Ch 7: MTTC English: Types of Poetry

About This Chapter

Strengthen your studies for the MTTC English assessment by watching the short video lessons in this chapter. Learn more about types of poetry then take self-assessment quizzes to reinforce lesson concepts.

MTTC English: Types of Poetry - Chapter Summary

This chapter can help refresh your knowledge of types of poetry as you prepare for the MTTC English assessment. Reviewing the text and video lessons can ensure you're ready to:

  • Define and identify heroes and stories of epic poetry
  • List and explain types of narrative poems
  • Provide a definition of sonnets, villanelle poems, closed form poetry and elegy poems
  • Describe the characteristics of quatrains
  • Define iambic pentameter and free verse poetry
  • Explain alliteration, consonance, assonance and repetition
  • Identify types of poetic devices

The lessons provide you with an in-depth overview of types of poetry, while offering entertaining visuals that make learning fun. Watch the videos as often as necessary, and in any sequence, to ensure you are able to fully absorb the materials as you prepare for the exam.

MTTC English: Types of Poetry Chapter Objectives

The MTTC English assessment is a subject area test required for educators who want to teach English in grades 6-12 in Michigan schools. Passing the test with a score of 220 or higher allows educators to add an English endorsement to their teaching certificate. The MTTC English: Types of Poetry chapter is designed to help you get closer to passing the assessment by covering topics in the literature and understanding subarea, which constitutes approximately 26% of the total test.

In addition to watching the video lessons in this chapter, prepare for the assessment by taking lesson quizzes. Whether you choose to take the paper or computer version of the test, the quizzes in this chapter can give you practice with questions formatted similarly to the multiple-choice questions you'll see on the exam. As you review the lessons, take advantage of the full transcripts, which provide you with the lessons in their written form. A clickable timeline is also available to help you find specific topics within videos you want to revisit.

12 Lessons in Chapter 7: MTTC English: Types of Poetry
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Epic Poetry: Definition, Heroes & Stories

1. 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.

Narrative Poems: Types & Examples

2. 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.

Sonnets: Definition & Examples

3. 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.

Villanelle Poems: Definition, Form & Examples

4. Villanelle Poems: Definition, Form & Examples

In this lesson, you will discover a specific fixed-form poem that comes from the French: the villanelle. You will learn the structure of this poem and analyze an example.

Closed Form Poetry: Definition & Examples

5. Closed Form Poetry: Definition & Examples

This lesson describes the basic differences between two forms of poetry: open and closed. Then we'll look closer at closed form poetry and some specific types and examples.

Elegy Poems: Definition & Examples

6. Elegy Poems: Definition & Examples

For centuries, people have expressed their grief for the loss of loved ones in elegies. Learn how the elegy differs from the eulogy and how Don McLean's 'American Pie' falls into the ranks of Walt Whitman's 'O Captain! My Captain!'

Quatrains: Characteristics & Overview

7. Quatrains: Characteristics & Overview

The quatrain is one of the most common stanzas in English poetry, but it's far from ordinary. In this lesson, you'll learn about three unique varieties of quatrain by reading examples from Thomas Gray, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Emily Dickinson.

Iambic Pentameter: Definition & Examples

8. Iambic Pentameter: Definition & Examples

Iambic pentameter is a poetic device that has been used by famous writers for centuries. In this lesson, find out how to identify iambic pentameter in many of the poems and sonnets you have read.

What Is Free Verse Poetry? - Examples & Definition

9. What Is Free Verse Poetry? - Examples & Definition

Did you know that Walt Whitman, who lived in the mid-1800s, was influential in shaping the American identity? Find out how his writing style is connected to the King James Bible and the famous Beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

Alliteration: Definition & Examples

10. Alliteration: Definition & Examples

Alliteration is a figure of speech used to create rhythm and bring focus to a line or sentence in a piece of written material. Learn about the definition of alliteration, see examples of alliteration and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Consonance, Assonance, and Repetition: Definitions & Examples

11. Consonance, Assonance, and Repetition: Definitions & Examples

In this lesson, explore the different ways authors repeat consonant and vowel sounds in their literary works. Learn about how writers use repeated words and phrases with well-known examples.

Poetic Devices: Definition, Types & Examples

12. Poetic Devices: Definition, Types & Examples

There are many types of poetic devices that can be used to create a powerful, memorable poem. In this lesson, we are going to learn about these devices and look at examples of how they are used. We will also discuss their purpose to understand the importance of using them effectively.

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