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Whitman’s Masculinity and Femininity in Song of Myself

All Whitman’s poems, not merely the “Children of Adam” poems and the “Calamus” poems, are love poems of blatant sexuality and amativeness, which was frightening to some of those who read and liked him and was a real bugbear to those who charged him with writing filthi without bothering to read them. However, sex, this…

Henry Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Born in Portland, Maine Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Watched ships while thinking Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Published first poem at 13 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Went to Bowdoin College Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Knew foreign languages very well Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Married Mary Potter Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Became a professor at Bowdoin College Henry Wadsworth Longfellow…

Literature Exam

“As the sentiments of men are known not only by what they receive, but what they reject also, I will state the form of the Declaration as originally reported.” Author: Thomas Jefferson Title: The Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson Crucial dynamic of biographical writing. Here he is giving a version of his own history. He can…

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Walt Whitman

Which element contributes most to Whitman’s poetry of free verse? Regular metrical feet What can you conclude about Whitman’s epic poetry from these lines from “Song of Myself” I celebrate myself, and sing myself/And what I assume you shall,/ For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. He uses science to support…

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman is most certainly the forefather of contemporary American prose and poetry. Whitman’s most celebrated work; Leaves of Grass has left a mark not only on American society but also on the work of Allen Ginsberg who is vastly reminiscent of Walt Whitman. I will begin this essay by paralleling the Leaves of Grass…

Realism/Naturalism/Regionalism/Modern Era

William Dean Howells foremost proponent of realistic literature William Dean Howells The Rise of Silas Laphalm Samuel Langhorne Clemens Mark Twain Samuel Langhorne Clemens Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer Stephen Crane Realist author who portrayed that greusomenses of war in his book the Red Badge of Courage Emily Dickinson realist poet who wrote dark…

American Literature Final Exam

What is “the American Renaissance?” The beginning of an authentic literary tradition national movement in America. What are the two groups of pre-transcendentalists? New York Nickerbockers (Irwing) and Boston Fireside Poets (Longfellow). Which is the name of the European arts movement that these writers are thought to be influenced by? Romanticism. Describe the critical approach…

NAQT Literature Frequency list 1-300

Hamlet (William) Shakespeare The Tempest (William) Shakespeare Macbeth (William) Shakespeare Iliad Homer Pride and Prejudice (Jane) Austen Moby-Dick (Herman) Melville The Great Gatsby (F. Scott) Fitzgerald Paradise Lost (John) Milton Faust (Johann Wolfgang von) Goethe King Lear (William) Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice (William) Shakespeare 1984 (George) Orwell A Midsummer Night’s Dream (William) Shakespeare The…

US History I, A. Brinkley’s The Unfinished Nation, chapter 11 through 15, 3rd examination scheduled for Tuesday Dec.8 for TR classes and Friday Dec. 11for MWF classes.

1. Prior to 1860, the center of economic power in the South A. was in Charleston, South Carolina. B. remained as it had been primarily within the upper South. C. remained as it had been primarily within the lower South. D. shifted from the lower South to the upper South. E. shifted from the upper…

APUSH 10-13

A. rapidly grew, in part, due to improved public health. Between 1820 and 1840, the population of the United States A. rapidly grew, in part, due to improved public health. B. saw the proportion of enslaved blacks to free whites increase. C. increased at a slower rate than in Europe. D. remained relatively constant. E….

AP Literature: Glossary of Literary Terms with Examples

absolute a word free from limitations or qualifications a word free from limitations or qualifications “best,” “all,” “unique,” “perfect” adage a familiar or wise saying “A picture is worth a thousand words” allegory a literary work in which characters, objects or actions represent abstractions “Young Goodman Brown” is an allegory about sin and morality. alliteration…

AP Lit Romanticism Test Info

Romanticism is difficult to define because of its broad spectrum, but it emphasizes what? emotions, and imagination→often within one indiviual What centuries/years were the Romanticism movement? 18th-19th century (1700-1800) When was Romanticism popular in Britain? 1790-1870 The British Romanticism movement focused on what? POETRY!! When was Romanticism popular in the United States? 1830-1860s (Up until…

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…

The Wound Dresser by Walt Whitman

The Wound Dresser is an intimate, graphic and deeply moving expression of the act of nursing the sick and dying. The poem is remarkable for its lack of exaggerated portrayals of pain and suffering. Yet, the attention to detail, the depiction of images, etc. are very sophisticated for a poem written in the nineteenth century….

