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Vocab - SAT 2 - American Literature
Adroit
Aesthetic
Agog
Ambivalence
skillful; deft
having to do with artistic beauty
highly excited by eagerness
indecision; experiencing contradictory emotions
Adroit
skillful; deft
Aesthetic
having to do with artistic beauty
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American Literature CLEP 2
1910-1945
1945-present
What is the function of literature?
Modernism
The scope of the modernist period.
The scope of the contemporary period.
One of the driving questions of the modernist literary period.
A mode of art that does not state directly what it is, but in…
1910-1945
The scope of the modernist period.
1945-present
The scope of the contemporary period.
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American Literature T2
Prodigious
Temperance
Ornery
Rogue
so great, in size, force, or extent as to elicit awe, very im…
The practice of controlling your actions, thoughts, or feelin…
Behaving in an unreasonable and often angry way.
a dishonest, unprincipled, mischievous person
Prodigious
so great, in size, force, or extent as to elicit awe, very im…
Temperance
The practice of controlling your actions, thoughts, or feelin…
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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 Unit 2
unchecked
destined
degraded
preclude
not restrained
determined beforehand
depraved, life of wickedness
to make impossible
unchecked
not restrained
destined
determined beforehand
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American Literature B2
overseas
briefly
brief (adj)
decade
(adj) in a foreign country
(adv) in a short manner, quickly
brief (n) brief (adj) briefly (adv)
(n) 10 years
overseas
(adj) in a foreign country
briefly
(adv) in a short manner, quickly
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American Literature Vocabulary 2
curt
demoralize
dilemma
inclination
(adj) Rudely brief when speaking to someone; abrupt
(v) To deliberately destroy or damage
(n) A situation requiring a difficult choice
(n) A tendency, or preference, to think, act, or behave in a…
curt
(adj) Rudely brief when speaking to someone; abrupt
demoralize
(v) To deliberately destroy or damage
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American Literature Week 2
paradox
dissembling
smirched
daft
statement that is seemingly contradictory
concealing under a false appearance with the intent to deceive
discredited or disgraced
insane or foolish
paradox
statement that is seemingly contradictory
dissembling
concealing under a false appearance with the intent to deceive
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American Literature Vocabulary A2
Assailant
Constrain
Contemporary
Encompass
(n.) a person who attacks violently (with blows or words)
(v.) to force, compel; to restrain, hold back
(adj.) belonging to the same period of time as oneself
(v.) to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose
Assailant
(n.) a person who attacks violently (with blows or words)
Constrain
(v.) to force, compel; to restrain, hold back
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American Literature CLEP #2
William Bradford
Anne Bradstreet
Olaudah Equiano
Anne Bradstreet
Of Plymouth Plantation
The Prologue
The Interesting Narrative of he Life of Olaudah Equiano
Verses Upon the Burning of Our House
William Bradford
Of Plymouth Plantation
Anne Bradstreet
The Prologue
American Literature CLEP #2
William Bradford
Anne Bradstreet
Olaudah Equiano
Anne Bradstreet
Of Plymouth Plantation
The Prologue
The Interesting Narrative of he Life of Olaudah Equiano
Verses Upon the Burning of Our House
William Bradford
Of Plymouth Plantation
Anne Bradstreet
The Prologue
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CLEP American Literature 2
John Smith
William Bradford
John Winthrop
Anne Bradstreet
English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Vi…
A pilgrim that lived in a north colony called Plymouth Rock i…
Calvinist, devised concept of "city on a hill" ("A Model of C…
published the first wolume of poems by an America (The Tenth…
John Smith
English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Vi…
William Bradford
A pilgrim that lived in a north colony called Plymouth Rock i…
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American Literature Unit 2
diction
imagery
connotation
analogy
word choice
language that appeals to the senses
the associations evoked by a word
a comparison between two things
diction
word choice
imagery
language that appeals to the senses
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American Literature CLEP #2
1820-1865
individual
scientific reasoning
William Cullen Bryant
The scope of the Romantic Period.
