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American Literature- Early America
What is a myth?
What do creation myths do?
What are origin myths?
Can elements of creation and origin my…
It's an anonymous, traditional story that relies on the super…
They tell how the world and human beings came to exist
They are myths that explain how a phenomenon came to be or wh…
Yes
What is a myth?
It's an anonymous, traditional story that relies on the super…
What do creation myths do?
They tell how the world and human beings came to exist
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UNIT ONE 10th American Literature Unit Test (Early America literature)
How the World Was Made
The Summer of Black Widows
Prayer to the Pacific
How the Leopard Got His Claws
Cherokee
Sherman Alexie
Leslie Marmon Silko
Chinua Achebe and John Iroaganachi
How the World Was Made
Cherokee
The Summer of Black Widows
Sherman Alexie
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ACCEL American Literature: America Since 1945
What was the Harlem Renaissance?
What were the occupations of Langston…
What did Langston Hughes work into his…
What did Langston Hughes write?
An African-American growth in literature, music, and arts; th…
1. Seaman... 2. Worked in a nightclub ... 3. Bus boy at a restauran…
Patriotism, modern, urban and pop life; jazz
The Negro Speaks of Rivers and I, Too
What was the Harlem Renaissance?
An African-American growth in literature, music, and arts; th…
What were the occupations of Langston…
1. Seaman... 2. Worked in a nightclub ... 3. Bus boy at a restauran…
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American Literature (The Colonial Period and Antebellum America)
Jonathan Edwards
Patrick Henry
Thomas Paine
Thomas Jefferson
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Virginia Legislator ... "If this be treason, make the most of it…
Common Sense
Declaration of Independence
Jonathan Edwards
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Patrick Henry
Virginia Legislator ... "If this be treason, make the most of it…
75 terms
American Literature
Nathaniel Ward
The Simple Cobbler of Aggawam in America
John Smith
John Smith
The Simple Cobbler of Aggawam in America
Early pamphlet warning New Englanders about the danger of rel…
Admiral of New England. He was an English soldier, explorer,…
He was a leader of the Virginia Colony (based at Jamestown) b…
Nathaniel Ward
The Simple Cobbler of Aggawam in America
The Simple Cobbler of Aggawam in America
Early pamphlet warning New Englanders about the danger of rel…
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American Literature 1750-1800 (Enlightenment of America)
John Locke
Thomas Hobbes
Sir Isaac Newton
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
wrote An Essay Concerning Human Understanding and argued agai…
believed society was nasty and brutish, agreed with Locke on…
philosopher regarded as the most original and influential the…
philosopher, writer, and composer, wrote Emile: or, On Educat…
John Locke
wrote An Essay Concerning Human Understanding and argued agai…
Thomas Hobbes
believed society was nasty and brutish, agreed with Locke on…
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11th Grade American Literature Unit 1- America for Me ( Authors)
Henry Van Dyke
America for Me
Henry Holcomb Bennet
Henry Van Dyke
Who wrote America for Me?
In Which poem did the author compare other countries to his h…
Who wrote The Flag Goes By?
( 1852-1933) Who was a Presbyterian Minister, writer, Princet…
Henry Van Dyke
Who wrote America for Me?
America for Me
In Which poem did the author compare other countries to his h…
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American Literature Part 1: "America for Me"
Who wrote "America for Me"?
Who was Henry Van Dyke?
What is Versailles?
Who painted Spirit of '76? (including…
Henry Van Dyke wrote "America for Me" while anticipating his…
Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933) lived in Pennsylvania. He was a ve…
the site of the palace of French King Louis XIV near Paris
Archibald Willard painted Spirit of '76 (1776), portraying th…
Who wrote "America for Me"?
Henry Van Dyke wrote "America for Me" while anticipating his…
Who was Henry Van Dyke?
Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933) lived in Pennsylvania. He was a ve…
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American Literature
Literature
Genre
Prose
Poetry
The umbrella term used to refer to art expressed in writing.
A category used to classify literary works, usually by form,…
Any writing that is not poetry
A type of literature in which words are selected and strung t…
Literature
The umbrella term used to refer to art expressed in writing.
Genre
A category used to classify literary works, usually by form,…
109 terms
American Literature
Literature
Genre
Prose
Poetry
The umbrella term used to refer to art expressed in writing.
A category used to classify literary works, usually by form,…
Any writing that is not poetry
A type of literature in which words are selected and strung t…
Literature
The umbrella term used to refer to art expressed in writing.
