Ch 18: PLACE English: Dark Romanticism in American Literature

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These video lessons and practice quizzes can get you up to speed on Dark Romanticism in American literature. You will find everything you need to prepare for questions about the Dark Romantics on the PLACE English exam.

PLACE English: Dark Romanticism in American Literature - Chapter Summary

This chapter on the Dark Romantic literary movement and its major writers will help you study for the PLACE English exam. After completing this chapter, you should be familiar with the following:

  • Overview of the Dark Romantic genre
  • Works of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Writing style of Herman Melville
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne's life and works

Use the engaging video lessons to review topics you may be unfamiliar with, and the practice exams to get an idea of the type of questions you'll be asked on the exam.

PLACE English: Dark Romanticism in American Literature Chapter Objectives

The PLACE English exam tests your proficiency in reading instruction, literature and communications, and it is required for those who want to earn a certification to teach English in the state of Colorado. Questions about the Dark Romantics are part of the literature section of the test. Among other topics, this section measures your understanding of major writers, works and movements in American literature, and asks about the significance of these authors and movements in the overall development of American literature.

The PLACE English exam is composed of roughly 100 multiple-choice questions, which you will be given four and a half hours to complete. This study guide will help you know what to expect with practice quizzes and a chapter exam.

4 Lessons in Chapter 18: PLACE English: Dark Romanticism in American Literature
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The Dark Romantics in American Literature

1. The Dark Romantics in American Literature

This video introduces the characteristics of Dark Romanticism, a movement at the end of the Romantic period where literature embodied creepy symbols, horrific themes, and explored the psychological effects of guilt and sin. Authors, such as Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne, wrote short stories, poems, and novels that encouraged Americans to see evil in everything.

Edgar Allan Poe: Biography, Works, and Style

2. Edgar Allan Poe: Biography, Works, and Style

This video introduces Edgar Allan Poe, the father of the modern mystery story. Through his works, like 'The Raven' and 'The Tell-Tale Heart,' Poe reflected the characteristics of Dark Romanticism by creating horrific storylines and characters while exploring the dark, irrational depths of the human mind.

Herman Melville: Biography, Works & Style

3. Herman Melville: Biography, Works & Style

Like many great people, Herman Melville was misunderstood during his time. Watch this video to find out why the author of the famous novel 'Moby Dick' died almost as a complete unknown.

Nathaniel Hawthorne: Biography, Works, and Style

4. Nathaniel Hawthorne: Biography, Works, and Style

Who was Nathaniel Hawthorne? Well, besides being a brooding guy with a bit of a dark past, he was one of the most famous writers from early America. Learn more about him and his view of the Puritan belief system in this video.

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