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American Literature Units 1-2 Test 1

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What author was a famous oral humorist and part Indian?
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Will Rogers
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What character of “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras Country” tells the story of the narrator?
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Simon Wheeler
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What is the repetition of vowel sounds?
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Assonance
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What is the regular recurrence of sounds?
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Rhythm
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What is the correspondence of sounds?
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Rhyme
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What literary device does the poem “They have Yarns” use?
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Free verse
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What literary device do “The Mule” and “The Bumblebee” use?
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Cacography
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Stephen Vincent Bennet
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“A Creed for Americans”
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Daniel Webster
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“Liberty and Union”
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Josh Billings
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“The Bumblebee”
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Will Rogers, Jr.
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“Reflections on American Life: A collection of Sayings”
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Carl Sandburg
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“They Have Yarns”
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Artemus Ward
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“My Life Story”
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Samuel Clemens
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“The Innocent Abroad”
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“Statues of the kings—-…antiquated things”
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End Rhyme/Quatrain
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“A blare of bugles”
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Alliteration
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“Clatter, pop and bang”
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Onomatopoeia
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What is the pen name of Samuel Clemens?
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Mark Twain
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What is the arrangement of incidents or events divided into a middle, beginning and end?
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Plot
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What is the conversation between characters called?
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Dialogue
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“The American is a new man, who acts upon new principles; he must therefore entertain new ideas and form new opinions.”
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“What is an American?”
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” I shall not be there. I shall rise and pass. Bury my heart at Wounded Knee.”
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“American Names
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“Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag full of stars.”
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“America for Me”
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“They taught the nation fairness, Thrift, and the golden tongue.”
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“America was Schoolmasters”
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Explain the lines, “In words you have a weapon,/ more mighty than a gun—-.” Include the title of work, the author, and the theme.
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