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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