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Introduction To English Major

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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?