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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. Content of Iroquois prayer-song






2. (Period and types)






3. Freud and psychoanalysis






4. 19th century as a corpse seen through winter landscape






5. Dates of American Romanticism/Realism and Naturalism






6. Rejection of Victorian ideals of organic wholeness and progress






7. Style that stresses emotions - everyday language - individual expression/originality






8. Reverence for childhood and the primitive






9. Moral responsibility






10. What was the unifying theme of Romantic literature in Britain?






11. 'Relentless change'






12. Dramatic monologue - stream of consciousness






13. Postcolonial literature






14. Emphasis on spontaneity rather than convention or formalism






15. Avant-garde






16. Rejection of Victorian middle-class morality






17. What period - and what was it?






18. Primary texts of the Middle Ages






19. Expansion into new topics - esp. graphic treatments of sexuality






20. Subdivisions of early American literature






21. Impact of the Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression






22. Subdivisions of Neoclassical Period






23. Langston Hughes






24. Religious controversy and persecution






25. Often compared to Thomas Gray's 'Elegy in a Country Churchyard'






26. What does the line 'the space between - is but an hour' mean?






27. Growth of British Empire






28. What period - and what did they imitate?






29. Dates of the Victorian Period






30. Experimentation in 'When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer'






31. In the Kiowa tale - strategic use of language...






32. Individualistic - skeptical of society






33. Texts of the Harlem Renaissance






34. Growing economic inequality






35. In the Kiowa tale - language =






36. (Title and period)






37. What do both 'The Disappointment' and 'The Imperfect Enjoyment' show?






38. English colonization






39. Earnest - didactic - sincere






40. Deflates pretensions and ideals






41. Time of crisis - turmoil - and disillusionment for many writers






42. Protest movements and counterculture






43. Economic - scientific and technological revolutions of daily life






44. Values subjective experience - innovation - individualism






45. Cultural response to political upheavals and the new world of constant change






46. (Period and types)






47. Dates of Early Modern Period/Renaissance






48. Matthew Arnold 'Dover Beach'






49. Discovery of Americas






50. Discovery of Americas