Ch 3: CBASE English: Important Authors in Literature

About This Chapter

Do you remember Jane Austen and Charles Dickens' most famous novels? Use this chapter full of short videos, text lessons and quizzes to refresh your memories of important authors for the CBASE English exam.

CBASE English: Important Authors in Literature - Chapter Summary

Watch quick video lesson about the lives of Shakespeare, Robert Frost and test yourself by taking a brief quiz about Lord Byron and his poems. This comprehensive mixture of video lessons and quizzes will help you in your ability to answer exam questions related to:

  • Biography and novels of Jane Austen, Shakespeare, and Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Legacy of Francis Bacon
  • Poems by Lord Byron
  • Works of Geoffrey Chaucer and F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Charles Dickens' influence
  • Poems by Emily Dickinson
  • Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway, and Edgar Allen Poe
  • Mark Twain and Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Author background for T.S. Elliot

You can review this chapter in many ways. The timeline underneath each video lesson gives you the ability to move to different topics. After you've taken your quizzes, you can see the sections of the videos that explain the answers to the quiz questions. Also, you can study while you're away from the computer by printing out the quiz worksheet and answers.

CBASE English: Important Authors in Literature Chapter Objectives

On the part of the English CBASE test that relates to this chapter, your can expect to demonstrate your understanding of various authors and their literary works. The material found in this chapter relates to the Reading and Literature section of the exam. The entire CBASE test includes 180 multiple-choice questions and may also include an essay.

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Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels

1. Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels

Jane Austen was a 19th-century writer who became recognized for her relatable and original plot in romantic comedy novels, which were fresh and new for the time. Learn more about Austen's life through her biography and follow her work to see how she created major novels, including 'Pride and Prejudice,' 'Mansfield Park,' and 'Emma,' among others.

Francis Bacon: History, Ideas and Legacy

2. Francis Bacon: History, Ideas and Legacy

Sir Francis Bacon's legacy in the scientific community is due largely in part to his contributions in separating science from religious philosophy. Learn more about how Bacon's ideas on the scientific method contributed to the Scientific Revolution and changed the field forever.

Lord Byron: Poems and Biography

3. Lord Byron: Poems and Biography

Lord Byron is one of English Romanticism's most renowned poets. Learn about Byron's life, his political involvement, and why some people regarded him as controversial. Review some of Byron's major writings, including 'Don Juan' and 'She Walks in Beauty,' and recognize characters who are Byronic heroes.

Geoffrey Chaucer: Biography & Works

4. Geoffrey Chaucer: Biography & Works

Known as the father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer was the famous poet and author who penned The Canterbury Tales. Explore a biography of Chaucer's life and review some of his most famous literary works.

Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

5. Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

William Shakespeare was a renowned English playwright, actor, and poet who composed several masterpieces of literature that continue to impact society. However, scholars know surprisingly little about his life. Learn what we do know about the life of William Shakespeare and the type of literature that he composed, and read a summary of his significant works.

Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence

6. Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence

Hailing from Victorian England, Charles Dickens made many contributions to classic literature and is arguably one of the world's greatest authors. Learn about Dickens' writing style and explore some of his better known novels. Recognize how Dickens' work has influenced literature and society.

Emily Dickinson: Poems and Poetry Analysis

7. Emily Dickinson: Poems and Poetry Analysis

Emily Dickinson wrote many poems in the 19th Century that are still popular. Learn about Dickinson's life and analyze her poems, including her style and rhythms. Characterize her poetry and examine one of her renowned works, 'Because I Could Not Stop for Death.'

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Biography, Poems, Books & Success

8. Ralph Waldo Emerson: Biography, Poems, Books & Success

America's often referred to as a 'melting pot' of cultures and ideas, but Americans still have a unique identity. Meet one of the most influential shapers of that identity in this lesson on the life and work of American thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson.

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Biography and Works

9. F. Scott Fitzgerald: Biography and Works

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was an American novelist and short story writer, most famous for writing the novel 'The Great Gatsby.' Learn more about Fitzgerald's life in the Jazz Age and Modernism, his marriage, and other works including 'Tender is the Night' and 'This Side of Paradise'.

Who Is Robert Frost? - Biography & Poems

10. Who Is Robert Frost? - Biography & Poems

Robert Frost was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet. Meet Robert Frost and learn about his life before and after becoming a poet, then read about some of his work and become familiarized with his writing style.

Ernest Hemingway: Biography, Works, and Style

11. Ernest Hemingway: Biography, Works, and Style

Ernest Hemingway's personal experiences deeply resonated in most of his works and had effects on his writing style. Learn about Hemingway's biography, including his early life, life abroad, and the short stories he wrote in his later years.

Edgar Allan Poe: Biography, Works, and Style

12. Edgar Allan Poe: Biography, Works, and Style

Edgar Allan Poe is a literary legend who established the modern mystery story genre. Review Poe's biography and see how it influenced his works. Examine his style, how he used diction and imagery, and learn why he has been so influential.

Mark Twain: Biography, Works, and Style as a Regionalist Writer

13. Mark Twain: Biography, Works, and Style as a Regionalist Writer

American author and humorist, Mark Twain, is widely regarded as one of the greatest American novelists. Discover Twain's life, his use of literary Regionalism, and some of his most significant works, 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,' and the 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.'

Nathaniel Hawthorne: Biography, Works, and Style

14. Nathaniel Hawthorne: Biography, Works, and Style

One of the most famous early-American writers, Dark Romantic Nathaniel Hawthorne specialized in works about guilt and sin, influenced by his Puritan ancestry. Explore the biography and works of Nathaniel Hawthorne and learn bout his style.

Introduction to T.S. Eliot: Author Background, Works, and Style

15. Introduction to T.S. Eliot: Author Background, Works, and Style

The poet T.S. Eliot was most active during the Modernist period and contributed significant pieces to its literature. Discover more about the author's life, background, works, and styles surrounding his legacy.

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