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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.''
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.
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
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Other chapters within the American Literature: Help and Review course
- Literary Analysis
- Analysis of American Literature
- Colonial and Early National Period in Literature: Help and Review
- Romantic Period in Literature: Help and Review
- Dark Romantics: Help and Review
- Transcendentalism in Literature: Help and Review
- Realism in Literature: Help and Review
- Modernist Prose and Plays: Help and Review
- Modernist Poetry: Help and Review
- The Harlem Renaissance and Literature: Help and Review
- Literature of the Contemporary Period: Help and Review
- Research Skills for English Language Arts
- Parts of an Essay: Help & Review