At the heart of romanticism, the center of the literary act,…
Romanticism rejected _______ __________ as the sole way to un…
Linked to the Fireside Poets, his career began with a volume…
1820-1865
The scope of the Romantic Period.
individual
At the heart of romanticism, the center of the literary act,…
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American Literature B2
overseas
briefly
brief (adj)
decade
(adj) in, to, from, or related to a foreign country, especial…
(adv) in a short manner, quickly
brief (n) brief (adj) briefly (adv)
(n) 10 years
overseas
(adj) in, to, from, or related to a foreign country, especial…
briefly
(adv) in a short manner, quickly
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Week 2: American Literature
James Michener
Peter Benchley
Alex Haley
Pearl S. Buck
Hawaii
Jaws
Roots
The Good Earth
James Michener
Hawaii
Peter Benchley
Jaws
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Week 2 American Literature
Puritanism
Rationalism
Romanticism
Realism
Writing style of America's early English-speaking colonists.…
a philosophy of the Age of Enlightenment that taught that onl…
A movement in literature and art during the late 18th and ear…
A 19th century artistic movement in which writers and painter…
Puritanism
Writing style of America's early English-speaking colonists.…
Rationalism
a philosophy of the Age of Enlightenment that taught that onl…
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American Literature #2
Stanza
Refrain
Burnish
Fateful
A paragraph of a poem.
A Repeated Song or Poem Part.
Making something Shiny.
Your Destiny for your Future.
Stanza
A paragraph of a poem.
Refrain
A Repeated Song or Poem Part.
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American Literature List #2
abrasive
bilk
covert
engender
rough; course; harsh
cheat; defraud
hidden
cause
abrasive
rough; course; harsh
bilk
cheat; defraud
Test 2 (American Literature)
a correspondent who wrote about his sh…
well-known novelist and playwright who…
wrote "Town Poor"
What author had the pen name O Henry?
Stephen Crane
Thornton Wilder
Sarah Orne Jewett
William Sidney Porter
a correspondent who wrote about his sh…
Stephen Crane
well-known novelist and playwright who…
Thornton Wilder
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American Literature (competency 2)
Puritanism/The Colonial Period (1650-1…
Rationalism/Age of Reason (1750-1800)…
Neoclassicism (part of Revolutionary P…
The Romantic Period/Dark Romantics
Characterized by: Puritan Plain Style, primary source documen…
Characterized by: Enlightened thinkers, believed in reason ov…
balanced, well-crafted, focused writing EX: The Declaration o…
Early America Folktales & creative writing marked by creative…
Puritanism/The Colonial Period (1650-1…
Characterized by: Puritan Plain Style, primary source documen…
Rationalism/Age of Reason (1750-1800)…
Characterized by: Enlightened thinkers, believed in reason ov…
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American Literature #2
impotent
antithesis
maelstrom
emendation
powerless
exact opposite
whirlpool; agitated state of mind
correction
impotent
powerless
antithesis
exact opposite
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American Literature Period 2
When was the Age of Reason/Age of Enli…
What were the topics in Age of Reason/…
Sugar Act?
Stamp Act?
1750-1820
Equality and liberty... Trust in human reason
1764, a law was passed to force americans to buy english suga…
1765 ... No taxation without representation
When was the Age of Reason/Age of Enli…
1750-1820
What were the topics in Age of Reason/…
Equality and liberty... Trust in human reason
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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 Vocabulary 2
Curt
Demoralize
Dilemma
Inclination
Rude; Brief
Discourage; Dishearten
Problem; Issue
Preference; Desire
Curt
Rude; Brief
Demoralize
Discourage; Dishearten
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American Literature Vocabulary #2
abyss
anonymous
antagonist
autocratic
(n.) a bottomless gulf
(adj) nameless, without a disclosed identity
(n) foe, opponent, adversary
(adj.) a ruler with absolute power
abyss
(n.) a bottomless gulf
anonymous
(adj) nameless, without a disclosed identity
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American literature vocabulary 2
Ascertain(v)
Diabolism(n)
Bemused (v)
Antagonist (n)
Find out ; defeat
Devilish or atrociously wicked behavior
Puzzle, confuse, or bewildered
Persons who actively oppose someone or something
Ascertain(v)
Find out ; defeat
Diabolism(n)
Devilish or atrociously wicked behavior
American literature 2
calamity
comprehensive
conventional
flagrant
an event bringing great loss or misery
including all or much
customary ordinary
shockingly obvious, outrageous
calamity
an event bringing great loss or misery
comprehensive
including all or much
American Literature Vocabulary List 2
tone
absolute
ad hominem argument
allegory
the attitude of a writer, usually implied, toward the subject…
a word free from limitations or qualifications ("best," "all"…
an argument attacking an individual's character rather than h…
a literary work in which characters, objects, or actions repr…
tone
the attitude of a writer, usually implied, toward the subject…
absolute
a word free from limitations or qualifications ("best," "all"…
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Test 2 American Literature
the age of reason
historical changes in age of reason
