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Semester Review

English 303A: Sem. Review

William Bradford highlights all of the following core American values in Of Plymouth Plantation except _________. humor
In "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" Jonathan Edwards captures the powerlessness of people and the precarious nature of their situation by suggesting that they are, at every moment, ___________. being held over a lake of fire and brimstone by God, who may choose to drop them
In the writings, both Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine __________. believe in the ability of people to improve themselves and society
In "Rip Van Winkle," much of the story's humor stems from Washington Irving's use of exaggeration and embellishment
How does Washington Irving's language depict the Catskills in "Rip Van Winkle"? It depicts the Catskills as beautiful, majestic, and full of magical possibilities.
In "Old Ironsides," Oliver Wendell Holmes refers to the ship as "the eagle of the sea" and describes how its deck was "Once red with heroes' blood" in order to __________. celebrate America's proud and strong military tradition
The title character in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Village Blacksmith" is physically strong and extremely hardworking, but he is also _________. capable of great sensitivity and tenderness
American Romantic writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau emphasize the importance of nature, imagination, and ________ intuition
With which statement would Ralph Waldo Emerson most likely agree? a fulfilled person is one who follows his or her conscience
Read this excerpt from Edgar Allan Poe's"The Raven": Leave my loneliness unbroken!-quit the bust above my door! Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door! Lines such as these allow Poe to create in the poem a mood of __________. despair
Henry David Thoreau's move to Walden Pond was largely inspired by a desire to live __________. simply
Walt Whitman makes Leaves of Grass personal by having the speaker __________. use first-person pronouns
In her poetry, Emily Dickinson reveals a(n) _________ attitude toward death. accepting
In their poetry, both Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson ____________. look to the natural world for inspiration and meaning
In the spiritual "Go Down,Moses," Moses is a coded reference to _______________. a conductor who guides people on the Underground Railroad
In"O, Captain! My Captain!" what does the ship in the poem represent? the United States
Read the excerpt from Garland's "The Return of a Native": "I hope to God it will! I bet I've chawed hardtack enough to shingle every house in the coolly. I've chawed it when my lampers was down, and when they wasnt." This excerpt is an example of ______._ dialect
In "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," Mark Twain establishes the West as a place of _________. irreverence and unruliness
Mirella was an _______ listener, who heard every word the speaker said. acute
Planning to commit ________, the thief sneaked into the shop in a(n)___________ manner. larceny... furtive
Warmth and rain encourage the growth of flowers, while cold and drought ______it. inhibit
Linda is _____ and sensible in all her actions, but George has a wild, ________personality. moderate...mercurial
"That __________noise from next door is driving me crazy," Dad complained ______. incessant ---stridently
One line in "I Will Fight No More Forever," "Hear me my Chiefs, I am Tired; my heart is sick and sad," captures the tone of the work which can best be described as __________ resigned
The incident with the turnips in "The School Days of an Indian Girl" shows that Zitkala-Sa ______. will defiantly resist those who attempt to control her
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