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Abeka American Literature Test 5

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Washington Irving
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“A Republic of Prairie Dog”
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James Fenimore Cooper
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“A Rescue”
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Edgar Allan Poe
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“Annabel Lee”
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Harriet Beecher Stowe
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“Topsy”
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William Cullen Bryant
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“Thanatopsis”
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Herman Melville
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“Moby Dick”
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Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
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“Two Years before the Mast”
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James Fenimore Cooper
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America’s first novelist was ______.
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“Shiloh”
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_____ was written about a Civil War battle near a church.
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Knickerbockers
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Group of America’s first great imaginative writers.
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the Pequod
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What was the name of Captain Ahab’s ship?
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“Uncle Tom’s Cabin”
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What novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe stirred American opinion against slavery?
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Miss Ophelia
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To whom was Topsy brought to be trained?
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Moby Dick
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What novel has been called America’s only epic?
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Ishmael
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Who alone survived the shipwreck in Moby Dick?
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toothache
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Caused author pain in “Two Years before the Mast”
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death
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“Thanatopsis” is a meditation on _____
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William Cullen Bryant
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“… approach thy grave,/Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch/About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.”
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Herman Melville
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“While over them the swallows skim,/And all is hushed at Shiloh.”
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Washington Irving
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“Having heard much of the habits and peculiarities of these little animals, I determined to pay a visit to the community.”
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Edgar Allan Poe
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“But we loved with a love that was more than love.”
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Washington Irving
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“We traversed the whole village, or republic, which covered an area of about thirty acres; but not a whisker of an inhabitant was to be seen.”
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Edgar Allan Poe
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“Is all that we see or seem/But a dream within a dream?”
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Herman Melville
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“The drama’s done. Why then here does any one step forth?—Because one did survive the wreck.”
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Harriet Beecher Stowe
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“I spect I grow’d. Don’t think nobody never made me.”
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William Cullen Bryant
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“Vainly the fowler’s eye/Might mark thy distant flight.”
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Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
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“We were now nearly up to the latitude of Cape Horn.”
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alliteration
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“Thou blossom bright with autumn dew”
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consonance
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“Hoveringly halting, and dipping on the wing”
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metaphor
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“the first [day] is the morning, the second the noon, and the third the evening and the end of that thing”
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rhetorical question
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“What soulless thing is this that laughs before a wreck?”
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simile
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“For an instant his whole marbleized body formed a high arch, like Virginia’s natural bridge.”
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Moby Dick
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Queequeg
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“A Rescue”
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Rivenoak
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“Moby Dick”
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Starbuck
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“Topsy”
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St. Clare
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“A Rescue”
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Deerslayer
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actions with wrong motives lead to destruction
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theme of Moby Dick
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Captain Ahab’s conscience
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symbolism of Starbuck
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death & evil/terror
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symbolism of Moby Dick
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“still clear blue day”
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imagery in Moby Dick
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Sea is described as heaving, longing, strong, lingering, as Samson’s chest
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simile in Moby Dick