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Postmodern women poets and their influences

The spread of new ideas after World War II helped shape postmodern poetry that can be differentiated from modernist poetry by its focus on minimalist and conceptualist approaches. In all art, the “postmodern” began with the rise in mass communications and related developments in advertising related to consumerism. Literature was no exception—the poetry of the…

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932 – February 1 1, 1963) was an American poet, novelist and short story writer. Born In Boston, Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College, Cambridge, before receiving acclaim as a professional poet and writer. She married fellow poet Ted Hughes in 1956 and they lived together first in…

“A pink wool knitted dress,” by Ted Hughes and “Sonnet XLIII” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The first poem I intend to analyse is, “A pink wool knitted dress. ” This poem is not written along conventional lines, since it does not employ the use of sonnet or stanzas of four lines. Indeed there are three lines in the first stanza while the fourth stanza could be a sonnet in itself…

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Literary Terms (Examples)

Alliteration the repetition of similar sounds, usually consonants, in a group of words (“whose heart hung humble” -The Open Boat by Stephen Crane) Allusion a reference to a person, a place, an even, or a literary work that a writer expects a reader to recognize (“He dreamed of Thebes and Camelot and Priam’s Neighbors”-Miniver Cheevy…

English Poetry Timeline

the colonial era 17th Century in British colonies Primarily metaphysical and devotional Imitative and derivative of British poetry Famous poets: Anne Bradstreet (1st book of American poetry, 1650) Edward Taylor the “Connecticut Wits” Began at Yale in mid-18th century Primarily satirical in nature Patterned after famous British satirists such as Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, and…

Intro to Humanities

Which artist best depicts the urbane and somewhat melancholy revelries of the eighteenth-century European aristocracy? Antoine Watteau Which two artists are more closely associated with the rococo style in art? J-H. Fragonard and Antoine Watteau In what phenomenon did the Parisian Madame Geoffrin play an important role? the success of the salon as an intellectual…

AP Lit Vocab

Accentual Verse Verse whose meter is determined by the number of stressed (accented) syllables—regardless of the total number of syllables—in each line. Many Old English poems, including Beowulf, are accentual; see Ezra Pound’s modern translation of “The Seafarer.” More recently, Richard Wilbur employed this same Anglo-Saxon meter in his poem “Junk.” Traditional nursery rhymes, such…

Contemporary Literature (1946-present)

J. D. Salinger famous today more because he is a recluse than because of his writing; a hermit, refusing interviews, photographs, and most other contact with the outside world; “The Catcher in the Rye” Flannery O’ Connor wrote Gothic novels, often with very violent and gruesome plots; known as a religious writer and was apparently…

CLEP American Literature

*Wished to return to more primitive principles, to simplicity, sobriety, religious earnestness, and personal self-control. *Aim was to purify church of England from “Popery” *Persecuted harshly by Charles I and Archbishop of Canterbury William Laud. *Established a Theocracy in the New World. *Believed education was a religious duty and founded schools, colleges and established printing…

Post-modernism Literature – Eng 202

Post modern The late 20th century tendency (in art, thought, and society) to distrust objectivity, authority, universality and moral and ideological absolutes. The post modern condition Post modern artists tend to mix styles, cultures, techniques, and high and low forms of art. Style as an autonomous aesthetic principle, powerlessness, pop culture, division between high and…

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