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AmLit Final

Dr. Felix American Literature, Calhoun Community College

Who counts success as sweetest? Those who ne'er succeed.
What is the significance of Nectar in Dickinson's Poems? Success/Victory
Who are the Purple Hosts? The victors.
What does the school signify? Her childhood/life's morning
Who guided Emily Dickinson in her reading and introduced her to a new world of ideas and a greater appreciation for nature? Her father's law apprentice, Ben Newton.
What is the color of the church in because I could not stop for death? There was no church.
Abraham Lincoln worked on a New Orleans flat boat on his way to Mississippi. (True/False) False
What are the three tones in Lincoln's second inaugural address? Hope, Chastisement, Sadness
Whose words were received and treasured around the Earth as the language of Humanity itself? Abraham Lincoln
Without the assistance of ______________, Lincoln could not succeed. The Divine Being
Who pulled Eliza and her son out of the Ohio river? Mr. Symmes
Transcendentalist believed that evil is ________? an illusion
What was Sojourner Truth called until her mid 40's? Isabella
When was Sojourner Truth freed? When New York freed their slaves.
What did Elizabeth Stanton use as a reference? The Declaration of Independence
Where was Harriet Beecher Stowe born? Litchfield, Connecticut
Why was the "Farewell Address" at Springfield so unique? He was going into office instead of leaving Springfield.
Does Frederick Douglass retell his stories in anger? No
Where did Linda Brent hide? Aunt Martha's Attic
After being in the Attic for years, what symptoms did she have? She could not walk or talk.
Why couldn't Elizabeth Cody Stanton practice law? She was a woman.
What is 4 score and 7 years? 87 years
Who did Elizabeth Stanton marry? Henry Brewster
Who is Haley in "Uncle Tom's Cabin"? Eliza's master/trader.
What is the most famous transcendental community? Brook Farm
What is one theme of "Uncle Tom's Cabin"? The will to survive.
One of the tones in Lincoln's "Second Inaugural Address" was somber. (True/False) True
In line 17 of Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for Death", What else does the word "house" symbolize? Her tomb.
What is the main theme of Dickinson's "Success is counted Sweetest"? Only failures fully understand the meaning of success.
Because Sojourner Truth was illiterate and could not write, how were her speeches recorded? They were told only as others remember them.
What inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe to write "Uncle Tom's Cabin"? She had a vision from God.
In "The Mother's Struggle", which river does Eliza and Harry cross? Ohio River
When was the Fugitive Slave Act passed? 1850
Harriet Jacobs defined herself as a "poor slave __________" mother
What did Mrs. Flint accuse Linda of in "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl"? Sleeping with her master.
Linda Brent protagonist,pseudonym for author, begins life innocently, unaware shes enslaved develops the knowledge, skills, and determination that she needs to defend herself. torn b/w a desire 4 personal freedom and a feeling of responsibility to her fam esp kids
An acquaintance of Linda’s from home whom she meets on the street in New York. Luke has escaped by stealing money from his dead master, and Linda uses him as an example of how slaves cannot be judged by the same moral standards as free citizens. Luke
An elderly woman and the sister of Aunt Martha’s mistress. Miss Fanny buys and frees Aunt Martha, when Dr. Sands puts her on the auction block. Mrs. Fanny
A slave friend of Linda’s with whom she escapes by boat to the North. Fanny had the devastating experience of watching all of her children be sold to slave traders. Fanny
Free blacks, and the first people Linda meets in Philadelphia. The Durhams, with their legitimate marriage and morally upstanding lives, remind Linda that slavery has robbed her of the chance to have a normal existence. Reverend and Mrs. Durham
Abolitionist antislavery friends of Linda’s in Rochester. The Posts appear in the book under their real names. They show Linda that it is possible for white people to treat her as an equal. Amy and Isaac Post
Mr. Bruce’s second wife,an abolitionist American who protects Linda at great risk to herself and ultimately buys her freedom from Mr. Dodge. Linda claims to be very grateful to Mrs. Bruce but is also very upset at being purchased by her. Mrs. Bruce (#2)
Mrs. Bruce’s husband, who takes Linda on a trip to England. Mr. Bruce
Linda’s first employer in New York City. Mrs. Bruce is a kindly Englishwoman who helps Linda hide from the Flints. She dies and is replaced by Mrs. Bruce #2. Mrs. Bruce (#1)
A southerner visiting Brooklyn who betrays Linda’s whereabouts to Dr. Flint. Like Mrs. Hobbs, Mr. Thorne signals that a fugitive slave can never feel safe again. Mr. Thorne
