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Ch 1: Renaissance Literature & Literary Terms

About This Chapter

The Renaissance Literature & Literary Terms chapter of this Julius Caesar: Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the characteristics of Renaissance literature. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of Renaissance literature and literary terms.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering Renaissance literature material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about Renaissance literature and literary terms. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the terms used to discuss poetry and prose, the steps involved in literary analysis or the characteristics of Renaissance literature
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of studying literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about Renaissance literature and literary terms
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra English learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Renaissance literature and literary terms chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Renaissance literature and literary terms chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any Renaissance literature question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Renaissance literature unit of a standard English course. Topics covered include:

  • Prose and poetry terminology
  • Methods for analyzing literary passages
  • Characteristics of Renaissance literature
  • Shakespeare's life and works

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: Renaissance Literature & Literary Terms
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Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

1. Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

In literature, prose is broadly defined as anything in written language that isn't poetry. Explore a glossary of terms about prose structure, conflict, narrative, resolution, themes, subtext, and tone.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

2. Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

Poetry, to the uninitiated reader, can seem like a literary art form with no rules, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Learn poetry terminology that will make poem appreciation easier and richer, including: how poems are divided up (verses, stanzas), how writers form a poem's rhythm (feet, stress, emphasis, meter), how the meanings of words affect a poem's meaning (denotation, connotation), types of wordplay used (alliteration, irony), and types of poems (doggerel, sonnet).

How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

3. How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

Literary analysis includes comprehension, interpretation, and drawing conclusions. Explore a step-by-step guide to analyzing literary passages, how to read for comprehension, how to use the steps of close reading to interpret a literary work, and how to draw conclusions from an analysis.

Introduction to Renaissance Literature: Characterizing Authors and Works

4. Introduction to Renaissance Literature: Characterizing Authors and Works

The English Renaissance is often considered by critics to be when Western literature, drama, and poetry came of age. Discover important literary figures of the English Renaissance, including playwrights William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlow, Ben Jonson; poets Edmund Spenser and John Donne; and essayists Philip Sidney (literary criticism) and Francis Bacon (science and conducting experiments).

Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

5. Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

William Shakespeare was a renowned English playwright, actor, and poet who composed several masterpieces of literature that continue to impact society. However, scholars know surprisingly little about his life. Learn what we do know about the life of William Shakespeare and the type of literature that he composed, and read a summary of his significant works.

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