Genre
A category used to classify literary works, usually by form,…
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American Literature - Forging America's Literary Tradition - Unit 1 Vocabulary
affirm
miseries
tedious
adversity
to state positively
things that cause one to suffer
tiresome; boring
a state of misfortune
affirm
to state positively
miseries
things that cause one to suffer
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American Literature: Vocabulary
Ignominy
Archaic
Subjugate
Constitution
public shame or disgrace
very old; not useful anymore
To defeat and gain control over; to conquer and gain the obed…
The systems of beliefs and laws by which a country is governed
Ignominy
public shame or disgrace
Archaic
very old; not useful anymore
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American Literature "The Word Within"
anti-
extra-
ante-
dis-
against ... (example: antisocial)
beyond ... (example: extraordinary)
before ... (example: anteroom)
away ... (example: disconnect)
anti-
against ... (example: antisocial)
extra-
beyond ... (example: extraordinary)
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American Literature
assuaged
strictures
tactiturn
chattels
eased, made less severe
critiscims
habitually silent
slaves, movable personal property
assuaged
eased, made less severe
strictures
critiscims
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American Literature
consolation
celestial
impious
ravage
comfort
divine; perfect
irreverent
violent destruction
consolation
comfort
celestial
divine; perfect
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American Literature
loathsome... adj... negative... loathsomely... lo…
avarice... noun ... negative
copious... adj... neutral
pestilential... adj... negative
*causing hatred or disgust; repulsive, hateful, detestable, s…
*extreme greed for wealth or material gain... -generosity, phil…
*abundant in supply or quantity; ample, full, generous, many…
*harmful or destructive to crops or livestock; infectious, co…
loathsome... adj... negative... loathsomely... lo…
*causing hatred or disgust; repulsive, hateful, detestable, s…
avarice... noun ... negative
*extreme greed for wealth or material gain... -generosity, phil…
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Literary Periods-American Literature
Colonial Period
pre-Colonial Period
Revolutionary Period
Early National Period
the time which concentrated on religion, economic growth, and…
the country did not have written history or literature, but s…
during this time the literature reflects the interests of the…
The country was newly independent, and the citizens were conc…
Colonial Period
the time which concentrated on religion, economic growth, and…
pre-Colonial Period
the country did not have written history or literature, but s…
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American Literature
in what year did Columbus set sail for…
Columbus writes letters to Luis Santan…
Who was living in North America before…
Approximately how much?
1492.
Luis is the Royal Treasurer, who grants Columbus the money to…
Native American/ American Indians
4.7 million
in what year did Columbus set sail for…
1492.
Columbus writes letters to Luis Santan…
Luis is the Royal Treasurer, who grants Columbus the money to…
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American Literature
Early American writing (Authors)
Early American writing (key facts)
Romanticism (fireside authors)
Romanticism (trans. authors)
Alyar Nuñez "La Relación"... Jonathan Edwards "Sinners & hands o…
puritans... enlightenment - intellectual energy in EU, questions…
lowell "first snowfall"... longfellow "a psalm of life"
Emerson and Thoreau
Early American writing (Authors)
Alyar Nuñez "La Relación"... Jonathan Edwards "Sinners & hands o…
Early American writing (key facts)
puritans... enlightenment - intellectual energy in EU, questions…
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American Literature
Robert Frost
Billy Collins
Gwendolyn Brooks
Thomas Paine's Common Sense
Who?... - Robert Frost (white man)... What?... - Poetry first publishe…
Who?... - Billy Collins (white man)... What?... - "Marginalia" ... When?…
Who?... - Gwendolyn Brooks (black woman)... What?... - "Kitchenette Bu…
Who?... - Thomas Paine (white man)... What?... - Thomas Paine's Common…
Robert Frost
Who?... - Robert Frost (white man)... What?... - Poetry first publishe…
Billy Collins
Who?... - Billy Collins (white man)... What?... - "Marginalia" ... When?…
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American Literature
Author's Tone
Mood
Author's Purpose
Simile
The attitude a author takes towards the subject of their work…
How the author want the reader to feel; appears primarily thr…
The reason an author decides to write about a specific topic.
A direct comparison of two unlike things using the words "lik…
Author's Tone
The attitude a author takes towards the subject of their work…
Mood
How the author want the reader to feel; appears primarily thr…
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American Literature
Literature
Genre
Prose
Poetry
The umbrella term used to refer to art expressed in writing.
