Ch 23: GACE English: Harlem Renaissance Literature

About This Chapter

Let us help you refresh your knowledge of the poets, writers and thinkers of the Harlem Renaissance as you prepare to take the GACE English exam. These lessons and quizzes offer information that may help you answer literature questions on these topics.

GACE English: Harlem Renaissance Literature - Chapter Summary

Review facts about the writers of the Harlem Renaissance and their works in this chapter's lessons. You can use our videos and quizzes to prepare you for GACE English exam questions on topics including:

  • Novels and poetry of the 1920s
  • Theories and achievements of W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Countee Cullen's writings and role in the Harlem Renaissance
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Langston Hughes and his poems
  • Claude McKay and 'America'

These are brief lessons, averaging about five minutes each, and you can watch them on a computer, smartphone or tablet from anywhere. The embedded video tags allow you to find and review key points without having to re-watch the entire lesson.

GACE English: Harlem Renaissance Literature Chapter Objectives

In Georgia, passing the GACE English exam is one of the requirements for a license to teach English. The exam contains two tests. Questions on the material covered in this chapter's lessons are in Test I's subarea on Reading for Literature, which makes up 37.5% of Test I's scoring.

You can use the short quizzes that follow each of our lessons to gauge your knowledge and determine where you need extra study. These quizzes also offer an opportunity to practice answering questions in a format similar to what you'll encounter on test day.

6 Lessons in Chapter 23: GACE English: Harlem Renaissance Literature
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The Harlem Renaissance: Novels and Poetry from the Jazz Age

1. The Harlem Renaissance: Novels and Poetry from the Jazz Age

The Harlem Renaissance was a movement in the 1920s and 1930s during which there was an explosion of African-American art and literature. This lesson looks at the themes, causes, and important figures of the Harlem Renaissance.

W.E.B. Du Bois: Theories, Accomplishments & Double Consciousness

2. W.E.B. Du Bois: Theories, Accomplishments & Double Consciousness

W.E.B. Du Bois was an important figure in American civil rights history, and his idea of the double consciousness delved into what it felt like to live as a black person in a white people's world. Learn more about his life and works in this lesson.

Countee Cullen's Role in the Harlem Renaissance: An Analysis of Heritage

3. Countee Cullen's Role in the Harlem Renaissance: An Analysis of Heritage

The Harlem Renaissance exposed the world to everyone from W.E.B. DuBois to Ella Fitzgerald. In this lesson, we'll explore one of the movement's most iconic and resonant poems, Countee Cullen's 'Heritage.'

Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God: Summary & Analysis

4. Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God: Summary & Analysis

Zora Neale Hurston's novel 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' is a famous Harlem Renaissance novel that examines race and gender issues through the eyes of its main character, Janie Crawford. This lesson gives a synopsis of the novel and examines how it approaches race and gender.

Langston Hughes & the Harlem Renaissance: Poems of the Jazz Age

5. Langston Hughes & the Harlem Renaissance: Poems of the Jazz Age

Langston Hughes was a popular poet from the Harlem Renaissance. His Jazz Age poems, including 'Harlem' and 'I, Too, Sing America,' discussed the racism facing African Americans in the 1920s and '30s.

Claude McKay: Role in Harlem Renaissance & 'America' Analysis

6. Claude McKay: Role in Harlem Renaissance & 'America' Analysis

Claude McKay was an influential Harlem Renaissance poet. His poems 'America' and 'If We Must Die' explored the complicated relationship African Americans had with the world around them.

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