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Introduction To English Major

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

2. Protestant Reformation

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

4. Derek Walcott

5. Relations of colonizer and colonized

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

7. Ordinary language - plain diction

8. Legacy of European colonialism

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

10. Empirically based scientific beliefs

11. What is this an example of? And name the piece

12. Twist at the end of 'The Darkling Thrust' =

13. Satire becomes popular

14. Personal experience > learned knowledge

15. Allen Ginsberg (Title and period)

16. English colonization

17. Impact of Cold War and Baby Boom Era

18. Contrast between court culture and lingering Puritan culture

19. Tone = very modern - omniscience

20. Detachment from moral bearings

21. From the Civil War to World War II

22. Applied Darwin's ideas to society

23. Elizabeth Barrett Browning 'The Cry of the Children'

24. Lorna Goodison (Title and period)

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

26. What is the tone of 'Dover Beach'?

27. Similar to Enlightenment

28. From Jamestown to the American Revolution

29. The proofs - the figures' for 'the mystical moist night-air' is an example of...

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

31. Theaters reopened and comedy flourished

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

33. Emphasis on instinct and feelings

34. Return to classics

35. Dates of American Romanticism/Realism and Naturalism

36. Motivated by industrial reform

37. Backlash against neoclassicism and its restraint and decorum

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

39. Result of historical context of the Victorian Period

40. (Period and characteristics)

41. (Title and period)

42. Postcolonial literature

43. Repetition in Iroquois prayer-song

44. Three revolutions of British Romantic Period

45. Dates of Modernism

46. Reconstruction - rapid urbanization - industrialization

47. Subdivisions of early American literature

48. Dates of the Romantic Period (Britain)

49. Impact of WWI

50. (Period and characteristics)