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Ch 11: AP English - Examples of English Literary Analysis: Tutoring Solution

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The Examples of English Literary Analysis chapter of this AP English Literature Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about English literary analysis. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach literary analysis of works by all the authors required in a typical AP English literature course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other AP English literature work.
  • Identify the literary analysis concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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  • Struggle with understanding The Canterbury Tales, Romeo and Juliet, Beowulf, Wuthering Heights, or any other English literary analysis topic
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  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their examples of English literary analysis unit
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Learning objectives

  • Become familiar with the plots and characters of Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales, the Knight's Tale and Romeo and Juliet.
  • Explore themes and famous quotes from Macbeth.
  • Read Paradise Lost and Robinson Crusoe.
  • Compare the film and literary versions of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
  • Analyze the characters in Wuthering Heights.
  • Summarize Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Don Juan.
  • Describe the plot and characters of A Tale of Two Cities, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Great Expectations and Tennyson's Ulysses.
  • Examine the style and structure of The Waste Land.

20 Lessons in Chapter 11: AP English - Examples of English Literary Analysis: Tutoring Solution
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Beowulf: Story, Characters, and Old English

1. Beowulf: Story, Characters, and Old English

In this lesson, we'll take a look at the Old English epic, Beowulf. We'll explore what happens, how it's written and why it has such a lasting legacy.

The Canterbury Tales General Prologue: Style, Structure, and Characters

2. The Canterbury Tales General Prologue: Style, Structure, and Characters

In this lesson, we'll go over the General Prologue to Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. We'll take a look at some of the most interesting pilgrims and establish the frame narrative for the rest of the work.

The Knight's Tale and the Wife of Bath's Tale: Two Approaches to Chivalric Romance

3. The Knight's Tale and the Wife of Bath's Tale: Two Approaches to Chivalric Romance

In this lesson, we'll outline some of the key features of the medieval genre of chivalric romance. Then we'll talk about two very different tales that are examples of this genre: The Knight's Tale and the Wife of Bath's Tale.

Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's Famous Star-Crossed Lovers

4. Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's Famous Star-Crossed Lovers

Great tragedies resonate throughout time. In this lesson, we'll go over the role of fate in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. We'll explore the story of his star-crossed lovers and explain some of his most famous quotes.

Macbeth: Themes and Quotes from the Scottish Play

5. Macbeth: Themes and Quotes from the Scottish Play

In this lesson, we'll follow how ambition shapes the events of Shakespeare's Scottish play, 'Macbeth'. We'll explore the plot, characters and supernatural elements that are characteristic of this play.

Milton's Paradise Lost: Summary, Theme, and Quotes

6. Milton's Paradise Lost: Summary, Theme, and Quotes

John Milton's 1667 epic poem 'Paradise Lost' is often considered one of the greatest works in the English language. Watch this lesson to learn about the text and its complicated themes.

Robinson Crusoe: Summary and Themes

7. Robinson Crusoe: Summary and Themes

In this lesson, we'll explore Daniel Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe' while examining themes present in the work. You may also learn some handy skills if you ever find yourself shipwrecked and having to survive on an island for 28 years.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Literature vs. Film

8. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Literature vs. Film

FIRE BAD! That may be the depth of your experience with Frankenstein. But before he broke into pop culture, the character had a rich literary history. Watch our lesson to learn more!

Wuthering Heights: Plot Overview and Character Analysis

9. Wuthering Heights: Plot Overview and Character Analysis

'Wuthering Heights' is Emily Bronte's only published novel, but if you're only going to publish one novel in your lifetime, this is a good one. Follow along as this lesson introduces you to the plot, characters and other aspects of this novel.

Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Summary and Analysis

10. Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Summary and Analysis

What do you like in a great story? Zombies? Mystery at sea? Ghosts? Large birds? What if you could have them all? You can! In this lesson, we're going to explore the famed Romantic poem ''The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,'' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Byron's Don Juan: Summary, Quotes and Analysis

11. Byron's Don Juan: Summary, Quotes and Analysis

When a complicated, fascinating writer like Lord Byron devotes a huge chunk of his life to a single, sprawling work, you're assured a product that's just like its author, except when it isn't. In this lesson, you'll learn about Lord Byron's epic masterpiece, 'Don Juan.'

A Tale of Two Cities: Dickens' Novel of the French Revolution

12. A Tale of Two Cities: Dickens' Novel of the French Revolution

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. In this video lesson, learn about A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens' classic novel about the French Revolution.

Dickens' Great Expectations: Plot, Characters, and Social Class

13. Dickens' Great Expectations: Plot, Characters, and Social Class

In 'Great Expectations,' young Pip has big dreams and lofty goals. All that's standing in his way is pretty much everyone he meets, as well as himself. Watch this lesson to learn more about this classic Charles Dickens novel.

Tennyson's Ulysses:  A Victorian Take on Greece

14. Tennyson's Ulysses: A Victorian Take on Greece

'Ulysses' is a very popular poem by Victorian superstar Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Watch our lesson to learn all about this portrait of a hero... or is he a major jerk?

The Waste Land: Structure and Style Explained

15. The Waste Land: Structure and Style Explained

As an introduction to T.S. Eliot's landmark poem, 'The Waste Land,' this lesson will outline some of the key Modernist features of the work. We'll address nonlinearity, irony and juxtaposition, voice, and allusions. Through taking a look at each of these features, we'll try to understand why 'The Waste Land' is as strange as it is important.

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Character & Epiphany

16. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Character & Epiphany

This lesson outlines the plot of Joyce's novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, while focusing on the development of protagonist Stephen Dedalus according to the expectations of the Bildungsroman genre. Additionally, we'll take a look at stylistic elements such as voice and epiphany.

Charles Darnay in Tale of Two Cities: Character Analysis & Overview

17. Charles Darnay in Tale of Two Cities: Character Analysis & Overview

There are two protagonists in Dickens' novel 'A Tale of Two Cities,' and Charles Darnay is one of them. In this lesson, we will analyze both his character and motivations and see how he changes as the plot progresses.

Lord Randall: Summary, Interpretation & Analysis

18. Lord Randall: Summary, Interpretation & Analysis

'Lord Randall' isn't a person, but an old Scottish folk ballad that has been written down for preservation. Find out why the story of Lord Randall resonates with modern readers and what techniques made it easy to remember in this lesson.

Maggie, a Girl of the Streets: Summary, Themes & Analysis

19. Maggie, a Girl of the Streets: Summary, Themes & Analysis

'Maggie, A Girl of the Streets' is a story about Maggie and her family, who live in the Bowery district of New York. This lesson will focus on the summary, themes, and analysis of 'Maggie, A Girl of the Streets.'

Oroonoko by Aphra Behn: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis

20. Oroonoko by Aphra Behn: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis

'Oroonoko' is an early example of the novel genre, written by Aphra Behn and published in 1688. The story concerns the grandson of an African king, his life and death as a slave, and his ill-fated love for the young woman, Imoinda.

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