American Literature

American Literature- Test 3

Naturalism application of Darwinism to literature Naturalism extreme form of Realism but with evolution as its base Naturalists had a distorted view of life, reality, and nature Emile Zola a major influence of the Naturalist Era the novel the popular genre of naturalism Darwinism man evolved from animals/nonexistance of God/ “survival of the fittest” determinism […]

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American literature test 8 Abeka

James whitcomb riley Wrote ” the frost is on the pumpkin” , also known for hossher poets Edwinmarkham Wrote “outwitted” R.G. Lee Preached ” evolution” Jonathan Edward Preached ” sinners in the hands of an angry God “ Lora E Richard Wrote ” eletelephony” Sidney Lanier Wrote song of chattahoochee Emily Dickinson Wrote “their is […]

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American Literature – Vocab 3 – Review

atrophy (v.) to waste away or fail to develop. efficacy (n.) the power to bring about the desired result; effectiveness. [efficacious (adj.)] emolument (n.) salary or fees for work done; compensation. icon (n.) a religious painting, especially one revered by the Eastern Christian churches. a symbol or image whose form suggests its meaning. one who […]

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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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American Literature 2 test 1

Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) 1835-1910, San Francisco Circle, Local Color, “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” Writing with Sarcasm/Irony Bret Harte 1836-1902, San Francisco Circle, Local Color/Regionalism, “The Luck Of Roaring Camp,” Ambrose Bierce 1842-2914?, San Francisco Circle, Local Color, Naturalism, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” Fought in Civil War, Henry James […]

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Malandra American Lit II Exam 2

Modernism A style in which the story focuses on the problems of the society around the characters. It can also focus on the details of the surroundings -Disjunction -Fragmentation -Alienation Popular Modernism -Populist modernism -Sympathy for the commin mam Harlem Renaissance A period in the 1920s when African-American achievements in art and music and literature […]

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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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Regionalism in American Literature

regionalism literature that emphasizes a specific geographic setting and that reproduces the speech, behavior, and attitudes of the people who live in that region. local color A term applied to fiction which tends to place special emphasis on a particular setting including its customs, clothing,dialect, and landscape. (A.K.A. Regionalism) time period 1865-1895 weaknesses nostalgia or […]

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American Literature CLEP: Modernist period/literary terms

to teach and to delight One of the driving questions of the Modernist period: what is the function of literature. Poetry: A Magazine of Verse Founded in 1913 by Harriet Monroe. Aided many modern poets such as, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, Ezra Pound, and T. S. Eliot. Promised to introduce America to modern poetry. imagism […]

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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 – Unit 1 Key Concepts/Texts

The Crucible – written by Arthur Miller – Set in the village of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 – during the events of the Witch Trials – an analogy of 1950s McCarthyism Letters from an American Farmer – written by John De Crevecoeur in 1782 – series of letters from a Penn. farmer to a friend […]

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I. American Literature – distinctive features + II. Colonial Literature

1.) Encounter with the “new reality” of the New World – paradise/hell (?) – American “word of nature” – result: self-reliance, pursuing happiness in nature 2.) Religious dissent – seeking spiritual freedom in America – America = their promised land, their New Jerusalem, their City on the Hill (intertextuality → can be found in the […]

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American Literature Time Periods

Native American Period, pre -1620-1840 oral tradition of song and stories. Any written literature is an account of these songs and stories. Focuses on the natural world and the sacred world and the importance of land and place. Colonial Period, 1620-1750 Literature of this period reflects the religious influence of the Puritans. Famous writers include […]

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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 to 1855 Final Exam (Wheatley Irving Poe Alcott Emerson Thoreau and Hawthorne)

Phillis Wheatley Was North America’s first published African-American poet and second published woman On Being Brought from Africa to America Phyllis Wheatley To His Excellency General Washington Phyllis Wheatley Washington Irving Writes about nature in a very detailed way Washington Irving Romantic style of writing (pertaining to nature) Rip Van Winkle Washington Irving Rip Van […]

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unit 1 vocabulary test- American literature

unconscience having temporarily lost awareness; in a faint depths the deepest areas ancestors people from whom other people descend protruded stuck out exquisite very beautiful, delicate, carefully wrought afflicition something causing pain or suffering indications signs; things that point out or signify Abundance a great supply; more than enough pilfer to steal palisades large, pointed […]

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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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BJU American Literature PART THREE

Signs of New Beginnings • Passing of the Frontier • Coming of Modern Transportation • Difficulties Within the Nation New Forces Changing American Society • Nation’s rapid industrialization • Charles Darwin’s theory of biological evolution Industrialism • Influence on population • Influence of the financial leaders Darwinism • Influence upon science • Influence on religion […]

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American Literature Midterm

Diego Colon was a Taino Indian form the Behamas who was important because he made several voyages from the new world to Spain. Starting in 1492, the natives of the New World died in large numbers when the Europeans introduced small pox, measles, typhus, and other diseases to the New World. Spain introduced African slavery […]

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American Literature 1865-1900

The Continental Nation (1865-1900): The ideas of Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer undermined the supernaturalistic basis of American morality. Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Roughing It, Life on the Mississippi, The Man Corrupted Handleyburg. Emily Dickinson: Wrote 1,775 poems, nearly a poem a day for the first two or three years […]

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