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American Literature


What Era? William Bradford Colonial Period
What Era? Anne Bradstreet Colonial Period (Puritan)
What Era? Mary Rowlandson Colonial Period
What Era? Edward Taylor Colonial Period
What Era? Jonathan Edwards Colonial Period
What Era? Benjamin Franklin Neoclassic Era
What Era? Hector St. John Crevecoeur Neoclassic Era
What Era? Philip Freneau Neoclassic Era
What Era? Timothy Dwight Neoclassic Era
What Era? Noah Webster Neoclassic Era
What Era? The Knickerbockers Romantic Period
What Era? The Fireside Poets Romantic Period
What Era? The Transcendentalists Romantic Period
What Era? Emerson Romantic Period
What Era? Thoreau Romantic Period
What Era? Whitman Romantic Period
What Era? Hawthorne Romantic Period
What Era? Melville Romantic Period
What Era? Poe Romantic Period
What Era? Washington Irving Romantic Period
What Era? William Cullen Bryant Romantic Period
What Era? James Fenimore Cooper Romantic Period
3 Transcendental optimists Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman
3 Transcendental pessimists Hawthorne, Poe, Melville
What Era? William Dean Howells Realistic Era
What Era? Mark Twain Realistic Era
What Era? Sarah Orne Jewett Realistic Era
What Era? Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Realistic Era
What Era? Bret Harte Realistic Era
What Era? O. Henry Realistic Era
What Era? Hamlin Garland Naturalistic Period
What Era? Ambrose Bierce Naturalistic Period
What Era? Stephen Crane Naturalistic Period
What Era? Jack London Naturalistic Period
What Era? Paul Laurence Dunbar Modern Period
What Era? Edwin Arlington Robinson Modern Period
What Era? Robert Frost Modern Period
What Era? Amy Lowell Imagistic Period
What Era? Carl Sandburg Imagistic Period
What Era? T. S. Eliot Modern Period
What Era? Marianne Moore Modern Period
What Era? William Carlos Williams Modern Period
What Era? F. Scott Fitzgerald Modern Period
What Era? Willa Cather Modern Period
What Era? Ernest Hemmingway Modern Period
What Era? E. E. Cummings Contemporary Period
What Era? James Thurber Contemporary Period
What Era? Pearl S. Buck Contemporary Period
What prominent Era? Deism Neoclassic Era
What prominent Era? Relativism Modern Period
What prominent Era? Determinism Naturalistic Period
What prominent Era? Rationalism Neoclassic Era
What prominent Era? Fatalism Romantic Period
What prominent Era? Evolution Modern Period
What prominent Era? Naturalism Modern Period
What prominent Era? Freudianism Modern Period
What prominent Era? Marxism Modern Period
What prominent Era? Existentialism Contemporary Period
What work: "So was I once myself a swinger of birches, and so I dream of going back to be." "Birches" by Robert Frost
What literary device: "I call out for you against the JUTTED stars and shout into the RIDGES of the WIND." Imagism
What literary device:"Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action." metaphor
What literary device: "The fog comes on little cat feet." metaphor
What work: "And in short, I am afraid." "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T. S. Eliot
What literary device: "No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be." literary allusion
What literary device: "I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each. I do not think that they will sing to me." literary allusion
What literary device: "They were modern babies who ate and slept at regular hours, so their dispositions were good, and their faces healthy and pink- such a peaceful party would not have been possible thirty years ago." satire
What literary technique: "Spring summer autumn winter... sun moon stars rain..." refrain- time passes in lists
What theme: "Say, doctor, I've got something I want to say to you. If I hadn't met a Jap like you, well, I wouldn't be alive today. I know that." overcoming prejudice
What work: "I guess if all the Japs were like you there wouldn't have been a war." "The Enemy" by Pearl S. Buck
In "The Enemy," Sadao dealt with what type of conflict? inner conflict
an antiphilosophy that maintains that there are no absolutes and thus no purpose in the world existentialism
2 themes of "The Enemy" by Peal S. Buck value of human life, overcoming prejudice
philosophy shown most in "The Enemy" by Pearl S. Buck existentialism
the reversal of syntactic relation hypallage
What literary technique: "Children guessed but only a few and down they forgot as up they grew." hypallage
What work uses the technique of hypallage and several refrains as time passes in lists? "Anyone Live in a Pretty How Town" by E. E. Cummings
Who elevated the individual vs. society? E. E. Cummings
believes that there is a right and wrong but can switch between the two relativism
believes that there is NO right or wrong existentialism
major theme in all works of Willa Cather The Mechanization of Modern Life
In "The Baby Party," John Andros was what type of a character? Edith Andros? dynamic- static
What theme: "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" the narrator's inability to live a meaningful existence in the modern world
What theme: "Spoon River Anthology" Simple lives can be great lives
What theme: "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost Duty and Responsibility
What theme: "Birches" by Robert Frost Real World vs. World of Imagination
What theme: "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost Making Choices
movement of poetry that they find/use an object and describe it and let you figure it out imagism
the belief in the id, ego, and superego freudianism
What Era? Longfellow Romantic Period
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