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PLACE English: Romantic American Literature - Chapter Summary
Although the Romantic period in American literature lasted a brief 40 years, themes expressed through this movement show the ever-changing cultural, social, and philosophical mentality of the country during the middle of the 19th century. Comprehending how this mentality is displayed in Romantic American literature may help you answer questions relating to two of the six literature section objectives on the PLACE English test. Before you sit down to answer questions on the test, take a moment to review the following areas:
- Characteristics of Romantic American literature
- Washington Irving's literary contributions
- Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Our instructors build every lesson with your test prep needs in mind. They read through the test objectives to spot the key terms, literary movements, writers, and works you will need to understand to answer questions effectively. The instructors then design entertaining video lessons around just the important information, and the lessons are kept short to accommodate your scheduling needs.
PLACE English: Romantic American Literature Chapter Objectives
Getting a license to teach English classes in Colorado requires passing the PLACE English test. The maximum amount of time for the test is 270 minutes, and during this time you will read through the questions and pick the most plausible answer out of the choices presented.
By watching the video lessons on Romantic American literature, you should be able to answer questions about the thematic elements of this movement. Your improved knowledge in this area can assist you with meeting the test objective of showing how literature portrays perspectives on societal issues and cultural concerns.
1. The Romantic Period in American Literature and Art
This video introduces American Romanticism, a movement where literature focused on intuition, imagination and individualism. Authors such as Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow contributed to what became known as the American identity, as the new country did its best to distance itself from European tradition.
2. Washington Irving: Biography, Works, and Style
This video introduces Washington Irving, the father of American literature. Through his works, like 'Rip Van Winkle' and 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' Irving developed a sophisticated yet satirical style while helping establish the American identity.
3. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poem Analysis
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was known as a fireside poet because his poems were read by the fire as a means of entertainment. Learn about how he created American history through the use of musical elements, like rhythm and rhyme scheme.
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Other chapters within the PLACE English: Practice & Study Guide course
- PLACE English: Determining the Meaning of Words
- PLACE English: Elements & Language in Literature
- PLACE English: Literary Terms & Analysis
- PLACE English: Types & Features of Texts
- PLACE English: Literary Genres & Forms
- PLACE English: Instructional Reading Strategies
- PLACE English: Making Connections While Reading
- PLACE English: Context in Literary Works
- PLACE English: Medieval & Middle English Literature
- PLACE English: Renaissance Literature
- PLACE English: 17th & 18th Century English Literature
- PLACE English: Romantic Prose in English Literature
- PLACE English: Romantic Poetry
- PLACE English: Victorian Era Literature
- PLACE English: Ancient & Modern World Literature
- PLACE English: Native & Colonial American Literature
- PLACE English: Dark Romanticism in American Literature
- PLACE English: Transcendentalism in American Literature
- PLACE English: Realism in American Literature
- PLACE English: Modern American Authors
- PLACE English: Harlem Renaissance Writers
- PLACE English: Contemporary American Literature
- PLACE English: Young Adult Literary Works & Authors
- PLACE English: Form & Structure in Writing
- PLACE English: The Writing Process
- PLACE English: Writing Mechanics
- PLACE English: Source Citations & References
- PLACE English: Print & Media Sources of Information
- PLACE English: Communication Strategies
- PLACE English: Effective Communication & Types of Speech
- PLACE English: Visual Communication
- PLACE English: Communicating with Technology
- PLACE English: Evaluating Media
- Strategies for Teaching Writing & Vocabulary
- Strategies for Teaching Literature & Poetry Analysis
- General Teaching Strategies
- PLACE English Flashcards