self-satisfied; so self-satisfied that one sees no need for change; unconcerned
a destructive fire, usually an extensive one; conflict, war
to put off or delay to a future time
person who gains power by arousing emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people
to lessen the value or price of; to represent as of little value or merit
depression of spirits from loss of courage or hope
mental or emotional stability esp under stress; calmness
to free or release from something
economical in use or expenditure; not wasteful
sly, shifty; done surreptitiously or with stealth
excessively ornate or elaborate
the act of moving in a circle or spiral around a fixed point
a retail dealer in men's furnishings (shirts, ties, gloves, socks, hats, etc)
long, pompous speech or writing; long or intense scolding
person whose life is devoted to the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification
person who attacks cherished beliefs or traditions
absolutely necessary or required
lifeless; spiritless; dull
bad beyond correction or reform; impervious to punishment, unruly
having a disposition to avoid exertion; lazy
unending; incessant; often monotonous
resolutely fearless; dauntless
using few words; expressing much in few words; concise
lacking vigor, vitality, spirit, or interest; weak or fatigued
talking excessively and freely; talkative; chattering
to speak harmful lies about someone
to pretend illness, often to avoid work
feeling of doubt, distrust, or apprehension
hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women
indefinitely great number of persons or things
wealthy, rich, or affluent
to vary between differing beliefs, opinions, etc.
attempting to impress others using pretentious or conspicuous show
deliberately faithless; treacherous
dutiful spirit of reverence for God; connotation- hypocritical concern with religious devotion
to lay flat on the ground in humility, submission, or adoration
not easily stirred or moved mentally; impassive
to think or infer without certain strong evidence; guess
capable of being touched; not vague
word/phrase used in everyday plain or relaxed speech; rarely found in formal writing
lit. movement; tendency to create detailed analyses of the way "things really are"
refers to any artistic/literary portrayal of life in an accurate manner
author depicts the interior thoughts of 1 individual with little/no commentary
the use of specific details to re-create the language, customs, geography, and habits of a particular area.
using lit. to voice an injustice that should be changed
human actions and institutions are economically determined
shows local color; paints a true picture of a setting
sense that fictional characters have realistic emotional/intellectual depth; lit. that shows this depth
theories concerning the relation of the conscious and unconscious minds
lit. movement seeking to depict life accurately and show the power of nature over humans
the controlling forces of the universe
increased prosperity, liberated social behavior; development of jazz and ragtime; 1918-1929
group of 20th century authors who grew disillusioned after WWI and lived in Europe to withdraw themselves from America
poem in which a speaker addresses the reader or an internal listener, revealing the speaker's innermost thoughts and feelings
stream of consciousness
character's thoughts are presented in an apparently random form with no logical sequence or syntax
My Bondage and My Freedom
"The Story of an Hour"
"An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge"
"The Open Boat"
"A Rose for Emily"
Life on the Mississippi
"The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
Katherine Anne Porter
"The Jilting of Granny Weatherall"
T. S. Eliot
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
F. Scott Fitzgerald
"In Another Country"