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Poetry: Help & Review

  • Course type: Self-paced
  • Available Lessons: 120
  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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    Poetry as Literary Form: Overview and Examples

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Our Poetry: Help & Review course is designed to help you quickly strengthen your poetry knowledge. Through a series of engaging video lessons and interactive practice quizzes, you can improve your poetry skills for upcoming exams, homework assignments, class projects and more.
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5 chapters in Poetry: Help & Review

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Lesson 1 - Poetry as Literary Form: Overview and Examples  Take Quiz
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Lesson 2 - Poetic Devices: Definition, Types & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Different Approaches to Reading Poetry  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Intense Emotional Experiences in Poetry  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Importance of Reading Poetry Aloud  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - The Relationship Between Poetry & Form  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - The Importance of Rhythm in Poetry  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Poems with ABAB Rhyme Scheme: Examples & Definition  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Shakespeare's Sonnet 130: Summary, Tone & Literary Devices  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Ahmad Zahir: Biography, Songs & Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Christina Rossetti: Biography, Themes & Famous Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Delight in Disorder: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Derek Walcott: Biography & Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Gary Soto: Biography, Books & Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Internal Rhyme in Poetry: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Omar Khayyam: Biography & Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Rhyme Structure: Definition & Types  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - The Prelude by William Wordsworth: Poem Analysis & Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - William Carlos Williams: Biography, Famous Poems & Writing Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Reading Music Notes: Symbols & Names  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Identifying Forms in American Poetry  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Metaphysical Poetry: Definition, Characteristics & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Epic Poetry: Definition, Heroes & Stories  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - What is a Ballad Poem? - Definition, Structure & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Sonnets: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - The Beat Generation: Characteristics of Beat Poetry  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - What Is Free Verse Poetry? - Examples & Definition  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - The Imagist Movement: Poems, Examples & Key Poets  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Elegy Poems: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Narrative Poems: Types & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Villanelle Poems: Definition, Form & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Sylvia Plath and Confessional Poetry  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Anglo-Saxon Poetry: Characteristics & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Acrostic Poem: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Traditional Poems: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Biography, Poems & Paintings  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Donald Hall: Biography, Books & Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Tristan Tzara: Poems and Dada Manifesto  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Prose Poems: Definition & Famous Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Roundel Poem: Definition, Structure & Examples  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Shakespearean Sonnet: Form, Structure & Characteristics  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - William Blake: Poems, Quotes and Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Songs of Innocence and Experience by Blake  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - John Keats: Poems, Biography and Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Ode on Melancholy by Keats  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Introduction to Alfred Lord Tennyson: Life and Major Poetic Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - A.E. Housman: Biography & Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Anne Bradstreet: Poems and Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Walt Whitman: Transcendental and Realist Poet  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Emily Dickinson: Poems and Poetry Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Introduction to Gerard Manley Hopkins: Devout Catholicism and Sprung Rhythm  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Wallace Stevens's 'Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird': Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - E.E. Cummings' Free Verse Poetry: Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Overview and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Art and Culture of the Harlem Renaissance: Artists, Poets, Authors & Music  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - The Collar by George Herbert: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Erlkonig: Music & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Author Thomas Hardy: Poems, Books & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Break, Break, Break: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Cesar Vallejo: Biography & Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Chinua Achebe: Biography, Books & Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Description of a City Shower: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Dylan Thomas: Biography & Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Easter, 1916 by Yeats: Summary & Poem Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Edward Thomas: Biography & Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Ezra Pound: Poems & Essays  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - In a Station of the Metro by Ezra Pound: Poem Analysis & Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Henry Howard: Poems, Sonnets & Execution  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Jack Prelutsky: Biography, Poems & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - John Ruskin's The Stones of Venice: Summary & Explanation  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - John Ruskin's Unto this Last: Summary & Explanation  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - Julia Alvarez: Biography, Books & Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 33 - Lycidas by Milton: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - Old Ironsides: Summary & Poem Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 35 - Oread By H.D.: Analysis & Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - Pablo Neruda: Biography, Love Poems & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 37 - Poems with Assonance: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 38 - Satire 3 by John Donne: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 39 - Shel Silverstein: Biography, Poems & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 40 - The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 41 - The Pains of Sleep by Coleridge: Analysis & Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 42 - W.H. Auden: Biography & Famous Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 43 - Andrew Marvell: Poetry & Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 44 - Terry Tempest Williams: Biography & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 45 - William Cullen Bryant: Biography & Poetry  Take Quiz
Lesson 46 - i carry your heart with me by E.E. Cummings: Poem Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 47 - Poem Analysis of O Captain! My Captain!  Take Quiz
Lesson 48 - The Wound-Dresser by Walt Whitman: Summary & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 49 - The Wound-Dresser by Walt Whitman: Theme & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 50 - The Hippopotamus by T.S. Eliot: Analysis & Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 51 - The Hippopotamus by T.S. Eliot: Theme & Literary Devices  Take Quiz
Lesson 52 - Auto Wreck by Karl Shapiro: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz

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