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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What are the basic concepts behind literary theory?
- What are the common literary terms used in prose?
- What are the common literary terms used in poetry?
- What were some major literary periods and movements?
- How can I apply literary theory to literary criticism?
1. Introduction to Literary Theory: Major Critics and Movements
When you hear the word 'theory,' your mind probably darts to the sciences - the theory of relativity, the theory of gravity, etc. Did you know that literature, too, is full of theory? Check out this lesson to get a basic primer on just what literary theory is, and how you might apply it.
2. Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose
The study of literature is a broad, diverse field. However, there's some general knowledge you should have before you dive in. Check out these terms to get a handle on the basics of prose study.
3. Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry
Before you start your study of poetry, you'll want to have these technical, literary and genre terms at your disposal. Read on to learn the basics of analyzing poetry!
4. Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course
When it comes to studying literature, there's about 1500 years of it to take in - and that's just in the English language! Fortunately, you can check out our crash course of key literary movements to see how the art form has developed over time.
5. Art Criticism: Definition, Function & Examples
Art criticism involves analyzing and evaluating every type of art that you can imagine. Find out how to apply it to the art that you want to study, whether it's photography, music, film, sculpture, dance, literature, etc.
6. Literary Criticism: Definition, Examples & Forms
For as long as writers have been writing, there have been critics evaluating their work. In this lesson, we will take a look at why literary criticism is important and a few different common approaches used to analyze literature.
7. Bourriaud's Relational Aesthetics
In this lesson, learn more about art curator and critic Nicholas Bourriaud and his famous book 'Relational Aesthetics.' Read on to explore how his ideas changed the way people think about and interact with art.
8. Characterization in The Outsiders
S. E. Hinton wrote 'The Outsiders' when she was 16. It is a story of the struggle between two very different social classes and is loosely based on some of her own experiences. This lesson will look at the way characterization influences the overall story.
9. Dracula: Book Summary & Literary Analysis
During this lesson, we will explore Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula. After a summary of the events in the book, we will analyze the novel by looking at a few of its themes and motifs in closer detail. A short quiz will follow.
10. Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights: Character Analysis & Revenge
Heathcliff is a character in Emily Bronte's ''Wuthering Heights''. His Romantic and Byronic traits lead him to seek vengeance. We will look at his primary relationship and how it provides a metaphor for the natural world versus the civilized world.
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- Developing as a Reader and Writer in 10th Grade English: Help and Review
- Reading and Understanding in Various Media: Help and Review
- Literary Forms and Genres for 10th Grade: Help and Review
- Shakespeare for 10th Grade: Help and Review
- African American Writers: Help and Review
- British Fiction for 10th Grade: Help and Review
- American Prose for 10th Grade: Help and Review
- Ancient Literature for 10th Grade: Help and Review
- Drama for 10th Grade: Help and Review
- The Writing Process for 10th Grade: Help and Review
- Using Source Materials in 10th Grade English: Help and Review
- Conventions in 10th Grade Writing - Usage: Help and Review
- Elements of 10th Grade Grammar: Help and Review
- 10th Grade Grammar Usage: Help and Review
- Punctuation in 10th Grade Writing: Help and Review
- Strategies for Reading Literary Nonfiction
- Characteristics of Major Literary Movements