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American Lit Final

Lit terms, titles, authors, periods

Postmodernism continuation of the Modernist agenda and reaction against it literature that calls attention to itself a s literature
Sestina complicated poetic form 39 lines divided into 6 set and concluding tercet iambic pentameter
Villanelle 19 lines and is divided into 5 tercets and a concluding quatrain and written in iambic pentameter
Modernism non-linear narrative structure, thematic ambiguity, self-mocking tone and privileging of form and tech.
Imagism poetry should focus on the exact, sharp, clear, concrete image
Realism representation of things as they really are
Regionalism focuses on character, dialect, customs, history, and landscape of particular region
Naturalism social and natural biological, environmental and economical forces determining human behavior
Petrarchan Sonnets making order from chaos
Objective Point of view like a movie camera everything must be revealed through dialog and action
First Person Observer narrator is outside the action
First Person Retrospective Narrator narrator looks back on the story's events
Verisimilitude the likeness of reality
local color movement faithful portrayal of speech, customs, dress, living conditions of a location
minimalism hints to guide readers opinion
confessional poetry; first person; outlet for authors demons
metafiction fiction acknowledges its fiction (breaking 4th wall)
James The Real Thing
Jewett A White Heron
Chopin At the Cadian Ball
Gilman The Yellow Wallpaper
Wharton The Other Two
Cather A Wagner Matinee
Robinson Richard Cory and Mr. Flood's Party
Frost Home Burial and Mending Wall
William They Young Housewife, Danse Russe, THe Widow's Lament in Springtime, The Red Wheelbarrow, This Is Just to Say
T.S. Eliot The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Millay I, Being Born a Woman and Distressed and Oh, Oh You Will Be Sorry for That Word
Hughes Mother to Son, THe Negro Speaks of Rivers, I, Too, Harlem
Fitzgerald The Ice Palace
Faulkner the Evening Sun
Hemingway Hills Like White Elephants, A Very Short Story
Hurston The Gilded Six Bits
Welty A Worn Path
Roethke My Papa's Waltz, I Knew a Woman
Bishop Sestina, One Art
Brooks the mother, The Bean Eaters
O'Connor A Good Man is Hard to Find
Plath Morning Song, Daddy
Updike A & P
Alexie What You Pawn I Will Redeem
Carver Are These Actual Miles?
O'Brien The Things They Carred
What Movement: The Real Thing Verisimilitude- the poor models real; he can only draw what he sees; he can't change them in his drawings. They are reality
What Movement: The White Heron Realism- her internal struggle; real situation Regionalism- specific area in story Romantic; Passion for the wild
What Movement: At the Cadian Ball Regionalism- explaining and describing area Local color- culture
What Movement: Yellow Wall Paper Feminism- women problems Realism- real life
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