9th Grade English: Help and Review

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19 chapters in 9th Grade English: Help and Review

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Lesson 1 - Ernest Hemingway: Biography, Works, and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Mark Twain: Biography, Works, and Style as a Regionalist Writer  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Plot Summary and Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath and Other Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Of Mice and Men: Summary and Analysis of Steinbeck's Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Herman Melville: Moby-Dick Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - To Kill a Mockingbird: Summary, Analysis and Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - The Old Man and the Sea: Summary, Characters & Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - All Quiet on the Western Front: Summary and Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Edith Wharton: Biography and Major Novels  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - A Separate Peace by John Knowles: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Annie Dillard: Biography, Poems, Essays & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Arthur Dimmesdale in the Scarlet Letter: Character Analysis & Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Bram Stoker: Biography & Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Bret Easton Ellis: Books & Life  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather: Summary & Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - J.D. Salinger: Biography, Stories & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - The Call of the Wild: Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - The Red Badge of Courage: Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: Summary & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Tortilla Flat: Summary & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Willa Cather's Song of the Lark: Summary & Explanation  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - William Dean Howells: Biography, Books & Realism  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Summary & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Setting & Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - J.D. Salinger: Awards & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood: Summary & Setting  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood: Characters & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood: Analysis & Themes  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Edgar Allan Poe: Biography, Works, and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Poe's The Cask of Amontillado: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Washington Irving: Biography, Works, and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - The Most Dangerous Game: Summary and Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - The Scarlet Ibis: Summary, Setting & Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Hills Like White Elephants and Other Hemingway Stories  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - A & P by John Updike: Setting & Character Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - A & P by John Updike: Theme & Symbolism  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Bret Harte: Biography, Books & Short Stories  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Characters in The Veldt by Ray Bradbury  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Montresor in The Cask of Amontillado: Character Analysis & Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Pam Munoz Ryan: Biography, Books & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne: Summary, Analysis & Symbolism  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Langston Hughes' Thank You, Ma'am: Theme, Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Langston Hughes' Thank You, Ma'am: Setting, Characters & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Bradbury's A Sound of Thunder: Summary, Theme & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Bradbury's Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed: Summary & Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - The Lottery by Shirley Jackson: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - By the Waters of Babylon by Stephen Vincent Benet: Summary, Theme & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - The Lady or the Tiger Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Teaching The Scarlet Ibis  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Figurative Language in The Most Dangerous Game  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Personification in The Most Dangerous Game  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Personification in The Scarlet Ibis  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Personification in The Pearl  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - The Summer People by Shirley Jackson: Analysis & Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Raising Demons by Shirley Jackson Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson: Summary & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - The Flowers by Alice Walker: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 33 - The Flowers by Alice Walker: Setting, Theme & Symbolism  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - Similarities Between The Lottery & The Hunger Games  Take Quiz
Lesson 35 - Verbal Irony in The Lady, or the Tiger?  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - The Lady or the Tiger: Tone, Moral & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 37 - Frank Stockton: Biography, Quotes & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 38 - The Discourager of Hesitancy: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 39 - The Last Leaf by O. Henry Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 40 - The Last Leaf by O. Henry Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 41 - Sue in The Last Leaf  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Dickens' Great Expectations: Plot, Characters, and Social Class  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Introduction to George Eliot: Life and Major Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Introduction to Sir Walter Scott: Works of Historical Fiction  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Jonathan Swift and Satire: Examples and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Lord of the Flies: Summary, Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Orwell's Animal Farm: Summary, Characters and Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw: Summary, Analysis & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Coraline: Book Summary & Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Coraline: Characters & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Neil Gaiman: Books & Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Neil Gaiman: Biography & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Algernon Blackwood: Books & Short Stories  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Algernon Blackwood: Biography & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Frances Hodgson Burnett: Biography & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Frances Hodgson Burnett: Books & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - J.G. Ballard: Short Stories & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - J.G. Ballard: Biography & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - William Hope Hodgson: Biography & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - William Hope Hodgson: Books, Short Stories & Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Arthur C. Clarke: Books & Short Stories  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Arthur C. Clarke: Quotes & Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - The Beast in the Jungle: Characters & Character Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - The Beast in the Jungle Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - The Beast in the Jungle Themes  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - The Things They Carried: Summary, Characters & Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Barbara Kingsolver: Biography, Books & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Things Fall Apart: Summary, Characters & Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Cormac McCarthy: Biography, Novels & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Amy Tan: The Joy Luck Club & Other Novels  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Elie Wiesel's Night: Summary, History & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Ian McEwan Novels: Saturday and Atonement  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - The Kite Runner: Summary, Characters & Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Kurt Vonnegut: Biography, Works & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - A Yellow Raft in Blue Water: Summary & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Amy Tan's A Pair of Tickets: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird: Character, Traits & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Bradbury's All Summer in a Day: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: Summary, Characters & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Eve Bunting: Biography, Books & Awards  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Ezra Jack Keats: Biography & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Flannery O'Conner: Biography, Books & Writing Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Forrest Gump: Book Summary, Historical References & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - The Hobbit: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane: Summary & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane: Characters & Setting  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Among the Hidden: Setting & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Among the Hidden: Author, Series & Genre  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Among the Hidden: Summary & Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - The Hunger Games: Summary & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - The Hunger Games: Author & Series  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Tears of a Tiger: Summary & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Tears of a Tiger Quotes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Jim Crow Laws in To Kill a Mockingbird  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul: Themes & Quotes  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Synecdoche vs. Metonymy: Definitions & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Cliches, Paradoxes & Equivocations: Definitions & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Similes in Literature: Definition and Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Personification and Apostrophe: Differences & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Allusion and Illusion: Definitions and Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - What Are Literary Motifs? - Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Point of View: First, Second & Third Person  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - What is Foreshadowing? - Types, Examples & Definitions  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - What is Catharsis? - Definition, Examples & History in Literature and Drama  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Allegory in Literature: History, Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Consonance, Assonance, and Repetition: Definitions & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Understatement & Litotes: Differences, Definitions & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Euphemism: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Character Development in Literature: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Cliche: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - What is a Synonym? - Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - What Is Folklore? - Definition, Legends & Myths  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - What is Modern Fantasy Literature? - Definition, Authors & Novels  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - What Are Collective Nouns?  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Verb Forms: Participles & Infinitives  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Indefinite and Definite Articles: Definition and Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - What are Predicates? - Definition and Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Relative Pronouns: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - What is an Interjection? - Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Word Families: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz

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