English People vocab
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Realistic stories of war without actually going to war
Stephen Foster and George Cooper
"Willie has gone to the war" Civil war ballad written by that romanticizes format and sometimes carried hidden messages
Rose out of slavery to become a gifted writer
Received his name for his stand at bull run
A post-war movement in which writers strove to describe the lives of ordinary people in an honest objective way portray life as accurately as possible and nature.
Emphasized emotion, immigration nature (the ideal)
Words with similar, but not identical, vowel sounds.
Two words that have identical sounds in their final accented syllables.
Published one book during his lifetime, leaves of grass.
The writer's choice and arrangement of words.
has a Puritan background, and saw evil as a dominate force.
A short, simple story with a moral message.
Something that has a meaning in and of itself and also stands for something else.
sailor at age 19.
An intellectual movement based on the belief that one must go beyond the senses for fundamental truth. The movement emphasized intuition.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He wrote nature.
If one understands nature and is in harmony with nature, then one will understand her text.
Having traits considered typical of uncles.
Henry David Thoreau
I went to the woods, because I wished to live deliberately.
A spiritual retreat to.
Used dark, mysterious ghastly subjects and settings.
Author of Frankenstein, the first Gothic novel.
A bird that symbolizes ill-omen
The creator of the American short story; "Rip Van Winkle" and the Legend of sleepy hollow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Optomist; popular poet because of optimism and sentimental qualities
William Cullen Bryant
He wrote his first poem at age 9; he wrote "Thenatopsis" when he was 19.
Has no meter
Has a meter to it
Oliver William Home
Took prode in medical career
John Wezely Powell
Geologist; wrote "most sublime spectical on earth"
First group of American poets
Listed the objectable acts of King George 3
A poor, country farmer whose opinions and ideas expressed simple, American common sense and experience. He was Ben Francklin's persona.
Supported the constitution, and used persona.
A short saying with message. Franklin put an aphorism at the top and bottom of most pages of his almanac.
Greek for the love of learning.
Poor Richard's Almanac
First published in 1733; contained practical info about the calendar, the sun and moon, and the weather.
"Give me liberty or give me death" speech
He supported the constitution because "I except no better"
A written choice of words
Essays written in letter form
He felt you could do better in America
Poem of Praise
Poem that deeds of hero
Title of Unit
A nation is born
Wrote of plymoth plantation; rode on Mayflower, provides a trustworthy account of pilgrims due to care for his ppl the settlers and the Indians; shows faith in God through writing
a theologocal system of John Calvin that emphasises the omnipotemce of God and salvation by grace alone
a figure of speech in which a speaker directly addresses an absent person or object.
A religious enthusiast who delivered fire and brimstone sermon
Fire and brimstone
a phrase symbolizing the torments of hell endured by sinners
The great awakening
(1734-1750) a period of religious revival
Her poems speak of the material love and devotion to her spouse; first female poet in American colonies; wrote about the simple life she knew; raised 8 kids
a religious reform movement in 16th century
is told and retold again
cleansing the body as part of a religious rite.
Cabez de Vaca
spaniard who came to the north america as part of the narvaez expedition. he was captured by the nations (after a ship wreck on an island in Golf of Mexico), and during his captivety, he grew to understand the Native Americans as no other spaniard had done before him.
the goal was to colonize land north of Mexico =
moved over, across along
an autobiographical account account of life as a slave
a writer's choices of words
greed for riches
accounts that tell the story of real-life events
founded Jamestown in 1607; wrote in 3rd person; he seems more interested in entertaining his readers and promoting his own heroism
Execution and salvation
a ceremony traditional with the Indians in which a person is taken captive, tied down and surronded by indians who are ready to beat him to death, when an Indian girl rushes in and saves him from death. This is what accured between John Smith and Pocahontas