What are the components of Roccoco painting?

Naughty, delicate colors, pastoral, curves, cherubs

What are the components of Neoclassical painting?

Sharp colors, chiaroscuro, classical themes

What are the components the basic aims of romanticism?

Against science, EMOTION,

What is a polymath?

Master of many things

Who are the characters In the play Faust, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe?

Faust, Gretchen, Mephistopheles (a devil)

What is the first line to "The Tyger"?

"Tyger, Tyger burning bright"

William Wordsworth wrote a joint publication Lyrical Ballads with whom?

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott, who are the characters?

Ivanhoe, Locksley

In Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", who are the characters?

Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Abraham Van Brunt

What is the plot of "Rip Van Winkle" story?

Go to sleep, wake up in future

What is a closet drama?

Not meant to be performed on stage

What is the historical fiction story contains factual, historic events, including the Paris Uprising of 1832 and follows the lives and interactions of several French characters over a twenty-year period?

Les Miserables

What short stories were written by Edgar Allen Poe?

The Black Cat, The Cast of Amontillado, The Masque of the Red Death, The Mrders on the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell Tale Heart.

What short stories were written by Nathaniel Hawthorne?

Young Goodman Brown, the Man of Adament, Dr. Heideggers Experiment

The literary structure for an ode is what?

5 Stanzas 10 lines each

Describe of avant-garde

Experimental, innovative

What artist proved he could paint by using a woman next door as a model and completing the work (on a borrowed piece of cardboard) in a matter of mere hours?

Alfred Maurer

As in his photographic works, this person's subjects were generally material things such as machinery and structures

Charles Scheeler

Who is best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest and taught painting at the University of Iowa's School of Art

Grant Wood

Her novels are loosely based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters

Louisa May Alcott

She wrote an incomplete novel about a hermaphrodite raised as a male, but whose underlying gender ambiguity often creates havoc in his life

Julia Ward Howe

Set during the American Civil War, it is the story of Peyton Farquhar, a Confederate sympathizer condemned to die by hanging.

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Series of novels each featuring the main hero Natty Bumppo

The Leather Stocking Tales

The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab

Moby Dick

Author who grew up in Nebraska and best known for depictions of frontier life on the Great Plains, celebrated for writing in plainspoken language about ordinary people

Willa Cathers

He wrote thirteen sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a plethora of other works, and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen

Lyman Frank Baum

Pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter whose short stories are well known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings


One of the most influential writers of the 20th century, his reputation is based on his novels, novellas and short stories, and most of his works are set in his native state of Mississippi

William Faulkner

Known by his pseudonym, was noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy, and there are societies dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works

Lewis Carol

Danish author and poet noted for his children's stories, his poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages

Hans Christian Andersen

Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about a detective, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction

Arthur Conan Doyle

Russian writer and essayist, considered by many as a founder or precursor of 20th-century existentialism

Fyodor Dostoevsky

English author, best known for his work in the science fiction genre, has been referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction"

H.G. Wells

German academics who were best known for publishing collections of folk tales and fairy tales, which became popular, and together they wrote a German dictionary

Grimm Brothers

Major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theater director, and poet, often referred to as "the god father" of modern drama and is one of the founders of Modernism in the theater

Henrik Ibsen

French author who helped pioneer the science-fiction genre, and wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised

Jules Verne

What is encaustic art?

Hot wax with color

What is intaglio art?

Stencil like image

What is benday art?

Dots art, like comic books

Who coined the expression "15 minutes of fame"?

Andy Warhol

Who was the first artist to display the word "pop" in his art?

Eduardo Paoliozzi

Who destroyed a thousand of his own paintings?

Alex Katz

Who worked with encaustic and intaglio art?

Jasper Johns

This American novelist, essayist, social critic, painter and spoken word performer wrote from his experiences as an opiate addict, a condition that marked the last fifty years of his life.

William S. Burroughs

This American science fiction writer was one of the few African-American women in the field and often represented concepts like race, sexuality, gender, religion, social progress, and social class in metaphoric language.

Octavia Butler

This American novelist and short story writer explained that he is comfortable to be thought of as gay, bisexual or heterosexual and that he enjoys playing with his persona, identifying variously as gay, straight and bi to different people over the years.

Bret Easton Ellis

This American-Canadian writer who has been called the "noir prophet" of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction coined the term "cyberspace".

William Gibson

This American novelist who mainly writes about his experiences in the Vietnam War and the impact the war had on the American soldiers who fought there.

Tim O'Brien

This American transgressional fiction novelist and freelance journalist writes narratives are often structured in medias res, starting at the temporal end, with the protagonist recounting the events that led up to the point at which the book begins.

Chuch Palahniuk

This American novelist who wrote works blending satire, black comedy, and science fiction and was offered a teaching job at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop where he wrote two of his most famous novels.

Kurt Vonnegut

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