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Postmodern Literature: Poetry (Contemporary American Literature)
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Years of the Contemporary American Literature
Life expectancy, birth rates, and standard of living rose; manufacturing turned to production of consumer goods; materialistic increased
Results that came within two decades following WWII.
Intensely suspicious and skeptical, introduced to America in late 1960s by French academics, and claims that text originates from the reader, not the author
Career of many postwar American poets
belief that a poem's formal characteristics relate to its meaning
Known for being countercultural and controversial, focused on sexual and linguistic obscenities, and created oral poetry that mimicked the American vernacular
Poet that used the following central themes: geography and traveling, man's relationship with nature, and the search for knowledge
First American and woman poet who was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature.
Poem that is an example of free verse
Poem that states that "the art of losing isn't hard to master."
Poet known for describing himself/herself as an American poet rather than a black poet.
Poet known for publishing first poem at age thirteen, working for the NAACP where she met her future hubby, and becoming the first African American to win a Pulitzer
Critics praise this poet for lyricism, treatment of historical issues, and treatment of ethnic issues
repetition of words or phrases at the beginnings of lines or grammatical units
Protector of the free world/strongest nation in the world
Role US assumed after WWII and its resulting conflicts
fear of spread of communism and fear of nuclear war
National fears that Americans experienced after WWII
War known for dividing American public
Destruction of the Berlin Wall (1989)
Event that marked the decline of Soviet communism and made the US the world's sole superpower
Decreased the optimism of the technological age
Belief that says that one has the right to believe as one chooses as long as all belief systems are honored equally
poem composed on Twitter
Group of writers who believe that free verse leads to sloppy poetry and argues for a return to traditional forms and a limit of the development of new expressions
identity and the struggle to find it
Theme prominent throughout Li-Young Lee's writings
A natural pause or break in the middle of a line of poetry, usually indicated by punctuation.
Repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the end of nearby words or stressed syllables, preceded by vowel sounds that differ
Carrying a sentence within a poem over the end of one line and onto another
a figurative device in which an inanimate object or abstract concept is given human attributes
Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character
Poem of 19 lines that follows a specific rhyme scheme and systematically repeats lines 1 and 3
View of freedom and the man himself that Hayden takes in his poem "Frederick Douglass"
Poet that viewed himself/herself as a global rather than an Asian-American poet
In his poem "Eating Alone," Lee reveals that he is lonely because he is missing his . . .
"Eating Together" uses a ____________ to describe his father's last sleep or death