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Introduction To English Major

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1. (Author and period)

2. Emphasis on spontaneity rather than convention or formalism

3. T. S. Eliot

4. Impact of WWII

5. Growth of British Empire

6. Expresses concern about the state of English culture

7. Each person is innately divine

8. Emphasized contemporary life in actual setting

9. Decolonization throughout 20th century

10. 'The Author to Her Book' by Bradstreet

11. Emergence of distinctively American literature

12. Three revolutions of British Romantic Period

13. Romantic rejection of reason

14. Drive for learning and artistic expression

15. Puritan world-view

16. Protestant Reformation

17. American Renaissance

18. Thomas Gray

19. Westward expansion

20. Primary texts of Early Modern Period/Renaissance

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

22. Product of mass migrations (after 1910)

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

24. Interested in singular character (not symbolic - not unnamed)

25. Subdivisions of Neoclassical Period

26. Realistic representation of class tension - frustration - envy

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

28. Avoids overly symbolic characters - supernatural situations - heightened fantasies

29. Sense of despair - crisis of faith

30. Economic revolutions (Period and characteristics)

31. Political revolutions (Period and characteristics)

32. Literary goal = to explain and edify

33. Augustan Age/Neoclassical Period

34. Uses ordinary language

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

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

37. Assumptions of postcolonial/transnational literature

38. Relations of colonizer and colonized

39. Example of the carpe diem poem

40. Motivated by industrial reform

41. Seriousness and sobriety

42. Emphasis on instinct and feelings

43. Aim of postcolonial criticism

44. Experimentation - wildly creative verse

45. Conventions of the Augustan Age

46. Westward expansion

47. Reverence for childhood and the primitive

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

49. Religious/devotional mixed with secular

50. Interrogation and incorporation of mass media forms and images