The New Regionalism and the Harlem Renaissance

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Nobel Prize; Yoknapawophay; innovative with writing
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William Faulkner
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4 Pulitzers; 1st person to read an inaugural address; arming in England
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Robert Frost
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National Book Award; Pulitzer; novel- film; focuses on human relationships and people’s responses
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Katherine Anne Porter
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2 Pulitzers; homeless; fought in war; wrote about mills and working (poetry); college drop out
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Carl Sandburg
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Humor; cartoonist
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James Thurber
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Pulitzer; recreated upper-class society; told to write by doctor
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Edith Wharton
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Charlottes Web and Stuart Little
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E.B. White
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April Showers: As Theodora goes about taking care of her family, she is also
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Writing
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April Showers: Theme
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You won’t always get what you want; conflict between money and mortality
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Chicago: Why do you think Sandburg chooses to address the city in Chicago as if it were a person?
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To suggest that it is a living being; personification
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Grass: Sandburg wrote his poem from the point of view of the grass in order to…
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Show that nature heals the damage that war wreaks on society; keeps growing
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Birches: For the speaker what does swinging on birch trees most clearly symbolize?
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Longing for the simplicity of the past; Transcend reality and they want to go back to childhood
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Mending Wall: The neighbor tells the speaker of the poem that good fences make good neighbors. What does he mean by this?
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He doesn’t want to get to know the speaker any better.
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Out, Out: How does the family react to the boy’s death?
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Accept it quietly
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Stopping by Woods: Why can’t the poet stay in the woods?
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He has other responsiblities
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Acquainted with the Night: For the speaker what does night itself most likely symbolize?
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Get away from the bustle of life, get away from people, put off problems
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The Gift Outright: According to the poem to what place did most colonists feel loyal, even though they had come to a new land?
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England
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A Rose For Emily: What does Emily do after the death of her father?
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Denies his death
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A Rose For Emily: Why does the appearance of Homer Barron in Miss Emily’s life cause concern for the other poeple of Jefferson?
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He is of a different class than she is
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A Rose For Emily: What does the discovery of the body finally clarify?
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She killed him and slept by his body at night
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Jilting: What does Granny’s stream of consciousness reflect?
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Her confusion and her spontaneous thoughts and reliving the past before she dies
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Jilting: What is the story’s theme?
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She pushes through all rejections but the rejection from God
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The Night the Ghost Got in: How does Thurber’s depiction of himself in this essay differ from his depiction of most of the other characters?
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Postal Worker; teacher; ran a library at Fisk University
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Arna Bontemps
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Masters from Harvard; children books
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Countee Cullen
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Wrote autobiography and movie screenplays; most prolifent African American writer; Attended Columbia for 1 year; jazz rythms
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Langston Hughes
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Unmarked grave; women
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Zora Neale Hurston
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Jamaican; evolutionary; interested in communism and socialism
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Claude McKay
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White, wrote Cane, one of the most talented of Harlem R., forgotten for years
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Jean Toomer
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I Have A Rendezvous: The theme
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Personifying death to life; concered that death had claimed bbefore he has a rendevoius with life
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Refugee in America: Why does the speaker feel like a refugee?
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He has liberty but no freedom; empathy
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Ardella: What can you infer about the speaker in the poem?
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Boring person outside of love; a night without stars
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The Negro Speaks: Theme
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Wisdom of African Americans; long history of black race
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Dream Variations: Which phrase best describes the dream?
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To have joyous days and restful nights
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I too: What do the following lines mean?
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Optimism; one day he will be equal
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The Tropics of New York: Who is the speaker who remembers mangoes from his past?
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To give the reader a sense of his past
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A Black Man: What is an extended metaphor?
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Compares the work of the black race to one man’s planting and harvest for a single year
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From the Dark Tower: What is the historical context that refers to the African American struggle for equality?
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The night was sable breast… is no less lovely being dark
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Storm Ending: The storm that broke and ended is really…
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Slavery; Thunder-flower; Bell-person
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What is line 1 “like hogs” an example of?
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Metaphor
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What is line 3 “the mad and hungry dogs” an example of?
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Extended metaphor
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“Murderous, cowardly pack”
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Paradox
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What is the rhythm scheme of If We Must Die?
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