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Ch 15: GACE English: Victorian Literature

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Watch these lesson videos to improve your understanding of the themes, styles and authors of Victorian literature as you prepare for the GACE English exam. Use this chapter to review works of Dickens, Eliot, Browning, Tennyson and Hopkins.

GACE English: Victorian Literature - Chapter Summary

The activities of this chapter have been put together to help you review what you need to know about Victorian literature prior to taking the GACE English test. In this series of short, engaging and mobile-device-friendly lesson videos our professional instructors will explain the themes and styles of Victorian literature as they discuss some of the famous authors of this era. After this chapter you should be better prepared for questions about the works of:

  • Charles Dickens
  • George Eliot
  • Robert Browning
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins

For an alternative review of the information presented in these lessons, read the video transcripts that present written overviews of the material. Following these lessons take the quizzes to find topics you don't understand and then use the video tags to return to these subjects to fortify your understanding of them. Once you feel you've mastered the topics of this chapter, test your mastery with the chapter exam.

GACE English: Victorian Literature Chapter Objectives

The GACE English test is a computer-based certification exam composed of two tests, each with 65 multiple-choice and two constructed-response questions. You may either take these tests in two 2.5-hours testing sessions or one five-hours testing session.

The first test includes a reading for literature section, which makes up 37.5% of the test score. Complete these lessons and assessments to improve your understanding of Victorian literature to prepared for related questions in this section.

6 Lessons in Chapter 15: GACE English: Victorian Literature
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Introduction to Victorian Literature: Overview of Themes, Style, and Authors

1. Introduction to Victorian Literature: Overview of Themes, Style, and Authors

Victorian literature is literature written in England during the reign of Queen Victoria, or roughly from 1837 -1901. It is largely characterized by the struggle of working people and the triumph of right over wrong.

Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence

2. 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.

Introduction to George Eliot: Life and Major Works

3. Introduction to George Eliot: Life and Major Works

Mary Ann Evans, aka George Eliot, is one of the premiere writers of Victorian England. Watch this video lesson to see how she combined her interests in realism and rural life into an epic output of novels.

Introduction to Robert Browning: Life and Poems

4. Introduction to Robert Browning: Life and Poems

Robert Browning was a Victorian poet who liked to write creepy monologues about killers, monarchs and more killers. Learn all about him in our video lesson!

Introduction to Alfred Lord Tennyson: Life and Major Poetic Works

5. Introduction to Alfred Lord Tennyson: Life and Major Poetic Works

He's a Poet Laureate, a master wordsmith and the originator of quotes you probably think came from Shakespeare. Check out our lesson on Alfred, Lord Tennyson, possibly the most important English poet of the Victorian era!

Introduction to Gerard Manley Hopkins: Devout Catholicism and Sprung Rhythm

6. Introduction to Gerard Manley Hopkins: Devout Catholicism and Sprung Rhythm

In this video, we'll introduce the 19th-century British poet Gerard Manley Hopkins. Hopkins is famous for inventing a new type of meter for poetry: sprung rhythm. We'll examine his poems and analyze how sprung rhythm works. Additionally, we'll examine the influence of Catholicism on Hopkins' poetry.

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