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Reading "Much Ado About Nothing," Act I, Scene 1

This sequence of lessons is based on text-dependent questions that are answered through a close reading of Act 1, Scene 1 of "Much Ado About Nothing." These lessons focus on imagery, foreshadowing, symbolism, dialogue, and parallel plot structure.

Lessons

  • Examine the author's use of imagery

    In this lesson, you will learn how the author develops meaning by analyzing the author’s use of figurative language in the form of imagery.

  • Analyze the author's use of foreshadowing

    In this lesson, you will learn how the author develops tension and prepares the audience by analyzing the foreshadowing of future events.

  • Examine the author's use of symbolism

    In this lesson, you will learn how the author develops meaning by analyzing the use of symbolism.

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