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PLACE English: Romantic Poetry - Chapter Summary
If you can't quite remember all the elements of Romantic poetry, these lessons can give you an overview of this style along with several examples from some of the more canonical Romantic era poems. Many of the poetry questions on the PLACE English test give you a passage of poetry followed by several questions. Instead of going into the test blind, get in some poetry analysis practice here by examining the works of these key poets:
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- Lord Byron
- Percy Shelley
- John Keats
- William Wordsworth
- William Blake
To help reduce your stress when studying for the test, our instructors have combed through the test objectives to present you with examples of Romantic poetry as well as discussions about terminology, relevant themes, and brief histories of the poems and the poets. Furthermore, our lesson quizzes and chapter exam give you the opportunity to practice answering multiple-choice style questions about poetry. Even if you get the answers wrong the first time, you can re-take our quizzes and exam repeatedly until you succeed.
PLACE English: Romantic Poetry Chapter Objectives
The PLACE English test has been split up to cover five content categories. The category about literature challenges you to fulfill six major objectives. By studying this chapter on Romantic poetry, you ought to be able to identify poetic devices. Likewise, the lessons should sharpen your skills with analyzing poetry, uncovering the contextual meaning, and pointing out the characteristics of this particular literary style. These are all tasks that you must satisfy as part of the objectives for this category of the test. Question for this assessment are all in a multiple-choice format, but the questions may require you to study a poetry excerpt before you choose your answers.
1. Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works
Like the French Revolution that helped inspire it, the Romantic poetry movement signaled massive, controversial changes with ramifications that are still being felt today. Watch this video lesson for an introduction to Romantic poetry, including descriptions of the major authors and significant works.
2. Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Poems and Biography
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Romantic poet or rock star? Ok, he's a Romantic poet. In this lesson, you'll learn about one of the founders of the Romantic movement and how his life, full of drugs, women and poetry, is not too different from today's rock stars.
3. Lord Byron: Poems and Biography
Lord Byron was once called 'mad, bad and dangerous to know.' In this lesson, you'll learn about this poet who is one of English Romanticism's most celebrated and prolific figures.
4. Biography of Percy Shelley
If Percy Shelley were around today, you might find him at a Wall Street protest, buying quinoa at Whole Foods or falling in love with your sister. In this lesson, you'll learn more about this major Romantic poet, who followed his heart and ideals, no matter the outcome.
5. John Keats: Poems, Biography and Quotes
Lots of poets only write for a few years, get discouraged by terrible reviews and never amount to much. And then there's John Keats. Despite a short life with an abbreviated literary career and ridicule from prominent critics, Keats' work would come to symbolize the Romantic poetry movement. Watch this lesson to learn more.
6. William Wordsworth: Poetry and Biography
In this lesson, you'll learn about William Wordsworth, one of the founders and chief architects of the Romantic poetry movement in England and England's poet laureate from 1843-1850.
7. William Blake: Poems, Quotes and Biography
Who is William Blake? He's a Romantic poet, an illustrator and a mystic. He used words, drawings and an innovative relief etching style, called illuminated printing, to create some of the most unusual and creative works of the Romantic era.
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Other chapters within the PLACE English: Practice & Study Guide course
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- 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: Victorian Era Literature
- PLACE English: Ancient & Modern World Literature
- PLACE English: Native & Colonial American Literature
- PLACE English: Romantic 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