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Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course

AP English Literature: Homework Help Resource 122K views 19 min

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25 hours of educational videos

245 self-paced lessons

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Expert Contributor: Ellie Green

Ellie holds a B.A. with Honors in English from Stanford University. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in English Literature at Princeton University.

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Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course Video  Take Quiz
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Introduction to Literary Theory: Major Critics and Movements Video  Take Quiz
How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide Video  Take Quiz
How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies Video  Take Quiz
Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose Video  Take Quiz
Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry Video  Take Quiz
Pygmalion by Shaw: Summary, Characters & Theme Video  Take Quiz
Language Analysis in Literature: Overview & Examples Video  Take Quiz
Multicultural Literature: Definition, Books & Importance Video  Take Quiz
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis Video  Take Quiz
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe: Summary & Analysis Video  Take Quiz
Virginia Woolf's The Waves: Summary & Analysis Video  Take Quiz
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What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning Video  Take Quiz
Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure Video  Take Quiz
Reading Strategies Using Visualization Video  Take Quiz
How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words Video  Take Quiz
What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples Video  Take Quiz
Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage Video  Take Quiz
What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning? Video  Take Quiz
Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies Video  Take Quiz
Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation Video  Take Quiz
What is Plot? - Examples & Definition Video  Take Quiz
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening: Summary, Theme & Analysis Video  Take Quiz
Prior Knowledge: Definition & Theory Video  Take Quiz
Author Jim Harrison: Books & Poems Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Kiss of the Spider Woman: Book Summary & Analysis Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Lamb to the Slaughter: Summary, Setting & Characters Video  Take Quiz
Roald Dahl: Biography, Books & Poems Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James: Summary & Analysis Video  Take Quiz
The Brothers Karamazov: Summary, Characters & Analysis Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Semi-Barbaric: Definition & Examples Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens: Characters & Character Analysis Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens: Themes & Analysis Video  Take Quiz
The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens Setting Analysis Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens Quotes Text Lesson  Take Quiz
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Cliches, Paradoxes & Equivocations: Definitions & Examples Video  Take Quiz
Similes in Literature: Definition and Examples Video  Take Quiz
Point of View: First, Second & Third Person Video  Take Quiz
Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions Video  Take Quiz
What is Foreshadowing? - Types, Examples & Definitions Video  Take Quiz
What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types Video  Take Quiz
Allusion and Illusion: Definitions and Examples Video  Take Quiz
Synecdoche vs. Metonymy: Definitions & Examples Video  Take Quiz
Personification and Apostrophe: Differences & Examples Video  Take Quiz
Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions Video  Take Quiz
What Are Literary Motifs? - Definition & Examples Video  Take Quiz
What is Catharsis? - Definition, Examples & History in Literature and Drama Video  Take Quiz
Allegory in Literature: History, Definition & Examples Video  Take Quiz
Consonance, Assonance, and Repetition: Definitions & Examples Video  Take Quiz
Understatement & Litotes: Differences, Definitions & Examples Video  Take Quiz
Euphemism: Definition & Examples Video  Take Quiz
Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples Video  Take Quiz
Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose Video  Take Quiz
Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing Video  Take Quiz
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Blank Verse: Definition and Examples Video  Take Quiz
What Is Free Verse Poetry? - Examples & Definition Video  Take Quiz
Narrative Poems: Types & Examples Video  Take Quiz
Odes: Forms & Examples Video  Take Quiz
Sonnets: Definition & Examples Video  Take Quiz
Elegy Poems: Definition & Examples Video  Take Quiz
Petrarchan Sonnet: Rhyme Scheme, Format & Example Poems Video  Take Quiz
Helen Bannerman: Biography & Books Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Helen Hunt Jackson: Biography, Novels & Poems Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Maxine Kumin: Biography & Poems Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Mock-Heroic Poetry: Definition, Examples & Style Video  Take Quiz
