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Introduction To English Major

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1. About the exaltation of art

2. Types of literature from Colonial Period

3. Interiority - less optimistic version of Transcendentalism

4. Minimalism

5. Transformation of personal and social identity through technological systems

6. Realistic representation of class tension - frustration - envy

7. Sentimentality and emerging ideology of the 'vanishing Indian'

8. Backlash against neoclassicism and its restraint and decorum

9. Three aesthetics of Romantic literature

10. 'Beauty is truth - truth beauty'

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

12. Assumptions of postcolonial/transnational literature

13. Subdivisions of Neoclassical Period

14. Radically experimental and diverse

15. Experimentation and 'stylistic unconventionality'

16. Experimentation - wildly creative verse

17. Age of Transcendentalism

18. Self-referentiality (Period and definition)

19. (Period and characteristics)

20. Reformist bent

21. (Title and period)

22. Charles I executed and Puritan government comes into power

23. Example of the country house poem

24. Ordinary language - plain diction

25. Elizabeth Barrett Browning 'The Cry of the Children'

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

27. (Period and definition)

28. What does the extraordinary 'breaking in' upon everyday existence suggest about Romantics?

29. Literature articulates history and history articulates literature

30. (Period and definition)

31. John Keats 'Ode on a Grecian Urn'

32. Some revive medieval ideas - some stress freedom from all constraints - some support escapist fancy

33. Transnational literature

34. Personal experience > learned knowledge

35. (Period and effect)

36. Thomas Hardy

37. (Period and characteristics)

38. Sometimes referred to as the 'Pre-Romantic' period

39. Edwin Arlington Robinson

40. Natural world as endowed with feelings - pathos - passion - expression

41. Example of the country house poem

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

43. Point of view of 'Richard Cory'

44. Moral responsibility

45. Elizabeth Barrett Browning 'The Cry of the Children'

46. Subdivisions of Neoclassical Period

47. Twist at the end of 'The Darkling Thrust' =

48. Culmination of Enlightenment

49. Rejection of form and order - Emphasis on uncertainty and play

50. What is the setting of 'Dover Beach'?