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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. Monarchy and episcopacy restored






2. Disintegration of British Empire






3. Questioning of traditional religion






4. (Period and definition)






5. Economic revolutions (Period and characteristics)






6. Charles I executed and Puritan government comes into power






7. Collapse of distinctions between elite culture and popular culture






8. The Age of Reason in action






9. Deflates pretensions and ideals






10. 'The Author to Her Book' by Bradstreet






11. Discipline - economy - restraint






12. Experiences of disintegration and disillusionment






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






14. Seriousness and sobriety






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






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






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






18. Sense of loss or disillusionment






19. Puritanism and gender






20. Decolonization throughout 20th century






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






22. Literary goal = to explain and edify






23. Writes devotional poetry






24. Reign of Queen Victoria






25. Isolation and alienation from society






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






27. Ishmael Reed (Title and period)






28. Primary texts of the Middle Ages






29. Phillis Wheatley






30. Poetry can arouse wonder by creating perspective of ignorance or innocence in the reader - the sense of novelty - freshness of sensation






31. Three aesthetics of Romantic literature






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






33. From Jamestown to the American Revolution






34. Example of the politicized sonnet






35. What is this an example of? And name the piece






36. Culmination of Enlightenment






37. 'Put a bullet in his head'






38. (Author and period)






39. Ordinary language - plain diction






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






41. Dates of the Romantic Period (Britain)






42. Interrogation and incorporation of mass media forms and images






43. Sense of despair - crisis of faith






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






45. Impact of WWII on postmodernism






46. Augustan Age/Neoclassical Period






47. 'Guinea Women'(Period and characteristics)






48. Responds to crises of the period






49. Transnational






50. Radically experimental and diverse