Mr. Sands’s New York cousin, to whom he “gives” Ellen. Mrs. Hobbs is a little slice of the Old South in Brooklyn, selfishly treating Ellen as property and highlighting the continued danger for escaped slaves even after they reach the Free States. Mrs. Hobbs
Nicholas’s bride. Seemingly kind at first, young Mrs. Flint provides further evidence of the cruelty of slaveholding women when she orders an elderly slave to eat grass. Young Mrs. Flint
Dr. Flint’s son. Nicholas is essentially a carbon copy of his father, with the same lecherous tendencies toward his female slaves that Dr. Flint has. Nicholas Flint
Emily Flint’s husband, who seeks to recapture Linda after Dr. Flint dies. Although Mr. Dodge is northern by birth, entering southern society has made him feel as floundering and desensitized as any native-born slave holder. Mr. Dodge
Dr. Flint’s daughter and Linda’s legal “owner.” Emily Flint serves mainly as Dr. Flint’s puppet, sometimes writing Linda letters in her name, trying to trick her into returning to Dr. Flint. Emily Flint
An old slave woman who tells Aunt Martha to rejoice that William has run away. Aggie provides a counterpoint to Aunt Martha’s reluctance to see her loved ones escape to the North. Aggie
A family friend who lives with Aunt Martha and helps Linda escape into hiding Sally
A slave in the household of the white benefactress. Betty is uneducated but an intelligent, loyal, and resourceful slave who provides material assistance and encouragement to Linda. Betty
An upper-class white friend of Aunt Martha’s who hides Linda for a while. She is not named even with a pseudonym and is one of the few genuinely sympathetic slave owners in the book. The “white benefactress”
A family friend who helps Linda escape. Peter urges Linda to risk the escape he has planned rather than to remain in her attic hideaway. Peter
Linda’s maternal aunt and Mrs. Flint’s slave. A martyr figure, Aunt Nancy is slowly killed by Mrs. Flint’s abuse. Aunt Nancy
Linda’s brother, to whom she is close. William’s escape from Mr. Sands, his relatively “kind” master, shows that even a privileged slave desires freedom above all else. William
- Linda’s other uncle, instrumental in her escape. Uncle Phillip is reliable and moderate, remaining in the South with his family long after his mother, Aunt Martha, buys his freedom. Uncle Phillip
Linda’s children with Mr. Sands. Linda loves Benny and Ellen passionately, and her feelings about them drive the book’s action. Benny and Ellen are dutiful children but otherwise are not characterized in great detail. Benny and Ellen
Linda’s beloved uncle, a slave who defies and beats his master and then runs away. Uncle Benjamin’s successful escape inspires Linda, but also shows her that to run away means to give up all family and community ties. Uncle Benjamin
Linda’s white lover and the father of her children. Mr. Sands has a kindlier nature than Dr. Flint, but he feels no real love or responsibility for his mixed-race children. He repeatedly breaks his promises to Linda that he will free them. Mr. Sands
Linda’s mistress and Dr. Flint’s jealous wife. Mrs. Flint is characterized mainly by her hypocrisy. She is a church woman who supposedly suffers from weak nerves, but she treats her slaves with callousness and brutality. Mrs. Flint
Mrs. Flint demonstrates how the slave system has...? ...distorted the character of southern women.
Linda’s maternal grandmother and chief ally. Aunt Martha is pious and patient, suffering silently as she watches her children and grandchildren sold off and abused. Aunt Martha
Aunt Martha represents... ...a kind of maternal selfishness, grieving when her loved ones escape to freedom because she will never see them again. For her, family ties must be preserved at all costs, even if it means a life spent in slavery.
Linda’s master,enemy,and would-be lover. Dr. Flint
has the legal right to “use” her in any way he chooses, he seeks to seduce her by means of threats and trickery rather than outright force.her rebelliousness enrages him,obsessed with the idea of breaking her will. Dr. Flint
Dr. Flint never shows any sign of remorse or understanding that she is a person with rights and feelings. Dr. Flint
“Because I Could Not Stop for Death” reveals Emily Dickinson’s calm acceptance of death. It is surprising that she presents the experience as being no more frightening than receiving a gentleman caller—in this case, her fiancé (Death personified).
The journey to the grave begins in Stanza 1, when Death comes calling in a carriage in which Immortality is also a passenger.
As the trip continues in Stanza 2, the carriage trundles along at an easy, unhurried pace, perhaps suggesting that death has arrived in the form of a disease or debility that takes its time to kill.
Then, in Stanza 3 the author appears to review the stages of her life: childhood (the recess scene), maturity (the ripe, hence, “gazing” grain), and the descent into death (the setting sun)–as she passes to the other side.
Dickinson was born 10 December 1830 10 December 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts
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