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Of Plymouth Plantation
A primary source about the founding of one of America's earliest settlements.
Humans are inherently evil, personal salvation depends on the grace of god, and the Bible is the supreme authority on earth.
A form of meter where each line of poetry has ten syllables, following an unstressed-stressed pattern.
Writing intended to convince a reader to adopt a particular opinion or to perform a certain action.
Rely on emotionally charged language that triggers intense feelings like fear, insecurity, etc.
Imply that if the readers are reasonable people, they will do or think what the writer desires.
Consists of reasoned arguments in favor of or against particular beliefs or courses of action.
Literary movement that rejected strict Puritanism and focused on emotion and nature above all else.
1st Person Point of View
Narrator is a character in the story and tells the story from his/her point of view
3rd Person Omniscient Point of View
Narrator is outside the action of the story, and knows everything about every character
3rd Person Limited Point of View
Narrator stands outside the story, but focuses on the thoughts, feelings and actions of only one character
A brief statement, usually one sentence long, that expresses a general principle or truth about life.
Henry David Thoreau's collection of essays written while Thoreau lived alone in Walden Woods for over 2 years.
Poetic device frequently used by Walt Whitman that is the use of lists of things, people or attributes.
Edgar Allan Poe's Contributions to Literature
Song-like poetry, created the short story, created the murder mystery story
When readers know more about a character or a situation than the characters themselves.
A person, place, object or activity that has a concrete meaning but also stands for something beyond itself.
An offshoot of realism; attempts to show how human behavior is a product of environment and heredity
Writing that imitates ordinary life and brings a region alive by portraying its typical dress, mannerisms, customs, character types and dialects.
Elements of Mark Twain's Writing Style
Comic exaggeration, humorous subject matter, rambling narratives, use of dialect and idioms
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