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- Read and interpret Shakespeare's sonnets.
- Discuss The Faerie Queene and sonnets by Edmund Spenser.
- Examine the poems and plays of Ben Jonson.
- Become familiar with the literary terms used in poetry.
- Analyze the poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
- Provide a summary and analysis for Edgar Allan Poe's, The Raven.
- Interpret the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
- Explore the life and poems of A. E. Housman.
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. Anne Bronte: Pseudonym, Poems & Books
Although Anne Bronte is perhaps the lesser known of the Bronte sisters, her poetry and novels are still highly regarded today. In this lesson, we will look at what Anne was able to accomplish as a young woman and how using a fake name allowed her to be taken seriously as a writer.
10. Chief Dan George: Biography & Poems
This lesson will introduce you to a brief biography of Chief Dan George, and examine some major themes and techniques within his poetry. A short quiz follows the lesson.
11. For the Union Dead by Robert Lowell: Summary & Analysis
Robert Lowell's poem, ''For the Union Dead'', takes the reader through his free association of thoughts that wander through past, present, and future, and the notion of 'progress'. In this lesson you will get an overview of the poem and be introduced to some of its key themes and poetic techniques.
12. The Road Not Taken: Symbolism & Analysis
'Two roads diverged in a wood,' and one of them will bring you to this lesson. Here, we'll explore the symbolism in 'The Road Not Taken.' Let's analyze one of Robert Frost's most notable works, then test your understanding through a short quiz.
13. Who is Maya Angelou? - Biography, Books, Poetry & Accomplishments
In this lesson, we will look at a remarkable woman, Maya Angelou, and discuss her biography, some of her works, and her accomplishments. You will then be asked to take a short quiz to test your comprehension of the lesson.
14. Epic Hero: Definition, Characteristics & Examples
In this lesson, we will explore the literary epic hero. We will learn the definition of the term, discuss some of the shared characteristics of this type of protagonist and go over some classic and popular examples of epic heroes.
15. Jose Marti: Poems, Quotes, Biography & Facts
For the second half of the 19th century, Cuba fought for its independence from Spain. Jose Marti, acclaimed writer and poet, was an inspirational voice of the movement. This lesson explores his biography, quotes, and poems.
16. Teaching Poetry in Middle School
With a little exposure to some humorous verses, middle school students will discover how much there is to love about poetry. Helping them develop an interest in poetry will lead to better comprehension in lessons about poetic techniques.
17. Onomatopoeia in the Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
Boom! Crash! Bang! These are onomatopoeia. Like many other writers, Edgar Allen Poe used this literary device to help his readers 'hear' his poetry. This lesson explains how onomatopoeia is used in the poem 'The Raven.'
18. Hyperbole in The Raven
Hyperbole is a common literary devices that authors use to add emphasis to their writing. Edgar Allen Poe, author of 'The Raven' is no exception! This lesson explores and explains the use of hyperbole in 'The Raven'.
19. Summary of Rain in Summer by HW Longfellow
There's just something about a good rainstorm in the summer, isn't there? Author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow certainly thought so, which is what led him to write 'Rain in Summer.' In this lesson, we'll summarize the poem.
20. Rain in Summer by HW Longfellow: Analysis & Themes
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 'Rain in Summer' takes a close look at the impact of a summer shower on people, animals and nature. In this lesson, we'll examine the poem and some of its themes.
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