Pastoral Literature: Definition & Overview Video  Take Quiz
William Cowper: Biography & Poems Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Tanka Poem: Definition & Examples Video  Take Quiz
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What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character Video  Take Quiz
Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories Video  Take Quiz
The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples Video  Take Quiz
Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms Video  Take Quiz
Aldo Leopold: Biography & Books Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Anthropomorphized Animals: Meaning & Concept Video  Take Quiz
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne: Summary & Characters Video  Take Quiz
Bessie Head: Biography, Short Stories & Books Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Chaucer's The Book Of The Duchess: Summary & Overview Video  Take Quiz
Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky: Summary & Analysis Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Eugene Onegin: Summary, Characters & Analysis Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Biography, Books & Short Stories Video  Take Quiz
Heart of Darkness: Themes & Analysis Video  Take Quiz
The Bells by Poe: Summary & Analysis Video  Take Quiz
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Summary & Analysis Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Nose by Nikolai Gogol: Summary & Analysis Video  Take Quiz
Thomas Carlyle: Essays & Biography Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Under Western Eyes by Conrad: Summary & Overview Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas: Summary & Characters Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Haunted House by Charles Dickens: Summary & Characters Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Haunted House by Charles Dickens: Themes & Analysis Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol: Characters & Quotes Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol: Summary & Analysis Text Lesson  Take Quiz
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Native American and Colonial Literature Video  Take Quiz
The Romantic Period in American Literature and Art Video  Take Quiz
The Dark Romantics in American Literature Video  Take Quiz
Transcendentalism: Impact on American Literature Video  Take Quiz
The Literary Realism Movement: A Response to Romanticism Video  Take Quiz
Naturalism in Literature: Authors and Characteristics Video  Take Quiz
Modernism in American Literature Video  Take Quiz
The Imagist Movement: Poems, Examples & Key Poets Video  Take Quiz
The Harlem Renaissance: Novels and Poetry from the Jazz Age Video  Take Quiz
The Contemporary Period in American Literature Video  Take Quiz
Contemporary American Literature: Authors and Major Works Video  Take Quiz
Postmodernism in Literature: Definition & Examples Video  Take Quiz
Harrison Bergeron: Summary, Setting & Symbolism Video  Take Quiz
Simone de Beauvoir: Biography & Books Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Chrysanthemums: Summary & Setting Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Winston Smith in 1984: Character Traits & Analysis Video  Take Quiz
Yoshiko Uchida: Biography, Books & Timeline Text Lesson  Take Quiz
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Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Summary and Analysis Video  Take Quiz
Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle: Summary and Analysis Video  Take Quiz
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poem Analysis Video  Take Quiz
Poe's The Cask of Amontillado: Summary and Analysis Video  Take Quiz
Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven: Summary and Analysis Video  Take Quiz
Herman Melville: Moby Dick Summary and Analysis Video  Take Quiz
The Scarlet Letter: Summary and Analysis of an Allegory Video  Take Quiz
Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience: Summary and Analysis Video  Take Quiz
Emily Dickinson: Poems and Poetry Analysis Video  Take Quiz
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Themes and Analysis Video  Take Quiz
Uncle Tom's Cabin and the American Civil War Video  Take Quiz
The Great Gatsby: Summary, Themes, Symbols, and Character Video  Take Quiz
Of Mice and Men: Summary and Analysis of Steinbeck's Style Video  Take Quiz
Langston Hughes & the Harlem Renaissance: Poems of the Jazz Age Video  Take Quiz
Miller's Death of a Salesman: Summary and Analysis Video  Take Quiz
Elizabeth Bishop: Biography & Famous Poems Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Harrison Bergeron: Theme & Literary Analysis Video  Take Quiz
John Hersey: Biography & Books Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Sara Teasdale: Biography & Poems Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man: Summary & Analysis Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway: Summary & Analysis Text Lesson  Take Quiz
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Introduction to Medieval Literature: Old English, Middle English, and Historical Context Video  Take Quiz
Introduction to Renaissance Literature: Characterizing Authors and Works Video  Take Quiz
