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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. On the cusp of romanticism/realism






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






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






4. Rejection of 18th-century emphasis on neoclassical - reason - constraint - order - etc.






5. (Author and period)






6. (Title and period)






7. Ambivalence






8. (Author and period)


9. Dates of Early Modern Period/Renaissance






10. Christianized Germanic culture






11. Valuing of external world of nature






12. Allen Ginsberg (Title and period)


13. (Period and definition)






14. Realistic details of 'Richard Cory'






15. Contrast between court culture and lingering Puritan culture






16. 'The Disappointment' - Restoration Period/Neoclassical Period


17. Sense of despair - crisis of faith






18. How did content and form change during the Romantic Period?






19. Invasion of Celtic Britain to the printing press






20. Moving from neoclassical to Romantic (America) - (Title and period)


21. Minimalism






22. Rejects kinds of political and social oppression






23. 'The Imperfect Enjoyment' Restoration Period/Neoclassical Period


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






25. In the Kiowa tale - strategic use of language...






26. Problem/struggle of British Romantic literature's content?






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






28. (Period and definition)






29. 'A Description of Morning' (Characteristics)






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


31. Decolonization throughout 20th century






32. Who is the author - what is the period - and what is this an example of?






33. Example of American Indian - Pre-Contact Literature






34. Why is survival such an issue in Native American literature?






35. Applied Darwin's ideas to society






36. Religious controversy and persecution






37. the 'Poet of the American Revolution'


38. 'Beauty is truth - truth beauty'


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






40. Theaters reopened and comedy flourished






41. Psychoanalytic focus






42. (Period and characteristics)






43. 'The Author to Her Book' by Bradstreet


44. Economic - scientific and technological revolutions of daily life






45. Discovery of Americas






46. Backlash against neoclassicism and its restraint and decorum






47. Emphasis on instinct and feelings






48. Attempt to capture the extraordinary in the ordinary






49. (Period and definition)






50. How is Whitman's 'When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer' a romantic poem?