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- Literary periods and movements
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- Analyzing literary passages
- Answering multiple choice questions about literature
- Literary terminology
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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!
7. Pygmalion by Shaw: Summary, Characters & Theme
''Pygmalion'' is a play written by George Bernard Shaw. It tells the story of the transformation of a young girl's life. Learn more about 'Pygmalion,' the characters in the story, and themes for the story, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
8. Language Analysis in Literature: Overview & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn how to analyze literary language. In no time at all, you will be able to skillfully spot stand-out-moments in any given literary text. Then you'll learn how to dissect these literary nuances, making meaning out of complex literature.
9. Multicultural Literature: Definition, Books & Importance
Multicultural literature features characters and themes from countries around the world. Writers in this genre express their ideas and values through the characters featured in their work. By examining these works in detail, you can learn how to understand them and broaden your understanding.
10. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis
A novella written by Henry James, 'The Turn of the Screw' is a ghost story. . . or is it? This lesson will summarize the plot of 'The Turn of the Screw,' discuss the characters, and analyze the novella's main themes.
11. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe: Summary & Analysis
In this lesson, we will examine the novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. After a brief summary of the novel's important events, we will analyze its main themes. The lesson will then conclude with a short quiz.
12. Virginia Woolf's The Waves: Summary & Analysis
This lesson will explore Virginia Woolf's 'The Waves', which was published in 1931. We'll look at the form, context, plot and themes as well as the significance of the work.
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