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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. Langston Hughes


2. Moral responsibility






3. Reign of Queen Victoria






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


5. 'Beauty is truth - truth beauty'


6. Westward expansion






7. Avant-garde






8. Each person is innately divine






9. Culture preserved through oral means rather than written






10. Three revolutions of British Romantic Period






11. Uses ordinary language






12. Economic revolutions (Period and characteristics)






13. Interested in singular character (not symbolic - not unnamed)






14. Darwinism and the 'crisis of faith'






15. Relations of colonizer and colonized






16. Thomas Gray


17. What do both 'The Disappointment' and 'The Imperfect Enjoyment' show?


18. (Period and effect)






19. What does the form of Browning's 'The Cry of the Children' give a sense of? How?






20. 'Guinea Women'(Period and characteristics)






21. Result of historical context of the Victorian Period






22. Process of Iroquois prayer-song






23. (Title and period)


24. Dates of the Romantic Period (Britain)






25. (Period and definition)






26. Focus on feelings and moments of heightened awareness






27. From the Jacksonian period to the Civil War






28. Thomas Gray


29. What is the conclusion of 'Dover Beach'?


30. From Jamestown to the American Revolution






31. (Author and period)






32. Decolonization throughout 20th century






33. (Period and definition)






34. Freud and psychoanalysis






35. Puritan world-view


36. Phillis Wheatley


37. Dates of the Neoclassical Period






38. Conventions of the Augustan Age






39. Discipline - economy - restraint






40. (Title and period)


41. Changes for women (right to vote - contraception - etc)






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


43. Expresses concern about the state of English culture


44. Personal experience > learned knowledge






45. Interest in nature






46. Embrace of cacophony and chaos






47. Transition from Victorian to Modernist


48. Culture preserved through oral means rather than written






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






50. Primary texts of the Middle Ages