Analyzing Literary Techniques in American Literature Readings: Essay Prompts

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

In English 102, you learned so much about American literature and techniques for analysis. This lesson offers you a chance to assess your own understanding.

Now that you've completed the lessons in your course, use the exercises shown here to practice applying your new-found knowledge. This is not a mandatory part of your coursework, but is useful practice.

Questions About Poetry

Much of the literature you read in English 102 was poetry. You know about early American poetry, Romantic poetry, modernist poetry, and poetry from the Harlem Renaissance. These questions ask you to draw on examples that synthesize your understanding of American poetry.

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