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Mary Oliver – A Poetry Handbook vocabulary

Alexandrine A pure iambic, six-foot line Alliteration The repetition of the initial sound of words in a line or lines of verse Allusion A reference to something that belongs properly to a world beyond the specific sphere of the poem Anapest Two light stresses followed by a heavy stress Assonance The repetition of vowel sounds…

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…

IEW Poetry – Level 2

How Doth the Little Crocodile Lewis Carroll At the Seaside Robert Louis Stevenson Rebecca, Who Slammed Doors for Fun and Perished Miserably Hilaire Belloc Fog Car Sandburg Some One Walter de la Mare The Duke of Plaza-Toro W. S. Gilbert God and the Soldier Author Unknown Jabberwocky Lewis Carroll 2 The Height of the Ridiculous…

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English 3 Unit 10 Vocabulary

the words surrounding unfamiliar words that help determine the meaning for the reader context the smallest unit of meaning in a word (prefix, root, suffix) morpheme Which of the following are major lexicographical works mentioned in this section? a. Oxford English Dictionary b. American Dictionary c. Dictionary of Spoken English d. Dictionary of the English…

english 2nd semester

abstraction something not; a quality separated from an object complemented that which filled up or completed or brought to perfection concrete something that can be perceived by the senses (smelled, tasted, felt, heard or seen) equating treating or regarding as the same Queen Elizabeth I Five members of the Tudor family ruled England from 1485…

History and Culture of Jamaica

Introduction Jamaica is the third most populous Anglophone country in the Americas after the United States and Canada. Although a small island in the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica is a melting pot of cultures from all around the world. From the beggining, the island was inhabited by ancient tribes with different coustoms, beliefs and backrounds. Since…

Note for American Literature

“The Philosophy of Composition” is an 1846 essay written by American writer Edgar Allan Poe that elucidates a theory about how good writers write when they write well. He concludes that length, “unity of effect” and a logical method are important considerations for good writing. He also makes the assertion that “the death… of a…

English Unit 3 Quiz 3

Select all that apply. Which of the following were Victorian essayists? a. Charlotte Bronte b. William Makepeace Thackery c. George Eliot d. Thomas Carlyle e. Thomas Babington Macaulay f. Mathew Arnold d e f Name the Victorian novelist who wrote Oliver Twist. a. William Makepeace Thackery b. Charles Dickens c. George Eliot d. Emily Bronte…

Eng 4B Final Review

Which event did not occur between 1750 and 1800? publication of Jane Austin novels In order to be socially acceptable, a family needed gentility Between 1760 and 1815, England’s population increased due to lowered mortality rates What was an important improvement in transportation during this time period? first public railways in england How does Romanticism…

Jazz History Midterm Studyguide

Stephan Foster known as the “father of American music”, was an American songwriter primarily known for his parlour and minstrel music. Foster wrote over 200 songs; among his best known are “Oh! Susanna”, “Camptown Races”, “Old Folks at Home”, “My Old Kentucky Home”, “Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair”, “Old Black Joe”, and “Beautiful Dreamer”….

British Literature: Part 2

Neoclassical Period (1660-1790) also called the Enlightenment Period; was based on the concept that people could find perfection and happiness through reason and knowledge; essentially humanist vision was characterized by a resistance to religious authority John Dryden (1631-1700) was an English poet and dramatist; some famous poems include “Astrea Redux”, “Absalom and Achitophel”, and “The…

The Unfinished Nation, Chapter 12, Review

A catalyst for an American feminist movement was a London convention in 1840 that dealt with abolition. A former slave, __________ __________ founded an antislavery newspaper and wrote his autobiography. Frederick Douglass Abolitionists successfully funded the legal battle and repatriation of Africans who seized the __________, a Spanish slave ship. Amistad All of the following…

American Literature: Realism & Naturalism Period

1865-1910 The scope of the realist/naturalist period. Realism Interested in the mundane episodes of middle-class life. Tends to lean towards social reform. Writers of this discipline took it upon themselves to critically comment on America’s politics, economics, industry, and social issues. Naturalism A product of scientific determinism. You are controlled by your environment. There is…

Notes on Phillis Wheatley

Wheatley is arguably one of the most discussed authors of her time. Her success is an accumulation of the many rare circumstances that she was afforded in life. One could argue that it was pure luck that afforded her the opportunity to be educated and published in a society that still supported slavery. Whetleys poetry…

A Beka Themes in Literature

God Sees the Truth, but Waits STORY. A young Russian merchant is accused of murder and sent to Siberia, it seems the truth will never be known, while in prison he met the man who had actually murdered the merchant. By Leo Tolstoy. Explorer of the Stars STORY. Biography of Galileo and his first telescope,…

Crane-AP 2 Literature and Language

Allusion A reference to something literary, mythoglogical, or historical; e.g., reference to something as “the forbidden fruit” which alludes to the Biblical Genesis story Anticlimax A rhetorical or literary device which shows a disappointing situation or a sudden transition in discourse from an important idea to a ludicrous or trivial one. It is when at…

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 Leaves Of Grass Letters From an american Farmer Literature Lolita Mark Twain 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
Genres and Dates and Authors

Renaissance Europe was in one sense an awakening from the long slumber of the Dark Ages. What had been a stagnant, even backsliding kind of society re-invested in the promise of material and spiritual gain. There was the sincerely held belief that humanity was making progress towards a noble summit of perfect existence. How this…

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…

British Literature: Authors and their Work

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Coleridge Kubla Khan Coleridge On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer Keats On Seeing the Elgin Marbles Keats On Sitting down to read King Lear Once Again Keats La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad Keats Ode on a Grecian Urn Keats To Richard Woodhouse Keats Love and Friendship Austen…

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