American Literature Flashcards

American Literature, Colonial Period

wrote “The General History of Virginia.” John Smith wrote “The History of the Dividing Line.” William Byrd wrote “Of Plymouth Plantation.” William Bradford wrote “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” Jonathan Edwards part of the Great Awakening Jonathan Edwards was elected governor of Plymouth 30+ times William Bradford a southern gentleman plantation owner […]

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9.05 Semester Assessment: American Literature, Part 1 (K12 Grade 11 Final 2018)

1. “Shovel them under and let me work.” 2. life’s troubles 3. build a barrier between people 4. awe 5. “I celebrate myself, and sing myself” 6. Although enticing, fame does not last and often leaves people hurt. 7. nostalgia 8. The speaker intends to have equality someday. 9. “Sorrow never scorned to speak / […]

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American Literature in the post- Civil War

Horatio Alger New-Englander, wrote juvenile fiction. believed that a poor boy could achieve success and wealth through virtue, honesty, hard-work, and bravery; said that there is always room at the top Walt Whitman poet, wrote “O Captain! My Captain” and “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d” about Lincoln’s assasination Emily Dickinson poet, 2,000 lyric […]

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American literature quiz 2 study

What was the name of the main character in the cop and the Anthem Soapy Who wrote the pit and the pendulum Edgar Allan Poe What was the pen name of William Sidney porter O Henry Who wrote the town poor Sarah Jewett In the town poor whom did mrs William Trimble and miss Rebecca […]

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Unit 3 American Literature Test Flashcards

False; tremendous amount of growth True of false: the romantic period was a time of little growth and change for the United States Distrust of civilization, nostalgia for the past, concern with individual freedom, interest in the supernatural, and a profound love and appreciation of nature What were some characteristics of the Romantic period? The […]

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american lit exam

How old was Equiano when he was kidnapped? 11 Equiano records he was born in what African country? Nigeria After being shipped to Barbados, he was sent to __________________? Virginia How old was Equiano when he first arrived in England? 12 Equiano became involved in the movement to abolish slavery. With which organization was he […]

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American Literature CLEP #2

1820-1865 The scope of the Romantic Period. individual At the heart of romanticism, the center of the literary act, is always the _______. Expressing feeling, emotion, and attitude are therefore key. scientific reasoning Romanticism rejected _______ __________ as the sole way to understand the universe or human nature. William Cullen Bryant Linked to the Fireside […]

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Early American Literature Terms

Aliteration a series of words using the same beginning letters Consonance Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in close proximity. Assonance Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close proximity Ambuguity Open to more than one interpretation Symbol The Scarlet Letter was a symbol Satire The use […]

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American literature our nation’s voice

according to William Ellery Channing national literature includes The thoughts of professional owned and original mines, important works in philosophy native American stories often to pick nature as A spiritual mother which type of oral tradition is the most popular across Native American tribes The creation story

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American Literature Unit 2

Europe was the standard by which American society and culture were judged. True America’s expanding borders and ever-increasing population caused no changes in society. False The pessimistic spirit of the immigrants did not help to fuel advances in farming, transportation, and industry. False President Andrew Jackson fought for the rights of the elite. False Andrew […]

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11th Grade: American Literature Vocab.

abhor to regard with horror or loathing, to hate deeply. amend to change in a formal way for the better buffet to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly chaos great confusion or disorder commodious roomy, spacious corrosive eating away gradually, acidlike. bitterly sarcastic discern to see clearly, recognize extant still existing, not exterminated, destroyed or […]

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Abeka 11th Grade American Literature Unit 1

Henry Van Dyke Presbyterian minister, professor, diplomat, and author of “America for Me” “America for Me” patriotic poem by Henry Van Dyke that includes the line “…Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars.” Stephen Vincent Benet American author of *John Brown’s Body* “American Names,” and “A Creed for […]

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18th Century American Literature (The Age of Reasoning/ The Enlightment)

What are the 18th Century writers? 1. Benjamin Franklin 2. Jean de Crevecoeur 3. John Locke The Enlightment or The Age of Reason This era became the rise of scientists, religious rationalists, theist, and major politcal descenders. Theism (Judiasm) the idea of “the clock maker theory”– God created the world, and left it run its […]

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American Literature 2360 Exam 1

Whitman -Song of myself Song of myself -Nature -Self reliance -Trust your own experiences Dickinson -207 -236 -260 -479 -591 207 -She is drunk off nature -There is value in experience -Life is worth indulging 236 -She worships outside -She sees herself as a piece of God -She thinks she is already in Heaven 260 […]

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American Literature Context

Who coined the term ‘The American Dream’? James Truslow Adams who is a postmodern critic of the era? Patti White Who is a marxist critic of the era? Richard Godden When was the wall street crash? October 29th 1929 when did Baz Luhrmann’s TGG come out? 2013 who directed the GOW 1940 adaptation? John Ford […]

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Abeka American Literature Test 2 Grade 11

Edgar Allen Poe introduced the detective story O. Henry used the surprise ending Sarah Orne Jewett wrote “Town Poor” Stephen Crane a correspondent who wrote about his shipwreck in “The Open Boat” Thornton Wilder well-known novelist and playwright who wrote “The Unerring Instinct” Washington Irving first American short story writer satire What is the ridicule […]

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Praxis II: 0042 American Literature

Characteristics Of Native-American Liturature Reverance for and awe of nature, and the interconnectedness of the elements in the life cycle. Themes of Native-American Literature The hardiness of the native body and soul, remorse for the destruction of the native way of life, the genocide of many tribes by the encroaching settlement and Manifest Destiny policies […]

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Abeka 11th grade American Literature, Quiz 16

Elisabeth Elliot “Mission Accomplished” Carl Sandburg “Young Abe Lincoln” Jesse Stuart The Thread That Runs So True Marian Anderson The author of the following quote: “I was born. ..in a room my parents had rented when they were married” Teacher Jesse Stuart’s occupation. “Mission Accomplished” This quote is from ” God, send me soon to […]

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American Literature 1880-1940 Critics & Context Quotes

Lee (1987) “European civilisation… is sterile, because the moral sensibility abdicates in favour of the aesthetic.” Gray (2003) “Gatsby’s dream is, in effect, The American Dream, and Fitzgerald is ultimately exploring a nation and a national consciousness, as well as a single and singular man.” Trilling “Gatsby, divided between power and dream, comes inevitably to […]

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American Literature Test 1

Colonial New England period is also known as what? Puritan Era When was Jamestown established? 1607 When did the Separatists come to the New World? 1620 When did the Puritans come to America? 1630 When the Puritans came to America, where did they land? Massachusetts Bay What are the literary characteristics of the Colonial New […]

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Abeka 11th grade American literature quiz 17

Hyman Kaplan Went to night school to learn English. Japan Country in which “The Enemy ” took place. Ede Andros Took away a teddy bear at a baby party Tom Benecke Was trapped on a ledge of his apartment . Pearl S. Buck Was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. […]

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