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African American Literature
Frederick Douglass' The Heroic Slave
Harriet Wilson's Our Nig
James Weldon Johnson's The Autobiograp…
Langston Hughes' The Blues I'm Playing
1) Idealist work 2) amazing speaker-no dialect "his blackness…
1) Realistic work-Frado's life is difficult plus she is a wom…
1) Music-when he is with the millionaire the millionaire tell…
1) Oceola Jones goes to play piano under the guidance of Mrs.…
Frederick Douglass' The Heroic Slave
1) Idealist work 2) amazing speaker-no dialect "his blackness…
Harriet Wilson's Our Nig
1) Realistic work-Frado's life is difficult plus she is a wom…
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African American Literature Vocabulary I
Abscond
Autocratic
Abstract
Bombastic
Leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to avoid detection of…
Of or relating to a ruler who has absolute power.
Existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical o…
High-sounding but with little meaning; inflated.
Abscond
Leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to avoid detection of…
Autocratic
Of or relating to a ruler who has absolute power.
9 terms
African American Literature
"There is not a man beneath the canopy…
"And life for me aint been no crystal…
"... a world which yields him no true…
"... a box of yellowing manuscripts."
Fredrick Douglas ... What is the 4th of July to a Slave?... pg 410
Langston Huges ... Mother to Son... 1305... trope
W.E.B. DuBois... Souls of Black Folk ... pg 689
James Weldon Johnson... Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man... 871
"There is not a man beneath the canopy…
Fredrick Douglas ... What is the 4th of July to a Slave?... pg 410
"And life for me aint been no crystal…
Langston Huges ... Mother to Son... 1305... trope
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Contemporary African-American Literature
Turn towards nationalism
Most successful form of nationalism
Percentage of blacks in US population
Models of nationalism
CR - BP, nonviolence - violence, integration - nationalism
Cultural nationalism
12%
African and Asian countries gaining independence
Turn towards nationalism
CR - BP, nonviolence - violence, integration - nationalism
Most successful form of nationalism
Cultural nationalism
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African American Literature Flashcards
Antebellum (era)
Fugitive Slave
Dred Scott Decision
Jim Crow (laws)
Typically refers to the pre-Civil War years, 1781-1861 in U.S…
Generally refers to an individual bondperson who escaped from…
The 1857 Supreme Court decision in which Chief Justice Roger…
A term originated from blackface minstrelsy to refer to U.S.…
Antebellum (era)
Typically refers to the pre-Civil War years, 1781-1861 in U.S…
Fugitive Slave
Generally refers to an individual bondperson who escaped from…
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African American Literature Midterm
Author of Native Son?
what are logos?
What are Ethos?
What are pathos?
Richard Wright
Logical Appeal... ex.) -the declaration of independence ... -There…
Ethical Appeal (sense of morality/ Religious)... ex.) now is the…
Emotional Appeal... ex.) -I have a dream that my 4 little childr…
Author of Native Son?
Richard Wright
what are logos?
Logical Appeal... ex.) -the declaration of independence ... -There…
16 terms
African American Literature
Trivial
Exasperate
Eroded
Exploited
Unimportant
Greatly irrite or disturb
Worn away
Used selfishly for one's own advantage
Trivial
Unimportant
Exasperate
Greatly irrite or disturb
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African American Literature Terms
Allusion
Characterization
Diction
Figurative Language
An expression designed to call something to mind without ment…
The method an author uses to develop characters in a work.
Word choice, particularly as an element of style.
The unusual use of language for special effect
Allusion
An expression designed to call something to mind without ment…
Characterization
The method an author uses to develop characters in a work.
16 terms
African American literature
James Baldwin... Everybody's Protest Novel
Audrey Lorde... New York City
Toni Morrison... A Raisin in the Sun
Martin Luther King... Letters from Birmin…
It must be remembered that the oppressed and the oppressor ar…
The difference between poetry and rhetoric is being ready to…
Being good to somebody is just like being mean to somebody, B…
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustr…
James Baldwin... Everybody's Protest Novel
It must be remembered that the oppressed and the oppressor ar…
Audrey Lorde... New York City
The difference between poetry and rhetoric is being ready to…
35 terms
African American Literature
Characters in Jazz:... Malvonne... Dorcas ... A…
Characters in Philadelphia Fire:... Cudjo…
The Veil
Double Consciousness
Malvonne - Rents Apartment... Dorcas - Young girl... Alice Manfred…
...
