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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. Contrast between court culture and lingering Puritan culture






2. The Age of Reason in action






3. Content of Iroquois prayer-song






4. (Period and characteristics)






5. Focus on technologies of stimulation






6. What type of interpretation is Troy Book? Why?






7. From the Jacksonian period to the Civil War






8. (Period and characteristics)






9. What is the retreat of the tide in 'Dover Beach' a metaphor for?






10. Stabilizing of middle class and concern for morality






11. Literature articulates history and history articulates literature






12. Visionary - celebrates the imagination






13. Hybridity






14. 'Beauty is truth - truth beauty'






15. Responds to crises of the period






16. English colonization






17. Example of the metaphysical poem






18. Moral responsibility






19. Urbanity - wit - licentiousness






20. (Period and definition)






21. What period - and what was it?






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






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






24. Rejects kinds of political and social oppression






25. Influenced by Darwin






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






27. Dates of the Neoclassical Period






28. 'Guinea Women'(Period and characteristics)






29. Dramatic political changes






30. Transnational character






31. Human nature is essentially good






32. (Author and period)






33. Romantic rejection of reason






34. What ideas did the end of the Commonwealth Period give birth to? What were the poetic responses?






35. Transnational literature






36. What is the retreat of the tide in 'Dover Beach' a metaphor for?






37. Associated with prudishness/repression






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






39. Interest in nature






40. Often abstract and non-representational






41. Decolonization throughout 20th century






42. Sense of despair - crisis of faith






43. What does the line 'the space between - is but an hour' mean?






44. Rebellious movement






45. What is 'Dover Beach' a poetical record of?






46. Radical break with tradition






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






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






49. Seriousness and sobriety






50. 'Beauty is truth - truth beauty'