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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. Captain Ahab in Moby Dick: Character Analysis & Quotes
This lesson explores Captain Ahab, one of the major characters in Herman Melville's novel, ''Moby-Dick.'' After a brief description of his physical appearance and traits, we will analyze a few quotes about Captain Ahab and then wrap up with a short quiz.
8. Characterization in Lord of the Flies
In this lesson, readers will learn about the main characters in the 'Lord of the Flies.' We'll then look at how author William Golding skillfully developed their personalities through the use of direct and indirect characterization.
9. Marxist Criticism: Definition & Examples
This lesson discusses Marxist Criticism, from its origins with 'The Communist Manifesto' to its influence in modern literature, such as the popular 'Hunger Games' series.
10. Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones: Summary, Analysis & Themes
Mister Pip, written by Lloyd Jones, is a coming of age tale which uses literature to escape a remote, war torn village in Papua New Guinea. This lesson provides a summary and analyzes themes from the book, including escapism, courage, and ways of education.
11. Our Town by Thornton Wilder: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis
In this lesson, we examine the play 'Our Town' by Thornton Wilder. The lesson begins with a brief background of the author. Next, there is a summary of the play and its characters and a discussion of the major themes of the play.
12. The Circular Ruins by Jorge Borges: Summary & Analysis
This lesson takes you into the fantasy writing of Argentine author and translator Jorge Luis Borges. You will discover the philosophy of idealism, and see new ways of perceiving reality.
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