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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. What was the unifying theme of Romantic literature in Britain?






2. Interest in nature






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






4. Dramatic monologue - stream of consciousness


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






6. Romantic rejection of reason


7. Realistic representation of class tension - frustration - envy


8. Beat Generation






9. (Period and types)






10. Often abstract and non-representational






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






12. Visionary - celebrates the imagination






13. 'The Imperfect Enjoyment' Restoration Period/Neoclassical Period


14. Example of the carpe diem poem


15. Psychoanalytic focus






16. Interrogation and incorporation of mass media forms and images






17. Freud and psychoanalysis






18. Economic - scientific and technological revolutions of daily life






19. William Butler Yeats


20. (Author and period)






21. Awareness of horrors of empire and industrialism






22. Uses ordinary language






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






24. The Age of Reason in action






25. Aim of postcolonial criticism






26. Emergence of distinctively American literature






27. Individualistic - skeptical of society






28. Contrast between court culture and lingering Puritan culture






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






30. Emergence of distinctively American literature






31. Reconstruction - rapid urbanization - industrialization






32. Valuing of external world of nature






33. Realistic representation of class tension - frustration - envy


34. Result of historical context of the Victorian Period






35. Tone = very modern - omniscience


36. Writes devotional poetry






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


38. Belief in reason (America)






39. Motivated by industrial reform






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






41. Puritanism and gender






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






43. Darwinism and the 'crisis of faith'






44. Sense of loss or disillusionment






45. Three revolutions of British Romantic Period






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






47. Texts of the Harlem Renaissance


48. 'Guinea Women'(Period and characteristics)






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


50. Focuses on ordinary people in ordinary circumstances