Ch 1: Praxis English: Literary Forms and Genres

About This Chapter

The informative video lessons and self-assessment quizzes provided are designed to help you learn and review literary forms and genres for the Praxis exam.

Praxis English: Literary Forms and Genres - Chapter Summary

The Praxis English Language Arts: Content and Analysis exam will test you on a variety of literary movements, forms, genres and historical works. You can use the video lessons provided to help you identify and recall this information for the exam. The video lessons review major themes, works, genres and forms of many different periods from Native American literature to American modernism. Some of the topics in the video lessons include:

  • Poetry
  • Nonfiction
  • Novels and short stories
  • Folklore, myths and fables
  • Native American oral traditions
  • Literary realism
  • The Romantic period and dark romantics
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Imagist movement

The video lessons and quizzes aid you while you review the subject matter from your college studies by providing helpful examples, illustrations and explanations. Quizzes accompany each lesson and help you confirm your understanding of the material and prepare for the style of questions you'll see on the Praxis English exam. Timelines are included and are useful tools for reviewing just the main points of videos.

Praxis English: Literary Forms and Genres Objectives

The Praxis English Language Arts: Content and Analysis exam has 130 multiple-choice and 2 selected-response questions. Literary forms and genres will be asked about in the reading section, which makes up 40% of the exam. Other sections of the exam include one on writing, listening and speaking and a vocabulary and language use section. The Praxis English exam gauges your knowledge of common English language arts concepts that you'll need to understand in order to be certified as an English teacher.

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Praxis English: Literary Forms and Genres
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Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning

1. Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning

In this lesson, we will explore literary forms and genres. We'll define these terms, look at examples of each, and see how they affect the meaning of the texts they characterize.

Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

2. Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

Learn how fiction is organized by length into three categories: novels, novellas and short stories. Explore the general characteristics of each type, and learn about some famous examples.

The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples

3. The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples

In this lesson, learn about fables, folktales, myths and legends, stories that entertain and serve instructive or educational purposes. Discover how these types of stories differ from one another and about their prevalence throughout the world.

Poetry as Literary Form: Overview and Examples

4. Poetry as Literary Form: Overview and Examples

This lesson will introduce the formal qualities of poetry and the ways that it differs from prose. Among other things, we'll consider meter, rhyme schemes, stanzas, and popular poetic forms.

Non-Fiction as Literary Form: Definition and Examples

5. Non-Fiction as Literary Form: Definition and Examples

Although non-fiction might seem fairly straightforward, there are quite a few different genres within non-fiction that are easy to confuse. With this in mind, we'll consider the similarities and differences between biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, essays, and journalism.

Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism

6. Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism

Have you ever wondered how actors in a play can convey a story without the audience reading the script? Watch and learn how playwrights use dramatic elements to tell a story on the stage.

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