Invisible Barrier that sets you apart form others. ... One the o…
Being trapped between two identities: who you are and how oth…
Characters in Jazz:... Malvonne... Dorcas ... A…
Malvonne - Rents Apartment... Dorcas - Young girl... Alice Manfred…
Characters in Philadelphia Fire:... Cudjo…
...
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Contemporary African American Literature
narrative of hard work
white moral innocence
white racial frame
five aspects of white racial frame
white Americans think you can work to get whatever you want r…
white people think they're innocent because they didn't parta…
automatically assumed racial stereotypes learned from familie…
1. racial stereotypes... 2. racial narratives and interpretation…
narrative of hard work
white Americans think you can work to get whatever you want r…
white moral innocence
white people think they're innocent because they didn't parta…
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African-American Literature
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Black Boy
Native Son
Richard Wright
Zora Neale Hurston; Janie Crawford, a beautiful mixed girl, w…
Richard Wright; semi-autobiographical about Wright. He accide…
Richard Wright; Bigger Thomas chauffeurs the Daltons. He has…
Native Son, Black Boy, Uncle Tom's Children
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zora Neale Hurston; Janie Crawford, a beautiful mixed girl, w…
Black Boy
Richard Wright; semi-autobiographical about Wright. He accide…
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English: African American Literature
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Toni Cade Bambara
Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker
Walter Dean Myers
Who gave the "I Have a Dream" speech?
Who wrote "Raymond's Run"?
What is Squeaky's real name?
Who wrote "The Treasure of Lemon Brown"?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Who gave the "I Have a Dream" speech?
Toni Cade Bambara
Who wrote "Raymond's Run"?
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English African American Literature
Later half of the 18th century; 1700s
Sub human and incapable of mastering "…
To demonstrate that they could create…
Only in recent years have we encounter…
How far back does African American lot trace its beginnings?
Slaves were viewed as?
Main goal of early African American writing?
Correct the following statement....African American lit has b…
Later half of the 18th century; 1700s
How far back does African American lot trace its beginnings?
Sub human and incapable of mastering "…
Slaves were viewed as?
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African American Literature
Negro Problem
the Veil
signifier
essentialism
Following the Emancipation Proclamation, "what next?", materi…
The color prejudice; lack of clarity of the white people to t…
signs; floating meaning; i.e skin point to race
essence; black skin= run fast= not good at math= violent--- o…
Negro Problem
Following the Emancipation Proclamation, "what next?", materi…
the Veil
The color prejudice; lack of clarity of the white people to t…
38 terms
African American Literature
The Blues
Black Aesthetic
Black Schizophrenia
Freytag's Dramatic Triangle
Misery of life expressed lyrically" The music the blacks use…
The emotion a black artist puts into any work and the emotion…
The contrast of emotion between the blacks feeling like they…
Exposition, inciting action, rising action, climax, falling a…
The Blues
Misery of life expressed lyrically" The music the blacks use…
Black Aesthetic
The emotion a black artist puts into any work and the emotion…
9 terms
African American Literature
The Vernacular Tradition
Spirituals
Secular Rhymes and songs
Folktales
The church songs, blues, ballads, sermons, stories, and in ou…
Religious songs sung by African Americans since the earliest…
Slave created mock-prayers, mock-sermons, and other parodies…
a story or legend forming part of an oral tradition generally…
The Vernacular Tradition
The church songs, blues, ballads, sermons, stories, and in ou…
Spirituals
Religious songs sung by African Americans since the earliest…
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African American Literature Terms
Pathos
Logos
Ethos
Hyperbole
appealing to emotion
appealing to logic
appealing to morals
overstatement
Pathos
appealing to emotion
Logos
appealing to logic
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African American Literature
"realness"
military laborer
mulatto
transatlantic slave trade
Hartman had high/ "unrealistic" views of returning to Africa,…
( Black reconstruction p58 DuBois) Acts as servants in camp…
(Multiple different sources) Light shade of brownish yellow(J…
(Multiple sources) ... The Transatlantic slave trade started wit…
"realness"
