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Abeka American Literature Test 3 (Units 1-5)

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Noah Webster
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Wrote the first American dictionary
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Phillis Wheatley
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Wrote “on being brought from Africa to America.”
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Washington Irving
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Probably the first American writer to become famous worldwide And the first American short story writer
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Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Wrote The Great carbuncle
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Ben Franklin
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Famous for writing Poor Richard’s Almanac
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Samuel Clemens
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The real name of the Pen name Mark Twain
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meter
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rhythm happening at regular intervals
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William Bradford
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William Bradford wrote of Plymouth Plantation
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Mark Twain
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wrote “Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning”
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Stephen crane
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wrote “the open book”
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Edgar Allen Poe
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Wrote “The Pit and the Pendulum”
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The day of Doom
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A poem that gives a striking picture of Judgement Day.
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Soapy
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The main character of “the cop and the anthem”
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Leonora Thorpe
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The character who tells her sister-in-law that the Ruth family is ruthless
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the oiler
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died while trying to swim ashore
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the captain
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injured during the shipwreck
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Leonora Thorpe
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tells her sister-in-law that the Smith family is ruthless
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Matthew and Hannah
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found the Great Carbuncle
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Simon Wheeler
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Retold the Frog story in Mark Twain’s short story
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Powhatan
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wanted to kill John Smith
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“Rip Van Winkle”
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story of a man who slept for twenty years Written by Washington Irving
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A jingle of words
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Has the theme of The Power of Words
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“The Portland Declaration”
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Was written as a defense against humanistic philosophy
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The great carbuncle
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Has the theme motivation reveals character
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“Mediation One”
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tells the theme of God’s amazing love
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American names
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Expresses the love of American places
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“Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning”
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Tells of a husband and wife who take precautions against a storm
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“The Battle of the Kegs”
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Describes Rebels trying to sneak into Philadelphia
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The cop and the anthem
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tells the story of a man trying to get arrested for the winter
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“The Author and Her Book”
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expresses the inadequacies of the poet
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“Thou ill-formed offspring of my feeble brain…”
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“The Author and Her Book”
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“I did not bid her draw off her glove…”
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“The Courtship of Madam Winthrop”
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“No considerations of Mediterranean Cruises… Three months on the island was what his soul craved.”
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“The cop and the anthem”
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“It was hope that prompted the nerve to quiver – the frame to shrink” ” it was hope that Whispers to the death condemned even in the dungeons of the Inquisition. “
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“The Pit and the Pendulum”
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“For at midnight broke forth a light, which turns the night to day…”
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“The Day of Doom”
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“The wind brought the sound of the great seas voice to the men on the shore, and they felt that they could then be interpreters”
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“The Open Boat”
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“Boast not, proud English, of thy birth…”
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“A Key into the Language of America”
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“From the hour when to Mortals had shown themselves so simply wise… its splendor waned”
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“The great carbuncle”
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“Being thus arrived in a good harbor, Aunt brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees and blessed the god of Heaven who had brought them over the vast and Furious ocean.”
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“Of Plymouth Plantation”
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example of dialect
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“The bumblebee iz a kind ov big fly”
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example of end rhyme
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“…the light did spy,…my heart did cry”
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example of Conceit
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“Lord, blow the coal, thy love enflame in me”
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Edward Taylor
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Wrote The Line, “Lord, blow the coal, thy love enflame in me”
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example of onomatopoeia
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“cackle, crackle, yowl, and yap”
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Example of allusion
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“I’m blest his name that gave and took”
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example of alliteration
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“…to make the Future free..”
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example of ballad
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” gallants, attend, and here a friend trill forth harmonious ditty: strange things I’ll tell, which late befell, In Philadelphia city”
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Plot
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The arrangement for a story that includes a beginning, a middle and an end. The events and occurrences of a story.
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Tone/ mood
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the attitude of the narrator toward the subject or audience
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Satire
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the ridicule of human folly
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Point of view
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The perspective of a story
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Theme
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The meaning of the story
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Setting
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The time, place, and background of a story
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Omniscient point of view
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An all-knowing author as narrator.
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Dramatic irony
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Contrasting what a character says and what a reader knows to be true