36 terms

AP Lit: Poetry Movements

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wit, irony, paradox
metaphysical
huge shifts, philosophical issues
metaphysical
natural imagery
romantics
human imagination empowers the individual
romantics
escape society's strictures, fear of death
romantics
transcendence is the ultimate goal
romantics
best known for rhymed, heroic-couplet satire
augustan
wit, irony, paradox, AND brevity
augustan
human frailty
augustan
current events figure, allegorically or directly
augustan
dusk and dawn
symbolist
dream or dream states
symbolist
loves to use synaesthesia, the using of one sense to describe another
symbolist
full of allusions
modernism
influenced by Cubism
modernism
try to see the world from as MANY points of views as possible at the same time
modernism
romantic yearning for freedom
modernism
romantic notions of the importance of individuality
modernism
directly related to African American concerns & issues
Harlem Renaissance
repetitive structure similar to blues lyrics or on fragmented structure similar to jazz improvisation
Harlem Renaissance
consciously sought a new American idiom
Harlem Renaissance
combined European forms like the sonnet with the African American concerns
Harlem Renaissance
the Beats, the Confessional, the Black Arts movement, the Black Mountain school, the New York school of poets
postmodernism
parody, irony, and narrative instability often inform the tone
postmodernism
allusions made to popular culuture & classical learning
postmodernism
strictly binary concepts (hot and cold; black and white) often collapse
postmodernism
predominant ideas
postmodernism
no real center
postmodernism
the surface is often more interesting than any ideas of depth
postmodernism
post World War 2 phenomenon
beats
practice their brand of hallucinogenic, visionary, and anti-establishment art
beats
took the personal pronouns (I, me, my) seriously
confessional
explored intimate content
confessional
love affairs, suicidal thoughts, fears of failure, ambivalent or downright violent options about family members, and other autobiography sensitive material
confessional
"pried open" their innermost thoughts and opened them for all the world to see
confessional
to reveal the doubts AND anxieties
confessional