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Ch 5: AP English - Types of Poetry: Homework Help

About This Chapter

The Types of Poetry chapter of this AP English Homework Help course helps students complete their homework on different types of poetry 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 and poetry types are covered on your homework.
  • Find videos on the topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample problems and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your Types of Poetry homework with ease!

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

  • Blank verse
  • Free verse poetry
  • Narrative poems
  • Odes
  • Sonnets
  • Elegy poems

13 Lessons in Chapter 5: AP English - Types of Poetry: Homework Help
Blank Verse: Definition and Examples

1. Blank Verse: Definition and Examples

Blank verse has been used in both drama and poetry for centuries. Watch this video to see how different poets use this technique to bring the audience into a trance or to jolt them into reflection.

What Is Free Verse Poetry? - Examples & Definition

2. What Is Free Verse Poetry? - Examples & Definition

Did you know that Walt Whitman, who lived in the mid-1800s, was influential in shaping the American identity? Find out how his writing style is connected to the King James Bible and the famous Beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

Narrative Poems: Types & Examples

3. Narrative Poems: Types & Examples

Some of history's most famous heroes have been immortalized in narrative poetry: King Arthur, Odysseus, and even Jed Clampett. From Homer to Chaucer to Poe to The Beverly Hillbillies, narrative poetry has been used to preserve some of the world's greatest stories.

Odes: Forms & Examples

4. Odes: Forms & Examples

Have you ever appreciated something or someone so much you were inspired to write a poem? If so, then the ode is the poem for you! Learn about the three types of odes and how they are used to celebrate the people and things.

Sonnets: Definition & Examples

5. Sonnets: Definition & Examples

If you want to profess your love in a poem, you might not think to look back a few hundred years for inspiration. Learn how some of the greatest poets in history used the sonnet to woo their lovers.

Elegy Poems: Definition & Examples

6. Elegy Poems: Definition & Examples

For centuries, people have expressed their grief for the loss of loved ones in elegies. Learn how the elegy differs from the eulogy and how Don McLean's 'American Pie' falls into the ranks of Walt Whitman's 'O Captain! My Captain!'

Petrarchan Sonnet: Rhyme Scheme, Format & Example Poems

7. Petrarchan Sonnet: Rhyme Scheme, Format & Example Poems

The sonnet is one of the most well-respected poetic forms in the English language, but did you know that this form began in Italian? Explore the inner workings of the Petrarchan sonnet and break down examples from Emma Lazarus and Joshua Mehigan.

Helen Bannerman: Biography & Books

8. Helen Bannerman: Biography & Books

Classic children's author Helen Bannerman knew how to capture the interest of the young. This lesson will introduce you to her life and work and will fill you in on a little controversy she unwittingly stirred up. Intrigued? Read on.

Helen Hunt Jackson: Biography, Novels & Poems

9. Helen Hunt Jackson: Biography, Novels & Poems

In this lesson, explore the life and literary works of Helen Hunt Jackson, an advocate on behalf of Native Americans in post-Civil War America. Her exposé, A Century of Dishonor, and her novel, Ramona, are her best known literary works.

Maxine Kumin: Biography & Poems

10. Maxine Kumin: Biography & Poems

Ever heard the old saying, 'simpler is better?' Well, simple poems got Maxine Kumin a Pulitzer Prize. Unfortunately, horseback-riding left her with a broken neck. Read on for more info on the life and poetry of Maxine Kumin.

Mock-Heroic Poetry: Definition, Examples & Style

11. Mock-Heroic Poetry: Definition, Examples & Style

Did you know that parodies have been a major part of English literature since the seventeenth century? In this lesson, we discuss how mock-heroic poetry uses the style of heroic poetry in an entirely different, wholly hilarious way.

Pastoral Literature: Definition & Overview

12. Pastoral Literature: Definition & Overview

Ever feel the urge to get 'back to nature?' You're certainly not alone, and there's a wealth of literature to prove it. Come and explore the world of pastoral literature, using examples from Christopher Marlowe, Sir Walter Raleigh, and William Shakespeare.

William Cowper: Biography & Poems

13. William Cowper: Biography & Poems

Regarded as one of the first poets of the romanticism movement, William Cowper's natural style of writing often reflected the tumultuous feelings he experienced in his personal life. Read on to find out more about Cowper's accomplished, yet often desolate, life and the works it inspired.

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