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Maddock American Lit Semester 2

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Lorraine Hansberry
author of A Raisin in the Sun
Robert Frost
author of "The Road Not Taken" and "Mending Wall"
Henry David Thoreau
author of Walden and "Civil Disobedience"
Edgar Lee Masters
author of Spoon River Anthology
Walt Whitman
author of Leaves of Grass
Mark Twain
author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Ralph Waldo Emerson
author of Nature, "Self-Reliance," "Concord Hymn," and "The Snowstorm"
Emily Dickinson
author of "Because I could not stop for death--"
Willy Harris
other "business partner" of Walter's; runs off with money
Aunt Polly
Tom's aunt; she arrives to straighten things out at the end
Aunt Sally Phelps
Tom's aunt; mistakes Huck for Tom
Beneatha Younger
"Listen, I'm going to be a doctor. I'm not worried about who I'm going to marry yet--if I ever get married."
Bobo
"I waited in that train station six hours...That was all the extra money I had in the world...Man, Willy is gone."
Colonel Grangerford
head of a feuding family; "He was a gentleman all over; and so was his family."
George Murchison
"Look honey, we're going to the theatre--we're not going to be in it...so go change, huh?"
Huckleberry Finn
narrator of the book
Jim
superstitious runaway slave; friend of Huck's
Joseph Asagai
"Nigeria. Home. I will show you our mountains and our stars, and give you cool drinks from gourds..."
Karl Lindner
"What do you think you are going to gain by moving into a neighborhood where you just aren't wanted"
Lena/Mama Younger
"Well, I always wanted me a garden like I used to see sometimes at the back of the houses down home. This plant is close as I ever got to having one."
Mary Jane Wilks
defends Huck; Huck tells her the truth about the men she thought were her uncles
Mr. Arnold
Walter Lee is his chauffeur
Pap Finn
Huck's alcoholic, abusive father
Ruth Younger
"I'll work twenty hours a day in all the kitchens in Chicago...I'll strap my baby on my back if I have to and scrub all the floors in America and wash all the sheets in America if I have to--but we got to move...We got to get out of here..."
Sid Sawyer
Tom's younger brother who Tom pretends to be
Duke
younger con man who at one point must pretend to be deaf
King
"One of these fellows was about seventy or upwards, and had a bald head and very gray whiskers"; older con man
Tom Sawyer
Huck's best friend; loves to develop plots
Travis Younger
"Gaa-lee, Grandmama, you rich." "You crackin' up?"
Walter Lee Younger
"The future, Mama. Hanging over there at the edge of my days. Just waiting for me--a big, looming blank space--full of nothing."
Widow Douglas
she takes Huck in and tries to civilize him at the beginning of the book
books
where Tom gets most of his ideas
They're dead
what's unique about all the speakers in the poems from Spoon River Anthology
"Something there is that doesn't love a wall"
quotation from "Mending Wall"
"Good fences make good neighbors"
another quotation from "Mending Wall"
double meaning of "Mending Wall"
neighbors are mending the wall and mending the relationship
paradox
a statement that seems contradictory or ridiculous but is nevertheless true
symbol
a person, place, or thing that his its own meaning and also represents something larger
transcendentalism
an intellectual movement founded by Emerson--truth grasped through intuition, nature illuminates nature of human beings, Over-Soul
theme
a central message revealed by a literary work and often expressed through the use of symbols, as well as characters' actions, descriptions, and imagery
Emily Dickinson
wrote shorter poems that used dashes insted of standard punctuation; often referenced nature and sometimes death
Walt Whitman
often wrote longer poems with long, rambling lines which did not rhyme; common themes incuded celebration of America, individual, and life, reflecting a belief everyone is connected