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Ch 14: Poetry for 9th Grade

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Watch online video lessons and take self-assessment quizzes to learn about great poetry over the past 400 years. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Poetry for 9th Grade - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

With these video lessons, you will get solid knowledge of great English-language poems and poets from the 1500s through the mid-20th century. Poets including Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson and A.E. Housman are part of this chapter's lessons. Another video covers the terms used in discussing poetry. After completing this chapter, you should be well-versed in:

  • Literary terms used for poetry
  • Poets of the 1500s, including Shakespeare, Spenser and Ben Jonson
  • The Jonson-Shakespeare connection
  • Emily Dickinson and her works
  • Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven'
  • The poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • A.E. Housman's poems

Video Objective
A.E. Housman Learn about Housman's life and works.
Shakespeare's Sonnets: Reading and Interpreting the Major Poems Understand the poems of Shakespeare.
Introduction to Edmund Spenser: The Faerie Queen and Sonnets Analyze Spenser's works.
Introduction to Ben Jonson: Poems, Plays and Shakespeare Look at the works of Jonson and explore his relationship with Shakespeare.
Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry Learn the terminology used in discussing poetry.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poem Analysis Examine the poems of Longfellow.
Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven': Summary and Analysis Look at 'The Raven' and examine its meaning.
Emily Dickinson: Poems and Poetry Analysis Explore the collected works of Dickinson and analyze them.

8 Lessons in Chapter 14: Poetry for 9th Grade
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

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