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CSET English IV: Genres and Literary Forms - Chapter Summary
Brush up on literary terms, the characteristics of various types of writing and literary movements as you prepare for the CSET English Subtest IV exam. These short videos and multiple-choice quizzes will aid you in reviewing the following:
- Types of fiction
- Epistolary writing
- Poetry as literature
- Literary non-fiction
- Poetry and prose literary terms
- Literary theory
- Periods and movements in literature
- Steps in analyzing a literary passage
You can watch these lessons on a computer or mobile device as your schedule allows, one at a time or sequentially. The videos include timeline tags for key topics, making it easy to go back for review.
CSET English IV: Genres and Literary Forms Chapter Objectives
In California, you must pass the CSET English exam in order to get a teaching license in the subject. There are four subtests on the CSET English exam. This chapter's video lessons prepare you for Subtest IV, which consists of four short essay questions on various types of communications. The questions involve media, speech and creative performance. You can use the multiple-choice quizzes that accompany each of our videos to gauge your knowledge prior to exam day.
1. Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms
In this lesson, you will discover that prose writing can take on different formats, from letters and diary entries to newspaper clippings and interviews. Explore how writers of both non-fiction and fiction tell stories through these different forms.
2. 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.
3. 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!
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Mystery Genre: Definition, Characteristics & Elements
In this lesson, we'll define the mystery genre of detective writing and examine some of the characteristics and elements that make this genre unique, such as the use of dramatic tension.
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Other chapters within the CSET English: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- About the CSET English Test
- CSET English: Overview of American Literature
- CSET English: Overview of British Literature
- CSET English: Ancient Literature
- CSET English: Overview of Philosophy
- CSET English: Different Genres in Writing
- CSET English: Using Rhetoric in Essay Writing
- CSET English: Using Tools to Improve Your Writing
- CSET English: Grammar and Usage
- CSET English: Conventions of Research and Citation
- CSET English: Language Development
- CSET English: Improving Literacy
- CSET English: Structures in Grammar
- CSET English: Parts of Speech & Sentence Structure
- CSET English IV: Media, Journalism and Society
- CSET English IV: Elements of Dramatic Performance
- CSET English IV: Major Dramatic Works: An Overview
- CSET English IV: Plays and Playwrights
- CSET English IV: Writing Process
- CSET English IV: Introduction to Creative Writing
- CSET English Flashcards