Realism, Naturalism, and Modernism

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complacent

self-satisfied; so self-satisfied that one sees no need for change; unconcerned

conflagration

a destructive fire, usually an extensive one; conflict, war

defer

to put off or delay to a future time

demagogue

person who gains power by arousing emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people

depreciate

to lessen the value or price of; to represent as of little value or merit

despondency

depression of spirits from loss of courage or hope

equanimity

mental or emotional stability esp under stress; calmness

extricate

to free or release from something

frugal

economical in use or expenditure; not wasteful

furtive

sly, shifty; done surreptitiously or with stealth

garish

excessively ornate or elaborate

gyration

the act of moving in a circle or spiral around a fixed point

haberdashery

a retail dealer in men's furnishings (shirts, ties, gloves, socks, hats, etc)

harangue

long, pompous speech or writing; long or intense scolding

hedonist

person whose life is devoted to the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification

iconoclast

person who attacks cherished beliefs or traditions

immutable

unchangeable; changeless

imperative

absolutely necessary or required

inanimate

lifeless; spiritless; dull

incorrigible

bad beyond correction or reform; impervious to punishment, unruly

indolent

having a disposition to avoid exertion; lazy

interminable

unending; incessant; often monotonous

intrepid

resolutely fearless; dauntless

laconic

using few words; expressing much in few words; concise

languid

lacking vigor, vitality, spirit, or interest; weak or fatigued

loquacious

talking excessively and freely; talkative; chattering

malign

to speak harmful lies about someone

malinger

to pretend illness, often to avoid work

martinet

strict disciplinarian

misgiving

feeling of doubt, distrust, or apprehension

misogyny

hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women

myriad

indefinitely great number of persons or things

opulent

wealthy, rich, or affluent

oscillate

to vary between differing beliefs, opinions, etc.

ostentatious

attempting to impress others using pretentious or conspicuous show

perfidious

deliberately faithless; treacherous

pious

dutiful spirit of reverence for God; connotation- hypocritical concern with religious devotion

prostrate

to lay flat on the ground in humility, submission, or adoration

stolid

not easily stirred or moved mentally; impassive

surmise

to think or infer without certain strong evidence; guess

tangible

capable of being touched; not vague

colloquialism

word/phrase used in everyday plain or relaxed speech; rarely found in formal writing

Realism

lit. movement; tendency to create detailed analyses of the way "things really are"

realism

refers to any artistic/literary portrayal of life in an accurate manner

interior monologue

author depicts the interior thoughts of 1 individual with little/no commentary

local color

the use of specific details to re-create the language, customs, geography, and habits of a particular area.

protest theme

using lit. to voice an injustice that should be changed

marxism

human actions and institutions are economically determined

regionalism

shows local color; paints a true picture of a setting

psychological realism

sense that fictional characters have realistic emotional/intellectual depth; lit. that shows this depth

psychoanalysis

theories concerning the relation of the conscious and unconscious minds

Naturalism

lit. movement seeking to depict life accurately and show the power of nature over humans

"Immutable Will"

the controlling forces of the universe

Jazz Age

increased prosperity, liberated social behavior; development of jazz and ragtime; 1918-1929

lost generation

group of 20th century authors who grew disillusioned after WWI and lived in Europe to withdraw themselves from America

dramatic monologue

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

Frederick Douglass

My Bondage and My Freedom

Kate Chopin

"Desiree's Baby"

Kate Chopin

"The Story of an Hour"

Ambrose Bierce

"An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge"

Stephen Crane

"The Open Boat"

William Faulkner

"A Rose for Emily"

Mark Twain

Life on the Mississippi

Mark Twain

"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

"Winter Dreams"

Ernest Hemingway

"In Another Country"

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