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Ch 8: Praxis English: Poetry Types & Analysis

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Get ready for the Praxis English Language Arts - Content & Analysis exam with the lessons and practice questions in this chapter. You'll learn all about different poetry forms and their analysis.

Praxis English: Poetry Types & Analysis - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter on poetry types and analysis to help you study for literature questions on the Praxis English Language Arts - Content & Analysis exam. These engaging video lessons will review a variety of poetic forms as well as the poetic terms and devices that you'll need to know about for the exam. By the end of the chapter, you will be well-versed in the following topics:

  • Form and meaning in poetry
  • Stanza in poetry
  • Free verse and concrete poetry
  • Haiku and ballads
  • Edmund Spenser's Amoretti sonnets

Chapter topics are easy to understand with our brief video lessons, lasting less than ten minutes each. Use the video tags on the timeline to quickly jump to the specific areas where you need review. Each chapter comes with a corresponding quiz, so you can assess your knowledge before moving on to the next lesson.

Praxis English: Poetry Types & Analysis Chapter Objectives

The lessons and quizzes in this chapter will make sure you are ready for poetic genre and form questions on the Praxis English exam. These questions will measure your understanding of correct terminology used in poetry as well as the characteristics of major forms of poetry. You will find these questions in the reading category of the test, which makes up about 40% of the total test questions. Expect about 48 selected-response questions on literature and informational texts and rhetoric, some of which will be poetry-related. There will also be one constructed-response question.

The Praxis English Language Arts exam is part of the licensure requirements to become a secondary English teach in many states. Check with your state to find out if you need to take this exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 8: Praxis English: Poetry Types & Analysis
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Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

1. 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!

Form & Meaning in Poetry

2. Form & Meaning in Poetry

In this lesson, we will explore how form and content combine to create meaning in poetry. Along the way, we will examine the components of poetic form and content and define poetic meaning.

Poetic Devices: Definition, Types & Examples

3. Poetic Devices: Definition, Types & Examples

There are many types of poetic devices that can be used to create a powerful, memorable poem. In this lesson, we are going to learn about these devices and look at examples of how they are used. We will also discuss their purpose to understand the importance of using them effectively.

What is a Stanza in Poetry? - Definition & Examples

4. What is a Stanza in Poetry? - Definition & Examples

Want to find out what poems and houses have in common? In this lesson, we'll explore the 'rooms' that stanzas create in poetry, drawing on examples from Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Frost, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Elizabeth Bishop, and Lord Byron.

What Is Free Verse Poetry? - Examples & Definition

5. What Is Free Verse Poetry? - Examples & Definition

Did you know that Walt Whitman, who lived in the mid-1800s, was influential in shaping the American identity? Find out how his writing style is connected to the King James Bible and the famous Beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

Concrete Poetry: Definition & Examples

6. 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.

What Is Haiku Poetry? - Definition & Examples

7. What Is Haiku Poetry? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what haiku poetry is, take a look at some examples, and see how the traditional Japanese form has influenced its evolution in the English-speaking world.

What is a Ballad? - Definition & Examples

8. What is a Ballad? - Definition & Examples

Let's learn about the poetical form of the ballad and examine two of the most famous English ballads. We will learn about the common traits of ballads and how they relate to modern music.

Edmund Spenser's Amoretti Sonnets: Summary & Analysis

9. Edmund Spenser's Amoretti Sonnets: Summary & Analysis

In this lesson, we will explore Edmund Spenser's Amoretti sonnets. These sonnets, or 'little love poems,' were written in a modified Petrarchan format and, unlike other sonnets of the 1500s, were all written to one woman.

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