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Course SummaryIncrease your knowledge of American and English literature with this interactive study guide. You can use these short video lessons and self-assessment quizzes to help boost your reading and writing abilities and improve your composition skills.
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Bolstering your knowledge of literary terms can take you a long way towards developing your ability to discuss and write about literature. Fortunately, lessons included in this course are designed to help you do just that.
You can also use the instructional videos and self-assessment quizzes found here to cultivate a better understanding of topics covered in our other English courses. Some of the areas discussed are listed below.
Survey literary eras ranging from the Medieval to modern. Lessons cover epic poetry, Shakespeare's plays, Restoration drama, Romantic poetry and more. If you're eager for additional instruction, check out this English literature course.
Explore literature written by Native Americans and the country's earliest colonists. Identify key players in the American Renaissance, naturalist and modernist movements. You can also study Jazz Age and contemporary authors before moving on to our American literature course.
These lessons can teach you how to use structure, figurative language and other literary elements to infer meaning in poetry, prose and drama. Learn more about these techniques with our Analyzing and Interpreting Literature course.
Identify strategies for avoiding subject-verb agreement errors and other common grammatical mistakes. You can also learn how to hone your rhetorical skills and properly cite sources. Our college composition course will help you out in these areas as well.
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