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Ch 9: Poetry for 9th Grade: Homework Help

About This Chapter

The Poetry chapter of this 9th Grade English Homework Help course helps students complete their poetry homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your poetry homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample questions and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your poetry homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Shakespeare's sonnets
  • Analysis of poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Literary terms
  • Life and poems of A.E. Housman
  • Analysis of poetry by Emily Dickinson
  • Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven

16 Lessons in Chapter 9: Poetry for 9th Grade: Homework Help
Shakespeare's Sonnets: Reading and Interpreting the Major 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.

Introduction to Edmund Spenser: The Faerie Queene and Sonnets

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.

Introduction to Ben Jonson: Poems, Plays and Shakespeare

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.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

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!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poem Analysis

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.

Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven: Summary and Analysis

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.

Emily Dickinson: Poems and Poetry Analysis

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.

A.E. Housman: Biography & Poems

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.

Poems with ABAB Rhyme Scheme: Examples & Definition

9. Poems with ABAB Rhyme Scheme: Examples & Definition

In this lesson, we will delve into the wonderful world of poetry. Specifically, we will analyze poems with the ABAB rhyme scheme. After a few examples, we will analyze how poets implement this type of rhyme scheme to create memorable poems. We will conclude our lesson with a brief quiz.

Slant Rhyme in Poetry: Definition & Examples

10. Slant Rhyme in Poetry: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we'll explore slant rhymes, which are sometimes called half rhymes or near rhymes. After we look at a formal definition and some examples of slant rhyme, there is a short self-assessment quiz that you can take.

Lyric Poetry: Definition, Types & Examples

11. Lyric Poetry: Definition, Types & Examples

This lesson analyzes the characteristics of lyric poetry. Several types of lyric poetry are described with examples demonstrating the construction and theme of each type.

Concrete Poetry: Definition & Examples

12. Concrete Poetry: Definition & Examples

It's not usually written on the sidewalk, but concrete poetry can make a writer's ideas just as solid. Read on to find out more about these creative images and to see some fascinating examples.

End-Stopped Line in Poetry: Definition & Examples

13. End-Stopped Line in Poetry: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll read about how ideas and grammar come together in poetry. Learn how to define end-stopped lines and test your understanding with a quiz.

Friedrich Schiller: Biography & Poems

14. Friedrich Schiller: Biography & Poems

This lesson provides an introduction to the life and work of Friedrich Schiller, who vigorously argued for the values of the Romantic movement as conducive to the formation of an ideal society. A poet and professor, Schiller advocated for his ideas about human worth and relationships in history lectures and, more popularly, in plays and poetry.

Who Is Robert Frost? - Biography & Poems

15. Who Is Robert Frost? - Biography & Poems

This lesson will explore the life and work of Robert Frost. We'll look at the context, ideas, influence, and the critical response that surrounds Frost's work.

Parallelism in Poetry: Definition & Examples

16. Parallelism in Poetry: Definition & Examples

Parallelism is a literary device that connects ideas through similar structures of grammar. Read further to learn more how it is used in poetry, and review some examples of its use.

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