Final Exam - American Literature

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Smith

The General History of Virginia

Bradford

Of Plymouth Plantation

Bradstreet

To my Dear and Loving Husband

Taylor

Huswifery

Edwards

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Franklin

Autobiography

Paine

Common Sense/American Crisis "Number 1"

Jefferson

Declaration of Independence

Irving

Rip Van Winkle

Cooper

Leatherstocking Tales

Stowe

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Lincoln

Gettysburg Address

Emerson

Self-Reliance

Thoreau

Walden

Whitman

When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed

Poe

The Raven

Melville

Bartleby, The Scrivener

Hawthorne

The Scarlett Letter

Clemens

The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

Howells

Editha

James

Daisy Miller: A Study

Crane

The Open Boat

Frost

The Road Not Taken

Pound

Salutation, In a Station of the Metro

Cather

Neighbor Rosicky

Hughes

I, Too

Welty

Death of a Traveling Salesman

Conflict

1. External-either between characters or between a character(s) and an opposing force such as fate or environment (nature, society, or circumstances)
2. Internal-within the character

Character

characters are representations of persons that serve as agents of the plot

Metaphor

an expression of one thing in terms of another-the stated or implied equivalence of two things (key word-"is"

Simile

a stated comparison of two things using a linking word or phrase (key words "like," "as," "as if," etc.)

Personification

giving personal characteristics to something that is not a person

Symbol

an image with a number of related meanings and therefore with a value independent of any one of them (A symbol means something in addition to itself.)

Allusion

a brief reference, explicit or indirect, in a work to something outside it-to a person, place, or event or to another literary work (Biblical, historical, classical, etc.)

Irony

hiding what is actually the case, not to deceive, but to achieve special rhetorical or artistic effects

Alliteration

the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of stressed syllables

Onomatopoeia

the use of words that sound like what they mean

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