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Ch 24: NES ELA: Romantic Prose in English Literature

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Refresh your knowledge of romantic prose in English literature and prepare for the National Evaluation Series (NES) English Language Arts (ELA) exam with this chapter's resources.

NES ELA: Romantic Prose in English Literature - Chapter Summary

Get up to speed on English romantic prose with these video lessons. As you prepare for the NES ELA exam, you'll cover some of the major authors and works within the genre of romantic prose, including:

  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
  • Charlotte and Emily Bronte
  • Jane Eyre
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Sir Walter Scott
  • Jane Austen
  • Pride and Prejudice

Get up to speed in less time with these short video lessons. You'll review essential authors and works in lessons lasting about five minutes apiece. Test your knowledge before or after viewing the lessons with interactive practice quizzes. Contact our expert instructors if you have any questions about the lesson material.

NES ELA: Romantic Prose in English Literature Objectives

These study tools will help you to correctly answer questions about romantic prose in the Analyzing and Interpreting Literature subarea of the NES ELA exam. This test section makes up about 23% of the total test score, and asks you about major characteristics of different literary genres, periods and movements, as well as the historical, political and social influences on key authors and literary works.

The NES ELA exam is part of the licensure requirements for English teachers in some states. The test includes 150 multiple-choice questions and takes three hours to complete.

8 Lessons in Chapter 24: NES ELA: Romantic Prose in English Literature
Introduction to Romantic Prose: Overview of Authors and Works

1. Introduction to Romantic Prose: Overview of Authors and Works

Romantic prose exists in novels, short stories and essays written during the Romantic period, specifically in England. The Romantic period lasted from about 1800 to 1840.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Literature vs. Film

2. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Literature vs. Film

FIRE BAD! That may be the depth of your experience with Frankenstein. But before he broke into pop culture, the character had a rich literary history. Watch our lesson to learn more!

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.

Jane Eyre: Summary, Characters and Analysis

4. 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.

Wuthering Heights: Plot Overview and Character Analysis

5. 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.

Introduction to Sir Walter Scott: Works of Historical Fiction

6. Introduction to Sir Walter Scott: Works of Historical Fiction

In his life, Sir Walter Scott was both a lawyer and a poet, though it's when he started to write historical novels - anonymously - that his work really took off. Watch this video to learn all about the man credited with creating a whole genre of fiction.

Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels

7. 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

8. 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.

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