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American Lit. MCC


Poem written by Edwin Arlington Robinson Richard Cory
Rich man who was a "gentleman from sole to crown" and "glittered when he walked" Richard Cory
"man went home and put a bulllet through his head" Richard Cory
Poem written by Paul Laurence Dunbar An Ante- Bellum Sermon
Poem written in slave vernacular An Ante- Bellum Sermon
Poem talking about Moses setting his people free An Ante- Bellum Sermon
"But de Lawd will sen' Some Moses/ Fu' to set his chillun free" An Ante- Bellum Sermon
Poem written by Carl Sandburg The Grass
Poem names some of history's famous battles The Grass
"Shovel them under and let me work" The Grass
Poem written by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Bury Me in Free Land
"I could not rest if I heard the lash/ Drinking her blood at each fearful gash" Bury me in Free Land
Poem by Emily Dickenson Because I could not stop for death #479
Poem depicts death as a carriage ride Because I could not stop for death # 479
"The Carriage held but just ourselves and immortality" Because I could not stop for death # 479
Speech by Fredrick Douglas what to slaves is the Fourth of July
Speech that argues against slavery What to the Slave is the Fourth of July
"I answer, a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim" What to the Slave is the Fourth of July
Speech given by Abraham Lincoln The Gettysburg Address
"Four Score and seven years ago" The Gettysburg Address
Speech given at the location of a battlefield The Gettysburg Address
"gov. of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish..." The Gettysburg Address
Written by William Faulkner A Rose for Emily
Story where woman poisons her boyfriend A Rose for Emily
long strand of iron- gray hair A Rose for Emily
Woman who never married A Rose for Emily
Written by Langston Hughes Mother to Son
"Life for me aint been no crystal air" Mother to Son
Poem where mother tells son not to give up or turn back Mother to Son
Written by John Updike Separating
Joan and Richard give their children some unpleasant news Separating
Which story did a son ask his parents' "why?" Separating
"Years ago the Maples had observed how often, among their friends, divorce followed a dramatic home improvement as if marriage were making one last twitchy effort to live" Separating
Story written by Toni Morrison Racitatif
Story about friendship of black girl and a white girl Racitatif
"My mother danced all night and Roberta's was sick" Racitatif
Story questioned what happened to Maggie, the kitchen help Racitatif
Written by Mark Twain The Notorious Jumping Frog
Main Character named Jim Smiley who has a gambling problem The Notorious Jumping Frog
Animals named Daniel Webster and Andrew Jackson The Notorious Jumping Frog
"he would foller that straddle- bug to Mexico but what he would find out where he was bound for and how long he was on the road" The NOtorious Jumping Frog
Written by Samuel Clemens The Notorious Jumping Frog
Written by Edgar Allan Poe The Tell- Tale Heart
Man killed an older man because of the older man's vulture eye The Tell- Tale Heart
Man watched his victim sleep at midnight every night for seven days The Tell- Tale Heart
Man confesses to murder because of a pounding sound only he could hear The Tell- Tale Heart
"True!- nervous- very, very dreadfully nervous I had been, and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The Tell- Tale Heart
Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin
"But who, sir, makes the trader? Who is most to blame? The enlighten, cultivated, intelligent man" Uncle Tom's Cabin
Tells about slaves being bought and sold with parent and child being separated Uncle Tom's Cabin
Slave named Tom and slave trader named Mr. Haley Uncle Tom's Cabin
Written by Kate Chopin Desiree's Baby
"Armand will never know that his mother, who adores him, belongs to the race that is cursed with the brand of slavery" Desiree's Baby
Found Toddler and taken in by a childless couple Desiree's Baby
Husband rejects wife and child because the child was of mixed race Desiree's Baby
Written by Charles Chestnutt Wife of his Youth
society called the Blue Veins Wife of His Youth
Black woman named Liza Jane who searched for her husband for twenty five years Wife of His Youth
Mr. Ryder throws a ball so he could propose to Molly Dixon Wife of His Youth
"Self Preservation is the first law of nature" Wife of His Youth
Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald Winter Dreams
Main Characters Dexter Green and Judy Jones Winter Dreams
"I cannot cry. I cannot care. That thing will come back no more." Winter Dreams
Started as a Caddy and worked himself up to a well- to0 do man, but didn't get the girl Winter Dreams
Written by Ambrose Bierce Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Main character Peyton Farguhar was hung Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Main Character dreams of a heroic and miraculous escape Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
"To die of hanging at the bottom of a river!- the idea seemed to him ludicrous" Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Where events take place during the Civil War Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
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