Ch 10: Holt McDougal Literature Chapter 9: History, Culture, & the Author

About This Chapter

The History, Culture and the Author chapter of this Holt McDougal Literature Textbook Companion course helps students learn the essential literature lessons on how history and culture impact an author's work. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the History, Culture and the Author textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Holt McDougal Literature's History, Culture and the Author chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover topics on history, culture and the author that 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:

  • Examples of allusion and illusion
  • Analysis of Claude McKay's America
  • Analysis of Langston Hughes's Jazz Age poems
  • Difference between personification and apostrophe
  • Techniques for using search engines for research

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5 Lessons in Chapter 10: Holt McDougal Literature Chapter 9: History, Culture, & the Author
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Allusion and Illusion: Definitions and Examples

1. Allusion and Illusion: Definitions and Examples

Allusions and illusions have little in common besides the fact that they sound similar. Learn the difference between the two and how allusions are an important part of literature and writing - and how to spot them in text.

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

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

Personification and Apostrophe: Differences & Examples

4. Personification and Apostrophe: Differences & Examples

In this lesson, explore how writers use personification to give human characteristics to objects, ideas, and animals. Learn about apostrophe, or when characters speak to objects, ideas, and even imaginary people as if they were also characters.

Using Search Engines for Online Research

5. Using Search Engines for Online Research

The Internet can be a resource that saves you time, but if you don't know how to use it properly, it can be a frustrating experience. In this lesson, you will learn about how to properly find supporting materials online with research tips and tricks.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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