Universal Themes in Literature CD-ROM


SKU: DC003012
Format: CD-ROM
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Copyright: 2000

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Marc Record

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Examine the enduring themes that influence literary works across time and place. This CD-ROM analyzes works from a variety of literary traditions from the heroic epics of ancient civilizations to contemporary classics, drawing out their common elements. Themes such as heroism, nature, coming of age, and the dilemma of war are developed in a media-rich environment that includes full-motion video, animation, and illustrations. Students will enjoy self-guided learning as they explore hyperlinked definitions of literary terms and challenge their skills in a fun, fast-paced quiz game. A Presentation Manager lets users create customized multimedia presentations, reports, and review sessions incorporating video, stills, quiz questions, and vocabulary. Excellent for upper-level English and literature classes, this CD-ROM will amply illustrate literature's power to capture the complexities of human experience.