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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. Dates of the Victorian Period

2. (Period and characteristics)

3. Drive for learning and artistic expression

4. (Period and types)

5. Discovery of Americas

6. (Period and definition)

7. 'The Imperfect Enjoyment' Restoration Period/Neoclassical Period

8. Interest in nature

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

10. Literary goal = to explain and edify

11. (Period and definition)

12. Conscious efforts to innovate

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

14. Freud and psychoanalysis

15. Self-referentiality (Period and definition)

16. Human nature is essentially good

17. Example of the country house poem

18. Lorna Goodison (Title and period)

19. (Period and characteristics)

20. (Title and period)

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

22. Relations of colonizer and colonized

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

24. Example of the politicized sonnet

25. Return to classics

26. Often abstract and non-representational

27. Radically experimental and diverse

28. Example of the metaphysical poem

29. the 'Poet of the American Revolution'

30. Puritan world-view

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

32. What is the conclusion of 'Dover Beach'?

33. From death of Pope to death of Samuel Johnson

34. Not rejecting American history

35. Scientific revolutions

36. (Period and definiton)

37. (Period and characteristics)

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

39. (Period and characteristics)

40. (Author and period)

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

42. A spiritual biography (Title and period)

43. Emergence of distinctively American literature

44. Transition from Victorian to Modernist

45. Rejection of 18th-century emphasis on neoclassical - reason - constraint - order - etc.

46. 'Beauty is truth - truth beauty'

47. Embrace of cacophony and chaos

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

49. English colonization

50. Development of printing press