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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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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