American Literature: Help and Review

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14 chapters in American Literature: Help and Review

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Week {{::cp.getGoalWeekForTopic(3, 14)}}
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Lesson 1 - Native American and Colonial Literature  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Native American Oral Tradition: Heritage and Literary Influence  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Mary Rowlandson's A Narrative of the Captivity: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans: Themes, Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Early American Writers: John Smith, John Winthrop & Roger Williams  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Federalist Papers: History, Writers & Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Anne Bradstreet: Poems and Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Phillis Wheatley: African Poetry in America  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Jonathan Edwards and the Great Awakening: Sermons & Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Cotton Mather's Writings: Magnalia Christi Americana, Pillars of Salt & Other Writings  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - St. Jean De Crevecoeur: Letters from an American Farmer  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Benjamin Franklin: Quotes and Autobiography  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Thomas Paine: Common Sense and The Crisis  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - A Century of Dishonor: Summary & Author  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - A Modell of Christian Charity by John Winthrop: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - James Fenimore Cooper: Biography & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - American Enlightenment Literature  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Summary of The Courage of Sarah Noble  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - The Dark Romantics in American Literature  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Edgar Allan Poe: Biography, Works, and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Poe's The Cask of Amontillado: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Herman Melville: Biography, Works & Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Herman Melville: Moby-Dick Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Nathaniel Hawthorne: Biography, Works, and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - The Scarlet Letter: Summary and Analysis of an Allegory  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Figurative Language in The Tell-Tale Heart  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Figurative Language in The Cask of Amontillado  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Figurative Language in Annabel Lee  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Figurative Language in The Raven  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Dark Romanticism Characteristics  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - The Premature Burial by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - The Gold Bug by Edgar Allan Poe Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - The Oval Portrait by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - HP Lovecraft: Books & Monsters  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - HP Lovecraft: Biography & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - The Call of Cthulhu: Book Summary & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - The Oblong Box by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs: Story & Theme  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins: Summary & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - The Colour Out of Space by HP Lovecraft: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - A Descent into the Maelstrom: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - The Hop Frog by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - The Hop Frog by Edgar Allan Poe: Characters & Setting  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Poe's The Imp of the Perverse: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Edgar Allan Poe's Ligeia: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - Morella by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether: Summary & Theme  Take Quiz
Lesson 33 - Al Aaraaf by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - The City in the Sea by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 35 - The Conqueror Worm by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - Poe's A Dream Within a Dream: Summary, Theme & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 37 - Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary, Theme & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 38 - Eulalie by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 39 - The Haunted Palace by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 40 - To Helen by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 41 - Lenore by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Meaning  Take Quiz
Lesson 42 - Tamerlane by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 43 - Ulalume by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - The Literary Realism Movement: A Response to Romanticism  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Uncle Tom's Cabin and the American Civil War  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Frederick Douglass: Narrative and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Mark Twain: Biography, Works, and Style as a Regionalist Writer  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Themes and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Plot Summary and Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Twain's Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Mark Twain's The Million Pound Bank Note: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Willa Cather's My Antonia: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Kate Chopin: Biography, Works, and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Kate Chopin's The Awakening: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Kate Chopin's 'Story of an Hour': Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Edith Wharton: Biography and Major Novels  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - The American in Europe: Henry James' Daisy Miller  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Naturalism in Literature: Authors and Characteristics  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain: Summary, Characters & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - After Twenty Years: Summary & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - After Twenty Years: Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Ivan Turgenev: Biography & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Satire in Tom Sawyer  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain: Summary & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain: Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Satire in the Innocents Abroad  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Roughing It by Mark Twain: Summary & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Roughing It by Mark Twain Major Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Life on the Mississippi: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Life on the Mississippi: Characters & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Life on the Mississippi Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - The Prince and the Pauper: Summary & Theme  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - The Prince and the Pauper: Characters & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 33 - The Prince and the Pauper Genre  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - Cause & Effect in the Prince and the Pauper  Take Quiz
Lesson 35 - A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain: Summary & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - Pudd'nhead Wilson: Summary, Analysis & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 37 - Pudd'nhead Wilson Setting  Take Quiz
Lesson 38 - Pudd'nhead Wilson Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 39 - Pudd'nhead Wilson Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 40 - Pudd'nhead Wilson Symbols  Take Quiz
Lesson 41 - Why is Pudd'nhead Wilson a Tragedy?  Take Quiz
