literature involves some kind of performance which is intended for an
audience. Sometimes, however, the performative quality of a work (i.e.,
the fact that it is being presented to an audience) is more obvious than
at others. Drama and poetry, for example, tend to emphasize overt
performance more than do short stories, which more often are read
silently and in solitude.
is the more direct performative aspect of drama and/or poetry reflected
in these forms? (Consider for example, each genre’s uses of literary
structure, language, technique, and style.) How do these literary
elements affect your reading experience?
your post, identify key qualities of drama and poetry which emphasize
their performative qualities. Discuss how these characteristics shape
your reading response. Support your views with at least one example of a dramatic text and one example of a poem.
Initial posts must be 50-100 words in length
Clugston, R. W. (2014). Journey into literature
(2nd ed.). San Diego, California: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.