Ch 10: Introduction to Literary Criticism: Tutoring Solution

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The Introduction to Literary Criticism chapter of this 10th Grade English Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about literary criticism. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the literary terms, theories and historical movements required in a typical 10th grade English course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other 10th grade English work.
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  • Struggle with understanding literary terms for discussing poetry and prose, major literary critics, historical literary movements or any other literary criticism topic
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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the major critics and movements of literary theory.
  • Become familiar with the literary terms used in prose and poetry.
  • Take a look at an overview of the history of literary movements.
  • Discuss examples of art criticism.

8 Lessons in Chapter 10: Introduction to Literary Criticism: Tutoring Solution
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Introduction to Literary Theory: Major Critics and Movements

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.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

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.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

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!

Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course

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.

Art Criticism: Definition, Function & Examples

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.

Alexander Selkirk, Influence of Robinson Crusoe: Facts & Solitude

6. Alexander Selkirk, Influence of Robinson Crusoe: Facts & Solitude

The real-life adventures of Alexander Selkirk formed the basis of Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe. Learn more about his unusual life and the influence he had on one of the great classics of English literature.

Literary Canon: Definition & Authors

7. Literary Canon: Definition & Authors

Though not related to field artillery, pieces in the 'literary canon' have made quite a bang over the years. Come learn more about this collection of exemplary literature and its controversy while meeting some contributing authors.

Roland Barthes: Biography & Books

8. Roland Barthes: Biography & Books

Roland Barthes might not be a household name, but he helped shape how we talk about literature to this day. Get up close and personal with this famous French literary figure in this lesson, where you'll also get a peek at some of his work.

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