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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. Uses ordinary language






2. Rejects kinds of political and social oppression






3. Discipline - economy - restraint






4. Often compared to Thomas Gray's 'Elegy in a Country Churchyard'


5. Symbolic landscape


6. Puritan world-view


7. Transnational






8. (Author and period)






9. (Period and effect)






10. Subdivisions of Middle Ages/Medieval Period






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






12. European contact and loss of native cultures






13. Interiority - less optimistic version of Transcendentalism






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






15. Continuations of realism - but more pessimistic






16. Contrast between court culture and lingering Puritan culture






17. American Renaissance






18. (Title and period)


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






20. Monarchy and episcopacy restored






21. Interrogation and incorporation of mass media forms and images






22. Tomato soup can






23. Dramatic political changes






24. Lorna Goodison (Title and period)


25. Dates of the Neoclassical Period






26. Culmination of Enlightenment






27. Focus on the fight for survival in a world of urban decay






28. (Period and definition)






29. Primary texts of the Middle Ages


30. On the cusp of romanticism/realism






31. A spiritual biography (Title and period)






32. Earnest - didactic - sincere






33. Growth of public education and literacy






34. 'Put a bullet in his head'






35. Valuing of external world of nature






36. Values subjective experience - innovation - individualism






37. Modernist features of 'The Weary Blues'






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


39. (Period and definition)


40. Psychoanalytic focus






41. Ishmael Reed (Title and period)


42. Age of Transcendentalism






43. the 'Poet of the American Revolution'


44. 'Relentless change'






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






46. Realistic details of 'Richard Cory'






47. Example of the carpe diem poem


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






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






50. Rejection of Victorian ideals of organic wholeness and progress