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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…

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Nabokov “good readers and good writers” “We should always remember that the work of art is invariably the creation of a new world, so that the first thing we should do is to study that new world as closely as possible, approaching it as something brand new, having no obvious connection with the worlds we…

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…

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What are examples of figurative language Anne Bradstreet chooses in order to communicate her themes? “mines of gold”; “two were one”; “heavens reward” Which examples of figurative language does Phillis Wheatley choose in order to communicate her themes? “num’rous nations sway”; “ev’ry evil fly” Write a paragraph in which you compare and contrast how the…

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…

Earliest Voices: Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley

Which of the following statements about Anne Bradstreet is NOT ture? Anne Bradstreet was never married. Which of the following phrases best defines rhythm? a poems cadence, pace, or ongoing momentum What is the rhyme scheme of the following Anne Bradstreet poem? aabbccddeeffgg How many couplets are in this poem? seven Which of the following…

Literary Studies Vocabulary Unit 2: Poetry

stanza a section of a poem, marked by extra line spacing, that often has a single pattern and/or rhyme Example: Edwin Arlington Robinson’s poem “Richard Coy” has four stanzas. auditor an imaginary listener within a literary work as opposed to the actual reader or audience outside the work Example: The auditor of Lydia Davis’s “Head,…

English 11 A Unit 1: Early American And Colonial Literature Lesson 8: Earliest Voices: The Founding Fathers

Key Words Audience Fact Grievance Opinion Purpose What elements make persuasive writing effective? Try being logically eloquent. For everything good you say, have a reason or evidence to back it up. Your writing should impress the person and make you look like a powerful person. Use strong words, exaggerating is fine for some areas, but…

American Literature Test 1

Colonial New England period is also known as what? Puritan Era When was Jamestown established? 1607 When did the Separatists come to the New World? 1620 When did the Puritans come to America? 1630 When the Puritans came to America, where did they land? Massachusetts Bay What are the literary characteristics of the Colonial New…

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…

American Literature: Colonial & Early National Period

1620-1820 The scope of the Colonial and Early National Period. Casas Bartolome de las ______: Spanish historian, social reformer, and Dominican friar, whose extensive accounts of the colonization of the West Indies revealed the atrocities committed by colonizers against the indigenous peoples. Castillo Bernal Diaz del ______: Spanish conquistador, encomendero, and governor in Chiapas and…

African American Literature 1

Phyllis Wheatley Born in Gambia – Purchased by John & Savanna Wheatley Bought in 1761 – Named after the Slave Ship; the Phillis Part of an experiment to prove that black Africans could learn Phyllis Wheatley’s Writing Taught in the style of neoclassical writing Ex: Used heroic couplets, Invocation to the Muses, and Neo-classical clichés,…

Art, Literature and Culture (APUSH)

Phillis Wheatley Slave and poet in colonial America. First African American to publish; her work was well received, even by George Washington. Neo-Classicism Art of the colonial age. Reflected ideas of the Greeks and Romans. Logic, form, balance and reason. John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Benjamin West Romanticism Early 1800s. A reaction against the Enlightenment….

Literature and Language – Authors/Works: American Literature Colonial through 19th Century

John Winthrop – 16-17th century wealthy English Puritan lawyer and one of the leading figures in the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the first major settlement in what is now New England after Plymouth Colony – Led the first large wave of immigrants from England in 1630, and served as governor for 12 of…

African American Literature Exam

T/F Sojourner Truth’s speech indicates that she has some knowledge of Biblical principles. Truth T/F According to the Anti-Slavery Bugle Reporter’s version, Truth directs this speech to an abolitionist group, where she was an invited speaker. Truth T/F Truth was described as a petite, but powerful woman. False Which language was Sojourner Truth’s first language?…

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…

English William Shakespeare

?ENGLISH NOTES 2012-2013 Advising and Preregistration ONLY declared English majors (who have formally declared their major by Monday, April 30th) may preregister for English classes via the web on Monday, May 7th during their registration appointment times according to the following schedule: The last day to add a class for Fall Quarter is Friday, September…

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