Ch 17: PLACE English: Romantic American Literature

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Watch these video lessons to awaken your memories of Romantic American literature themes such as escapism and common man heroism. Bone up for the literature section of the PLACE English test by reading the transcripts.

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.

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