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Ch 1: All Quiet on the Western Front: Literary Context & Analysis

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The All Quiet on the Western Front: Literary Context & Analysis chapter of this All Quiet on the Western Front Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the literary context and analysis of this story. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts of this novel's literary context and analysis.

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  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the literary context and analysis of All Quiet on the Western Front for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Biography and works of author Erich Maria Remarque
  • Timeline of the story in reference to WWI
  • Examination of reasons the book was banned
  • Setting, symbolism and imagery elements in the story, including the symbolism of the boots
  • Exploration of literary devices used in the story, including tone, metaphors, apostrophe and irony
  • Specific vocabulary usage in the text

14 Lessons in Chapter 1: All Quiet on the Western Front: Literary Context & Analysis
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Erich Maria Remarque: Biography & Works

1. Erich Maria Remarque: Biography & Works

German author Erich Maria Remarque, known for his novel ''All Quiet on the Western Front'', was a famous author who wrote several novels, short stories, and screenplays. At the end of this lesson, you will have some background information about Remarque, who not only wrote great literature, but also fought in World War I with Adolf Hitler.

All Quiet on the Western Front Timeline

2. All Quiet on the Western Front Timeline

'All Quiet on the Western Front' is probably the most well-known World War I novel of all time. It tells the story of Paul Baumer and his company in the German army fighting on the Western front. Let's look at the timeline of the real events and the events in the novel.

All Quiet on the Western Front as a Banned Book

3. All Quiet on the Western Front as a Banned Book

Erich Maria Remarque's famed World War I novel ''All Quiet on the Western Front'' drew harsh criticism from the start. This controversial book has been banned and even burned - but why? Find out in this lesson.

All Quiet on the Western Front: Setting

4. All Quiet on the Western Front: Setting

Setting is always a key part of any literary work, and the bleak, miserable landscape presented in Erich Maria Remarque's classic novel ''All Quiet on the Western Front'' is certainly no exception. In this lesson we'll look at three different settings, and how they affect the story's characters and the reader.

All Quiet on the Western Front Symbols & Symbolism

5. All Quiet on the Western Front Symbols & Symbolism

There are many symbols that appear throughout Erich Maria Remarque's ''All Quiet on the Western Front'' and they bring to light many of the themes present in the book, too. In this lesson, learn about some of those symbols and their importance in the novel.

Symbolism of Boots in All Quiet on the Western Front

6. Symbolism of Boots in All Quiet on the Western Front

Boots are as important in Erich Maria Remarque's novel All Quiet on the Western Front as they are to a soldier in battle. Boots help to illustrate several major themes in this novel.

Imagery in All Quiet on the Western Front

7. Imagery in All Quiet on the Western Front

In this lesson, we will take a look at the use of imagery in Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front. We will discuss how imagery is used to make certain points, and to reinforce the author's messages.

Tone in All Quiet on the Western Front

8. Tone in All Quiet on the Western Front

Tone communicates a lot in a work of literature, and it conjures a certain feeling within a piece, something that translates directly to the reader. Erich Maria Remarque has done just this in his novel ''All Quiet on the Western Front'' - in this lesson, learn how and why he's crafted this particular tone.

Metaphor in All Quiet on the Western Front

9. Metaphor in All Quiet on the Western Front

One of the most common literary devices authors use is metaphor. In this lesson, you'll learn about metaphor and how it is used in Erich Maria Remarque's novel, ''All Quiet on the Western Front.''

Irony in All Quiet on the Western Front

10. Irony in All Quiet on the Western Front

Irony in literature can often serve to illustrate something beyond the story itself. This lesson focuses on irony in ''All Quiet on the Western Front,'' and the authors intentions for using irony as a literary device.

Apostrophe in All Quiet on the Western Front

11. Apostrophe in All Quiet on the Western Front

Apostrophe is a literary device often seen in plays, but it is also a useful device in novels. In this lesson you'll learn about how apostrophe is used in Erich Maria Remarque's novel, ~'All Quiet on the Western Front.~'

All Quiet on the Western Front: Vocabulary

12. All Quiet on the Western Front: Vocabulary

In this lesson, we will have a look at some of the important vocabulary in Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front. We will then explore their use in the book.

All Quiet on the Western Front Lesson Plan

13. All Quiet on the Western Front Lesson Plan

This lesson plan on 'All Quiet on the Western Front' will help your students understand the plot and major themes of the novel through an immersive simulation, group discussions, and a hands-on card-sorting activity.

All Quiet on the Western Front Vocabulary Flashcards

All Quiet on the Western Front Vocabulary Flashcards

Are you reading 'All Quiet on the Western Front' by Erich Maria Remarque? This set of flashcards is designed to help you study some of the more challenging vocabulary words from this gritty war novel.

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