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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. Seriousness and sobriety






2. Dates of Early Modern Period/Renaissance






3. What was literature's goal in the Augustan Age?






4. Culmination of Enlightenment






5. Questioning of traditional institutions - customs - and morals (America)






6. Experimentation - wildly creative verse






7. Questioning of traditional religion






8. (Period and definiton)






9. Subdivisions of early American literature






10. Interest in the unconscious






11. Allusive style






12. Example of early modern sonnet






13. Example of the politicized sonnet






14. (Period and characteristics)






15. Subdivisions of Middle Ages/Medieval Period






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






17. Freud and psychoanalysis






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






19. Who is the author - what is the period - and what is this an example of?






20. Stabilizing of middle class and concern for morality






21. Puritanism and gender






22. Realistic details of 'Richard Cory'






23. Discovery of Americas






24. Darwinism and the 'crisis of faith'






25. Changes for women (right to vote - contraception - etc)






26. Avant-garde






27. Allen Ginsberg (Title and period)






28. Emphasis on spontaneity rather than convention or formalism






29. Dates of American Romanticism/Realism and Naturalism






30. How does 'A Supermarket in California' reflect the post-war conditions of the US?






31. Psychoanalytic focus






32. Growth of British Empire






33. Imaginative vision in 'When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer'






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






35. Process of Iroquois prayer-song






36. (Author and period)






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






38. What is the conclusion of 'Dover Beach'?






39. What period - and what did they imitate?






40. Interrogation and incorporation of mass media forms and images






41. Scientific revolutions






42. Repetition in Iroquois prayer-song






43. American Romanticism's emphasis on (4): _____ > _____






44. Derek Walcott






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






46. Often abstract and non-representational






47. Realistic details of 'Richard Cory'






48. (Period and definiton)






49. Realistic representation of class tension - frustration - envy






50. Urbanity - wit - licentiousness