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American Literature

Test 2

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What are 7 characteristics of the Realistic Era? ordinary man, dialect and local color, accurate depiction of life, clear and direct language, concerned with the immediate, concerned with the material, wanted truthful treatment of the subject matter
What are 4 literary characteristics of the Naturalistic Era? pessimism, photographic accuracy, scientific approach, "survival of the fittest"
a novel that was a picaresque novel and bildungsroman Huckleberry Finn
writing style with pictures and no distinct plot movement picaresque
a coming of age story; coming to a state of greater maturity bildungsroman
Huckleberry Finn was written in _______ person. 1st
Who had a distorted view of life, reality, and nature? Naturalists
Naturalism was a form of realism, but with what at its base? Evolution
literary characteristic that says man's fate is determined by outside forces; says people don't make their own choices; no free will, man is controlled by nature determinism
literary characteristic that says man's fate is controlled by the gods or the Fates fatalism
literary characteristic that believes in nature's indifference cosmic chill
What poem: "The critic must perceive it . . . not to invent or . . . them . . ." "Criticism and Fiction" by William Dean Howells
What poem used two different dialects, framed story, and tall tale? "Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain
What literary device: "Her voice filled the whole room; she sang with wonderful fire and expression." Fire Imagery
What poem: "On went her old brown jacket . . . old brown hat." "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry
What theme believes that it is impossible to escape one's environment? Trap of social circumstances
What theme is an outward appearance? Man is a pitiful creature
What theme is driven by irrational instincts (inward appearance) Man as animal
What theme is the indifference/hostility of the world toward man? Cosmic chill
What theme: "A black-hearted houn! .... You'll never rob another man..." Man as animal
What theme: "Haskins sat down blindly on a bundle of oats near by, and with staring eyes and dropping head went over the situation. He was under the lion's paw. He felt horrible numbness in his heart and limbs, He was hid in a mist, and there was no..." Trap of social circumstances
What theme: "When the tall form of a man loomed up before him with a premonitory cough." Man as pitiful creature
What theme: "Eat! They wiped us out. They chawed everything that was green. They jest set around waiting f'r us to die t' eat us too..." Cosmic chill
What theme: "The harvest came, bounteous, glorious, but the winds came and blew it into tangles, and the rain matted it here and there close to the ground, increasing the work of gathering it threefold." Cosmic chill
What literary characteristic: "As these thoughts, which have here to be set down in words, were lashed into the doomed man's brain rather than evolved from it, the captain nodded to the sergeant. The sergeant stepped aside." Foreshadowing
What literary characteristic: "His neck ached horribly; his brain was on fire; which had been fluttering faintly gave a great leap, trying to force itself out at his mouth." Foreshadowing
What literary characteristic: "And that she feels she would not maim the universe by disposing of him, he at first wishes to throw bricks at the temple, and he hates deeply the fact that there are no bricks and no temples." Determinism
What literary characteristic: "We might try my overcoat on the end of an oar, and give you two boys a chance to rest... The wind slowly died away." Cosmic chill
What literary characteristic: "If I am going to be drowned, why, in the name of the seven mad gods who rule the sea, was I allowed to come thus far and contemplate sand and trees?" Fatalism
What poem: "The dog was disappointed and yearned back toward the fire. This man did not know cold. But it knew that it was not good to walk abroad in such fearful cold." "To Build A Fire" by Jack London
What literary characteristic does Bret Harte use in "The Boom in the Calaveras Clarion"? Dialect
What literary DEVICE does O. Henry use in "The Gift of the Magi"? Twist/Surprise ending
What literary TECHNIQUE does O. Henry use in "The Gift of the Magi"? intrusive 3rd person
What literary DEVICE does Hamlin Garland use? Determinism
What literary TECHNIQUE does Hamlin Garland use? Impressionism
What 3 literary characteristics does Ambrose Bierce use in "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"? Surprise ending, cosmic chill, foreshadowing
What 3 literary characteristics does Stephen Crane use in "The Open Boat"? Cosmic chill, determinism, fatalism
T/F: The characters in "The Open Boat" believed in fatalism, but the author Stephen Crane believed in determinism. T
What 2 themes does Jack London use in "To Build A Fire"? Survival of the fittest, man is a pitiful creature
What poem: "There is no despair so deep as the despair of a homeless man or woman." "Under the Lion's Paw" by Hamlin Garland
What literary theme: "There is no despair so deep as the despair of a homeless man or woman." Trap of social circumstances
What is the theme of "The Boom in the Calavares Clarion" by Bret Harte? The Power of the Published Word
What is the theme of "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry? Finding Joy in Difficult Situations
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