Ch 11: Holt McDougal Literature Chapter 10: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

About This Chapter

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet chapter of this Holt McDougal Literature Textbook Companion course helps students learn the essential literature lessons on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Holt McDougal Literature's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Romeo and Juliet topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Renaissance authors and major works
  • Tragedy in drama
  • Analysis methods for dramatic works
  • Examples of iambic pentameter
  • Role of fate in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
  • Significance of Friar Laurence's soliloquy
  • Character analysis of Mercutio
  • Analysis of the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet
  • Examples of fables, folktales, myths and legends
  • Key quotes and characters in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

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10 Lessons in Chapter 11: Holt McDougal Literature Chapter 10: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
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Introduction to Renaissance Literature: Characterizing Authors and Works

1. Introduction to Renaissance Literature: Characterizing Authors and Works

Chances are, you've heard of the term 'Renaissance' before, but do you know what it means? Watch this video to learn about how this artistic movement forever altered England and the way we look at literature.

Tragedy in Drama: Classical to Modern

2. Tragedy in Drama: Classical to Modern

Nearly every story has a hero, but some are better off by the end of the story than others. In this video, we learn what is so tragic about the hero in a tragedy.

Analyzing Dramatic Works: Theme, Character Development & Staging

3. Analyzing Dramatic Works: Theme, Character Development & Staging

If 'All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players,' then why does analyzing a dramatic script seem so difficult? Find out how to make analyzing dramatic works easier with a four-step process in this video lesson.

Iambic Pentameter: Definition & Examples

4. Iambic Pentameter: Definition & Examples

Iambic pentameter is a poetic device that has been used by famous writers for centuries. In this lesson, find out how to identify iambic pentameter in many of the poems and sonnets you have read.

Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's Famous Star-Crossed Lovers

5. Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's Famous Star-Crossed Lovers

Great tragedies resonate throughout time. In this lesson, we'll go over the role of fate in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. We'll explore the story of his star-crossed lovers and explain some of his most famous quotes.

Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet: Soliloquy & Letter to Romeo

6. Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet: Soliloquy & Letter to Romeo

Friar Laurence may be the most important character in Shakespeare's play not named Romeo or Juliet. Read about the importance of Friar Laurence's soliloquy and how if a certain letter had made it to Romeo, an epic tragedy could have been avoided.

Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet: Character Analysis, Personality & Traits

7. Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet: Character Analysis, Personality & Traits

Every hero needs a best friend. In this lesson, we'll learn about Mercutio, Romeo's loyal comedic foil, who loses his life in a duel in order to protect the Montague name.

Balcony Scene in Romeo and Juliet: Summary & Analysis

8. Balcony Scene in Romeo and Juliet: Summary & Analysis

The balcony scene in 'Romeo and Juliet' stands alone as one of literature's most poetic, romantic exchanges between two lovers, and Shakespeare reveals their love through the use iambic pentameter and metaphor.

The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples

9. The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples

In this lesson, learn about fables, folktales, myths and legends, stories that entertain and serve instructive or educational purposes. Discover how these types of stories differ from one another and about their prevalence throughout the world.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Summary, Quotes and Characters

10. A Midsummer Night's Dream: Summary, Quotes and Characters

In this lesson, you'll learn about how love goes awry when magic interferes with the crazy exploits of a group of young Athenians, some fairies and some amateur actors in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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