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Introduction To English Major

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1. Supernatural is special way to arouse wonder by violating logic or reason; folklore - superstition - demons create for reader the occult and unknown

2. Allen Ginsberg (Title and period)

3. Sense of loss or disillusionment

4. From the Jacksonian period to the Civil War

5. Puritanism and gender

6. (Period and types)

7. Realistic representation of class tension - frustration - envy

8. Empirically based scientific beliefs

9. How did content and form change during the Romantic Period?

10. Each person is innately divine

11. Lorna Goodison (Title and period)

12. Earnest - didactic - sincere

13. (Period and definition)

14. Romantic rejection of reason

15. 'This poem has had up to here; this poem is the reader and the reader the poem'

16. Experiences of disintegration and disillusionment

17. Religious controversy and persecution

18. From Jamestown to the American Revolution

19. (Period and types)

20. 'Guinea Women'(Period and characteristics)

21. Dates of the Romantic Period (Britain)

22. Process of Iroquois prayer-song

23. Embrace of cacophony and chaos

24. Return to classics

25. Subdivisions of Middle Ages/Medieval Period

26. (Period and characteristics)

27. Radically experimental and diverse

28. Theaters reopened and comedy flourished

29. Dates of the Neoclassical Period

30. Romantic rejection of reason

31. What does the form of Browning's 'The Cry of the Children' give a sense of? How?

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

33. Dates of the Victorian Period

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

35. Focuses on ordinary people in ordinary circumstances

36. Beat Generation

37. What period - and what was it?

38. Psychoanalytic --> all about interiority

39. Writes devotional poetry

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

41. Harlem Renaissance subverting of history

42. Oral tradition

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

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

45. Avoids overly symbolic characters - supernatural situations - heightened fantasies

46. (Period and effect)

47. Exalted view of art

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

49. Experimentation - wildly creative verse

50. Three aesthetics of Romantic literature