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Abeka 11th American Literature Test 6

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American Names
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Stephen Vincent Benet
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A Republic of Prairie Dogs
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Washington Irving
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Reflections On American Life…A Collection of Sayings
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Will Rogers
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Snow Bound
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John Greenleaf Whittier
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The Cop & the Anthem
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O. Henry
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The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
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Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
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The Pit and the Pendulum
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Edgar Allen Poe
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The Scarlett Letter
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Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The Sifting of Peter
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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The Town Poor
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Sarah Orne Jewett
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They Have Yarns
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Carl Sandburg
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“Thou shalt forgive me”
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Hester
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“Sooner or later, he must needs be mine!”
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Chillingworth
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“What does the Scarlett letter mean and why does the minister keep his hand over his heart?”
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Pearl
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“Wilt thou go with us tonight? There will be a merry company in the forest.”
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Mistress Hibbins
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“I…whom you so reverence and trust, and utterly a pollution and a lie.”
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Dimmesdale
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“Wilt thou stand here with mother and me tomorrow at noon time?”
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Pearl
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“Thou hast escaped me!”
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Chillingworth
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Zekle
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The Courtin
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Fedellah
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Moby Dick
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Deerslayer
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A Rescue
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Priscilla Mullins
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Lover’s Errand
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Nokomis
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Hiawatha’s Wooing
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Belinda Watson
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Uneering Instinct
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the Judge
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Maud Muller
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Bray Sisters
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The Town Poor
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Jim Smiley
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The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
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Correspondent
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The Open Boat
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Repeating sounds at the beginning of a word (I like the gardens of Versailles with Flashing Fountains Filled)
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Alliteration
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Regional language, words and pronunciations which are peculiar to people in a certain section of the country or certain class of people
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Dialect
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Implied comparison in which 1 thing is described as another
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Metaphor
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Using words which sound like what they mean (Don’t you love the noisy words Clatter, Pop, and Bang)
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Onomatopoeia
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A truth expressed, but contradicts itself
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Paradox
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Comparison using like or as (The mouse’s limp tail hanging LIKE a shoelace from its mouth)
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Similie
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Do not dwell on past accomplishments
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The Present Crisis
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What poem has the theme of far-reaching consequences for action
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The Arrow and the Song
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Picture of judgement day
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Day of Doom
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God’s unconfined overflowing love
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Meditation One
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Power of Words
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A Jingle of Words
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“Oh London is a man’s town; there’s power in the air and Paris is a woman’s town with flowers in her hair (SA)
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Rhyme
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Group of poets who wrote poems that people enjoyed sharing with family & friends (SA)
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Fireside Poets
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Who rote Poor Richard’s Almanac (SA)
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Benjamin Franklin
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In the “Courtship of Madam Winthrop”, who courted her (SA)
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Samuel Sewall
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Which poem describes a civil war battle fought near a church (SA)
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Shiloh
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America’s only epic (SA)
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Moby Dick
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What poem presents the paradox that the Word of God is priceless and free (SA)
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Value of the Bible
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What is the book, in “The Book our Mothers Read” (SA)
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Bible
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Physical background of a story
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Setting
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Highest point of interest in a story
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Climax
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Words that appeal to our senses (A thread of water, churned to milky spate)
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Imagery
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Character that changes in the story
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Dynamic Character
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Captain Ahab tries to get revenge by killing whale
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Moby Dick
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Man & woman do crazy things to not get shocked by lightning
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Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning
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Sleeps for 20 years
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Rip Van Winkle
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Soapy tries to get arrested but can’t and when he decides to turn his life around he gets arrested
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The Cop & the Anthem
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People search for a gem, but all having different motives
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The Great Carbuncle
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Two American tourists act ignorant to their guide
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The Innocents Abroad
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Four men on a life boat try to make it to shore
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The Open Boat
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Prisoners endure the terrors of torture chamber during Spanish Inquisition
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The Pit & the Pendulum
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Mrs. Trimble try to help the Bray sister get back to their house
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The Town Poor
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Leonora makes up a story about Smythe family to teach her a lesson
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The Uneering Instinct
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To rescue Topsy from bad owners and educate her
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Topsy
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“They taught the nation fairness, thrift, and a golden tongue” (Author)
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Robert P. Tristrum Coffin
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“Thou ill formed offspring of my feeble brain” (Author)
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Anne Bradstreet
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“The dramas done: why then does anyone step? Because one did survive the wreck” (Author)
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Herman Melville
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“Then only for a season our parting are, nor shall we wait in vain until we meet again” (Author)
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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“Our fathers fought for liberty but ourselves must set us free” (Author)
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James Russell Lowell