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- Define the literary terms used in prose and poetry.
- Become familiar with the major critics and movements of literary theory.
- Discuss the history of literary periods and movements.
- Understand the steps involved in analyzing a literary passage.
- Learn strategies for answering multiple-choice test questions about literature.
1. Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose
The study of literature is a broad, diverse field. However, there's some general knowledge you should have before you dive in. Check out these terms to get a handle on the basics of prose study.
2. Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry
Before you start your study of poetry, you'll want to have these technical, literary and genre terms at your disposal. Read on to learn the basics of analyzing poetry!
3. Introduction to Literary Theory: Major Critics and Movements
When you hear the word 'theory,' your mind probably darts to the sciences - the theory of relativity, the theory of gravity, etc. Did you know that literature, too, is full of theory? Check out this lesson to get a basic primer on just what literary theory is, and how you might apply it.
4. Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course
When it comes to studying literature, there's about 1500 years of it to take in - and that's just in the English language! Fortunately, you can check out our crash course of key literary movements to see how the art form has developed over time.
5. How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide
In this lesson, we will examine the steps involved in the basic analysis of literature. Then, using a well-known fable, we will go through each step of analysis: comprehension, interpreting and drawing conclusions.
6. How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies
In this lesson, we will examine test taking strategies involved in answering multiple-choice questions about literature. Breaking the process down into manageable parts, we will take a look at the literary text, the question itself, and then the given choices.
7. Antagonist in Literature: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will explore the antagonist in literature. The antagonist is the opposing force that brings conflict and is instrumental in the development of the protagonist, or main character. Every good story should have an antagonist.
8. Dangling Modifier: Definition & Examples
Sometimes, there's a big difference between what a sentence should mean and what it actually says. One of the most common causes of this problem is known as a dangling modifier. In this lesson, we'll learn how to spot dangling modifiers and how to resolve the problems they cause.
9. Dracula: Character List & Analysis
'Dracula' is a classic tale of Gothic horror by written by the Irish author Bram Stoker and published in 1897. The Count himself is one of the most iconic characters in literary history, but there are many other fascinating characters in the novel. Let's sink our teeth into some of them!
10. Vernacular: Definition, Meaning, Examples
Vernacular is a term that refers to the common vocabulary shared by a similar group of people. In this lesson, we will learn the definition of vernacular, how it varies from region to region and how it's used to help us communicate verbally.
11. What are Antonyms? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will take a look at antonyms. Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings to other words in a sentence. Using antonyms can help us improve our writing and vocabulary skills.
12. What is a Verb Phrase? - Definition, Structure & Examples
In this lesson, you will review the basic definition of verbs. Then you will learn about verb phrases and be able to identify verb phrases in sentences. Test your understanding of these grammar concepts with a quiz.
13. Argumentative Essay Paper: Definition & Examples
Find out what an argumentative essay is, and learn how to write one. Learn about the differences between the argumentative essay and the persuasive essay.
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