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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. What does the line 'the space between - is but an hour' mean?

2. Puritan world-view

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

4. the 'Poet of the American Revolution'

5. Radically experimental and diverse

6. Texts of the Harlem Renaissance

7. 'Put a bullet in his head'

8. Visionary - celebrates the imagination

9. (Title and period)

10. Human nature is essentially good

11. Seriousness and sobriety

12. Transnational literature

13. Dates of early American literature

14. Story of the Trojan War (Title - author and period)

15. 19th century as a corpse seen through winter landscape

16. Theme of 'Richard Cory'

17. Freud and psychoanalysis

18. Subdivisions of Middle Ages/Medieval Period

19. (Period and definition)

20. Emphasis on spontaneity rather than convention or formalism

21. Impact of Cold War and Baby Boom Era

22. Dramatic political changes

23. Edwin Arlington Robinson

24. Psychoanalytic --> all about interiority

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

26. Transition from Victorian to Modernist

27. Contrast between court culture and lingering Puritan culture

28. Questioning of traditional religion

29. Not rejecting American history

30. Focus on feelings and moments of heightened awareness

31. In the Kiowa tale - language =

32. Period of immense emigration - constant expansion

33. 'A Far Cry from Africa' (Period and characteristics)

34. 'The Author to Her Book' by Bradstreet

35. 'The Author to Her Book' by Bradstreet

36. Lorna Goodison (Title and period)

37. Literary goal = to explain and edify

38. What period - and what was it?

39. What type of interpretation is Troy Book? Why?

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

41. Transformation of personal and social identity through technological systems

42. Reverence for childhood and the primitive

43. Rejects kinds of political and social oppression

44. Thomas Hardy

45. Emphasized contemporary life in actual setting

46. (Period and definition)

47. Pagan authors = sources for thinking

48. Valuing of external world of nature

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

50. Psychoanalytic focus