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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a 19th Century Literature unit of a standard 11th grade English course. Topics covered include:
- Henry David Thoreau
- Emily Dickinson
- Walt Whitman
- Mark Twain
- Willa Cather
- Edith Wharton
1. Self-Reliance: Ralph Waldo Emerson's Transcendental Essay
This video analyzes Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay 'Self-Reliance' for characteristics of transcendental ideas, including individualism, nonconformity, and intuition.
2. Henry David Thoreau's Walden: Summary and Analysis
Henry David Thoreau was one of the most influential transcendental American writers and Walden was one of the movement's most important works. Let's explore why.
3. Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience: Summary and Analysis
Henry David Thoreau wrote the essay Civil Disobedience to show his opposition to slavery and American imperialism. His essay has influenced many prominent civil rights activists, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
4. Emily Dickinson: Poems and Poetry Analysis
Emily Dickinson was a well-known poet of the mid-1800s whose numerous works have stood the test of time. But what in the world did her poems really mean? In this video, we'll explore one of her most recognized pieces and analyze its meaning and purpose.
5. Walt Whitman: Transcendental and Realist Poet
Walt Whitman is now considered one of the greatest American poets of all time, but his work was not so well-loved when it first debuted. Find out what made the man and his poems so controversial.
6. Mark Twain: Biography, Works, and Style as a Regionalist Writer
In this lesson, we will learn about Mark Twain's life, his most acclaimed writings and his place as a realist and regionalist writer in this country's literary history.
7. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Plot Summary and Characters
In this lesson, we will learn about Mark Twain's most acclaimed work, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, through a close examination of characters and plot.
8. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Themes and Analysis
In this lesson, we will continue our exploration of Mark Twain's most acclaimed work, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, through an analysis of plot, characters, and theme.
9. Willa Cather's My Antonia: Summary and Analysis
In this lesson, we will examine Willa Cather's most recognizable literary work, 'My Antonia'. We will take a look at the plot of this story while considering the ways in which this modernist novel uses language and setting to reflect character relationships and emotion.
10. Kate Chopin: Biography, Works, and Style
In this lesson, we will learn about Kate Chopin, a Southern regionalist writer. First, we will consider how her life created a framework for stories that reflect early feminist values in a very traditional world, then we will look at her two most famous works, 'The Story of an Hour' and 'The Awakening.'
11. Kate Chopin's The Awakening: Summary and Analysis
In this lesson, we will examine the acclaimed feminist novel 'The Awakening' by regionalist writer Kate Chopin. We will take a look at the protagonist, who wishes for freedom from her role as traditional wife and mother, while considering the 19th century world in which the novel was written.
12. Kate Chopin's 'Story of an Hour': Summary and Analysis
In this lesson, we will examine the plot and characters of Kate Chopin's most widely read short story, 'The Story of an Hour.' We will consider the ways in which the author's topics of marriage and independence reflect her feminist sensibilities and make this an early work of feminist literature.
13. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Summary & Analysis
In this lesson, hear a summary of ''The Yellow Wallpaper'' and consider how author Charlotte Perkins Gilman communicates about her own difficult experiences post-birth. How does her use of fiction reveal what she felt was the less-than-equal existence of women during the 19th century?
14. Edith Wharton: Biography and Major Novels
Who was Edith Wharton? Only the author of over 40 books and the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. In this lesson, we'll explore her life and major novels.
15. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Summary, Quotes & Characters
One of the first science fiction books ever written, 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea' tells the story of three guests on board the Nautilus, a submarine whose capabilities match the torment of its captain.
16. Cooper's The Deerslayer: Summary, Characters & Analysis
''The Deerslayer'' follows the novel's hero, Natty Bumppo, as he engages in various conflicts with the Hurons. The book focuses on Natty's courage and morality in contrast with the behavior of other European settlers as they come into conflict with the Hurons, and deals with themes such as racism, religion, and what ownership means on the frontier.
17. Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov: Summary & Characters
In this lesson, you will first read a brief summary of Dostoyevsky's ''The Brothers Karamazov.'' Then, you will learn a little bit about the main characters in the novel.
18. Heroic Couplet: Definition & Examples
Did you know that a couplet can be heroic? Come and investigate the formal tradition of the heroic couplet, from its roots in medieval English poetry to the mock epics of the eighteenth century.
19. John Greenleaf Whittier: Biography & Poems
John Greenleaf Whittier was a nineteenth century American poet, journalist, and political activist. Read about his experiences opposing slavery and growing into one of the most popular poets of his day.
20. Figurative Language in The Necklace
In this lesson, we'll discuss figurative language in ''The Necklace'' by Guy de Maupassant. First, we'll review the definition of figurative language, then we'll go over some examples in the story and show how they contribute to its meaning.
21. Personification in The Necklace
Personification. If this word is throwing you for a loop, and you're struggling to find examples of it in the short story 'The Necklace,' look no further. In this lesson, we will explore examples personification in 'The Necklace' by Guy de Maupassant.
22. The Count of Monte Cristo: Themes & Quotes
Edmond Dantes will stop at nothing to get revenge on the people that ruined his life and locked him in jail in the classic novel 'The Count of Monte Cristo'. Let's jump in and see the themes that Dumas explores as Dantes quests for revenge.
23. Meursault in The Stranger: Analysis & Quotes
Meursault's character appears to be that of an individual who is indifferent to the world. His only care is to satisfy his own needs. In Albert Camus's 'The Stranger,' Mersault does care about others; he just shows it in a different manner.
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