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11th grade vocab.

TermDefinition
Autobiography an account of a person's life written by that person.
Naturalism (in art and literature) a style and theory of representation based on the accurate depiction of detail.
Native American member of any of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
Fireside poets The Fireside Poets (also known as the Schoolroom or Household Poets) were a group of 19th-century American poets from New England.
Aphorism a pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as, “if it ain't broke, don't fix it.”
Realism the attitude or practice of accepting a situation as it is and being prepared to deal with it accordingly.
Colonial of, relating to, or characteristic of a colony or colonies.
Origin Myth An origin myth is a myth that purports to describe the origin of some feature of the natural or social world. One type of origin myth is the cosmogonic myth, which describes the creation of the world.
Rhetoric the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.
Modernism modern character or quality of thought, expression, or technique.
Age of Reason the time of life when one begins to be able to distinguish right from wrong. 2 : a period characterized by a prevailing belief in the use of reason; especially : the 18th century in England and France.
Pamphlet a small booklet or leaflet containing information or arguments about a single subject.
Romanticism a movement in the arts and literature that originated in the late 18th century, emphasizing inspiration, subjectivity, and the primacy of the individual.
Captivity Narrative Captivity narratives are stories of people captured by enemies whom they generally consider "uncivilized." Traditionally, historians have made limited use of certain captivity narratives.
sermon a talk on a religious or moral subject, especially one given during a church service and based on a passage from the Bible.
Puritan a member of a group of English Protestants of the late 16th and 17th centuries who regarded the Reformation of the Church of England under Elizabeth as incomplete and sought to simplify and regulate forms of worship.
Transcendentalism an idealistic philosophical and social movement that developed in New England around 1836 in reaction to rationalism.
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