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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.
1. Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels
When you hear the name Jane Austen, you probably think about long dresses, stuffy tea parties, and British accents - unless you don't know who she is. In that case, you really need to watch this video about the writer's life and works.
2. Francis Bacon: History, Ideas and Legacy
This lesson examines the contributions of Sir Francis Bacon to science. We take a long hard look at the scientific method, with special emphasis on experimental science. Then we briefly examine how Bacon sold science to the world.
3. Lord Byron: Poems and Biography
Lord Byron was once called 'mad, bad and dangerous to know.' In this lesson, you'll learn about this poet who is one of English Romanticism's most celebrated and prolific figures.
4. Geoffrey Chaucer: Biography & Works
Geoffrey Chaucer was one of the first English poets. He wrote a number of poems and stories of which 'The Canterbury Tales' is most famous. Learn more about Chaucer's life, his works, and test your knowledge with a quiz.
5. Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works
This video provides a crash course introduction to William Shakespeare's life, plays, and poetry. From 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' to 'The Tempest', we'll give you a timeline of his works and quick descriptions of what you need to know to identify them.
6. Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence
Ebenezer Scrooge. Oliver Twist. Miss Havisham. David Copperfield. These are among literature's most fascinating figures, and they were all created by the same author. Watch this lesson to learn more about one of the English language's greatest authors, Charles Dickens.
7. Emily Dickinson: Poems and Poetry Analysis
Emily Dickinson was a well-known poet of the mid-1800s whose numerous works have stood the test of time. But what in the world did her poems really mean? In this video, we'll explore one of her most recognized pieces and analyze its meaning and purpose.
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.
9. F. Scott Fitzgerald: Biography and Works
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote one of the defining American novels: 'The Great Gatsby.' Yet, his personal life was tumultuous and filled with struggles. In this lesson, we'll explore his major works and his life story.
10. Who Is Robert Frost? - Biography & Poems
This lesson will explore the life and work of Robert Frost. We'll look at the context, ideas, influence, and the critical response that surrounds Frost's work.
11. Ernest Hemingway: Biography, Works, and Style
American author Ernest Hemingway used the experiences from his rich and colorful life to inform his novels and short stories. Learn about how life and major works.
12. Edgar Allan Poe: Biography, Works, and Style
This video introduces Edgar Allan Poe, the father of the modern mystery story. Through his works, like 'The Raven' and 'The Tell-Tale Heart,' Poe reflected the characteristics of Dark Romanticism by creating horrific storylines and characters while exploring the dark, irrational depths of the human mind.
13. Mark Twain: Biography, Works, and Style as a Regionalist Writer
In this lesson, we will learn about Mark Twain's life, his most acclaimed writings and his place as a realist and regionalist writer in this country's literary history.
14. Nathaniel Hawthorne: Biography, Works, and Style
Who was Nathaniel Hawthorne? Well, besides being a brooding guy with a bit of a dark past, he was one of the most famous writers from early America. Learn more about him and his view of the Puritan belief system in this video.
15. Introduction to T.S. Eliot: Author Background, Works, and Style
This video introduces T.S. Eliot and his major works. It outlines his early life and move to England, and traces his stylistic evolution over his most famous and significant poems.
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