thinks race is superior
doesn't use new technology
to expurgate a text
one who does their own thing
not to use goods
a chronological account of history events with emphasis on important ones; an example is Bradford's "Of Plymouth Plantation"
They became so popular that publishers began to print phony ones; Mary Rolandson's "Narrative" is an example of this genre
a complicated metaphor that forms the framework of an entire poem; Bradstreet's use of the child image in the "Author to Her Book" is an example
the words used in a piece of literature
a powerful sermon with a negative accusatory tone; "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" is an example
poetry that expresses emotion
a story that explains the creation of the world and its people
the austere, adorned style of early puritan writing
a reference to another work of art or literature; an example is "suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss"
a short pithy saying that conveys an abstract lesson by using a concrete image; Franklin encouraged hard work and frugality in these
addressing someone who is not present or something inanimate
a single-sheet copy of news, poetry, or other printed material that was posted for people to read in Colonial and Revolutionary time
an informal, unorganized religious movement that was most influential among the upper classes of the Age of Reason
the meter of the heroic couplet
a syle of writing that uses lofty language and incorperates many mythological allusions
the latinate words and lofty phrases of neoclassical poetry
the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor to help one's cause and hurt the enemy's cause
a question in which the answer is implied; an example is "are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation?"
making fun of something, usually for the purpose of pointing out its flaws
Olaudah Equiano's account is an example of this
condescending to native americans; he denounces their lack of education; credited the native americans with intelligence but thought their complexion needed lightening; wrote a book promoting the use of vaccination to prevent smallpox in colonies; kept extensive coded diaries about his personal and professional life; member of the privileged aristocratic upper class in Virginia
one of the most renowned preachers in the Great Awakening, he delivered emotional sermons
Wrote a highly self-promoting history of Jamestown; his movie-worth life included fighting the Turks in Transylvania and being captured by French pirates
Elected governor of his colony thirty times
Devoted herself to the abolition movement after spending ten years as a slave
Never intended to become a published author; used commonplace language in her work, unlike the poetic diction that was the style at the time
Was charged with sedition for his essay advocating the overthrow of the English monarchy; was imprisoned when he went to France to promote the French Revolution; best-selling writer wo donated all profits he made back into the Revolutionary cause; most influential propagandist of the American Revolution; called a "filthy little atheist" by Teddy Roosevelt even though he wrote an essay attacking atheism
Most powerful orator of the Revolution; Jefferson said he spoke "as Homer wrote"; credited with beginning the Revolution in Virginia; his Caesar-Brutus speech predated his most famous speech by a decade
Prominent Massachusetts men were enlisted to attest to the authenticity of the writer's work; slave who became a neoclassical poet
Lawyer, musician, composer, and signer of the Declaration of Independence, and perhaps, designer of the American flag
America's Renaissance man: inventor, creditor, scientist, printer, land speculator, diplomat; promoted religious tolerance and helped fund churches of different demoninations as well as the first synagogue in Philadelphia; changed Jefferson's phrase "sacred truths" to "self-evident truths"
devoted herself to the abolition movement after spending ten years as a slave
Henry David Thoreau
romantic writer; he wrote mostly about social issues and his feelings for the unity of man and nature. He was an early promoter of abolition. He as an environmentalist and he wrote about a simple and minimalistic lifestyle
Ralph Waldo Emerson
most iconoclastic thinker of 19th century America. He was a moral crusader who opposed slavery. He embraced the literary and religious traditions of the East. The theory of evolution, Einstein's discovery that matter is made of energy, Freudian concepts, environmental consciousness, and the radical theories of cosmology were all prefigured concepts in this essays. He was undeniably the first American philosopher and a true genius.
bucolic and ideal (usually associated with the countryside)
comtemptuously distrustful of uman nature and motives
extreme; severe (usually used in reference to punishment or laws)
requiring great strength or energy
brief, concise, using few words
deady (from the river Lethe, which souls crossed on the way to Hades and which made them forget their life on earth)
very long (in time, not size)
forcing conformity; allowing no deviation
able to change shapes or forms (not necessarily literally)
simple and plain, without adornment
very loud and commanding
showing no emotion (not that it does not mean lacking emotion)
dark and gloomy
sponsorship (usually used after the preposition "under")
an impossible or foolish fancy (something imaginary)
a state of perfect happiness or delight
an evil that can't be eradicated (often used in the phrase "____ headed"
a confusing maze of passages
someone/thing that causes your downfall
long difficult journey (not necessarily a literal journey)
a song of praise or a speech praising something (usually followed by "to ____")
a vicious personal attack (verbal, not physical)
a victory wno at great loss
a grammatical mistake (in speaking) or embarrassing slip of the tongue
sword of damocles
a constant threat
"History of the Dividing Line"
William Byrd's account about his indian neighbors
a story that has two levels of meaning
two lines of rhymed poetry
recurring image in an author's works
"Upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th 1666"
Anne Bradstreet's passive poem about a house
"In Memory of My Dear Grandchild"
Anne Bradstreet's poem about her grandchildren
"The Author to Her Book"
Anne Bradstreet's poem about her daughter
The Wonders of the Invisible World
By Cotton Mather
"We Aren't Superstitious"
Article by Stephen Vincent Benet relating to the witch trials in the 17th century
"The Devil and Daniel Webster"
Stephen Vincent Benet's spin off of "The Devil and Tom Walker"
"The American Crisis"
Broadside written by Thomas Paine
"Speech in the Virginia Convention"
Speech Patrick Henry gives
"Sale of the Hessians"
Benjamin Franklin's account of a Revolutionary War battle.
"Proverbs from Poor Richard's Almanac"
A list of small sayings by Benjamin Franklin
"Battle of the Kegs"
Francis Hopkinson's account of the Revolutionary War.
"The Cask of Amontillado"
Story by Edgar Allan Poe about a friend killing a friend.
"My Kinsman, Major Molineux"
Story by Nathaniel Hawthorn about a young boy going into a big city looking for someone who doesn't turn out to be too good in the end.
"Young Goodman Brown"
Story by Nanthaniel Hawthorn about a man going into a forest and never trusting anyone again.
Story by Nathaniel Hawthorn based on the Salem witchcraft trials in the 17th century.
A love story by Nathaniel Hawthorn which turns bad at the end where the woman the man falls in love with turns out to be poisoned
"Rip Van Winkle"
Story by Washington Irving about a man that lived in the mountains for too long and discovered that the world had changed around him.
"The Devil and Tom Walker"
A story by Washington Irving about a man that goes into the forest and doesn't trust people ever again.
Poem by William Cullen Bryant that deals with the thought of death.
"Bartleby the Scrivener"
Story by Herman Melville about a man that would "prefer not to".