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Ch 13: MTEL Foundations of Reading: Poetry

About This Chapter

This chapter on poetry was constructed with the aim to prepare you for the related portion of the MTEL Foundations of Reading exam, with engaging video lessons taught by professional instructors arming with you an enhanced understanding of the subject going into the test.

MTEL Foundations of Reading: Poetry - Chapter Summary

This chapter takes a look at several forms of poetry with the aim to get you ready to show your teaching skills on the subject within the MTEL Foundations of Reading exam. By the end of this chapter, you'll have reviewed all of the following:

  • Lyric poetry, concrete poetry, dramatic poetry, and epic poetry
  • Narrative poems
  • Rhythm, rhymes, sounds, and stanzas in poetry
  • Similes, metaphors, and personification in poetry
  • Images, symbolism, and juxtaposition in poetry
  • Inferring mood in poetry
  • Sonnets, ballads, and haikus

To make sure you get the most out of the lessons by learning in the way that fits you best, each lesson includes both a video and a transcript of the content. You'll find each form of the material easy to navigate and review, with the timeline feature letting you jump to key points within the lesson and the transcript highlighted with important terms in bold.

14 Lessons in Chapter 13: MTEL Foundations of Reading: Poetry
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Lyric Poetry: Definition, Types & Examples

1. Lyric Poetry: Definition, Types & Examples

This lesson analyzes the characteristics of lyric poetry. Several types of lyric poetry are described with examples demonstrating the construction and theme of each type.

Concrete Poetry: Definition & Examples

2. Concrete Poetry: Definition & Examples

It's not usually written on the sidewalk, but concrete poetry can make a writer's ideas just as solid. Read on to find out more about these creative images and to see some fascinating examples.

Dramatic Poetry: Definition & Examples

3. Dramatic Poetry: Definition & Examples

Do you really like poetry, but wish someone else would read it to you? Then look no further than dramatic poetry! Come explore some examples of the dying art of dramatic verse in this lesson.

Narrative Poems: Types & Examples

4. Narrative Poems: Types & Examples

Some of history's most famous heroes have been immortalized in narrative poetry: King Arthur, Odysseus, and even Jed Clampett. From Homer to Chaucer to Poe to The Beverly Hillbillies, narrative poetry has been used to preserve some of the world's greatest stories.

Epic Poetry: Definition, Heroes & Stories

5. Epic Poetry: Definition, Heroes & Stories

Learn about epic poetry in the ancient world. Explore two epic poems, ''Gilgamesh'' and ''The Iliad'' and discover the information these poems contain about the cultures that created them.

Elements of Poetry: Rhythm

6. Elements of Poetry: Rhythm

Poetry often has a defined beat or rhythm. In this lesson, you'll review the most common forms of poetic rhythm before diving deeper into how those rhythms influence the overall effect of the poem.

Elements of Poetry: Rhymes & Sounds

7. Elements of Poetry: Rhymes & Sounds

Many poems rhyme, but there is often more going on in terms of the sounds of the words than just what happens at the ends of the lines. This lesson explores some of the nuances of rhyme and sound in poetry.

What is a Stanza in Poetry? - Definition & Examples

8. What is a Stanza in Poetry? - Definition & Examples

Want to find out what poems and houses have in common? In this lesson, we'll explore the 'rooms' that stanzas create in poetry, drawing on examples from Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Frost, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Elizabeth Bishop, and Lord Byron.

Similes, Metaphors & Personification in Poetry

9. Similes, Metaphors & Personification in Poetry

Comparison is the basis of figurative language, and the most common forms of poetic comparison are simile, metaphor, and personification. In this lesson, you'll define all three terms and see several examples of each.

Imagery, Symbolism & Juxtaposition in Poetry

10. Imagery, Symbolism & Juxtaposition in Poetry

Poetry is a dense and rich form of literature. In this lesson you'll learn about how imagery, symbolism, and juxtaposition work to add depth to poetry. You'll also learn some tips for taking the AP Literature exam.

Inferring Mood in Poetry

11. Inferring Mood in Poetry

Poets have a variety of tools to use to create mood. In this lesson, you'll learn about three of these tools and how you can use that knowledge to infer mood. You'll also learn how this skill applies specifically to the AP Literature exam.

Sonnets: Definition & Examples

12. Sonnets: Definition & Examples

If you want to profess your love in a poem, you might not think to look back a few hundred years for inspiration. Learn how some of the greatest poets in history used the sonnet to woo their lovers.

What is a Ballad? - Definition & Examples

13. What is a Ballad? - Definition & Examples

Let's learn about the poetical form of the ballad and examine two of the most famous English ballads. We will learn about the common traits of ballads and how they relate to modern music.

What Is Haiku Poetry? - Definition & Examples

14. What Is Haiku Poetry? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what haiku poetry is, take a look at some examples, and see how the traditional Japanese form has influenced its evolution in the English-speaking world.

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