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Dickinson's expectations about her audience
homebody; peered through her curtains and found metaphors in nature
Whitman's expectations about his audience
expected that his celebration of universal brotherhood would be carried to the future
the long, easy sweep of sound that echoes the Bible and the speeches of orators and preachers-whitman
Dickinson's style of writing
wrote with the precision of a diamond cutter; demands of rhyme and meter found in a hymn book
Dickinson and Whitman together mark a turning point in American poetry
They strayed away from literacy conventions
refers to the repetition of words, phrases, and sentences that have same grammatical structures
accented syllables and all following syllables of two or more words share the same sound
If You Were Coming in the Fall waiting for a bee sting and waiting for her love
she does not like being alone
Because I Could Not Stop For Death-when /where the poem ends
she is looking back at her life, heaven/hell
BattlePieces and Aspects of the War
often dark and foreboding-based on real-life experiences of the war
In Song of Myself, number 33, Whitman catalogs all the following heroes —
women condemned as witches,runaway slaves being chased by slave catchers,firefighters trapped in burning buildings
Jenkins advises Douglass to carry a root that will —
make it impossible for any white man to whip Douglass
When Covey tries to bind Douglass's legs with a rope, Douglass —
fights back by grabbing Covey by the throat
using a metaphor comparing his appearance to that of a "man who had escaped a den of wild beasts," Douglass suggests that —
slaves are treated like beasts, but the slaves' owners are the real beasts
Which of the following sets of images does Douglass use in the metaphor that concludes the selection?
Embers, a tomb, and heaven
At first, Mrs. Sommers thinks that she will spend her fifteen dollars on —
clothing for her children
Before she buys herself some luxuries, Mrs. Sommers is likely motivated by all of the following forces except —
political forces to vote
Analyzing the historical context of "A Pair of Silk Stockings" is most important for understanding why Mrs. Sommers —
is filled with importance when she gets fifteen dollars
movement in literature, painting, music, and other arts called for bold experiments
3 aspects of the american dream
america as a new eden, a belief in progress, triumph of the individual
became skeptical of the New England Puritan tradition and the gentility that had been central to the literary ideal
stream of conciousness
abandoned chronoloy and attempted to imitate the moment-by-moment flow of a character's perceptions and memories
voices of american character
poets who stayed at home and told their stories in plain american language
a poem that is written to follow a more or less regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
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