American Literature Test Highlights
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The Colonial Period
author of Plymouth Plantation; wrote memoirs
Literal Interpretation of the Bible, Predestination, Original Sin
three major beliefs of Puritanism
each person is destined to go to Heaven or Hell, depending on the person
Fire and Brimstone
these sermons by Jonathan Edwards preached hell and damnation
Puritan preacher; fire and brimstone
Age of Reason, Enlightenment, Neo-Classicism
three other terms for the Revolutionary Period
the name for the Revolutionary Period that emphasizes its Greek and Roman influences
wrote the Declaration of Independence
wrote "The Crisis" and "Common Sense"
"The Speech in the Virginia Convention"
"I think, therefore I am."
"God is like a master clockmaker"
suggested a more reasoned approach to politics and economics
Jean de Crevecoeur
"All nations are melted into a new race of men."
"The Pennsylvania Gazette", "Poor Richard's Almanac"
The Pennsylvania Gazette
prominent newspaper founded by Benjamin Franklin
Poor Richard's Almanac
yearly publication written by Benjamin Franklin
University of Pennsylvania
college founded by Benjamin Franklin
Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia
Columbia, Yale, Princeton, Harvard
original four schools in the Ivy League
the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Romantic Tradition
to a Romantic, civilization is the_____________
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
coined the term "willing suspension of disbelief"
an innocent primitive who can save western civilization
Jean Jacques Rousseau
made the term "noble savage"
actor who was synonymous for America's passion for adventure and heroism
James Fenimore Cooper, William Cullen Bryant, Washington Irving
the Knickerbocker School
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau
Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville
the Brooding Romantics
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell
the Fireside Poets
another word for the Fireside Poets
wrote "The Scarlett Letter"
wrote "Moby Dick"
Henry David Thoreau
wrote "Walden, Life in the Woods"
James Fenimore Cooper
wrote "The Leatherstocking Tales":
Last of the Mohicans
most famous of the Leatherstocking Tales
hero of the Leatherstocking Tales
Hawkeye, Leatherstocking, Deerslayer
three other names for Natty Bumppo
William Cullen Bryant
work of William Cullen Bryant; view of death
most common form of poetry
short to long
five meters to a line
wrote satire; "History of New York", "The Sketch Book"
mockery of mankind and his institutions so as to improve mankind
major literary techniques in satire
another word for exaggeration
History of New York
most prominent book by Washington Irving
typical New Yorker
Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
two short stories in "The Sketch Book"
a legend in which one sells his soul to the devil
a character who is the "devil's advocate"
work of art by Rembrandt
painted "Dr. Faustus"
the British flag
the American flag
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"The Song of Hiawatha", "The Courtship of Miles Standish"
college where Henry Wadsworth Longfellow attended
most influential families of Boston
The Song of Hiawatha
famous book by Longfellow; from the Finnish epic "Kalevala"
The Courtship of Miles Standish
work of Longfellow; adapted from "Cyrano de Bergerac"
fourteen line poem
sonnet that consists of 3 quatrains and one couplet
The Cross of Snow
sonnet by Longfellow
sonnet that consists of one octave and one sestet
The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls
Longfellow; romantic view of death
Oliver Wendell Holmes
poet from Cambridge, Massachusetts; "Old Ironsides", "The Chambered Nautilus"
Oliver Wendell Holmes; the USS Constitution
War of 1812
Old Ironsides; war
The Chambered Nautilus
Oliver Wendell Holmes; transcendental idea
symbol of the "good life"; a sea creature
James Russell Lowell
poet, literary critic, and diplomat from Cambridge, Massachusetts; noted abolitionist
The Atlantic Monthly
James Russell Lowell edited this publication as he developed others' interest in American literature
She Came and Went
Lowell; romantic view of death
Tears in Heaven
Eric Clapton; contemporary view of death
The Vision of Sir Launfal
Lowell; the real grail myth!
The American Renaissance
the rise of a national literature
reaction to eighteenth century rationalism; oversoul, intuition leads to self-reliance
Emerson; many quotes
Henry David Thoreau
born in Concord; "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation"
Design for Plain Living
an unhurried, unworried approach to life that stirs the dreamer in every busy student or adult in the world of organization men