Ch 3: Literary Analysis: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Literary Analysis chapter of this American Literature Help and Review course is the simplest way to master analyzing literature. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of literary analysis.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering American literature material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn American literature. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the elements of literature or working with literary terms
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about literary analysis
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra literature learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Literary Analysis chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Literary Analysis chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any literary analysis question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What were the major literary periods and movements?
  • How can I comprehend, interpret and draw literary conclusions?
  • What are some test-taking strategies for literary texts?
  • What are some literary terms related specifically to prose and poetry?

9 Lessons in Chapter 3: Literary Analysis: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Round & Flat Characters: Definition & Examples

1. Round & Flat Characters: Definition & Examples

Two main categories of characters in literature are round and flat. In this lesson, you'll learn the difference between the two, and you can test your understanding with a quiz.

Edward Bellamy: Biography & Quotes

2. Edward Bellamy: Biography & Quotes

Learn about the life and works of American author and political theorist Edward Bellamy. Explore some of his thoughts about political reform and explore his contribution to political allegory and early science fiction.

Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward

3. Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward

''Looking Backward'' is a science-fiction novel written by Edward Bellamy in 1887 that tells the story of his utopian, socialist vision of America set in the year 2000.

Chocolate Fever: Summary & Characters

4. Chocolate Fever: Summary & Characters

This lesson provides a summary of Robert Kimmel Smith's popular children's book 'Chocolate Fever', published in 1972. It also provides descriptions of the main characters, especially the two who help Henry Green find a cure.

The Cask of Amontillado Vocabulary

5. The Cask of Amontillado Vocabulary

When reading stories from the past, sometimes we can get bogged down in archaic vocabulary. In this lesson, we will learn and review important vocabulary words from the short story, ''The Cask of Amontillado'' by Edgar Allan Poe, to help us understand the plot and capture the imagery presented.

Tom Sawyer Vocabulary

6. Tom Sawyer Vocabulary

Twain's writing takes readers from ease of conversation to descriptors of more difficult concepts. In this lesson, you'll get to examine a few of the vocabulary terms relevant to ''The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.''

The Tell-Tale Heart Vocabulary

7. The Tell-Tale Heart Vocabulary

It has been over 175 years since Edgar Allan Poe wrote 'The Tell-Tale Heart,' which makes the language sounds quite dated and different from how we speak today. This lesson will help you understand the story's unfamiliar vocabulary.

Gone With The Wind: Themes & Setting

8. Gone With The Wind: Themes & Setting

Set in the deep South in the midst of the Civil War makes for some interesting theme and setting ideas for '~'Gone With the Wind'~'. In this lesson, you'll get a glimpse at both, including some words from the author herself.

Flashcards - Overview of Literary Analysis

Flashcards - Overview of Literary Analysis

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter 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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