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Ch 4: Gothic and Romantic Literature - 11th Grade: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Gothic and Romantic Literature chapter of this 11th Grade English Help and Review course is the simplest way to master Romantic and Gothic literature. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of Gothic and Romantic literature.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering 11th grade English material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn 11th grade English. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding Jane Austen's novels or who are working with Rime of the Ancient Mariner
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning 11th grade English (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about Gothic and Romantic writings
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra English learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Gothic and Romantic Literature - 11th Grade chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Gothic and Romantic Literature - 11th Grade chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any Gothic and Romantic literature question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Gothic and Romantic Literature unit of a standard 11th grade English course. Topics covered include:

  • Jane Austen
  • Emily and Charlotte Bronte
  • Romantic poetry
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

15 Lessons in Chapter 4: Gothic and Romantic Literature - 11th Grade: Help and Review
Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels

1. Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels

When you hear the name 'Jane Austen,' you probably think about long dresses, stuffy tea parties, and British accents - unless you don't know who she is. In that case, you really need to watch this video about the writer's life and works.

Pride and Prejudice: Plot and Character Analysis

2. Pride and Prejudice: Plot and Character Analysis

In this lesson, we'll go over the quintessential romantic comedy, Pride and Prejudice. We'll take a look at all of the factors conspiring to keep Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy apart as well as read some of Jane Austen's sparkling prose.

Emily and Charlotte Bronte: Sisters and Authors

3. Emily and Charlotte Bronte: Sisters and Authors

Long before JK Rowling dreamed up Fred and George Weasley, Charlotte and Elizabeth Bronte accomplished impressive things as siblings. Their family history is a sad one, though, and their feelings of loss are evident in their most famous novels, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.

Wuthering Heights: Plot Overview and Character Analysis

4. Wuthering Heights: Plot Overview and Character Analysis

'Wuthering Heights' is Emily Bronte's only published novel, but if you're only going to publish one novel in your lifetime, this is a good one. Follow along as this lesson introduces you to the plot, characters and other aspects of this novel.

Jane Eyre: Summary, Characters and Analysis

5. Jane Eyre: Summary, Characters and Analysis

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, was first published in 1847 under Bronte's pseudonym, Currier Bell. It's about a girl named - not surprisingly - Jane Eyre, and it's a bildungsroman, a coming-of-age story that follows Jane from childhood through motherhood. Many elements of Jane's life are similar to events in Charlotte Bronte's life. Because the work features a strong-willed and intelligent woman, it's often considered to be an early feminist text.

Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works

6. Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works

Like the French Revolution that helped inspire it, the Romantic poetry movement signaled massive, controversial changes with ramifications that are still being felt today. Watch this video lesson for an introduction to Romantic poetry, including descriptions of the major authors and significant works.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Poems and Biography

7. Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Poems and Biography

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Romantic poet or rock star? Ok, he's a Romantic poet. In this lesson, you'll learn about one of the founders of the Romantic movement and how his life, full of drugs, women and poetry, is not too different from today's rock stars.

Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Summary and Analysis

8. Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Summary and Analysis

What do you like in a great story? Zombies? Mystery at sea? Ghosts? Large birds? What if you could have them all? You can! In this lesson, we're going to explore the famed Romantic poem ''The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,'' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Gothic Novels: Characteristics & Examples

9. Gothic Novels: Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, we'll look at the rise of the Gothic novel and its popularity, identify some of the major characteristics and themes of the gothic, and discuss a few examples from classic literature.

Lady Catherine in Pride and Prejudice: Character Analysis & Concept

10. Lady Catherine in Pride and Prejudice: Character Analysis & Concept

During this lesson, we'll learn about Lady Catherine from Jane Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice. After a brief summary to establish context, we'll analyze Lady Catherine's role in the work and how that role influences the novel's main themes.

Roderick Usher: Character Analysis & Overview

11. Roderick Usher: Character Analysis & Overview

Edgar Allan Poe's story 'The Fall of the House of Usher' is one of the best known (and creepiest) of his stories. A big part of the story's fame is due to the strange character, Roderick Usher. Read on to find out more about this character and what makes him so strange!

Figurative Language in Wuthering Heights

12. Figurative Language in Wuthering Heights

In ''Wuthering Heights'' by Emily Bronte, several types of figurative language are used to engage readers in this story of the self-destructive desire for revenge. In this lesson, we review examples of alliteration, hyperbole, metaphor, onomatopoeia, paradox, and simile from the novel.

Figurative Language in Jane Eyre

13. Figurative Language in Jane Eyre

'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Brontë is the complicated love story of Jane and Rochester. In this lesson, we will learn how the author uses figurative language to describe Jane's emotional state throughout her journey.

English Romanticism Characteristics

14. English Romanticism Characteristics

Romanticism was an artistic and literary movement that came to England in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and had a profound impact on English literature. English Romantic literature is characterized by a love of nature, distrust of reason, and rejection of traditional authority.

Dark Romanticism: Definition, Poems & Books

15. Dark Romanticism: Definition, Poems & Books

Chances are you are familiar with Romanticism, but what is Dark Romanticism? As this lesson shows, it explores much of the darkest sides of human existence.

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