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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. (Author and period)






2. Emphasis on spontaneity rather than convention or formalism






3. T. S. Eliot


4. Impact of WWII






5. Growth of British Empire






6. Expresses concern about the state of English culture


7. Each person is innately divine






8. Emphasized contemporary life in actual setting






9. Decolonization throughout 20th century






10. 'The Author to Her Book' by Bradstreet


11. Emergence of distinctively American literature






12. Three revolutions of British Romantic Period






13. Romantic rejection of reason


14. Drive for learning and artistic expression






15. Puritan world-view


16. Protestant Reformation






17. American Renaissance






18. Thomas Gray


19. Westward expansion






20. Primary texts of Early Modern Period/Renaissance


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






22. Product of mass migrations (after 1910)






23. Rejection of form and order - Emphasis on uncertainty and play






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






25. Subdivisions of Neoclassical Period






26. Realistic representation of class tension - frustration - envy


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






28. Avoids overly symbolic characters - supernatural situations - heightened fantasies






29. Sense of despair - crisis of faith






30. Economic revolutions (Period and characteristics)






31. Political revolutions (Period and characteristics)


32. Literary goal = to explain and edify






33. Augustan Age/Neoclassical Period






34. Uses ordinary language






35. Problem/struggle of British Romantic literature's content?






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






37. Assumptions of postcolonial/transnational literature


38. Relations of colonizer and colonized






39. Example of the carpe diem poem


40. Motivated by industrial reform






41. Seriousness and sobriety






42. Emphasis on instinct and feelings






43. Aim of postcolonial criticism






44. Experimentation - wildly creative verse






45. Conventions of the Augustan Age






46. Westward expansion






47. Reverence for childhood and the primitive






48. Impact of the Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression






49. Religious/devotional mixed with secular






50. Interrogation and incorporation of mass media forms and images