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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. Langston Hughes






2. (Period and characteristics)






3. Seriousness and sobriety






4. Individualistic - skeptical of society






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






6. 'A Description of Morning' (Characteristics)






7. (Title and period)






8. Minimalism






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






10. (Period and types)






11. Discovery of Americas






12. 'Guinea Women'(Period and characteristics)






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






14. William Blake Interest in imagination






15. Earnest - didactic - sincere






16. What type of interpretation is Troy Book? Why?






17. Earnest - didactic - sincere






18. What is 'Dover Beach' a poetical record of?






19. Transnational character






20. Charles I executed and Puritan government comes into power






21. Naturalistic Period






22. Harlem Renaissance subverting of history






23. What ideas did the end of the Commonwealth Period give birth to? What were the poetic responses?






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






25. Rejection of form and order - Emphasis on uncertainty and play






26. Scientific revolutions






27. Transnational literature






28. On the cusp of romanticism/realism






29. Emphasis on instinct and feelings






30. (Period and characteristics)






31. Experimentation in 'When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer'






32. Literary goal = to explain and edify






33. Imaginative vision in 'When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer'






34. What was the unifying theme of Romantic literature in Britain?






35. 19th century as a corpse seen through winter landscape






36. Often abstract and non-representational






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






38. Transnational literature






39. (Period and characteristics)






40. What is the retreat of the tide in 'Dover Beach' a metaphor for?






41. Protestant Reformation






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






43. Relations of colonizer and colonized






44. Augustan Age/Neoclassical Period






45. (Title and period)






46. (Period and definition)






47. Reverence for childhood and the primitive






48. Stabilizing of middle class and concern for morality






49. Innovation in 'When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer'






50. Form of Iroquois prayer-song