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Ch 4: AP English Literature - Poetry: Homework Help

About This Chapter

The Poetry chapter of this AP English Literature Homework Help course helps students complete their poetry homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your poetry homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample problems and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your poetry homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Sound and rhyme
  • Meter and rhythm
  • Emotion in poetry
  • Poetic structure
  • Personification
  • Similes and metaphors
  • Figurative language
  • Symbolism and juxtaposition
  • Inferences of mood
  • Interpretation of theme
  • Prose poems

12 Lessons in Chapter 4: AP English Literature - Poetry: Homework Help
Elements of Poetry: Rhymes & Sounds

1. Elements of Poetry: Rhymes & Sounds

Many poems rhyme, but there is often more going on in terms of the sounds of the words than just what happens at the ends of the lines. This lesson explores some of the nuances of rhyme and sound in poetry.

Elements of Poetry: Rhythm

2. Elements of Poetry: Rhythm

Poetry often has a defined beat or rhythm. In this lesson, you'll review the most common forms of poetic rhythm before diving deeper into how those rhythms influence the overall effect of the poem.

How to Analyze Emotion in Poetry

3. How to Analyze Emotion in Poetry

Poetry often begins with emotion and finishes with profound insights about human nature. In this lesson, you'll learn how to recognize emotion in poems. By understanding those feelings, you'll gain a broader understanding of literature.

Similes, Metaphors & Personification in Poetry

4. Similes, Metaphors & Personification in Poetry

Comparison is the basis of figurative language, and the most common forms of poetic comparison are simile, metaphor, and personification. In this lesson, you'll define all three terms and see several examples of each.

Imagery, Symbolism & Juxtaposition in Poetry

5. Imagery, Symbolism & Juxtaposition in Poetry

Poetry is a dense and rich form of literature. In this lesson you'll learn about how imagery, symbolism, and juxtaposition work to add depth to poetry. You'll also learn some tips for taking the AP Literature exam.

Understanding Figurative Language in Poetry

6. Understanding Figurative Language in Poetry

Poetry is difficult to define, but there's one characteristic that most poems share - figurative language. In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify and draw inferences from figurative language.

Inferring Mood in Poetry

7. Inferring Mood in Poetry

Poets have a variety of tools to use to create mood. In this lesson, you'll learn about three of these tools and how you can use that knowledge to infer mood. You'll also learn how this skill applies specifically to the AP Literature exam.

Interpreting a Poem's Main Idea & Theme

8. Interpreting a Poem's Main Idea & Theme

Many poems have both a main idea and a theme. In this lesson, you'll learn techniques for finding both in poetry by studying a sample poem. Afterward, you can test your understanding with a short quiz.

The Fly by Karl Shapiro: Analysis & Theme

9. The Fly by Karl Shapiro: Analysis & Theme

'The Fly' is one of the later poems written by American poet Karl Shapiro. This lesson will look at the poem's use of literary devices, like simile and metaphor, and possible themes found in the poem.

Musee de Beaux Arts by Auden: Summary & Analysis

10. Musee de Beaux Arts by Auden: Summary & Analysis

This lesson will provide a summary and analysis of W.H. Auden's poem, ''Musee de Beaux Arts.'' It will focus on the way Auden comments on human suffering via the speaker's observations about the painting.

Themes in Musee de Beaux Arts by Auden

11. Themes in Musee de Beaux Arts by Auden

This lesson discusses the themes in this 1939 poem by W.H. Auden and how he uses famous artwork to make an important point about the nature of human suffering.

Oscar Wilde's Poems: Analysis & Quotes

12. Oscar Wilde's Poems: Analysis & Quotes

Oscar Wilde's poetry is a powerful reflection of his own thoughts and feelings. In this lesson, we'll talk about 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol,' 'Ravenna,' and 'Panthea.' Read on to find out more about how Wilde translated his beliefs into words.

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