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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. Similarities between 'The Indian Burying Ground' and 'Elegy in a Country Churchyard'






2. Moral responsibility






3. Modernist features of 'The Weary Blues'






4. (Period and characteristics)






5. Emphasis on individual






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






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






8. Paine - Jefferson - 'Declaration of Independence -' The Federalist Papers






9. Focuses on ordinary people in ordinary circumstances






10. Deflates pretensions and ideals






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






12. Continuations of realism - but more pessimistic






13. Impact of WWI






14. Rejection of 18th-century emphasis on neoclassical - reason - constraint - order - etc.






15. Augustan Age/Neoclassical Period






16. Moving from neoclassical to Romantic (America) - (Title and period)






17. Transnational literature






18. Texts of the Harlem Renaissance






19. 'Put a bullet in his head'






20. Reformist bent






21. Radically experimental and diverse






22. Literary goal = to explain and edify






23. Edwin Arlington Robinson






24. Protestant Reformation






25. Rejection of 18th-century emphasis on neoclassical - reason - constraint - order - etc.






26. Urbanity - wit - licentiousness






27. Values subjective experience - innovation - individualism






28. Product of mass migrations (after 1910)






29. Focus on technologies of stimulation






30. What is the tone of 'Dover Beach'?






31. Interested in singular character (not symbolic - not unnamed)






32. Age of Transcendentalism






33. Sense of despair - crisis of faith






34. Experimentation and 'stylistic unconventionality'






35. (Title and period)






36. Allen Ginsberg (Title and period)






37. Motivated by industrial reform






38. (Title and period)






39. Individualistic - skeptical of society






40. Content of Iroquois prayer-song






41. Influenced by Darwin






42. English colonization






43. (Period and definition)






44. Age of Transcendentalism






45. Interiority - less optimistic version of Transcendentalism






46. Visionary - celebrates the imagination






47. Emotions = natural and good - more important than reason






48. Puritan world-view






49. Pessimism and alienation in 'The Darkling Thrust'






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