Hartman had high/ "unrealistic" views of returning to Africa,…
military laborer
( Black reconstruction p58 DuBois) Acts as servants in camp…
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African American Literature Vocab
Camaraderie
Frangible
Litany
Moratorium
Rapport and goodwill. ... Syn. Friendship , amity... Ant. Enmity, h…
Fragile easy to break... Syn. Delicate, breakable... Ant. Sturdy, s…
A long repetitive or dull account
A suspension of activity an authorized delayed ... Syn. Cessatio…
Camaraderie
Rapport and goodwill. ... Syn. Friendship , amity... Ant. Enmity, h…
Frangible
Fragile easy to break... Syn. Delicate, breakable... Ant. Sturdy, s…
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African American Literature Exam
T/F Sojourner Truth's speech indicates…
T/F According to the Anti-Slavery Bugl…
T/F Truth was described as a petite, b…
Which language was Sojourner Truth's f…
Truth
Truth
False
Dutch
T/F Sojourner Truth's speech indicates…
Truth
T/F According to the Anti-Slavery Bugl…
Truth
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African American Literature 2
A Red Record
Strange Fruit
We Were Never Meant to Survive
The Goophered Grapevine, The Wife of H…
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Abel Meeropol & Billie Holliday
Alicia Garza
Charles Chesnutt
A Red Record
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Strange Fruit
Abel Meeropol & Billie Holliday
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Intro to African American Literature
Jazz/ Bebop
Literary Modernism
The New Negro
Harlem Shadows
Form of music that evolved from blues, both of these were mad…
Modernism that is a push for new values or ideas, Sigmund Fre…
Alain Locke
Claude McKay
Jazz/ Bebop
Form of music that evolved from blues, both of these were mad…
Literary Modernism
Modernism that is a push for new values or ideas, Sigmund Fre…
23 terms
African American Literature
Allusion
Foil
Direct characterization
Indirect Characterization
a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of somet…
a person or thing that makes another seem better by contrast:…
The process by which the personality of a fictitious characte…
The process by which the personality of a fictitious characte…
Allusion
a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of somet…
Foil
a person or thing that makes another seem better by contrast:…
148 terms
African American Literature
Merle Hodge
Peter Abrahams
Oloudah Equiano
Frederick Douglass
Bron in Trinidad
Writes about apartheid in South Africa
Named after a French King.
worked for the underground railroad
Merle Hodge
Bron in Trinidad
Peter Abrahams
Writes about apartheid in South Africa
52 terms
African American Literature
Double consciousness
Essentialism vs. Social Construction
Racial fabrication
One-drop rule
W.E.B. DuBois's term for the conflict felt by African America…
human behavior is "fixed" by biology vs. persons and groups i…
Process by which racial categories are formed, socially, not…
the belief that "one drop" of black blood makes a person blac…
Double consciousness
W.E.B. DuBois's term for the conflict felt by African America…
Essentialism vs. Social Construction
human behavior is "fixed" by biology vs. persons and groups i…
24 terms
African American Literature Review
On Being Brought From Africa To America
Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Dou…
A Red Record
The Goophered Grapevine
Phyllis Wheately, 1773. Sarcastic tone of being kidnapped fro…
Frederick Douglass, 1845. Literally a narrative of his life.
Ida B. Wells, 1895. Slavery ending but deaths still occuring.
Charles Chesnut 1899
On Being Brought From Africa To America
Phyllis Wheately, 1773. Sarcastic tone of being kidnapped fro…
Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Dou…
Frederick Douglass, 1845. Literally a narrative of his life.
12 terms
African American Literature Midterm
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Nea…
Black Boy, Richard Wright
Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
Imitation of Life (Film)
Janie's search for enlightenment... Marries Jody Starks, then T…
Hunger for knowledge and acceptance... Violence
Blindness ... Machines... Being a reflection of those around him…
The tragic mulatta ... Embarrassed of black mother, though love…
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Nea…
Janie's search for enlightenment... Marries Jody Starks, then T…
Black Boy, Richard Wright
Hunger for knowledge and acceptance... Violence
37 terms
African American Literature CKCS
Akhenaten believed in monotheism. What…
According to Akhenaten, what has Aten…
Without Aten the world is in ________
What country and time frame did Akhena…
the belief in one god, he believed he was the only God
created life, chased away evil
darkness
Egypt 1353 B.C.
