American Literature to 1855 Final Exam (Wheatley, Irving, Poe, Alcott, Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne)

Phillis Wheatley Was North America’s first published African-American poet and second published woman On Being Brought from Africa to America Phyllis Wheatley To His Excellency General Washington Phyllis Wheatley Washington Irving Writes about nature in a very detailed way Washington Irving Romantic style of writing (pertaining to nature) Rip Van Read more…

BJU American Literature PART THREE

Signs of New Beginnings • Passing of the Frontier • Coming of Modern Transportation • Difficulties Within the Nation New Forces Changing American Society • Nation’s rapid industrialization • Charles Darwin’s theory of biological evolution Industrialism • Influence on population • Influence of the financial leaders Darwinism • Influence upon Read more…

American Literature 1865-1900

The Continental Nation (1865-1900): The ideas of Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer undermined the supernaturalistic basis of American morality. Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Roughing It, Life on the Mississippi, The Man Corrupted Handleyburg. Emily Dickinson: Wrote 1,775 poems, nearly a poem a day for the Read more…

American Literature- Test 3

Naturalism application of Darwinism to literature Naturalism extreme form of Realism but with evolution as its base Naturalists had a distorted view of life, reality, and nature Emile Zola a major influence of the Naturalist Era the novel the popular genre of naturalism Darwinism man evolved from animals/nonexistance of God/ Read more…

American Literature, Colonial Period

wrote “The General History of Virginia.” John Smith wrote “The History of the Dividing Line.” William Byrd wrote “Of Plymouth Plantation.” William Bradford wrote “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” Jonathan Edwards part of the Great Awakening Jonathan Edwards was elected governor of Plymouth 30+ times William Bradford Read more…

American Literature 2 test 1

Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) 1835-1910, San Francisco Circle, Local Color, “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” Writing with Sarcasm/Irony Bret Harte 1836-1902, San Francisco Circle, Local Color/Regionalism, “The Luck Of Roaring Camp,” Ambrose Bierce 1842-2914?, San Francisco Circle, Local Color, Naturalism, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” Fought Read more…

Malandra American Lit II Exam 2

Modernism A style in which the story focuses on the problems of the society around the characters. It can also focus on the details of the surroundings -Disjunction -Fragmentation -Alienation Popular Modernism -Populist modernism -Sympathy for the commin mam Harlem Renaissance A period in the 1920s when African-American achievements in Read more…