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English Literature Analysis

Learn the techniques and structures used by famous poets Samuel Coleridge, William Shakespeare, and Arthur Miller.

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This free online English literature course will give you a comprehensive introduction to the enthralling world of English literature. In this course you will get to know the world-renowned writer Samuel Coleridge, look at a range of the English language's most important theatrical works, study several poems including Samuel Coleridge's Kubla Khan, study the life, times, and works of William Shakespeare, and more!
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge is one of the greatest of the English Romantic poets. With this course, you will learn about his life's journey and the term "Conversation poem" which relates to a phrase Coleridge had used about an earlier English poet, William Cowper. You will look into different conversation poem examples as well as the systolic rhythm which is the structure of Coleridge's Conversation Poems. You will also study the Romantics and Romantic poetry.

You will then look into Coleridge's story Kubla Khan and learn about its general and specific meanings. You will also study the poems The Eolian Harp, The Lime-Tree Bower My Prison, and the Frost at Midnight. You will learn about the poems' tone and movement, the central paradox, poetic form, sound structure, and more. In addition, you will look into the setting and stage of William Shakespeare's Macbeth and the themes in Arthur Miller's The Crucible.

Upon the completion of this course, you will have a better understanding of the writings, history, poetry techniques, and structures that were used by Samuel Coleridge including his references to music, rhyme, and schemes. You will also have a good knowledge of the life and work of William Shakespeare as well as the techniques, setting, characters, structure, and drama used by Arthur Miller in the play 'The Crucible'. Check out this course and expand your knowledge of English literature.

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Introduction to Samuel Coleridge

Coleridge Kubla Khan

Coleridge The Eolian Harp

Coleridge This Lime-Tree Bower, My Prison

Coleridge Frost at Midnight

Macbeth Act Five

Macbeth Act Four

Macbeth Act One

Macbeth Act Two

Macbeth Act Three

Introduction to Macbeth by Shakespeare

The Crucible Act Four

The Crucible Act One

The Crucible Act Three

The Crucible Act Two

Macbeth Themes

Themes in The Crucible by Miller


Learning Outcomes

On completing this course you will understand the writings, history, poetry techniques, and structures that were used by Samuel Coleridge. You will know Coleridge's references to music, his rhyme schemes and you will understand how to interpret the meaning of his poem Kubla Khan. You will gain a good knowledge of Coleridge's other poems such as The Eolian Harp, This Lime Tree Bower, My Prison and Frost at Midnight.You will have a good knowledge of the life and work of William Shakespeare. This course will help you to understand Shakespeare’s language, quotes and poetry. You will become more familiar with some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. This course will introduce you to the techniques that Shakespeare used when directing on stage. This course will teach you the techniques used by Arthur Miller in the play the 'The Crucible' including setting, characters, structure, drama.


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