Akhenaten believed in monotheism. What…
the belief in one god, he believed he was the only God
According to Akhenaten, what has Aten…
created life, chased away evil
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African American Literature Midterm
Exploitation of labor made ignorance c…
The wisest of the leaders could not cl…
No matter how great the distance, ther…
Today is a day like any other, but it…
By: W.E.B. Dubois... From: Black Reconstruction in America... When:…
By: W.E.B. Dubois... From: Black Reconstruction in America... When:…
Walter White of the NAACP escaping a lynch mob
The day Sundiata walked
Exploitation of labor made ignorance c…
By: W.E.B. Dubois... From: Black Reconstruction in America... When:…
The wisest of the leaders could not cl…
By: W.E.B. Dubois... From: Black Reconstruction in America... When:…
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African American Literature Midterm
existentialism
naturalism
marxism
freudianism
emphasizes the existence of the individual person as a free a…
portray life exactly as it is; everything arises from natural…
focuses on class relations and societal conflict; class strug…
uses psychoanalytic theory of Freud to interpret a work in te…
existentialism
emphasizes the existence of the individual person as a free a…
naturalism
portray life exactly as it is; everything arises from natural…
51 terms
African American Literature
submerged
harness
keener
fain
covered in water
a set of straps that are placed on a animal
ability to understand clearly
happy; pleased
submerged
covered in water
harness
a set of straps that are placed on a animal
20 terms
African American Literature Vocabulary
fastidious
onus
foray
sedentary
particular
burden
A raid; sudden attack
to stay in one place
fastidious
particular
onus
burden
African American Literature
The Ethics of living Jim Crow
The Street
The Mother
"if you're light and have long hair"
By: Richard Wright
By: Ann Petry
By: Gwendolyn Brooks
By: Gwendolyn Brooks
The Ethics of living Jim Crow
By: Richard Wright
The Street
By: Ann Petry
19 terms
African American Literature
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Dou…
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
If We Must Die, The White House
The Negro Speaks of Rivers, The Weary…
Frederick Douglass; Slavery is dehumanizing, Music for sadnes…
Harriet Jacobs; women in slavery have harder struggles, no vo…
Claude McKay; radical conservative, If We Must Die-dying with…
Langston Hughes; Negro Speaks of Rivers- ancient rivers are a…
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Dou…
Frederick Douglass; Slavery is dehumanizing, Music for sadnes…
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Harriet Jacobs; women in slavery have harder struggles, no vo…
36 terms
African American Literature
Message
allusion
speaker
Point Of View
speaker, POV, Tone, Situation, setting, theme, and allusion.
reference to historical events and people, to mythological an…
of utmost importance: the "I" or narrator of the poem; figure…
1st, 2nd, or 3rd person (I, You, He She or They
Message
speaker, POV, Tone, Situation, setting, theme, and allusion.
allusion
reference to historical events and people, to mythological an…
30 terms
African American Literature
Frederick Douglass
Uncle Tom
Booker T. Washington
W.E.B. Du Bois
- In 1845, wrote "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass…
- Title character of ,white author, Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1…
- In 1895, gave a speech called the "Atlanta Compromise Speec…
- In 1903, wrote "The Souls of Black Folk"... - sociologist, civ…
Frederick Douglass
- In 1845, wrote "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass…
Uncle Tom
- Title character of ,white author, Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1…
21 terms
African American Literature Final
Gloria Naylor
Ernest Gaines
Ann Petry
Richard Wright
1996
The Sky Is Gray
Like a Winding Sheet
The Man Who Was Almost a Man
Gloria Naylor
1996
Ernest Gaines
The Sky Is Gray
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African American Literature Midterm
I've known rivers: ... I've known rivers…
Well, son, I'll tell you:... Life for me…
The low beating of the tom-toms,... The…
Oh, silver tree! ... Oh, shining rivers o…
The Negro Speaks of Rivers ... BY LANGSTON HUGHES
Mother to Son ... BY LANGSTON HUGHES
Danse Africaine... BY LANGSTON HUGHES
Jazzonia... BY LANGSTON HUGHES
I've known rivers: ... I've known rivers…
The Negro Speaks of Rivers ... BY LANGSTON HUGHES
Well, son, I'll tell you:... Life for me…
Mother to Son ... BY LANGSTON HUGHES
African American Literature Final
"The Great Hymn of the Aten
What is monotheism?
