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Literature LCC WGU20

Literature-Notes Chapter 20

Which genres or subgenres of literature were prevalent during the American Colonial period? (Select all that apply) A. Diaries B. Sermons C. Poetry D. Plays ABC
What were common themes in sermons of the American Colonial period? (Select 2) A. The religious and historical importance of the colonies B. The necessity to do good works to earn salvation C. The innate depravity of human beings AC
What did the image of “a city upon a hill” mean to the early colonists? Like a city on a hill that can be seen for miles around, Puritan colonies were a visible example to the whole world.
Which is the best definition of the Puritan concept of predestination? Every event in the world has been pre-determined by God.
Puritans believed that witches existed in their communities True
Which of these is the best definition of elegy? A poem written in memory of someone who has died
What themes are common in the Puritan elegy? (Select all that apply)A. Questioning the loss of the deceased B. Expressing anger at the loss of a loved one C. Praise of the deceased’s religious virtue D. Celebrating the deceased’s happiness in heav ACD
Which of the following influences can be seen in the literature of the later Colonial period? A. Enlightenment ideas about scientific inquiry and human goodness B. Increasing political conflict with the British monarchy
Which of the following was true of non-English people living in the colonies during the later part of the Colonial period? A. Increasing numbers of immigrants came from countries other than England B. The Native American population declined drastically C. Large numbers of Africans were brought into the colonies as slaves
1607-1765 The Colonial Period
 Puritan concepts of ‘innate depravity,’ ‘predestination,’ and ‘destiny’  Freedom of Religion  Colonial/Native American Interactions  Witchcraft  “The City upon a Hill” The Early Colonial Period
 Enlightenment concepts of science and human goodness  African Slave Trade  Conflict with the English Monarchy leading to American Revolution Later Colonial Period
 Daily life and struggle to survive in the colonies  Wilderness and disease  Interactions with Native Americans Diaries
 Proclaimed the historical and moral importance of the Colonies  Colonies as a Puritan religious example to the world  Concepts of sin, predestination, innate depravity, God’s grace  Attacks on witchcraft Sermons
 Encouraged immigration with reports of resources and opportunities in Colonies  Interactions with Native Americans Histories
 Expresses grief  Praises deceased  Celebrates deceased’s entry to heaven Elegy (funeral poem)
Anne Bradstreet "Upon the Burning of Our House" "The Tenth Muse"
William Bradford Of Plymouth Plantation
J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur Letters from an American Farmer
Jonathan Edwards Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Olaudah Equiano The Interesting Narrative
Benjamin Franklin Poor Richard's Almanac
Thomas Harriot Brief and Trued Report
Thomas Jefferson Notes on the State of Virginia The Declaration of Independence
Cotton Mather Pillars of Salt The Wonders of the Invisible World
Samson Occum "A Short Narrative of My Life"
Thomas Paine Common Sense
John Smith The General History of Virginia
Phillis Wheatley "On Being Brought from Africa to America"
Michael Wigglesworth "The Day of Doom"
John Winthrop A Model of Christian Charity
Which of the following themes can be found in John Smith’s histories of the colonies? (Select 2) A. The difficulties of the sea voyage to America B. The abundance of resources and opportunities for colonists C. Conflicts with Native Americans BC
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