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American Literature Chapter 6 Review
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What author's pivotal book did Lincoln refer to as the one "that started this Great War"?
Harriet Beecher Stowe
What affect did Civil War have on literary trends?
It discouraged romanticism
Abraham Lincoln's effectiveness as a speaker and writer was due to his skill in using
A simple, clear, and accurate style
What is Peyton Farquhar's occupation?
What did Frederick Douglass say was the "pathway from slavery to freedom"?
Slaves learning to read
To what did people often turn as religion lost its authority in society after the Civil War?
How does the use of flashback in "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" help build suspense in Bierce's story?
The flashback gives the reader more background information about Farquhar. This information increases the reader's sympathy for Farquhar and causes the reader to want to know whether Farquhar escapes or not.
Douglass campaigned on behalf of which presidential candidate?
According to Douglass, what effect did slavery have on slaveowners?
Owning slaves can dehumanize slaveowners.
What biblical event is alluded to in "Go Down, Moses"?
The African-American slaves in the south are alluding to the children of Israel held in bondage in Egypt.
A line, lines, or group of lines repeated throughout a song
The type of parallelism that emphasizes the contrasting meetings between two similar expressions
The concept of certain events in life violating normal expectations
The repetition of three parallel phrases or clauses of equal length within a sentence
The contradiction of what is expected to happen and what actually happens
Withholding information about the nature or outcome of a situation to raise reader curiosity or anxiety
Douglass was never able to purchase his own freedom but remained in hiding most of his adult life (True/False)
The Fisk University Jubilee Singers distanced themselves from spiritual's because of their connection to slavery (True/False)
Negro spiritual religious folk songs indigenous to America but rooted in Africa (True/False)
What work of biting humor did Ambrose Bierce write that most clearly reflects his cynicism and sardonic wit?
The Cynic's Word Book or The Devil's Dictionary
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