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Introduction To English Major

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1. Avoids sentimentalism

2. Example of Literature of Contact

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

4. From the Jacksonian period to the Civil War

5. (Period and definition)

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

7. (Title and period)

8. (Title and period)

9. Dates of the Romantic Period (Britain)

10. Growth of literature associated with social protest/cultural nationalist movements

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

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

13. Visionary - celebrates the imagination

14. Reverence for childhood and the primitive

15. (Author and period)

16. Oral tradition

17. 'Guinea Women'(Period and characteristics)

18. Allen Ginsberg (Title and period)

19. Langston Hughes

20. Associated with prudishness/repression

21. Often abstract and non-representational

22. Jonathan Swift

23. What period - and what was it?

24. Discipline - economy - restraint

25. Emphasized contemporary life in actual setting

26. Natural world as endowed with feelings - pathos - passion - expression

27. Rewriting and subverting a history of American prejudices and ideological scripts

28. (Period and definition)

29. Rewriting and subverting a history of American prejudices and ideological scripts

30. Radically experimental and diverse

31. Transnational literature

32. Thomas Hardy

33. Harlem Renaissance subverting of history

34. Pagan authors = sources for thinking

35. Transnational

36. Stabilizing of middle class and concern for morality

37. (Title and period)

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

39. (Period and types)

40. From the Civil War to World War II

41. Political revolutions (Period and characteristics)

42. 'To Penshurst' by Ben Jonson

43. Valuing of external world of nature

44. Emergence of distinctively American literature

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

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

47. Augustan Age/Neoclassical Period

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

49. Collapse of distinctions between elite culture and popular culture

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