GRE Literature Supplement 2

The Castle of Otranto Horace Walpole, 1765 (Enlightenment) C LIST A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Mary Wollstonecraft, 1792 (Early Romantic) D LIST The Monk M.G. Lewis, 1796 (Early Romantic) C LIST Gothic Novel. Songs of Innocence William Blake, 1789 (Enlightenment) C LIST Songs of Experience William Blake, 1789 (Enlightenment) C LIST “Marriage of…

A Farewell to Arms A Modest Proposal and Other Stories A New England Nun A Raisin in the Sun A White Heron A. E. Housman Poems Absalom Absalom All Quiet On the Western Front Andrew Marvell Poems Animal Dreams Autobiography of My Mother Bartleby the Scrivener Beauty and the Beast and Other Tales Best Worst American Stories Bound Feet and Western Dress Burial Rites Charlotte Perkins Gilman Poems Charlotte Temple Christina Rossetti Poems Chronicle Of a Death foretold Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway Cry the Beloved Country Dead Souls Death Of a Salesman Donne Poems Doubt a Parable Dracula East Of Eden Empire Falls Equus Ezra Pound Poems Fanny Hill Fear Of Flying Girl in Translation Heart Of Darkness House Of Mirth I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings In Love and Trouble Stories of Black Women Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Inferno Jonathan Swift Poems Jorge Borges Short Stories Jorge Luis Borges Poetry Keats Poems and Letters Last Of the Mohicans Letters From an american Farmer Literature Lolita Mark Twain Mary Oliver Poetry Maya Angelou Poems Metamorphoses Moby Dick Mrs Dalloway On Liberty Parable Of the Sower Paradise Lost Prometheus Rear Window Rebuttal Second Treatise of Government Short Stories of F Scott Fitzgerald Short Stories Of William Faulkner Short Tales of Joseph Conrad Song of Solomon The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn The adventures Of Tom Sawyer The Aeneid The Awakening The Bean Eaters The Book Of the City Of Ladies The Catcher in the Rye The Complete Poems of William Blake The Epic of Gilgamesh The Faerie Queene The Fault in Our Stars The House Of the Seven Gables The Love Song Of J alfred Prufrock The Most Dangerous Game The Poems Of Billy Collins The Poems of Ted Hughes The Poetry of Li Young Lee The Poetry Of Robert Penn Warren The School for Scandal The Souls of Black Folk The Sound and the Fury The Stranger The Sun also Rises The Yellow Wallpaper Thomas Gray Poems Thomas Hardy Poems To His Mistress Going To Bed Elegy 19 Ts Eliot Poems Twelve Years a Slave Uncle Toms Children Utilitarianism W H auden Poems Wallace Stevens Poems Walt Whitman Poems William Carlos Williams Poems William Dean Howells Short Stories Woman of Colour Novel Wuthering Heights
American Literature CLEP

1910-1945 The scope of the modernist period. 1945-present The scope of the contemporary period. What is the function of literature? One of the driving questions of the modernist literary period. Modernism A mode of art that does not state directly what it is, but instead remains slightly beyond the grasp of general readers. Robert Frost…

Whitman’s Poetry and American Identity

Born on 31st May, 1819, Walt Whitman is an iconic figure in the history of American literature. His lifetime’s work, especially his poetry, has come to define the sentiments, aspirations and experiences of American citizens in the nineteenth century. Although Whitman was not active politically, he expressed his political views through his poetry. Having lived…

Whitman Versus Frost: Structure of Modern Poetry

Structure is a major consideration in poetry and also represents an issue that many critics and poets argue about.For some, a poem is not a real poem without some kind of formal structure.To many of these people, a poet writing without structure should not be considered a true poet.For others, structure is viewed as limiting…

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