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Ch 8: American Prose for 10th Grade: Homework Help

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The American Prose chapter of this 10th Grade English Homework Help course helps students complete their American prose homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your American prose homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample questions and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your American prose homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Works by John Steinbeck
  • Analyses of writings by Herman Melville
  • Major novels by Edith Wharton
  • Analyses of works by Henry David Thoreau
  • Writing style of Kate Chopin

22 Lessons in Chapter 8: American Prose for 10th Grade: Homework Help
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John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath and Other Works

1. John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath and Other Works

Born in Salinas, California in 1902, novelist John Steinbeck is one of the most widely-read American writers. Discover the plot, themes and characters in his best-known novel, 'The Grapes of Wrath,' as well as Steinbeck's other key works.

Of Mice and Men: Summary and Analysis of Steinbeck's Style

2. Of Mice and Men: Summary and Analysis of Steinbeck's Style

Of Mice and Men is a well known novel written by American author John Steinbeck. The story focuses on two devoted friends (Lennie Small & George Milton) who stick together and often fantasize about a happier future while working in California as migrant workers. Learn about the plot, characters, and overall analysis of Steinbeck's beloved novel.

Herman Melville: Moby Dick Summary and Analysis

3. Herman Melville: Moby Dick Summary and Analysis

Herman Melville's ~'Moby Dick,~' a well-known novel about a captain's hunt for a sperm whale, is packed with vulgar jokes, while also delving into serious topics. Explore the story's characters, plot, and crude humor, along with the dark romantic elements highlighting the symbols, allegories, and themes of evil and vengeance.

The Old Man and the Sea: Summary, Characters & Themes

4. The Old Man and the Sea: Summary, Characters & Themes

Ernest Hemingway published his last novel, 'The Old Man and the Sea,' in 1961. Explore a detailed summary of the novel, examine Hemingway's minimalist style, and dive deeper into the characters and main themes.

All Quiet on the Western Front: Summary and Themes

5. All Quiet on the Western Front: Summary and Themes

'All Quiet on the Western Front' is a novel written by Erich Maria Remarque that follows a group of volunteer German soldiers in the waning weeks of World War I. Learn about the summary, characters, and themes of Remarque's frightening depiction of war.

Edith Wharton: Biography and Major Novels

6. Edith Wharton: Biography and Major Novels

Edith Wharton is a famous writer who published more than 40 books in her lifetime, including The House of Mirth and Age of Innocence. Learn more about Wharton's life, literary successes, and other passions.

Henry David Thoreau's Walden: Summary and Analysis

7. Henry David Thoreau's Walden: Summary and Analysis

Published in 1854 by Henry David Thoreau, Walden is one of the most prominent pieces of transcendentalist American literature. Discover Thoreau's motivations for writing Walden, as well as the main themes of the book.

Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience: Summary and Analysis

8. Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience: Summary and Analysis

Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau wrote the essay, 'Civil Disobedience,' to express opposition to American imperialism and slavery. Analyze this essay to understand Thoreau's motivation for writing it, his instructions for civil disobedience, and his perspective on America's identity. Recognize the influence of Thoreau's essay on prominent civil rights activists, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Uncle Tom's Cabin and the American Civil War

9. Uncle Tom's Cabin and the American Civil War

Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin which helped inspire the anti-slavery movement that ultimately led to the American Civil War. Explore anti-slavery literature, Harriet Beecher Stowe's life, and the characters, context, plot, and importance of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Kate Chopin: Biography, Works, and Style

10. Kate Chopin: Biography, Works, and Style

Kate Chopin was a Southern regionalist writer. Explore her biography, works, and style, and learn about the plot of her notable works and how her writing was significant in terms of Southern and feminist literature.

Kate Chopin's The Awakening: Summary and Analysis

11. Kate Chopin's The Awakening: Summary and Analysis

'The Awakening' was criticized tremendously because of its unusual theme of a rebellious woman whose desires and actions in contrary to society's expectations of a woman. Discover the controversy around the novel's publication, its summary and analysis, and the influence of 'The Awakening' on feminist literature.

Kate Chopin's 'Story of an Hour': Summary and Analysis

12. Kate Chopin's 'Story of an Hour': Summary and Analysis

Kate Chopin's Story of an Hour tells the story of a woman who discovers another shocking twist in her life after processing the news of her husband's death. Discover the story of this woman and what realizations Chopin's story gives to its readers.

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Summary & Analysis

13. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Summary & Analysis

Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote a story called 'The Yellow Wallpaper'. Explore a summary and analysis of her work and learn about her relation to the story, how the story acts as a social commentary, and what makes it feminist literature.

Eudora Welty: Biography, Short Stories & Books

14. Eudora Welty: Biography, Short Stories & Books

Would you set aside your writing career to care for your sickly mother and siblings? Eudora Welty did. In addition to being a highly-celebrated writer and photographer, she was an extremely compassionate woman. Her amazing story is told in this lesson.

Hills Like White Elephants: Summary, Characters & Setting

15. Hills Like White Elephants: Summary, Characters & Setting

'Hills Like White Elephants' is an excellent example of Ernest Hemingway's unique and celebrated writing style. Explore a summary of the story, main characters the American and the girl, and how the setting contributes to the story's underlying theme.

Hills Like White Elephants: Theme, Symbolism & Literary Analysis

16. Hills Like White Elephants: Theme, Symbolism & Literary Analysis

Hemingway's 'Hills Like White Elephants' is a symbolic story about a couple facing an unwanted and untimely pregnancy. See the symbolism used in terms of elephants, the railway station, and the landscape, and analyze the presence of women's choices in the story.

Indirect Characterization in To Kill a Mockingbird

17. Indirect Characterization in To Kill a Mockingbird

In this lesson, we'll take a look at how the author Harper Lee employs indirect characterization to convey the personalities of Atticus Finch and Jem Finch in 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'

Jack Kerouac: Biography, Books, Poems & Death

18. Jack Kerouac: Biography, Books, Poems & Death

During this lesson we will learn about the 'beatnik' writer and poet Jack Kerouac. An overview of his life will be followed by an exploration of his works and the circumstances surrounding his death.

Out of the Dust: Summary, Characters & Theme

19. Out of the Dust: Summary, Characters & Theme

Award-winning author Karen Hesse's novel 'Out of the Dust' tells the story of family life on a farm during the Great Depression. Explore the book's background, summary, characters, and themes, including its perspectives on love, struggle, and triumph.

The House of the Seven Gables: Summary & Explanation

20. The House of the Seven Gables: Summary & Explanation

The House of the Seven Gables is a classic novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. For decades, this story of intrigue and murder, love and obsession, curses and greed, has captivated readers. This lesson will cover the summary and themes of The House of the Seven Gables.

The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara: Summary, Analysis & Theme

21. The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara: Summary, Analysis & Theme

Toni Cade Bambara was an African American civil rights activist and documentary filmmaker, who produced many written works. Explore the plot summary, analysis, and themes in Bambara's short story, ''The Lesson.'' Learn who Bambara was and recognize why this woman is regarded as a narrator with an attitude.

Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story Discussion Questions

22. Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story Discussion Questions

'Homeless to Harvard' is a 2003 movie by director Peter Levin based on the true story of a girl who overcomes many obstacles to reach her dreams. These classroom discussion questions will help your students analyze this film.

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