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Ch 21: CEOE English: 17th & 18th Century Literature

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This chapter provides a refresher on 17th and 18th century literature. The lessons in this chapter will help prepare you for taking the Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators (CEOE) English test.

CEOE English: 17th & 18th Century Literature - Chapter Summary

The subject matter experts at Study.com developed these videos to be study aids for CEOE English certification. They cover topics including:

  • An introduction to the major authors and works of the 17th and 18th centuries
  • John Bunyan and The Pilgrim's Progress
  • The life and major works of John Milton
  • An introduction to Alexander Pope, his essays and poems
  • The restoration comedy of 1700s theater
  • Examples and analysis of the satire of Jonathan Swift
  • The life of Samuel Richardson
  • Ann Radcliffe and Gothic literature

Lessons are short, fun videos. Each has an accompanying transcript as a study aid, and there is a short quiz at the end of the lesson to assess your comprehension. We include a feature that allows you to ask a question of an expert.

8 Lessons in Chapter 21: CEOE English: 17th & 18th Century Literature
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Introduction to 17th- and 18th-Century Literature: Major Authors and Works

1. Introduction to 17th- and 18th-Century Literature: Major Authors and Works

A lot can happen in 200 years, as you'll see on our lesson that introduces you to British literature of the 17th and 18th centuries. Go from Shakespeare to the invention of the novel to the introduction of a prominent dictionary in our video below!

John Bunyan and Pilgrim's Progress

2. John Bunyan and Pilgrim's Progress

Pilgrim's Progress is a Christian allegory by John Bunyan. It was published in 1678 and is a highly influential work of religious text in the English language. Follow along as you learn about some of the most memorable characters from this novel.

Introduction to John Milton: Life and Major Poems

3. Introduction to John Milton: Life and Major Poems

English poet, essayist and political figure John Milton ranks right up there with William Shakespeare in a list of literary greats. Check out this lesson for an overview of Milton's life and most important works.

Introduction to Alexander Pope: Biography, Essays and Poems

4. Introduction to Alexander Pope: Biography, Essays and Poems

Alexander Pope is one of the most quoted writers in the English language, which means you've probably heard his stuff before - you just don't know it yet. Watch this lesson for an overview of Pope's life and key works!

Restoration Comedy: Theatre of the 1700s

5. Restoration Comedy: Theatre of the 1700s

Despite their name, Restoration comedies have nothing to do with fixing up a theater. Rather, these were shockingly explicit works that were created after almost two decades of live performances being outlawed in England. Watch our video lesson to learn about this surprising and hilarious time in English theatrical history.

Jonathan Swift and Satire: Examples and Analysis

6. Jonathan Swift and Satire: Examples and Analysis

When it comes to English-language satire, few authors can top the legendary Jonathan Swift. Watch this lesson to learn about his two most important works, ~'A Modest Proposal~' and ~'Gulliver's Travels~'.

Samuel Richardson: Biography, Pamela and the Epistolary Novel

7. Samuel Richardson: Biography, Pamela and the Epistolary Novel

Samuel Richardson was the first writer to produce a true bestseller in the modern sense. Watch our lesson to learn about 'Pamela,' his groundbreaking epistolary novel.

Ann Radcliffe and Gothic Literature

8. Ann Radcliffe and Gothic Literature

Meet the mysterious Ann Radcliffe, a pioneering author who helped create the genre we know today as Gothic literature. As you learn more about her works and style, we'll also look at what constitutes a Gothic novel.

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