American Lit Final Exam
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John Smith, John Winthrop, Mary Rowlandson, Anne Bradstreet, William Byrd II
Longfellow, Whittier, Lowell, Holmes, William Cullen Bryant, James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving
Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville
Clemens, Emily Dickinson
F. Scott Fitzgerald
What did John Smith write?
"Description of New England"
What did John Winthrop write?
"Journal," "Letter from Boston"
What did Mary Rowlandson write?
"Narrative of captivity"
What did Anne Bradstreet write?
"To my dear and loving husband"
What did William Byrd II write?
What did Ben Franklin write?
"Poor Richard's Almanac"
What were two types of schools in the romanticism period?
New England school and Knickerbockers
What did Irving write?
"Rip Van Winkle"
What did Cooper write?
What did Bryant write?
"To A Waterfowl"
What did Longfellow write?
What did Whittier write?
What did Lowell write?
"Fable for Critics"
What did Holmes write?
What did Emerson write?
What did Thoreau write?
What did Whitman write?
"O Captain! My captain!"
What did Poe write?
What did Hawthorne write?
What did Melville write?
What did Clemens write?
What did Emily Dickinson write?
What did F. Scott Fitzgerald write?
"The Great Gatsby"
Repeating words or phrases multiple times for emphasis
Moving from events happening in the present to events that happened in the past; gives reader needed information to understand current situation
Clues that hint at events to come
Define dramatic irony
Reader knows something characters don't
Define Verbal irony
Saying one thing but meaning the opposite, like sarcasm
Define situational irony
Situation turns out differently then expected
Comparison between two things not using "like" or "as"
Comparison between two things using "like" or "as"
Spelling the way words sound (buzz, pow, bam)
Giving a non-human object human characteristics
Word Play; giving a word two meanings
Repeated line in poetry or song
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
Repetition of vowel sounds followed by differing consonant sounds
Repetition of consonant sounds in the middle or end of words
Define rhyme/ rhyme scheme
Pattern of rhyming words at the end of lines of poetry; each sound is given a new letter (ABAB, AABB)
Measurement of a poem's structure/rhythm; made up of how the stressed and unstressed syllables are paired together
Pair of syllables, one unstressed followed by one stressed
Something that has both a literal and symbolic meaning
Define frame narrative
Story within a story; often two different narrators for each story
Ideas associated with a word (royalty=crown, jewelry)
Dictionary definition of a word
List the common order of a plot
Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
What are the kinds of conflict?
Man vs. Man, man vs. self, man vs. nature, man vs. society, man vs. machine
What is 1st person point of view?
Narrator tells the story if their own perspective. They are involved in the action of the story
What is 2nd person point of view?
Narrator directly addresses the reader
What is 3rd person point of view?
Narrator tells story from outside perspective is not involved in action
Define didactic poetry
Story with more than one meaning
Use of symbols to represent ideas
philosophical and literary movement. stressed individuality, and life relationships instead of religion
life just happens good or bad. survival of the fittest. nature is nature. doesn't care.
willing to put themselves on the line for an idea. willing to take risks for personal gain
Feeling or tone of literature
Define foil characters
Character's thoughts, alone on stage
a character's long speech to other characters
part of literature where character speaks to audience not other characters
Define iambic pentameter
1 metric foot, unstressed-stressed, 10 iambs