Ch 12: PLACE English: Romantic Prose in English Literature

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Revisit novels by major authors like Charlotte Bronte, Sir Walter Scott and Mary Shelley. This chapter's video lessons and quizzes can help you review the characteristics of Romantic prose ahead of your PLACE English exam.

PLACE English: Romantic Prose in English Literature - Chapter Summary

Check out these lessons to get a quick refresher on the Romantic period in English literature and prepare for PLACE exam questions on the following topics:

  • Characteristics of Romantic literature
  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
  • Novels by the Bronte sisters
  • An analysis of Jane Eyre
  • A plot synopsis of Wuthering Heights
  • Historical fiction by Sir Walter Scott

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PLACE English: Romantic Prose in English Literature Chapter Objectives

Major works of English literature in general and Romantic prose in particular are among the topics included in the PLACE English exam's literature content domain. Use our lessons to focus on this area of the test before moving on to tackle other subjects covered by the exam, such as reading, written communication, visual communication and oral communication.

The test includes approximately 100 multiple-choice questions. Answers are used to measure your subject-area expertise and determine your eligibility for an English teacher license in Colorado.

6 Lessons in Chapter 12: PLACE English: Romantic Prose in English Literature
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Introduction to Romantic Prose: Overview of Authors and Works

1. Introduction to Romantic Prose: Overview of Authors and Works

Romantic prose exists in novels, short stories and essays written during the Romantic period, specifically in England. The Romantic period lasted from about 1800 to 1840.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Literature vs. Film

2. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Literature vs. Film

FIRE BAD! That may be the depth of your experience with Frankenstein. But before he broke into pop culture, the character had a rich literary history. Watch our lesson to learn more!

Emily and Charlotte Bronte: Sisters and Authors

3. Emily and Charlotte Bronte: Sisters and Authors

Long before JK Rowling dreamed up Fred and George Weasley, Charlotte and Elizabeth Bronte accomplished impressive things as siblings. Their family history is a sad one, though, and their feelings of loss are evident in their most famous novels, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.

Jane Eyre: Summary, Characters and Analysis

4. Jane Eyre: Summary, Characters and Analysis

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, was first published in 1847 under Bronte's pseudonym, Currier Bell. It's about a girl named - not surprisingly - Jane Eyre, and it's a bildungsroman, a coming-of-age story that follows Jane from childhood through motherhood. Many elements of Jane's life are similar to events in Charlotte Bronte's life. Because the work features a strong-willed and intelligent woman, it's often considered to be an early feminist text.

Wuthering Heights: Plot Overview and Character Analysis

5. Wuthering Heights: Plot Overview and Character Analysis

'Wuthering Heights' is Emily Bronte's only published novel, but if you're only going to publish one novel in your lifetime, this is a good one. Follow along as this lesson introduces you to the plot, characters and other aspects of this novel.

Introduction to Sir Walter Scott: Works of Historical Fiction

6. Introduction to Sir Walter Scott: Works of Historical Fiction

In his life, Sir Walter Scott was both a lawyer and a poet, though it's when he started to write historical novels - anonymously - that his work really took off. Watch this video to learn all about the man credited with creating a whole genre of fiction.

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