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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. Emergence of distinctively American literature

2. Twist at the end of 'The Darkling Thrust' =

3. Monarchy and episcopacy restored

4. Isolation and alienation from society

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

6. Symbolic landscape

7. On the cusp of romanticism/realism

8. In the Kiowa tale - strategic use of language...

9. Culmination of Enlightenment

10. Repetition in Iroquois prayer-song

11. Edwin Arlington Robinson

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

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

14. 'Relentless change'

15. Transition from Victorian to Modernist

16. (Period and definiton)

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

18. Early Modern Period/Renaissance - (Period and characteristics)

19. Ambivalence

20. Growth of British Empire

21. Aim of postcolonial criticism

22. A spiritual biography (Title and period)

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

24. 'Beauty is truth - truth beauty'

25. Radical break with tradition

26. (Title and period)

27. What is the setting of 'Dover Beach'?

28. Experimentation and 'stylistic unconventionality'

29. Pessimism and alienation in 'The Darkling Thrust'

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

31. Theme of the Kiowa tale

32. Experiences of disintegration and disillusionment

33. Tomato soup can

34. Embrace of cacophony and chaos

35. Rebellious movement

36. Example of the politicized sonnet

37. (Period and definition)

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

39. William Blake Interest in imagination

40. Postcolonial literature

41. 'To Penshurst' by Ben Jonson

42. Three aesthetics of Romantic literature

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

44. Dates of American Romanticism/Realism and Naturalism

45. Culmination of Enlightenment

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

47. Poetry can arouse wonder by creating perspective of ignorance or innocence in the reader - the sense of novelty - freshness of sensation

48. Protestant Reformation

49. American Romanticism's emphasis on (4): _____ > _____

50. Which period's literature stresses the importance of psychology and interiority (moods - visions - reflections - meditations)