Introduction to 17th- and 18th-Century Literature: Major Authors and Works Video  Take Quiz
Introduction to Romantic Prose: Overview of Authors and Works Video  Take Quiz
Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works Video  Take Quiz
Introduction to Victorian Literature: Overview of Themes, Style, and Authors Video  Take Quiz
Overview of Literary Modernism: Authors, Context, and Style Video  Take Quiz
George Orwell's 1984: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis Video  Take Quiz
Virginia Woolf's Orlando: Summary & Analysis Video  Take Quiz
Wuthering Heights: Summary, Setting & Themes Video  Take Quiz
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Beowulf: Story, Characters, and Old English Video  Take Quiz
The Canterbury Tales General Prologue: Style, Structure, and Characters Video  Take Quiz
The Knight's Tale and the Wife of Bath's Tale: Two Approaches to Chivalric Romance Video  Take Quiz
Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's Famous Star-Crossed Lovers Video  Take Quiz
Macbeth: Themes and Quotes from the Scottish Play Video  Take Quiz
Milton's Paradise Lost: Summary, Theme, and Quotes Video  Take Quiz
Robinson Crusoe: Summary and Themes Video  Take Quiz
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Literature vs. Film Video  Take Quiz
Wuthering Heights: Plot Overview and Character Analysis Video  Take Quiz
Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Summary and Analysis Video  Take Quiz
Byron's Don Juan: Summary, Quotes and Analysis Video  Take Quiz
A Tale of Two Cities: Dickens' Novel of the French Revolution Video  Take Quiz
Dickens' Great Expectations: Plot, Characters, and Social Class Video  Take Quiz
Tennyson's Ulysses: A Victorian Take on Greece Video  Take Quiz
The Waste Land: Structure and Style Explained Video  Take Quiz
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Character & Epiphany Video  Take Quiz
Ngaio Marsh: Biography & Books Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Stranger: Summary, Themes & Analysis Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall: Summary, Characters & Analysis Video  Take Quiz
Through the Looking Glass: Themes & Analysis Video  Take Quiz
Treasure Island: Themes & Analysis Video  Take Quiz
Virginia Woolf's The Voyage Out: Summary & Analysis Text Lesson  Take Quiz
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What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples Video  Take Quiz
What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition Video  Take Quiz
What Are Personal Pronouns? Video  Take Quiz
Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples Video  Take Quiz
Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises Video  Take Quiz
Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative Video  Take Quiz
Exclamation Mark: Use & Meaning Video  Take Quiz
Parts of a Sentence: Subject, Predicate, Object & Clauses Video  Take Quiz
Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound & Complex Video  Take Quiz
How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence Video  Take Quiz
Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences Video  Take Quiz
Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination Video  Take Quiz
Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences Video  Take Quiz
Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules Video  Take Quiz
Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts Video  Take Quiz
Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods Video  Take Quiz
Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement Video  Take Quiz
Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns Video  Take Quiz
What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers? Video  Take Quiz
Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership Video  Take Quiz
Solecism: Definition & Example Text Lesson  Take Quiz
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How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt Video  Take Quiz
Writing for Your Audience Video  Take Quiz
How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal Video  Take Quiz
How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View Video  Take Quiz
How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good? Video  Take Quiz
How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs Video  Take Quiz
Active and Passive Voice Video  Take Quiz
Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences Video  Take Quiz
Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences Video  Take Quiz
How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons Video  Take Quiz
How to Structure Sentences in an Essay Video  Take Quiz
How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay Video  Take Quiz
Varied Sentence Structure in Writing Video  Take Quiz
How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure Video  Take Quiz
How to Write a Great Argument Video  Take Quiz
Using Rhetorical Skills to Write Better Essays Video  Take Quiz
How Word Choice and Language Set the Tone of Your Essay Video  Take Quiz
Logos, Ethos and Pathos: 3 Ways to Appeal to an Audience in Essays Video  Take Quiz
How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence Video  Take Quiz
Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article Video  Take Quiz

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