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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. (Author and period)

2. A spiritual biography (Title and period)

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

4. Associated with prudishness/repression

5. Dates of American Romanticism/Realism and Naturalism

6. Individualistic - skeptical of society

7. Interested in singular character (not symbolic - not unnamed)

8. 'A Far Cry from Africa' (Period and characteristics)

9. Subdivisions of early American literature

10. Dates of the Romantic Period (Britain)

11. Culture preserved through oral means rather than written

12. Drive for learning and artistic expression

13. (Title and period)

14. How does 'A Supermarket in California' reflect the post-war conditions of the US?

15. (Author and period)

16. How are sentimentality and emotions portrayed in 'The Wild Honey Suckle' by Freneau?

17. Avoids sentimentalism

18. Valuing of external world of nature

19. (Period and definition)

20. Lorna Goodison (Title and period)

21. Oral tradition

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

23. Impact of the Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression

24. (Period and characteristics)

25. (Title - period and definition of quyting)

26. What period - and what did this result in?

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

28. Interest in nature

29. Symbolic landscape

30. Assertion of personal experience and the individual author as source of art

31. (Title and period)

32. Jonathan Swift

33. Protest movements and counterculture

34. Time of crisis - turmoil - and disillusionment for many writers

35. What period - and what did they imitate?

36. What is the mood of Browning's 'The Cry of the Children'?

37. Conscious efforts to innovate

38. Focuses on ordinary people in ordinary circumstances

39. Romantic rejection of reason

40. Augustan Age/Neoclassical Period

41. Theme of 'Richard Cory'

42. Isolation and alienation from society

43. Attempt to capture the extraordinary in the ordinary

44. Conventions of the Augustan Age

45. Dates of the Victorian Period

46. Experimentation and 'stylistic unconventionality'

47. Wordsworth's 'Expostulation and Reply'

48. Discovery of Americas

49. Reverence for childhood and the primitive

50. Minimalism