Ch 17: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Poetry

About This Chapter

The engaging video lessons in this chapter help you get reacquainted with poetry analysis as you prepare for the OAE Middle Grades English Language Arts assessment. You can take lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to assess your comprehension of the materials.

OAE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Poetry - Chapter Summary

Watch short video lessons to recall how to analyze poetry so you're prepared to answer related questions on the OAE Middle Grades English Language Arts assessment. The lessons in this chapter can prepare you to address the following on the exam:

  • Identifying poetry literary terms
  • Examining poems with ABAB rhyme scheme
  • Defining blank verse, free verse poetry, elegy poems and narrative poems
  • Analyzing odes and sonnets
  • Understanding the rhyme scheme and format of the Petrarchan sonnet
  • Defining the ballad poem, soliloquy and consonance in literature
  • Examining how the structure of a drama or poem contributes to meaning

The instructors in the video lessons ensure your learning process is comprehensive and fun by providing the methods you need to analyze poetry in an entertaining package. This unique approach to online instruction helps you fully understand the materials as you prepare for the exam.

OAE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Poetry Chapter Objectives

The OAE Middle Grades English Language Arts assessment is designed to test your knowledge of the subject to ensure you're prepared to acquire your teaching license and educate students in the Ohio middle school classroom. This chapter covers topics found in the reading various text forms and analyzing and interpreting literature portion of the exam, which constitutes about 29% of the test. Watch the engaging video lessons in this chapter to strengthen your ability to analyze poetry and take self-assessment quizzes to access questions formatted like those you'll encounter on test day.

The assessment is composed of all multiple-choice questions that are based on specific test competencies. The questions are often accompanied by an excerpt, passage or illustration that you must read or examine to conceptualize an idea. Each question is followed by four answers, one of which you will be required to choose as the best response.

12 Lessons in Chapter 17: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Poetry
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Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

1. Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

Before you start your study of poetry, you'll want to have these technical, literary and genre terms at your disposal. Read on to learn the basics of analyzing poetry!

Poems with ABAB Rhyme Scheme: Examples & Definition

2. Poems with ABAB Rhyme Scheme: Examples & Definition

In this lesson, we will delve into the wonderful world of poetry. Specifically, we will analyze poems with the ABAB rhyme scheme. After a few examples, we will analyze how poets implement this type of rhyme scheme to create memorable poems. We will conclude our lesson with a brief quiz.

Blank Verse: Definition and Examples

3. Blank Verse: Definition and Examples

Blank verse has been used in both drama and poetry for centuries. Watch this video to see how different poets use this technique to bring the audience into a trance or to jolt them into reflection.

What Is Free Verse Poetry? - Examples & Definition

4. 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.

Elegy Poems: Definition & Examples

5. 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!'

Narrative Poems: Types & Examples

6. 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.

Odes: Forms & Examples

7. Odes: Forms & Examples

Have you ever appreciated something or someone so much you were inspired to write a poem? If so, then the ode is the poem for you! Learn about the three types of odes and how they are used to celebrate the people and things.

Sonnets: Definition & Examples

8. 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.

Petrarchan Sonnet: Rhyme Scheme, Format & Example Poems

9. Petrarchan Sonnet: Rhyme Scheme, Format & Example Poems

The sonnet is one of the most well-respected poetic forms in the English language, but did you know that this form began in Italian? Explore the inner workings of the Petrarchan sonnet and break down examples from Emma Lazarus and Joshua Mehigan.

What is a Ballad Poem? - Definition, Structure & Examples

10. What is a Ballad Poem? - Definition, Structure & Examples

Ballad poems, folk ballads. . . they're all the same, right? Not exactly. Find out the difference in this lesson, where you'll learn about ballad poems, their structure and get to see a couple examples of this poetic genre.

Soliloquy: Definition & Examples

11. Soliloquy: Definition & Examples

Drama is a vastly different medium from written literature. This lesson focuses on one particular thing that exists only in spoken performances: the soliloquy.

How the Structure of a Poem or Drama Contributes to Meaning

12. How the Structure of a Poem or Drama Contributes to Meaning

Look closely at the form of any poem or play. Authors put a lot of thought into the structure of their work. This lesson discusses how that structure contributes to the overall meaning of the piece as a whole.

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