Lesson 42 - The Mysterious Stranger: Summary, Analysis & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 43 - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Discussion Questions
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Lesson 1 - Modernism in American Literature  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - The Lost Generation: Expatriate Writers of the 20th Century  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - F. Scott Fitzgerald: Biography and Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - The Great Gatsby: Summary, Themes, Symbols, and Character  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Ernest Hemingway: Biography, Works, and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - For Whom the Bell Tolls by Hemingway: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - William Faulkner: Biography, Books, and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Faulkner's As I Lay Dying: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath and Other Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Of Mice and Men: Summary and Analysis of Steinbeck's Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Eugene O'Neill: Biography and Major Plays  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Long Day's Journey into Night: Summary, Analysis and Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - A Clean Well-Lighted Place by Hemingway: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Literature in 1930s America  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - A Journey to the Center of the Earth: Summary & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - A Rose for Emily: Characters & Symbolism  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Absalom, Absalom! by Faulkner: Summary & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Absalom, Absalom! by Faulkner: Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Brent Staples: Biography & Essays  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Satire in The Great Gatsby  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - The Giver: Summary, Characters, Themes & Author  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - E.A. Robinson and the Shift in Modernist Poetry Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - The Imagist Movement: Poems, Examples & Key Poets  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Robinson's Miniver Cheevy and Richard Cory: Poem Summaries & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Edgar Lee Masters and the Spoon River Anthology Poems: Characters, Analysis & Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - William Carlos Williams's Poems: 'The Red Wheelbarrow' and 'Landscape with the Fall of Icarus'  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - E.E. Cummings' Free Verse Poetry: Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Edna St. Vincent Millay: Poems & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Wallace Stevens's 'Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird': Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Hart Crane: 'The Bridge' & Influence on Modernist Poetry  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Robert Frost Poetry Analysis: The Road Not Taken and Other Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Sylvia Plath and Confessional Poetry  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Introduction to T.S. Eliot: Author Background, Works, and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Overview and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - The Waste Land: Structure and Style Explained  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Ezra Pound's A Pact: Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Gertrude Stein: Poems & Explanation  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein: Analysis & Concept  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - The Emperor of Ice-Cream by Wallace Stevens: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - The Truth the Dead Know by Anne Sexton: Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Angelou's A Brave and Startling Truth: Theme & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Karl Shapiro: Biography & Poems  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - The Contemporary Period in American Literature  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Contemporary American Literature: Authors and Major Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Tennessee Williams: Biography, Works, and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - A Streetcar Named Desire: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - The Glass Menagerie: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Arthur Miller: Biography and Major Plays  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Arthur Miller's The Crucible: Summary and Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Miller's Death of a Salesman: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Richard Wright's Black Boy: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - The Beat Generation: Characteristics of Beat Poetry  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Jack Kerouac: On the Road and Other Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - William S. Burroughs: Biography, Writings, and Style of a Beat  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Edward Albee: The Zoo Story & Theatre of the Absurd  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Maya Angelou: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Poetry  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Sandra Cisneros: The House on Mango Street Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - 12 Angry Men & Social Psychology  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - A Lesson Before Dying by Gaines: Characters & Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Summary of Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - A Wall of Fire Rising by Edwidge Danticat: Summary, Symbolism & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - After the Fall by Arthur Miller: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Alma Flor Ada: Biography, Books & Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - American Feminist Literature: Definition & Characteristics  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Author Heather Graham: Biography & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Beverly Cleary: Biography, Books & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Bill Wallace: Biography & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Carolyn Keene: Biography, Books & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Dan Brown: Biography & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - Post-Apocalyptic Literature: Definition & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - Sandra Cisneros: Biography & Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 33 - Satire in Catch 22  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - Louise Hay: Books, Quotes & Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 35 - Mythical Creatures Guide: Names & Types  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - Figurative Language in The Hunger Games  Take Quiz
Lesson 37 - Figurative Language in The Book Thief  Take Quiz
Lesson 38 - Figurative Language in The House on Mango Street  Take Quiz
Lesson 39 - The Ugly Duckling: Summary, Characters & Author  Take Quiz
Lesson 40 - Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 41 - Across the Wide Dark Sea Vocabulary  Take Quiz
Lesson 42 - House of Leaves: Book Summary & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 43 - John Sinclair: Biography & Poetry  Take Quiz
Lesson 44 - Personification in The Book Thief  Take Quiz
Lesson 45 - Maurice Sendak: Biography & Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 46 - Leo Lionni: Biography & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 47 - Mem Fox: Biography & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 48 - Robert Munsch: Biography & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 49 - What is Contemporary Literature? - Definition & Writing Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 50 - Examples of Morals & Life Lessons in Fairy Tales  Take Quiz
Lesson 51 - A Tiger in the House Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 52 - Paper Towns: Book Summary & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 53 - Henry Miller Short Stories  Take Quiz

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