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Abeka 11th Grade American Literature Unit 1

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Henry Van Dyke
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Presbyterian minister, professor, diplomat, and author of “America for Me”
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“America for Me”
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patriotic poem by Henry Van Dyke that includes the line “…Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars.”
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Stephen Vincent Benet
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American author of *John Brown’s Body* “American Names,” and “A Creed for Americans”
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“American Names”
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poem by Stephen Vincent Benet that includes the line “…Bury my heart at wounded knee.”
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Hector St. John de Crevecoeur
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French American who wrote “What is an American?” and *Letters from an American Farmer*
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“What is an American?”
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essay by Hector St. John de Crevecoeur that portrays the American as a “new man”
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Robert P. Tristram Coffin
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author of “America Was Schoolmasters” who often wrote about the sea and field around his home in Maine
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Elizabeth Scott Stam
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missionary to China and author of “A Jingle of Words”
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“A Jingle of Words”
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poem in which Elizabeth Scott Stam expresses her love for words
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Daniel Webster
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Christian statesman, brilliant orator, and politician who wrote “Liberty and Union”
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Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
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Austrian novelist and scholar who wrote *The Portland Declaration*
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*The Portland Declaration*
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important essay by Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn that discusses important principles of capitalism from a conservative view point
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James Russell Lowell
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nineteenth century poet and literary critic who wrote *A Fable for Critics* and “The Nation and the Gospel”
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“The Nation and the Gospel”
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essay by James Russell Lowell that stresses the importance of having Christianity in a country
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Henry Holcomb Bennett
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author of “The Flag Goes By”
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“The Flag Goes By”
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patriotic poem by Henry Holcomb Bennett that includes the lines “Hats off! The flag is passing by.”
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rhyme
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name for correspondence of sounds
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rhythm
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the regular recurrence of sounds
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end rhyme
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name for the repetition of the accented or stressed vowel sound and all succeeding sounds in words that come at the ends of lines in poetry
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alliteration
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a type of approximate rhyme in which initial consonant sounds are the same (first letter)
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assonance
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name for the repetition of vowel sounds
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consonance
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name for the repetition of final consonant sounds
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onomatopoeia
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using words which sound like what they mean
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name the selection that displays the love that the author has for the power of words
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“A Jingle of Words”
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name the selection that told about the dangers of humanism
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“The Portland Declaration”
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name the poem that shows a love for America through the names of places
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“American Names’
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name the selection that shows that nations are only made better by God’s word
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“The Nation and the Gospel”
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where was Elizabeth Stam from?
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China
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nature and way is an example of?
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assonance