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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. Uses ordinary language

2. Rejects kinds of political and social oppression

3. Discipline - economy - restraint

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

5. Symbolic landscape

6. Puritan world-view

7. Transnational

8. (Author and period)

9. (Period and effect)

10. Subdivisions of Middle Ages/Medieval Period

11. Paine - Jefferson - 'Declaration of Independence -' The Federalist Papers

12. European contact and loss of native cultures

13. Interiority - less optimistic version of Transcendentalism

14. Some revive medieval ideas - some stress freedom from all constraints - some support escapist fancy

15. Continuations of realism - but more pessimistic

16. Contrast between court culture and lingering Puritan culture

17. American Renaissance

18. (Title and period)

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

20. Monarchy and episcopacy restored

21. Interrogation and incorporation of mass media forms and images

22. Tomato soup can

23. Dramatic political changes

24. Lorna Goodison (Title and period)

25. Dates of the Neoclassical Period

26. Culmination of Enlightenment

27. Focus on the fight for survival in a world of urban decay

28. (Period and definition)

29. Primary texts of the Middle Ages

30. On the cusp of romanticism/realism

31. A spiritual biography (Title and period)

32. Earnest - didactic - sincere

33. Growth of public education and literacy

34. 'Put a bullet in his head'

35. Valuing of external world of nature

36. Values subjective experience - innovation - individualism

37. Modernist features of 'The Weary Blues'

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

39. (Period and definition)

40. Psychoanalytic focus

41. Ishmael Reed (Title and period)

42. Age of Transcendentalism

43. the 'Poet of the American Revolution'

44. 'Relentless change'

45. Innovation in 'When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer'

46. Realistic details of 'Richard Cory'

47. Example of the carpe diem poem

48. Alexander Pope - Jonathon Swift - Joseph Addison - Daniel Defoe

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

50. Rejection of Victorian ideals of organic wholeness and progress