American Lit Final
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the feeling the Puritans lived with because of their strict religion
two characters who contrast with eachother to highlight qualities of eachother
writing that uses humor, irony, or exaggeration to expose and challenge social issues
rhyming in the middle of words or lines of poetry
His blood ran in his veins like hot lava is an example of what?
In Native American literature, ________ share power
That actor is a fox! is an example of what?
the time and place of a story
Romantic writing is _____ meaning it is imaginative
a region's distinctive way of talking a behaving
poetry that does not use regular rhymes or rhyme patterns
character in the story that works to solve the conflict
a type of Native American literature that teaches moral lessons
Romantics feel each person needs to discover themselves as an ______
one should consider the speaker, audience, occasion, and method when analyzing ________
seen and heard
What are the two purposes of drama?
the Red Hunt
the events of The Crucible paralleled with what other historical event
the reversal of the normal order of words in a sentence
Native American literature shows progress as a _______ with no beginning or end
a type of rhyme in which words sound similar but don't rhyme perectly
A purpose of literature is to allow readers to have a new _______
A purpose of literature is to allow people to display their creative ______
giving an inanimate object human characteristics
language that is used in a particular geographical area
character in a story that creates conflict
the form of literature that emphasizes themes, characters, and settings in a particular region
repeating vowel sounds in the middle of words
Romantic literature often includes ______ which could include characters such a fairies
The role of the _____ is to cause chaos while revealing wisdom through curiosity and cleverness
comparisons and images give new meaning to words creating a _______ meaning
Transcendentalists believe people are inherently ______.
Classicists believe we should work together for the benefit of the entire ______.
the emotional perspective the author portrays towards the subject of a piece of literature
Romantic literature emphasizes that ______ is a place for spiritual growth
the form of literature that seeks to portray life as it is really lived
the type of characterization in which the writer makes specific statements about a character's personality and tells what the character is like
reason, emotion, and tradition are ______ used in persuasion
conflict that a person has with another person or nature
the dictionary definition of a word is its ______ meaning
type of a story that uses animals to teach a lesson
titles of long works such as novels should be ______.
Classicists believe making _____ is important in life's journey
Puritans came to America for ____ freedom
dissenters have a ____ outlook on life and don't believe good things happen
because of the Salem Witch Trials, our justice system ways we are _____ until proven guilty
story in which there is a secondary story incorporated into the main story
literature represent's people's ______.
creative, made up, and untrue writing
native americans believe ______ is sacred, should be respected, and is full of blessings
the form of literature that shows people have little control over their own lives
a character who has the potential to be successful but is destroyed because of a personal imperfection or weakness
the concise idea you try to prove and expand on in your writing to give your paper a focus
the type of characterization in which the writer reveals information about a character and their personality through thoughts, words, and actions
the turning point in the story
repeating consonant sounds at the beginning of words
repeating consonant sounds in the middle or at the end of words
an unchanging character who experiences no emotional growth or lessons learned by the story's end
a tale that portrays realistic events and has stereotyped characters, which are used to illustrate a point
transcendentalists believe people must be ______ and rely on themselves
direct quotes from a source should be identified with _______.
neither trancendentalists nor dissenters believe truth can be discovered through _____.
biographies, documentaries, journals, essays, etc. are examples of ____ writing
passing literature on through generations by word of mouth is called ______.
both trancendentalists and dissenters believe truth can be discovered through one's inner _______.
an object that is not only itself, but that represents something else as well
a situation in which the reader knows what will happen before the character does
conflict that a person has with himself or herself
stating less than what is meant
people who believe life is great and good things will happen if one works hard
a character that grows emotionally or learns a lesson by the end of the story
the construction of sentences in which words are left out
type of literature that has traditional and universal subjects that everyone can relate to