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Ch 14: PLACE English: Victorian Era Literature

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This chapter uses engaging video lessons and interactive quizzes on authors and works from Victorian era literature to help you study for the PLACE English exam.

PLACE English: Victorian Era Literature - Chapter Summary

Use these lessons on major Victorian authors and poets to prepare for questions on the PLACE English exam. The videos cover the following topics to help you out with exam questions:

  • Style and common themes in Victorian literature
  • Influence and works of Charles Dickens
  • Life and literary works of George Eliot
  • Poetry and biography of Robert Browning
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson's life and major poetry
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins' use of sprung rhythm and Catholic background

Each video lesson features a timeline that you can use to jump to important points. Lessons also come with a full transcript that you can use to follow along or as a review tool after watching the lesson. Test what you've learned after completing the lessons with our self-assessment quizzes and chapter exams.

PLACE English: Victorian Era Literature Chapter Objectives

This chapter will help you review Victorian era authors and works that you'll need to know for the PLACE English exam. The Victorian era questions are included in the literature section of the exam, which asks about important works, authors and themes in British literature.

The full PLACE English exam consists of about 100 multiple-choice questions and lasts for four and a half hours. The test will measure your proficiency in literature, reading instruction and communications, and is required for licensure as an English teacher in Colorado.

6 Lessons in Chapter 14: PLACE English: Victorian Era Literature
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Introduction to Victorian Literature: Overview of Themes, Style, and Authors

1. Introduction to Victorian Literature: Overview of Themes, Style, and Authors

Victorian literature is literature written in England during the reign of Queen Victoria, or roughly from 1837 -1901. It is largely characterized by the struggle of working people and the triumph of right over wrong.

Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence

2. Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence

Ebenezer Scrooge. Oliver Twist. Miss Havisham. David Copperfield. These are among literature's most fascinating figures, and they were all created by the same author. Watch this lesson to learn more about one of the English language's greatest authors, Charles Dickens.

Introduction to George Eliot: Life and Major Works

3. Introduction to George Eliot: Life and Major Works

Mary Ann Evans, aka George Eliot, is one of the premiere writers of Victorian England. Watch this video lesson to see how she combined her interests in realism and rural life into an epic output of novels.

Introduction to Robert Browning: Life and Poems

4. Introduction to Robert Browning: Life and Poems

Robert Browning was a Victorian poet who liked to write creepy monologues about killers, monarchs and more killers. Learn all about him in our video lesson!

Introduction to Alfred Lord Tennyson: Life and Major Poetic Works

5. Introduction to Alfred Lord Tennyson: Life and Major Poetic Works

He's a Poet Laureate, a master wordsmith and the originator of quotes you probably think came from Shakespeare. Check out our lesson on Alfred, Lord Tennyson, possibly the most important English poet of the Victorian era!

Introduction to Gerard Manley Hopkins: Devout Catholicism and Sprung Rhythm

6. Introduction to Gerard Manley Hopkins: Devout Catholicism and Sprung Rhythm

In this video, we'll introduce the 19th-century British poet Gerard Manley Hopkins. Hopkins is famous for inventing a new type of meter for poetry: sprung rhythm. We'll examine his poems and analyze how sprung rhythm works. Additionally, we'll examine the influence of Catholicism on Hopkins' poetry.

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