterization is incredibly layered, he becomes an excellent teaching tool to illustrate literature’s vast capacity for different yet still valid interpretations. Additionally, Clyomon and Clamydes’s limited existing critical work creates space to allow these students to create a new argument entirely their own—an opportunity so rarely presented to them. At the end of the unit, students will write their own literary analysis paper on Clyomon and Clamydes and present it to their classmates.
dc.format.extent 58 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Literature
dc.title Understanding and teaching allegorical personification in Clyomon and Clamydes
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Department of English
etdms.degree.discipline English
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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