American Lit Final

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fear
the feeling the Puritans lived with because of their strict religion
foil
two characters who contrast with eachother to highlight qualities of eachother
satire
writing that uses humor, irony, or exaggeration to expose and challenge social issues
internal rhyme
rhyming in the middle of words or lines of poetry
simile
His blood ran in his veins like hot lava is an example of what?
Animals
In Native American literature, ________ share power
metaphor
That actor is a fox! is an example of what?
catalog
a list
setting
the time and place of a story
fictional
Romantic writing is _____ meaning it is imaginative
local color
a region's distinctive way of talking a behaving
free verse
poetry that does not use regular rhymes or rhyme patterns
protagonist
character in the story that works to solve the conflict
myth
a type of Native American literature that teaches moral lessons
individual
Romantics feel each person needs to discover themselves as an ______
persuasion
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
anastrophe
the reversal of the normal order of words in a sentence
circle
Native American literature shows progress as a _______ with no beginning or end
slant rhyme
a type of rhyme in which words sound similar but don't rhyme perectly
experience
A purpose of literature is to allow readers to have a new _______
imagination
A purpose of literature is to allow people to display their creative ______
personification
giving an inanimate object human characteristics
colloquial
language that is used in a particular geographical area
antagonist
character in a story that creates conflict
regionalism
the form of literature that emphasizes themes, characters, and settings in a particular region
assonance
repeating vowel sounds in the middle of words
supernatural
Romantic literature often includes ______ which could include characters such a fairies
trickster
The role of the _____ is to cause chaos while revealing wisdom through curiosity and cleverness
figurative
comparisons and images give new meaning to words creating a _______ meaning
Good
Transcendentalists believe people are inherently ______.
society
Classicists believe we should work together for the benefit of the entire ______.
tone
the emotional perspective the author portrays towards the subject of a piece of literature
nature
Romantic literature emphasizes that ______ is a place for spiritual growth
realism
the form of literature that seeks to portray life as it is really lived
direct
the type of characterization in which the writer makes specific statements about a character's personality and tells what the character is like
factors
reason, emotion, and tradition are ______ used in persuasion
external
conflict that a person has with another person or nature
literal
the dictionary definition of a word is its ______ meaning
fable
type of a story that uses animals to teach a lesson
italicized
titles of long works such as novels should be ______.
progress
Classicists believe making _____ is important in life's journey
religious
Puritans came to America for ____ freedom
negative
dissenters have a ____ outlook on life and don't believe good things happen
innocent
because of the Salem Witch Trials, our justice system ways we are _____ until proven guilty
frame story
story in which there is a secondary story incorporated into the main story
laguage
literature represent's people's ______.
fiction
creative, made up, and untrue writing
land
native americans believe ______ is sacred, should be respected, and is full of blessings
naturalism
the form of literature that shows people have little control over their own lives
tragic hero
a character who has the potential to be successful but is destroyed because of a personal imperfection or weakness
thesis
the concise idea you try to prove and expand on in your writing to give your paper a focus
indirect
the type of characterization in which the writer reveals information about a character and their personality through thoughts, words, and actions
climax
the turning point in the story
alliteration
repeating consonant sounds at the beginning of words
consonance
repeating consonant sounds in the middle or at the end of words
static character
an unchanging character who experiences no emotional growth or lessons learned by the story's end
folk tale
a tale that portrays realistic events and has stereotyped characters, which are used to illustrate a point
individuals
transcendentalists believe people must be ______ and rely on themselves
quotation marks
direct quotes from a source should be identified with _______.
reason
neither trancendentalists nor dissenters believe truth can be discovered through _____.
non-fiction
biographies, documentaries, journals, essays, etc. are examples of ____ writing
oral tradition
passing literature on through generations by word of mouth is called ______.
soul
both trancendentalists and dissenters believe truth can be discovered through one's inner _______.
symbol
an object that is not only itself, but that represents something else as well
dramatic irony
a situation in which the reader knows what will happen before the character does
internal
conflict that a person has with himself or herself
understatement
stating less than what is meant
trancendentalists
people who believe life is great and good things will happen if one works hard
dynamic
a character that grows emotionally or learns a lesson by the end of the story
elliptical
the construction of sentences in which words are left out
classic
type of literature that has traditional and universal subjects that everyone can relate to