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Who's it for?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering 9th grade English material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn 9th grade English. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding literary terms in poetry or poetry for 9th grade
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about poetry for 9th grade
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra English learning resources
How it works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the poetry for 9th grade chapter exam.
Why it works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the poetry for 9th grade chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any poetry question. They're here to help!
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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a poetry unit of a standard 9th grade English course. Topics covered include:
- Shakespeare's sonnets
- Edmund Spencer's sonnets
- Glossary of literary terms in poetry
- Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven
- Emily Dickinson's poems
1. Shakespeare's Sonnets: Reading and Interpreting the Major Poems
In this video we'll learn about Shakespeare's sonnets, which contain some of his most famous poetry. Shakespeare addresses both a Fair Youth, speculated to be a young earl and patron, and a Dark Lady, whom he describes in frank and unromantic terms. We'll discuss the meter and rhyme scheme of the typical Shakespearean sonnet, as well as the structure of the overall work.
2. Introduction to Edmund Spenser: The Faerie Queene and Sonnets
Edmund Spenser is one of the key figures in the English Renaissance, and he made his name mostly by writing about dragons and knights. Pretty cool, right? Watch this video to learn about this important author and his biggest work, The Faerie Queene.
3. Introduction to Ben Jonson: Poems, Plays and Shakespeare
To a great deal of people, for a great deal of time, English playwright and poet Ben Jonson was known merely as a rival (and inferior) to William Shakespeare. But there's more to the story than that! Watch our video lesson to get the skinny on Jonson's life and work.
4. Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry
Before you start your study of poetry, you'll want to have these technical, literary and genre terms at your disposal. Read on to learn the basics of analyzing poetry!
5. 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.
6. Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven: Summary and Analysis
This video introduces Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven.' Through Poe's use of poetic devices and dark Romantic characteristics, he is able to achieve the 'unity of effect' to appeal to critics and the masses both during his time and even still today.
7. Emily Dickinson: Poems and Poetry Analysis
Emily Dickinson was a well-known poet of the mid-1800s whose numerous works have stood the test of time. But what in the world did her poems really mean? In this video, we'll explore one of her most recognized pieces and analyze its meaning and purpose.
8. A.E. Housman: Biography & Poems
Although A.E. Housman was pretty antisocial and pessimistic, he became a successful scholar and poet who was known for his lyrical poetry. Learn more about this interesting man's background and work in this lesson.
9. A Valentine by Edgar Allan Poe: Analysis
Maybe you haven't made a Valentine since middle school, but that doesn't mean adults can't be creative for their special sweethearts. See just how cleverly creative they can be when you explore this lesson analyzing Edgar Allan Poe's 'A Valentine!'
10. Repetition in Poems: Examples & Definition
Repetition in poetry can be a very powerful tool to use. In this lesson, we will discuss what repetition is and how it can be used effectively. We will look at different ways that poets use it and talk about the impact it has on the reader.
11. Pied Beauty by Hopkins: Summary, Poem Analysis & Meaning
Gerard Manley Hopkins' poem 'Pied Beauty' is a celebration of the mottled, seemingly imperfect parts of nature. In a world that is often obsessed with perfection, Hopkins finds the imperfect something to celebrate.
12. First Fig By Edna St. Vincent Millay: Analysis & Explanation
In this lesson we'll analyze Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem 'First Fig.' We'll break down Millay's poem line by line, and we'll explore some shocking possibilities!
13. Sound and Sense by Alexander Pope: Analysis & Structure
This lesson discusses 'Sound and Sense' which is a portion of the 'Essay on Criticism' by Alexander Pope. You will learn more about the meter, rhythm, figurative language, and purpose of 'Sound and Sense' from this lesson. Then take the quiz to test your knowledge!
14. Robert Frost's Nothing Gold Can Stay: Poem Meaning & Analysis
This lesson will explore the meaning of Robert Frost's well-known 1923 poem 'Nothing Gold Can Stay,' We will analyze some of the poem's themes and explore Frost's use of literary devices.
15. Examples of Poems with Hyperbole
This lesson will feature a discussion about what hyperbole is, how it works with figurative language, and how it is used in poetry. Included are examples of poetry that contain hyperbolic language.
16. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Analysis & Themes
'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' is an autobiographical story of Maya Angelou's life. Facing racism, molestation, and teenage pregnancy, Maya learns to love herself and find her place in the world. In this lesson, we will look at some of the major themes from this story.
17. Alliteration in Annabel Lee
Alliteration is the repetition of initial consonant sounds within a passage of text. Edgar Allan Poe's 'Annabel Lee' contains several examples of this literary device, which is often used to make a line of poetry memorable.
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