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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…
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,…
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,…
35 terms
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
70 terms
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)
24 terms
American Literature
assuaged
strictures
tactiturn
chattels
eased, made less severe
critiscims
habitually silent
slaves, movable personal property
assuaged
eased, made less severe
strictures
critiscims
75 terms
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…
48 terms
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…
10 terms
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…
10 terms
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…
10 terms
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…
10 terms
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
10 terms
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
25 terms
American Literature
consolation
celestial
impious
ravage
comfort
divine; perfect
irreverent
violent destruction
consolation
comfort
celestial
divine; perfect
88 terms
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…
12 terms
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…
23 terms
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?…
20 terms
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…
50 terms
American Literature - Unit Five Vocabulary
conclude
criteria
despite
justify
end
requirements
notwithstanding
validate
conclude
end
criteria
requirements
41 terms
American Literature - Unit Four Vocabulary
apparent
confine
expose
focus
obvious
contain
reveal
concentration
apparent
obvious
confine
contain
24 terms
American Literature - Unit Three Vocabulary
element
emphasis
conflict
create
piece
stress
problem
bring into existence
element
piece
emphasis
stress
21 terms
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
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,…
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
32 terms
American Literature - Unit Two Vocabulary
construct
expand
indicate
reinforce
build
get bigger
point out
strengthen
construct
build
expand
get bigger
10 terms
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
124 terms
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
100 terms
American Literature - Unit Six Vocabulary
complex
ecomonic
establish
ethnic
difficult
money situation
create
race
complex
difficult
ecomonic
money situation
15 terms
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
40 terms
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
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,…
26 terms
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
22 terms
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
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
14 terms
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 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
50 terms
American Literature Exam Vocabulary
Sulky
Cagey
Cleave
Soldering Iron
(adj.) in a bad or nasty mood, resentful; gloomy
reluctant to give information owing to caution or suspicion
to split
Tool with an internal heating element used to heat surfaces b…
Sulky
(adj.) in a bad or nasty mood, resentful; gloomy
Cagey
reluctant to give information owing to caution or suspicion
26 terms
American Literature Unit 1
audience
tone
purpose
pathos
the person for whom the work of literature is intended
author's attitude toward his subject
Why the author wrote that particular work of literature
emotional appeal
audience
the person for whom the work of literature is intended
tone
author's attitude toward his subject
35 terms
American Literature Mid-Term Vocabulary
abhors
abominable
alacrity
alleviate
scorns; hates
disgusting; loathsome
promptness in responding; eagerness
relieve
abhors
scorns; hates
abominable
disgusting; loathsome
47 terms
American Literature Vocabulary
satire
irony
personification
foreshadow
A literary style used to make fun of or ridicule an idea or h…
A statement that means the opposite of what it seems to mean.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given huma…
A narrative device that hints at coming events; often builds…
satire
A literary style used to make fun of or ridicule an idea or h…
irony
A statement that means the opposite of what it seems to mean.
20 terms
American Literature Unit 2
unchecked
destined
degraded
preclude
not restrained
determined beforehand
depraved, life of wickedness
to make impossible
unchecked
not restrained
destined
determined beforehand
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
18 terms
19th Century American Literature
Washington Irving
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
James Fenimore Cooper
American Transcendentalism
An American short story writer, essayist, biographer, histori…
Transformed American legends into the stuff of art and reache…
His works gave us such staples of western fiction as the lone…
A core belief was in the inherent goodness of both people and…
Washington Irving
An American short story writer, essayist, biographer, histori…
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Transformed American legends into the stuff of art and reache…
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…
American Literature
erroneous
jovial
vacuous
obstinate
error
characterized by a joyous character
empty
stubborn on purpose
erroneous
error
jovial
characterized by a joyous character
23 terms
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?…
5 terms
American Literature
The author of the 'Age of Innocence' a…
Mark Twain's writing style can be desc…
In 'A Lost Lady', Niel leave's Sweet W…
'Hills Like White Elephants' was writt…
Edith Wharton
Humorous, satirical realism
Architecture
Ernest Hemingway
The author of the 'Age of Innocence' a…
Edith Wharton
Mark Twain's writing style can be desc…
Humorous, satirical realism
12 terms
American Literature
Local Color
Local Color authors
Slavery
Slavery authors
Presenting the peculiarities of a particular locality and its…
Washington Irving, Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain), Harriet Be…
Used fiction as a political statement about slavery. Harriet…
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglas, William Lloyd Garri…
Local Color
Presenting the peculiarities of a particular locality and its…
Local Color authors
Washington Irving, Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain), Harriet Be…
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
24 terms
American literature
Smirched
Palliate
Libel
Repudiated
To make dirty
To reduce the violence
Publishing of a false statement
To reject, contradict, disown
Smirched
To make dirty
Palliate
To reduce the violence
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