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a narrative poem or prose work in which persons, events, and places represent or stand for something else
the repetition of consonant sounds in two or more words
a novel, usually an autobiography
a form of unrhymed poetry in which each line must have ten syllables
a major division of a long poem
two successive rhyming lines of poetry
a song or poem written in celebration of a marriage
a type or classification of literary work
form of verse or poetry made up of three unrhymed lines containing five, seven and five syllables
a four-teen line poem with rigidly prescribed rhyme scheme
Ancient Greek dramatist
tragedies - Prometheus Bound
Early Renaissance Italian
Father of modern literature
American short story writer
collection - Winesburg, Ohio
19th Century English author
Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma
Balzac, Honore de
Early 19th century French writer
series La Comedie Humaine
Irish-born French novelist and playwright - Existentialist
Malloy, Waiting for Godot
American novelist; awarded the Nobel for Lit in 1976
Herzog, Humboldt's Gift
British artist, poet, and engraver
Songs of Innocence and Experience
English novelist, sister to Emily, pen name Currer Bell
novels are Jane Eyre, Shirley
English novelist, pen name Ellis Bell, one of 3 literary sisters
Wuthering Heights - one of the great Romantic novels
English preacher and writer of allegorical stories
Byron, Lord George
Romantic poet known for his adventurous life and writings
Don Juan, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
French writer and Existentialist
novels - The Stranger, The Plague
British writer, mathematician, artist (Charles Dodgson)
Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass
Cervantes, Miguel de
Don Quixote - first modern novel
Early English poet
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Late 19th and early 20th century Russian playwright and story writer
The Seagull, The Cherry Orchard
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
one of the first English Romantics
"Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
With William Wordsworth published Lyrical Ballads in 1798
late 19th century female French author
Claudine novels; the Innocent Wife
Polish-born British writer
novella Heart of Darkness, novel Under Western Eyes
civil war novel Red Badge of Courage
English writer popluar with his Victorian audience
Contemporary of Thomas Hardy
A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol
One of America's great 19th Century poets
emotional poems never published in her lifetime
English writer, essayist, and religious scholar
considered greatest of metaphysical poets; highly original poems
The Flea, Death Be Not Proud
American writer of the Naturalist school
novels - Sister Carrie, An American Tragedy
prominent Russian novelist
Crime and Punishment, The Idiot
Eliot, George (Mary Ann Evans)
Victorian English female novelist
Middlemarch, Adam Bede
American-born British Modernist poet
obscure and referential poems
The Waste Land, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
American Transcendentalist writer and philosopher
mentor of Thoreau
wrote essay "Nature"
Along with Sophocles and Aeschylus, a preeminent ancient Greek dramatist
American Southern novelist
major influence on contemporary literature
The Sound and the Fury, Absalom! Absalom!, As I Lay Dying
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
American writer whose writing chronicled the Jazz Age
The Great Gatsby - American masterpiece
French writer; coined the phrase 'le mot juste' (the perfect word)
masterpiece is Madame Bovary
20th century American poet
"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and "Mending Wall"
American Beat poet and active political figure
face of a generation's underground
famous for collection "Howl"
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
German writer, critic, and scientist
famous for classic "Faust"
American writer of noir - detective - fiction
novels became successful movies - The Thin Man, Maltese Falcon
one of the great English writers of 19th century
novels are 'Far from the Madding Crowd' and 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles'
19th century American writer
novels and short stories included 'The Scarlet Letter' and "The Minister's Black Veil"
one of America's most influential writers
terse style he honed as a journalist
novels 'The Sun Also Rises' and 'A Farewell to Arms'
Swiss-born German writer
wrote often about the duality of life
novels 'Siddhartha' and 'Steppenwolf'
Ancient Greek writer
father of literature
epics 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey' are two of history's most important achievements.
20th century African-American poet
helped shape the Harlem Renaissance
Major works include 'Weary blues' and 'Selcted Poems'
prominent Victorian French novelist
wrote 'Les Miserables'
Expatriate American writer and critic at turn of the 19th century
novels include 'The Turn of the Screw' and 'Daisy Miller'
leading thinker of his era (1709-1784)
English writer wrote the first modern dictionary in 1755
shown most spectacularly in novels 'Ulysses' and 'Finnegan's Wake'
German existentialist novelist
classic 'The Metamorphosis'
English Romantic poet
"Ode to a Nightingale" and "Ode to a Grecian Urn"
American Beat poet and novelist
voice of the counterculture
wrote "On the Road"
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
19th century American Romantic poet
wrote "Songs of Hiawatha"
Shakespeare's contemporary and is thought to have influenced him greatly
wrote "Tamburlaine the Great" and "Dr. Faustus"
one of the greatest American novelists
works include Moby Dick and the sort story "Bartleby the Scrivener"
20th century American playwright
wrote may Pulitzer Prize-winning plays
'Death of a Salesman' and 'The Crucible'
20th century American writer
wrote controversial works including 'Tropic of Cancer'
One of the great English-language poets
Outspoken essayist during the ReformationMajor works include 'Paradise Lost' and 'Paradise Regained'
French playwright and actor
Helped deinfe modern theater
plays include 'Tartuffe' and 'The Misanthrope'
Contemporary African-American novelist
Won Nobel Prize in 1993
Major works include 'Beloved' and 'Song of Solomon'