Ch 20: NES ELA: The Romantic Poetry Movement

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Use these lessons and quizzes to refresh your knowledge of the Romantic poetry movement for the National Evaluation Series (NES) English Language Arts (ELA) exam.

NES ELA: The Romantic Poetry Movement - Chapter Summary

Get ready for questions about Romantic poets and poetry on the NES ELA exam. In these lessons, you'll review the Romantic poetry movement as well as the life and works of the following poets:

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Lord Byron
  • William Blake
  • Percy Shelley
  • John Keats
  • William Wordsworth

These short and engaging video lessons are a quick and easy way to get up to speed on Romantic poetry. Each lesson lasts between five and ten minutes and is accompanied by a full written transcript. Test your knowledge with self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam.

NES ELA: The Romantic Poetry Movement Objectives

Depending on the state in which you wish to teach, you may need to pass the NES ELA exam as part of the licensure requirements. The test has 150 multiple-choice questions on reading, literature and communications. The practice quizzes and chapter exam in this study guide will give you an idea of some of the questions you'll be asked.

The lessons in this chapter will prepare you for questions on the Romantic poetry movement found in the Analyzing and Interpreting Literature subarea of the NES ELA exam, which makes up approximately 23% of the total test score. Objectives in this test section require that you exhibit understanding of the thematic, formal and stylistic characteristics of literary movements, along with the ability to explain how historical, political and social factors influence authors and movements.

8 Lessons in Chapter 20: NES ELA: The Romantic Poetry Movement
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Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works

1. Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works

Like the French Revolution that helped inspire it, the Romantic poetry movement signaled massive, controversial changes with ramifications that are still being felt today. Watch this video lesson for an introduction to Romantic poetry, including descriptions of the major authors and significant works.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Poems and Biography

2. Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Poems and Biography

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Romantic poet or rock star? Ok, he's a Romantic poet. In this lesson, you'll learn about one of the founders of the Romantic movement and how his life, full of drugs, women and poetry, is not too different from today's rock stars.

Lord Byron: Poems and Biography

3. Lord Byron: Poems and Biography

Lord Byron was once called 'mad, bad and dangerous to know.' In this lesson, you'll learn about this poet who is one of English Romanticism's most celebrated and prolific figures.

Biography of Percy Shelley

4. Biography of Percy Shelley

If Percy Shelley were around today, you might find him at a Wall Street protest, buying quinoa at Whole Foods or falling in love with your sister. In this lesson, you'll learn more about this major Romantic poet, who followed his heart and ideals, no matter the outcome.

John Keats: Poems, Biography and Quotes

5. John Keats: Poems, Biography and Quotes

Lots of poets only write for a few years, get discouraged by terrible reviews and never amount to much. And then there's John Keats. Despite a short life with an abbreviated literary career and ridicule from prominent critics, Keats' work would come to symbolize the Romantic poetry movement. Watch this lesson to learn more.

Ode on a Grecian Urn by Keats: Analysis and Summary

6. Ode on a Grecian Urn by Keats: Analysis and Summary

In this lesson, learn about Romantic poet John Keats' 'Ode on a Grecian Urn,' which is considered one of the greatest odes ever written. In the poem, Keats has a surprisingly emotional reaction to staring at an old piece of pottery. We'll examine the story of the poem, its meaning and its form.

William Wordsworth: Poetry and Biography

7. William Wordsworth: Poetry and Biography

In this lesson, you'll learn about William Wordsworth, one of the founders and chief architects of the Romantic poetry movement in England and England's poet laureate from 1843-1850.

William Blake: Poems, Quotes and Biography

8. William Blake: Poems, Quotes and Biography

Who is William Blake? He's a Romantic poet, an illustrator and a mystic. He used words, drawings and an innovative relief etching style, called illuminated printing, to create some of the most unusual and creative works of the Romantic era.

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