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long lists of related things, people or events
word choice and arrangement
a sorrowful poem or speech
Uses words with identical end sound
a metaphor which extends through the entire poem
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
two words that have some sound in common but do not rhyme exactly
the choices a writer makes
the belief that people could transcend, or rise above, material things in life.
Who was influenced by the Bible, Shakespeare, & Emerson?
Who used free verse?
Who wrote Walden?
When Emily Dickinson's work was first published what did editors do?
The editors "corrected" it
How many of Emily Dickinson's poems were published while she was alive?
What literary device did Dickinson use extensively in her poetry?
Leaves of Grass
Who hated Whitman's writing
What literary device did Whitman use extensively in his poetry?
Cofounders of modern American poetry
Whitman & Dickinson
Leader of Transcendentalism
Believed in importance of the individual
Believed people should follow their own conscience before the law
Who went to jail for refusing to pay his taxes?
What German philosopher originated the idea of transcendentalism?
Transcendentalism impacted the ______ of the 20th century
In Walden, Thoreau calls on people to _______ their lives
In "Because I could not stop for death" what stage of life does school stand for?
In "Because I could not stop for death" what stage of life does fields stand for?
In "Because I could not stop for death" what stage of life does the sun setting stand for?
Whitman included a list in "I hear America singing" because?
He used catalogs
What view of America is presented in "I hear America Singing"?
The tone of "I hear america singing" is
Whitman wrote "O Captain! My Captain!" because
To remember Lincoln
How is "O Captain! My Captain!" different than Whitman's other poetry?
He used an elegy
Emerson greatly valued
Emerson said that great people are often
Thoreau's view of the war with Mexico is described as
people are inherently good
In "Because I could not stop for death" death is personified as
polite carriage driver
In "I heard a fly buzz" what caused the stillness in the room?
the narrators final moment
The words gate/mat are an example of
Who is the hero in "I hear America singing"?
A common man
How does Whitman feel about laborers?
he admires them
Whitman's free verse sounds most like
regular speech patterns
Who was born in Massachusetts
Who uses slant rhyme
Who was born in New York
Who was considered a recluse?
Who wrote thousands of unpublished poems?
Who worked as a printer and editor?
Self reliance, individualism, and taking the "road less traveled"
Rely on yourself, stand up for what we believe in, & connect with nature
Thoreau went to the woods because he wanted to
Who is consider the father of American transcendentalism
Emerson began as what
A preacher and college lecturer
"How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!" this most likely means
That we should embrace nature because it's not a stranger
"The earth laughs in flowers" what does this most likely mean
Nature can express emotion
In Emerson's "Self-Reliance" he stressed that to be fully human we must be ____?
What is the definition of the word "transcend"?
What is the main theme of Self Reliance?
"There is _________ between man and nature"
Emerson would say that organized society is
harmful to the individual
"To be great is to be......
According to Emerson how does the world treat the non-conformist?
One of Thoreau's main beliefs was the phrase
"Simplicity, Simplicity, Simplicity"
Who wrote Nature
Who wrote Self-Reliance?
Who wrote Walden?
Who wrote Civil Disobedience?
Who wrote Because I could not stop for Death?
Who wrote I Heard a Fly buzz?"
Who wrote I Hear America Singing?
Who wrote O Captain! My Captain!?
Theme of Nature
Mission statement of the transcendentalists