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American Literature Unit 1: America for Me

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Syntax
The orderly arrangement of words within a sentence
Lacklustre
Dullness
Copious
Very plentiful; abundant
Archibald Willard
Painted Spirit of '76
Spirit of '76
Painting of the war for Independence
Spirit of '76
Was an instant success
Spirit of '76
Used for America's Bicentennial Postage Stamp in 1976
1876
When was Spirit of '76 actually painted?
Henry Van Dyke
Wrote "America for Me"
Robert E. Lee
Was the most influential man to Henry Van Dyke
Europe
The 'Old War' refers to
Henry Van Dyke
Was a Presbyterian Minister
Henry Van Dyke
Was a U.S. Ambassador (for 4 years to Luxembourg and the Netherlands)
America for Me
Written while poet anticipated his return to America
aabb
The rhyme scheme of America for me is
Masculine Rhyme
America for Me uses primarily what kind of rhyme?
Feminine Rhyme
"Power in the air, flowers in her hair" is an example of what literary term?
Old World
An Example of a Consonance
Flashing Fountains
An example of alliteration
America
"Land of Room Enough" refers to which country?
Hoosick falls in Winter
Painting by Grandma Moses (Anna Mary Robertson Moses)
Grandma Moses
Was a folk artist who began painting in her 70's
Grandma Moses
Had her 1st art show at the age of 80
Grandma Moses
Known for her ability to capture colors peculiar to specific seasons (ex. white for winter)
Hoosick Falls in Winter
Landscape painting- train crossing a peaceful village
Stephen Vincent Benet
Wrote the patriotic essay "A Creed for Americans"
Stephen Vincent Benet
Pulitzer Prize Winner- John Brown's Body
Creed
Means I believe (def; a statement of beliefs, principals, or opinions)
A Creed for Americans
Which work mentions the Emancipation Proclamation, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights?
A Creed for Americans
Pairs the words free and freedom with duty and responsibility
A Creed for Americans
States that the greatest power a people can possess is "the power of gradual, efficient, and lawful change" possible only within a democratic republic
Norman Rockwell
Painted "The Four Freedoms"
Freedom of Speech
A painting by Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell
America's most beloved illustrator
Norman Rockwell
Most famous for his 321+ cover illustrations created for "The Saturday Evening Post"
Norman Rockwell
Illustrated the things most dear to the American people
Freedom of Speech
Part of the series The Four Freedoms
Freedom of Speech
Depicts a blue collar worker participating in a town meeting
Robert P. Tristram Coffin
Wrote the poem, "America was schoolmasters"
Robert P. Tristram Coffin
Inspired by the sea and fields around his home in Maine
Robert P. Tristram Coffin
Earned the 1936 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
America was Schoolmasters
Rhyme Scheme: abcb (the most popular)
Hewing and carrying water
List at least 2 responsibilities of a schoolmaster
Fairness, thrift, tongue
What schoolmasters taught the nation: "They taught the nation ___________, ____________, and the golden _______________
Elizabeth Scott Stam
Wrote the poem "A Jingle of Words"
Elizabeth Scott Stam
Young missionary to China during the Chinese Civil War
Elizabeth Scott Stam
Martyred along with her husband John, by Chinese communists in 1934
A Jingle of Words
Tells of the poet's love for different kinds of words (lively, long, noisy, colorful, common)
A Jingle of Words
Includes a stanza of "noisy" words all examples of onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia
Clatter, crash, and youl are all examples of
A Jingle of Words
Includes the following truth: "In words you have a weapon more weight than a gun. You can sway the multitude or sit the heart of one."
Daniel Webster
Liberty and Union was a speech by
Daniel Webster
A Christian statesman and brilliant orator from New England
Daniel Webster
A great patriot, believed that the Union must be more powerful than the States
Daniel Webster
In 1900, was elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans
Liberty and Union
One of the greatest speeches ever
Liberty and Union
States that is to the Union we owe our safety at home and our dignity around
Liberty and Union
Speaks of secession and a possible impending evil war (which did come in 1861, after his death)
Liberty and Union
Includes the famous motto: "Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable!"
James Russell Lowell
Wrote the essay "The Nation and the Gospel"
James Russell Lowell
1 of the four Fireside and School room poets
James Russell Lowell
Famous literary critic and write
James Russell Lowell
Wrote A Fable for Critics, his most important work
The Nation and the Gospel
States that "The worst kind of religion is no religion at all"
The Nation and the Gospel
Speaks of skeptics who are dependent upon the religion they discard for every privilege they enjoy
Robert P. Tristram Coffin
Won the 1936 Pulitzer Prize for poetry
America for Me
Contains the line: "But when it comes to living, there is no place like home"
First, last
An example of consonance
We Believe
A Creed for Americans
Rhyme
The correspondence of sounds
A Jingle of words
Contains an entire stanza of onomatopoeia examples
Spirit of 76
Formerly Yankee Doodle
Daniel Webster
Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans
Flashing fountains filled
An example of alliteration
Liberty and Union
Speaks of secession
John Brown's Body
Stephen Vincent Benet
Hoosick Falls in Winter
Characteristic of folk art
The Nation and the Gospel
Written to 19th century skeptics
America was school masters
Rhyme Scheme: abcb
Land of Room Enough
Refers to America
Mile, Time, and Slide
Examples of assonance
James Russell Lowell
Wrote A Fable for Critics