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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