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American Lit Overall

Here is an overview of questions that will be throughout the exam

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Refers to the use of primitive, medieval, wild, or mysterious elements in literature. Elements offended eighteenth-century classical writers but appealed to Romantic writers Gothic Literature
Grotesque characters Refers to the use of bizarre, absurd, or fantastic elements in literature. Characterized by distortions or striking incongruities.
figure of speech in which one thing is spoken of as though it were something else, a comparison between the two things that are identified Metaphor
figure of speech that makes a direct comparison between two subjects using either like or as Simile
Anything that stands for or represents something else Symbol
MAN THE FLYING SAUCERS are words used in which story? Where are you Going, Where have you Been?
Writing that ridicules or criticizes individuals, ideas, institutions, social conventions, or other works of art or literature. Satire
Stream-of-consciousness narrative technique that presents thoughts as if they were coming directly from a character's mind instead of being arranged in chronological order
Ex: Story that uses stream-of-consciousness? The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
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