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Full Course Vocabulary for IS: American Lit
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American Literature from approximately 1830 to 1870
Realism and Naturalism Period
American Literature from approximately 1870 to 1910
American Literature from approximately 1910-1945
American Literature from approximately 1945 through the present
A popular Enlightenment era (1700s) belief that there is a God, but that God isn't involved in people's lives or in revealing truths to prophets. That He created the world and then left it to itself.
Futurist literature primarily focuses on seven aspects: intuition, analogy, irony, abolition of syntax, metrical reform, onomatopoeia, and essential/synthetic lyricism. Rose in the early 20th century.
Imagism was a literary movement that flourished between 1912 and 1927. Led by Ezra Pound and Amy Lowell, Imagist poets rejected nineteenth-century poetic forms and language. Instead, they wrote short poems that used ordinary language and free verse to create clear images.
Postmodern literature is a form characterized by the use of metafiction, unreliable narration, intertextuality, and often focuses on historical and political issues.
An element in literature that conveys a realistic portrayal of a specific geographical locale, using the locale and its influences as a major part of the plot.
The excessive expression of feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia in literature.
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
A nineteenth-century movement in the Romantic tradition, which held that every individual can reach ultimate truths through spiritual intuition, which transcends reason and sensory experience.
Irony of Statement
The attribution of human emotions or characteristics to inanimate objects or to nature; for example angry clouds; a cruel wind.
A fanciful expression, usually in the form of an extended metaphor or surprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects Displays intellectual cleverness through unusual comparisons that make good sense
A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
A word that imitates the sound it represents; Buzz, hum, click
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
The state of being noticeably different from something else when put or considered together.
The point of view from which a story is told
The duplication, either exact or approximate, of any element of language, such as a sound, word, phrase, clause, sentence, or grammatical pattern.
A figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imaginary person or a personified abstract notion, such as liberty or love.
A figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa; Workers being called "hands"
The writer's personal views or feelings about the subject at hand.
A recurring theme, subject or idea
The opposite of exaggeration. It is a technique for developing irony and/or humor where one writes or says less than intended.
Repetition of consonant sounds
A witty saying expressing a single thought or observation
The ability to predict, or the action of predicting what will happen or be needed in the future.
Forgetting what occurs with the passage of time, or the tendency for things and how they are perceived to change over time
A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
A run-on line of poetry in which logical and grammatical sense carries over from one line into the next.
A meter in which the majority of feet are iambs, the most common English meter; An unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one.
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