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Introduction To English Major

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

2. Sometimes referred to as the 'Pre-Romantic' period

3. Time of crisis - turmoil - and disillusionment for many writers

4. Symbolic landscape

5. Example of American Indian - Pre-Contact Literature

6. Radically experimental and diverse

7. Lorna Goodison (Title and period)

8. Alexander Pope - Jonathon Swift - Joseph Addison - Daniel Defoe

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

10. What does the extraordinary 'breaking in' upon everyday existence suggest about Romantics?

11. Realistic representation of class tension - frustration - envy

12. Dates of the Romantic Period (Britain)

13. Embrace of cacophony and chaos

14. John Keats 'Ode on a Grecian Urn'

15. Paine - Jefferson - 'Declaration of Independence -' The Federalist Papers

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

17. 'The Disappointment' - Restoration Period/Neoclassical Period

18. Example of early modern sonnet

19. Result of historical context of the Victorian Period

20. (Title and period)

21. Pagan authors = sources for thinking

22. (Period and definition)

23. Avoids sentimentalism

24. Matthew Arnold 'Dover Beach'

25. Invasion of Celtic Britain to the printing press

26. Isolation and alienation from society

27. Individualistic - skeptical of society

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

29. Literary goal = to explain and edify

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

31. Growth of public education and literacy

32. Protest movements and counterculture

33. Avant-garde

34. Emphasis on individual

35. 'Put a bullet in his head'

36. What is this an example of? And name the piece

37. Puritanism and gender

38. Darwinism and the 'crisis of faith'

39. Relations of colonizer and colonized

40. Charles I executed and Puritan government comes into power

41. (Period and definition)

42. (Period and characteristics)

43. Responds to crises of the period

44. Expansion into new topics - esp. graphic treatments of sexuality

45. Langston Hughes

46. Emphasis on spontaneity rather than convention or formalism

47. Economic revolutions (Period and characteristics)

48. Individualistic - skeptical of society

49. European contact and loss of native cultures

50. Aim of postcolonial criticism