A category used to classify literary works, usually by form,…
Any writing that is not poetry
A type of literature in which words are selected and strung t…
Literature
The umbrella term used to refer to art expressed in writing.
Genre
A category used to classify literary works, usually by form,…
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American Literature
Henry David Thoreau stayed here for tw…
Captain Ahab hunted this species of wh…
In "Huckleberry Finn," two con artists…
The main action of James Fenimore Coop…
Walden Pond
Sperm Whale
English Duke and the son of Louis XVI, respectively
The French and Indian War
Henry David Thoreau stayed here for tw…
Walden Pond
Captain Ahab hunted this species of wh…
Sperm Whale
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American Literature Vocabulary Unit 4
affable
aggrandize
aura
contraband
(adj.) courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
(v.) to increase in greatness, power or wealth; to build up o…
(n.) that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive a…
(n.) illegal traffic, smuggled goods. (adj.) illegal, prohibi…
affable
(adj.) courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
aggrandize
(v.) to increase in greatness, power or wealth; to build up o…
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American Literature Vocabulary Unit 2
ameliorate
epitome
exhort
infringe
(v.) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
(n.) a summary, condensed account, an instance that represent…
(v.) to urge strongly, advise earnestly
(v.) to violate, to trespass, go beyond recognized bounds
ameliorate
(v.) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
epitome
(n.) a summary, condensed account, an instance that represent…
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American Literature Vocabulary Unit 5
amnesty
autonomy
equitable
extricate
(n) a general pardon for an offense against a government; in…
(n) self-government, political control
(adj) fair, just, embodying principles of justice
(v) to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove wit…
amnesty
(n) a general pardon for an offense against a government; in…
autonomy
(n) self-government, political control
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American Literature Vocabulary Unit 3
abominate
circuitous
commiserate
expedite
(v.) to have an intense dislike or hatred for
(adj.) roundabout, not direct
(v.) to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a fee…
(v.) to make easy, cause to progress faster
abominate
(v.) to have an intense dislike or hatred for
circuitous
(adj.) roundabout, not direct
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American Literature Vocabulary Unit 1
approbation
assuage
coalition
decadence
(n) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise;…
(v) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put…
(n) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
(n) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period o…
approbation
(n) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise;…
assuage
(v) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put…
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American Literature
Literature
Genre
Prose
Poetry
The umbrella term used to refer to art expressed in writing.
A category used to classify literary works, usually by form,…
Any writing that is not poetry
A type of literature in which words are selected and strung t…
Literature
The umbrella term used to refer to art expressed in writing.
Genre
A category used to classify literary works, usually by form,…
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American Literature
The European settlement to America beg…
The people who declared their independ…
The first two settlements were in
The North American natives who met the…
the voyage of Christopher Columbus
English
Massachusetts and Virginia
were more curious than hostile.
The European settlement to America beg…
the voyage of Christopher Columbus
The people who declared their independ…
English
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American Literature - Unit Five Vocabulary
conclude
criteria
despite
justify
end
requirements
notwithstanding
validate
conclude
end
criteria
requirements
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American literature
Benjamin Franklin
Washington Irving
James Fenimore Cooper
Benjamin Franklin
The Autobiography
Rip Van Winkle... The Legend of Sleepy Hollow ... The Sketch Book
The Spy... The Leather Stocking series
Poor Richard's Almanac
Benjamin Franklin
The Autobiography
Washington Irving
Rip Van Winkle... The Legend of Sleepy Hollow ... The Sketch Book
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American Literature - Unit Three Vocabulary
element
emphasis
conflict
create
piece
stress
problem
bring into existence
element
piece
emphasis
stress
41 terms
American Literature - Unit Four Vocabulary
apparent
confine
expose
focus
obvious
contain
reveal
concentration
apparent
obvious
confine
contain
10 terms
America literature
Avarice
Bacchanalian
