Ch 9: Holt McDougal Literature Chapter 8: Author's Style & Voice

About This Chapter

The Author's Style & Voice chapter of this Holt McDougal Literature Companion Course helps students learn the essential literature lessons of an author's style and voice. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Author's Style & Voice textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in Holt McDougal Literature's Author's Style & Voice chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the author's style and voice 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:

  • Types of style in literature
  • Examples of voice in writing
  • Impact of word choice on tone
  • Authors and works of the Realism movement
  • Themes in O'Brien's The Things They Carried
  • Different kinds of humorous writing
  • Irony types and examples
  • Life and works of Barbara Kingsolver
  • Analysis of Emily Dickinson's poetry
  • Examples of dramatic farce

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9 Lessons in Chapter 9: Holt McDougal Literature Chapter 8: Author's Style & Voice
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How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay

1. How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay

In this video, we will discuss how word choice sets the tone for your essay. This includes letting the reader know if you are angry, happy or even attempting to refrain from bias. These tools bring your 'voice' into your writing.

The Literary Realism Movement: A Response to Romanticism

2. The Literary Realism Movement: A Response to Romanticism

In this lesson, we will learn about Realism in American literature, how this new literary movement grew out of Romanticism and what circumstances in our changing nation made that literary shift possible.

The Things They Carried: Summary, Characters & Themes

3. The Things They Carried: Summary, Characters & Themes

The Vietnam War was a long, controversial military conflict. In this lesson, you'll get a summary of Tim O'Brien's Vietnam War novel, including a breakdown of the main characters and major ideas.

Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing

4. Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing

Learn about how writers use satire, parody and spoof to make their readers laugh and think. Explore how these forms mock the conventions of specific literary works and genres.

Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions

5. Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions

Discover, once and for all, what irony is and is not. Explore three types of irony: verbal, situational and dramatic, and learn about some famous and everyday examples.

Barbara Kingsolver: Biography, Books & Quotes

6. Barbara Kingsolver: Biography, Books & Quotes

In this lesson on American writer Barbara Kingsolver, you'll learn about her life, her major literary awards, and a couple of her best-selling books. You can test your understanding at the end with a short quiz.

Emily Dickinson: Poems and Poetry Analysis

7. Emily Dickinson: Poems and Poetry Analysis

Emily Dickinson was a well-known poet of the mid-1800s whose numerous works have stood the test of time. But what in the world did her poems really mean? In this video, we'll explore one of her most recognized pieces and analyze its meaning and purpose.

Dramatic Farce: History, Examples and Playwrights

8. Dramatic Farce: History, Examples and Playwrights

Would you believe Curly, Larry, and Moe, The Three Stooges, are simply practicing a centuries-old form of drama? Learn more about how horseplay and high energy contribute to the dramatic comedy sub-genre called farce.

The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson: Summary, Poem Analysis & Interpretation

9. The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson: Summary, Poem Analysis & Interpretation

In Tennyson's poem 'The Lady of Shalott,' we see a mysterious maiden who is imprisoned by the fear of a curse in the days of King Arthur. In this lesson, we will see how her story unfolds.

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