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Ch 22: PLACE English: Harlem Renaissance Writers

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Recount the major writers and literary works of the Harlem Renaissance as you go through this chapter. Get ready to answer questions about American literature on the PLACE English test by getting in some practice with our quiz questions.

PLACE English: Harlem Renaissance Writers - Chapter Summary

For the PLACE English test, you will need to distinguish the factors that led to the Harlem Renaissance and the characteristics of the writing from this era. During your study sessions for the test, use our materials to catch up on the following topics:

  • Characteristics of literature from the Harlem Renaissance
  • W.E.B. Du Bois' writings and concept of the double consciousness
  • An examination of Heritage by Countee Cullen
  • Langston Hughes and jazz age poetry
  • An analysis of Zora Neale Hurston's works
  • Claude McKay's 'America'

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PLACE English: Harlem Renaissance Writers Objectives

The state of Colorado requires that prospective English teachers submit to testing as part of the licensing process. One of the tests includes the PLACE English test, and the state administers this test at least three times a year. There are five areas of content reviewed on the test, and those include written communication, oral communication, literature, visual communication, and reading. The literature area may include questions about the Harlem Renaissance.

6 Lessons in Chapter 22: PLACE English: Harlem Renaissance Writers
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The Harlem Renaissance: Novels and Poetry from the Jazz Age

1. The Harlem Renaissance: Novels and Poetry from the Jazz Age

The Harlem Renaissance was a movement in the 1920s and 1930s during which there was an explosion of African-American art and literature. This lesson looks at the themes, causes, and important figures of the Harlem Renaissance.

W.E.B. Du Bois: Theories, Accomplishments & Double Consciousness

2. W.E.B. Du Bois: Theories, Accomplishments & Double Consciousness

W.E.B. Du Bois was an important figure in American civil rights history, and his idea of the double consciousness delved into what it felt like to live as a black person in a white people's world. Learn more about his life and works in this lesson.

Countee Cullen's Role in the Harlem Renaissance: An Analysis of Heritage

3. Countee Cullen's Role in the Harlem Renaissance: An Analysis of Heritage

The Harlem Renaissance exposed the world to everyone from W.E.B. DuBois to Ella Fitzgerald. In this lesson, we'll explore one of the movement's most iconic and resonant poems, Countee Cullen's 'Heritage.'

Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God: Summary & Analysis

4. Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God: Summary & Analysis

Zora Neale Hurston's novel 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' is a famous Harlem Renaissance novel that examines race and gender issues through the eyes of its main character, Janie Crawford. This lesson gives a synopsis of the novel and examines how it approaches race and gender.

Langston Hughes & the Harlem Renaissance: Poems of the Jazz Age

5. Langston Hughes & the Harlem Renaissance: Poems of the Jazz Age

Langston Hughes was a popular poet from the Harlem Renaissance. His Jazz Age poems, including 'Harlem' and 'I, Too, Sing America,' discussed the racism facing African Americans in the 1920s and '30s.

Claude McKay: Role in Harlem Renaissance & 'America' Analysis

6. Claude McKay: Role in Harlem Renaissance & 'America' Analysis

Claude McKay was an influential Harlem Renaissance poet. His poems 'America' and 'If We Must Die' explored the complicated relationship African Americans had with the world around them.

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