Bastion
Copious
Greed
bacchic
citadel
voluminous
Avarice
Greed
Bacchanalian
bacchic
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Vocab Card 10 - American Literature
Crestfallen
gallant
henpecked
berate
sad
brave
when you let your wife wear the pants
scold, harass, criticize
Crestfallen
sad
gallant
brave
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Native American Literature Vocab
Anecdote
Covet
Continuity
Decieve
a short and amusing or interesting story about a real inciden…
to desire or want something
the unbroken and consistent existence or operation of somethi…
to cause to believe what is not true; mislead
Anecdote
a short and amusing or interesting story about a real inciden…
Covet
to desire or want something
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American Literature: Vocabulary
Ignominy
Archaic
Subjugate
Constitution
public shame or disgrace
very old; not useful anymore
To defeat and gain control over; to conquer and gain the obed…
The systems of beliefs and laws by which a country is governed
Ignominy
public shame or disgrace
Archaic
very old; not useful anymore
36 terms
American Literature - Unit One Vocabulary
document
adequate
perspective
discern
written work or evidence
enough
point-of-view
see
document
written work or evidence
adequate
enough
12 terms
America literature
Ameliorate
Indignant
Begrudge
Ineptness
To improve or make something better or more bareable; help; i…
Feeling angry or upset at the injustic and unfairness of some…
To envy or resent the pleasure or good fortune of someone els…
Lack of competence or judgement; unskilled; unable
Ameliorate
To improve or make something better or more bareable; help; i…
Indignant
Feeling angry or upset at the injustic and unfairness of some…
10 terms
America literature
Duplicity
Droll
Abate
Abhor
Deception欺骗
Quaint有趣的 奇怪的
Subside减少
Despise 痛恨
Duplicity
Deception欺骗
Droll
Quaint有趣的 奇怪的
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American Literature - Unit Two Vocabulary
construct
expand
indicate
reinforce
build
get bigger
point out
strengthen
construct
build
expand
get bigger
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American Literature - Unit Six Vocabulary
complex
ecomonic
establish
ethnic
difficult
money situation
create
race
complex
difficult
ecomonic
money situation
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American Literature
Charles Chesnutt
Booker T. Washington
W. E. B. DuBois
Zora Neal Hurston
The Goophered Grapevine and The Wife of His Youth
Up From Slavery and The Atlanta Exposition Address
The Souls of Black Folk
How It Feels to Be Colored Me and The Gilded Six-Bits
Charles Chesnutt
The Goophered Grapevine and The Wife of His Youth
Booker T. Washington
Up From Slavery and The Atlanta Exposition Address
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American Literature
Edgar Allan Poe
Henry David Thoreau
Mark Twain
F. Scott Fitzgerald
famous for writing works of gothic literature... well-known wor…
writer who rejected the norms of society... conducted a famous…
famous for writing satires that ridiculed the flaws of Americ…
documented the 1920s, a decade he dubbed "The Jazz Age"... wrot…
Edgar Allan Poe
famous for writing works of gothic literature... well-known wor…
Henry David Thoreau
writer who rejected the norms of society... conducted a famous…
American Literature
Beliefs
Freedom
Heritage
Immigration
Something believed or accepted as true
Independence
Something passed down from preceding generations
To enter and settle in a foreign country
Beliefs
Something believed or accepted as true
Freedom
Independence
American Literature Vocabulary
symbolism
consonance
assonance
unreliable narrator
a reference to a person, event, thing, or outside text that t…
the repetition of consonant sounds
the repetition of vowel sounds
when a first-person speaker might not tell the reader the ful…
symbolism
a reference to a person, event, thing, or outside text that t…
consonance
the repetition of consonant sounds
45 terms
American Literature
Ameliorate (verb)
Haughty (adjective)
Beguile (verb)
Calamity (noun)
To make better, to relieve, to improve
Excessively proud arrogant, vain
To deceive, to mislead to persuade with charm
A serious event causing distress or misfortune
Ameliorate (verb)
To make better, to relieve, to improve
Haughty (adjective)
Excessively proud arrogant, vain
30 terms
American Literature Overview
Pre-Colonial Period dates
Colonial Period dates
Romantic Period dates
Realistic Period dates
-1600
1630-1800
1800-1860
1860-1914
Pre-Colonial Period dates
-1600
Colonial Period dates
1630-1800
19 terms
American Literature
epitome
bucolic
cuckold
upwardly mobile
(n.) a perfect example, embodiment (My mother, the epitome of…
(adj.) characteristic of the countryside, rural; relating to…
the husband of an unfaithful wife
Moving to a higher social class, usually acquiring wealth and…
epitome
(n.) a perfect example, embodiment (My mother, the epitome of…
bucolic
(adj.) characteristic of the countryside, rural; relating to…
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