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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. How are sentimentality and emotions portrayed in 'The Wild Honey Suckle' by Freneau?






2. (Title and period)






3. Religious/devotional mixed with secular






4. Thomas Gray






5. Drive for learning and artistic expression






6. Legacy of European colonialism






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






8. Naturalistic Period






9. Dramatic political changes






10. 'This poem has had up to here; this poem is the reader and the reader the poem'






11. Questioning of traditional institutions - customs - and morals (America)






12. Cultural response to political upheavals and the new world of constant change






13. Collapse of distinctions between elite culture and popular culture






14. Dates of the Romantic Period (Britain)






15. Realistic details of 'Richard Cory'






16. Focus on technologies of stimulation






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






18. William Blake Interest in imagination






19. Seriousness and sobriety






20. Ambivalence






21. William Butler Yeats






22. Sentimentality and emerging ideology of the 'vanishing Indian'






23. (Period and definition)






24. English colonization






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






26. (Period and effect)






27. (Period and characteristics)






28. Harlem Renaissance subverting of history






29. Pessimism and alienation in 'The Darkling Thrust'






30. Stabilizing of middle class and concern for morality






31. Dates of Postmodernism






32. 'Beauty is truth - truth beauty'






33. Responds to crises of the period






34. Types of literature from Colonial Period






35. Protestant Reformation






36. Period of immense emigration - constant expansion






37. Pagan authors = sources for thinking






38. Impact of the Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression






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






40. Protestant Reformation






41. Economic - scientific and technological revolutions of daily life






42. Rejects style of neoclassical period






43. Problem/struggle of British Romantic literature's content?






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






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






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






47. Interiority - less optimistic version of Transcendentalism






48. Langston Hughes






49. Romantic rejection of reason






50. Thomas Hardy