Why did Akhenaten believe in it?
Without Aten the world is in...?
Amenhotep IV declared that there was only one God, Aten; Amen…
believing in only one God
He wanted to challenge the power of the priests of the tradit…
Chaos
"The Great Hymn of the Aten
Amenhotep IV declared that there was only one God, Aten; Amen…
What is monotheism?
believing in only one God
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African American Literature Midterm
Racism
Prejudice
Internal prejudice
Colorism
the belief that all members of each race possess characterist…
an opinion that is not based on who they are.
when you think wrong of someone because of who they are.
prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark s…
Racism
the belief that all members of each race possess characterist…
Prejudice
an opinion that is not based on who they are.
19 terms
African American Literature Terms
equity
NAACP
nonviolent protest
phenotype
fairness or justice in the way people are treated
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
the act of expressing disapproval through a statement or acti…
physical expression of a gene
equity
fairness or justice in the way people are treated
NAACP
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
20 terms
African American Literature
Equiano wrote
Brown wrote
Douglass wrote
Harper wrote
"The interesting Narrative of the life of Oladah Equiano"
"The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave, Written…
"Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, an American Slave"
"A Double Standard"
Equiano wrote
"The interesting Narrative of the life of Oladah Equiano"
Brown wrote
"The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave, Written…
45 terms
African American Literature Exam
canard
wont
etymology
cortege
lie
likely
the history of a word
a group of attendants (posse)
canard
lie
wont
likely
9 terms
African American Literature Final
Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand
Wild Seed
Lonnie's Cousin
Johnnieruth
Delaney
Butler
Coleman
Birtha
Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand
Delaney
Wild Seed
Butler
77 terms
African American Literature Class
Ursa is the protagonist in which book?
What is a symbol of empowerment in Gay…
How does Ursa deal with female represe…
Who is Corregidora?
Gayl Jone's Corregidora
Music and Dance
Through the Blues
Portugese slave owner raped two generations of women , and th…
Ursa is the protagonist in which book?
Gayl Jone's Corregidora
What is a symbol of empowerment in Gay…
Music and Dance
46 terms
African American Literature Final
Malcolm X
MLK Jr.
Respectability Politics
Black Nationalism
• Born in Omaha, NE... • Moved to the North ... • Father killed, Un…
• Michael King born Atlanta, GA ... • Middle Child... • Father prea…
In order to counter the negative views of the dominant group,…
• Solidarity movement promoting ideologies of separatism and…
Malcolm X
• Born in Omaha, NE... • Moved to the North ... • Father killed, Un…
MLK Jr.
• Michael King born Atlanta, GA ... • Middle Child... • Father prea…
26 terms
African American Literature
Harriet Jacobs
Who wrote "From Instance: The Life of…
Who was "Linda Brent"
James Whitfield
Wrote journal on experience with slavery and the sexual abuse…
Harriet Jacobs
Harriet Jacobs' pen name
anti slavery poet endorsed by Frederick Douglas. Wrote the po…
Harriet Jacobs
Wrote journal on experience with slavery and the sexual abuse…
Who wrote "From Instance: The Life of…
Harriet Jacobs
30 terms
African American Literature Midterm
Blues motif/aesthetics
Jazz Aesthetic
Call and Response
Double Consciousness
The sense of bittersweet melancholy produced by racial prejud…
A literary and cultural reflection of the hope, innovation, h…
In order to encourage and verify the active participation of…
A term first coined by W.E.B. Du Bois to encompass the experi…
Blues motif/aesthetics
The sense of bittersweet melancholy produced by racial prejud…
Jazz Aesthetic
A literary and cultural reflection of the hope, innovation, h…
22 terms
African American Literature Final
Jim Crow Era
Great Migration
dehumanization
trickster figure
state and local laws enforcing racial segregation in the Sout…
the movement of 6 million African-Americans out of the rural…
to treat someone as though they are not a human being... Frederi…
a cunning or deceptive character appearing in various forms i…
Jim Crow Era
state and local laws enforcing racial segregation in the Sout…
Great Migration
the movement of 6 million African-Americans out of the rural…
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