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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. Deflates pretensions and ideals






2. Dates of Middle Ages/Medieval Period






3. Subdivisions of early American literature






4. Modernist alienation from mainstream






5. 'To Penshurst' by Ben Jonson






6. Legacy of European colonialism






7. Seriousness and sobriety






8. Valuing of external world of nature






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






10. Urbanity - wit - licentiousness






11. Supernatural is special way to arouse wonder by violating logic or reason; folklore - superstition - demons create for reader the occult and unknown






12. What period - and what was it?






13. 'Beauty is truth - truth beauty'






14. Rebellious movement






15. Rejection of 18th-century emphasis on neoclassical - reason - constraint - order - etc.






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






17. William Butler Yeats






18. What period - and what was it?






19. Dates of American Romanticism/Realism and Naturalism






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






21. (Period and definition)






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






23. Reformist bent






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






25. From death of Pope to death of Samuel Johnson






26. Culmination of Enlightenment






27. Collapse of distinctions between elite culture and popular culture






28. Sense of despair - crisis of faith






29. What does the extraordinary 'breaking in' upon everyday existence suggest about Romantics?






30. Three aesthetics of Romantic literature






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






32. Belief in reason (America)






33. (Period and characteristics)






34. Transformation of personal and social identity through technological systems






35. Experiences of disintegration and disillusionment






36. Example of American Indian - Pre-Contact Literature






37. Why is survival such an issue in Native American literature?






38. Harlem Renaissance features of 'The Weary Blues'






39. Impact of WWII






40. Satire becomes popular






41. Realistic details of 'Richard Cory'






42. Tone = very modern - omniscience






43. Economic - scientific and technological revolutions of daily life






44. Ishmael Reed (Title and period)






45. Individualistic - skeptical of society






46. Impact of WWII on postmodernism






47. (Title and period)






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






49. Dates of Modernism






50. Oral tradition