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Ch 18: MTTC English: 17th & 18th Century Literature

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Get reacquainted with literature of the 17th and 18th centuries with the help of engaging video lessons. Reviewing this subject can help you prepare for the MTTC English assessment.

MTTC English: 17th & 18th Century Literature - Chapter Summary

Watch the videos in this chapter to better understand literature from the 17th and 18th centuries as you study for the MTTC English assessment. The lessons are designed to help you answer questions on the exam that address the following:

  • Analyzing the major authors and works of the 17th and 18th centuries
  • Exploring the life and major poems of John Milton
  • Examining the essays and poems of Alexander Pope
  • Detailing the life and major works of Daniel Defoe
  • Analyzing John Swift and his satire
  • Understanding the life of Samuel Richardson, the character Pamela and the epistolary novel form
  • Examining Ann Radcliffe and Gothic literature

The lessons offer a unique studying experience by providing you with comprehensive, yet entertaining videos that make learning fun. You can watch the videos as often as necessary and access full lesson transcripts to ensure you fully absorb the materials.

Objectives of the MTTC English: 17th & 18th Century Literature Chapter

The goal of the MTTC English: 17th & 18th Century Literature chapter is to provide you with the tools you need to succeed on the assessment. Passing the exam with a score of 220 or greater adds an endorsement to your teaching license and enables you to teach this subject at the middle grades and secondary levels in Michigan schools.

Use the lessons in this chapter to strengthen your knowledge of literature in the 17th and 18th centuries. Doing so can prepare you to answer questions in the literature and understanding subarea, which constitutes approximately 26% of the total test. You can use the self-assessment quizzes and chapter exam to gauge your comprehension of the materials. If you have any questions about the chapter, expert tutors and coaches are available to assist.

7 Lessons in Chapter 18: MTTC English: 17th & 18th Century Literature
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Introduction to 17th- and 18th-Century Literature: Major Authors and Works

1. Introduction to 17th- and 18th-Century Literature: Major Authors and Works

A lot can happen in 200 years, as you'll see on our lesson that introduces you to British literature of the 17th and 18th centuries. Go from Shakespeare to the invention of the novel to the introduction of a prominent dictionary in our video below!

Introduction to John Milton: Life and Major Poems

2. Introduction to John Milton: Life and Major Poems

English poet, essayist and political figure John Milton ranks right up there with William Shakespeare in a list of literary greats. Check out this lesson for an overview of Milton's life and most important works.

Introduction to Alexander Pope: Biography, Essays and Poems

3. Introduction to Alexander Pope: Biography, Essays and Poems

Alexander Pope is one of the most quoted writers in the English language, which means you've probably heard his stuff before - you just don't know it yet. Watch this lesson for an overview of Pope's life and key works!

Introduction to Daniel Defoe: Biography and Major Works

4. Introduction to Daniel Defoe: Biography and Major Works

Castaways, pirates, spies and political prisoners. Some of it is fiction and some of it is the author's real life. In this lesson, you'll learn more about Daniel Defoe, one of England's most prolific and exciting authors.

Jonathan Swift and Satire: Examples and Analysis

5. Jonathan Swift and Satire: Examples and Analysis

When it comes to English-language satire, few authors can top the legendary Jonathan Swift. Watch this lesson to learn about his two most important works, ~'A Modest Proposal~' and ~'Gulliver's Travels~'.

Samuel Richardson: Biography, Pamela and the Epistolary Novel

6. Samuel Richardson: Biography, Pamela and the Epistolary Novel

Samuel Richardson was the first writer to produce a true bestseller in the modern sense. Watch our lesson to learn about 'Pamela,' his groundbreaking epistolary novel.

Ann Radcliffe and Gothic Literature

7. Ann Radcliffe and Gothic Literature

Meet the mysterious Ann Radcliffe, a pioneering author who helped create the genre we know today as Gothic literature. As you learn more about her works and style, we'll also look at what constitutes a Gothic novel.

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