scientific advancements
neoclassicism
the 1700s
population, french and Indian war, the american revolution
Isaac newton mathematical principals of natural philosophy, j…
the revival of a classical style or treatment in art, literat…
the age of reason
the 1700s
historical changes in age of reason
population, french and Indian war, the american revolution
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American Literature (Week 2)
hulking
oilcloth
glim
skulking
of great size and bulk
waterproof fabric, treated on one side with a drying oil or r…
light; a candle or a lamp
avoiding work by pretending to be sick or incapacitated
hulking
of great size and bulk
oilcloth
waterproof fabric, treated on one side with a drying oil or r…
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Vocab 2: American Literature
Adversary
Advocate
Conviction
Corroborate
n. opponent
n. supporter; promoter; activist
n. judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held…
v. confirm; support
Adversary
n. opponent
Advocate
n. supporter; promoter; activist
American Literature 2
Characteristics of Romanticism (1820-1…
Characteristics of Realism (1865-1914)
Naturalism
Historical Context of the Realism Period
Idealism, Nature, Imagination, and Symbolism
Emphasis on presenting life "as it is", characters are more i…
An extreme form of Realism... Influence of Darwin - "Survival of…
Western expansion/railroads, influx of immigrants, industrial…
Characteristics of Romanticism (1820-1…
Idealism, Nature, Imagination, and Symbolism
Characteristics of Realism (1865-1914)
Emphasis on presenting life "as it is", characters are more i…
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American Literature; VOCAB 2
Ablutions (N)
Protruded (V)
Confederate (adj)
Disposition (N)
Cleansing the body as part of a religious rite
Jutted out
United with others for a common purpose
An inclination or tendency
Ablutions (N)
Cleansing the body as part of a religious rite
Protruded (V)
Jutted out
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American Literature 1.2
Jaded
Lurid
Meritorious
Petulant
(adj) wearied, worn-out, dulled(in the sense of being satiate…
(adj) causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale…
(adj) worthy, deserving recognition and praise... SNT: praisewor…
(adj) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset…
Jaded
(adj) wearied, worn-out, dulled(in the sense of being satiate…
Lurid
(adj) causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale…
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American Literature Vocab. 2
deride
censure
gambol
immolate
to ridicule; to mock... (verb)... syn- scorn... ant-praise
to criticize sharply... (verb)... syn-condemn; reproach... ant- praise…
to frolic; to romp about playfully ... syn- play; caper; rollick
to kill someone as a sacrificial victim, usually by fire... (verb)
deride
to ridicule; to mock... (verb)... syn- scorn... ant-praise
censure
to criticize sharply... (verb)... syn-condemn; reproach... ant- praise…
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American Literature Vocabulary 2
model
entreaty
abolish
passion
a standard or example for imitation or comparison
pleading
to do away with; put an end to; make void
any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling; as love or hate
model
a standard or example for imitation or comparison
entreaty
pleading
American Literature Vocab 2
Commodity
Convene
Deliberation
Disposition
A product or economic good; an article of trade
To come together; assemble
Careful consideration
One's general way of thinking or feeling
Commodity
A product or economic good; an article of trade
Convene
To come together; assemble
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American Literature Vocab 2
Expound
Baroques
Jest
Sagacious
To expose to view... Examine
Irregular ... Bizarre forms
Object of laughter... A joke or witticism
Acutely insightful and wise
Expound
To expose to view... Examine
Baroques
Irregular ... Bizarre forms
American Literature (Week 2)
antipathy
antithesis
badinage
banal
an intense dislike
an exact opposite, an opposite extream
playful, teasing talk
common, ordinary
antipathy
an intense dislike
antithesis
an exact opposite, an opposite extream
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American Literature Vocab 2
Commodity
Convene
Deliberation
Disposition
A product or economic good; an article of trade
To come together; assemble
Careful consideration
One's general way of thinking or feeling
Commodity
A product or economic good; an article of trade
Convene
To come together; assemble
49 terms
American Literature Tier 2
The Gift of the Magi
The Ransom of Red Chief
The Cop and the Anthem
Which author's real name was William S…
O' Henry
O' Henry
O' Henry
O' Henry
The Gift of the Magi
O' Henry
The Ransom of Red Chief
O' Henry
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American Literature Vocab #2
ameliorate
aplomb
bombastic
callow
v. to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
n. poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity
adj. pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding…
adj. without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacki…
ameliorate
v. to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
aplomb
n. poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity
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American Literature, Vocabulary #2
omnipotent
ineffable
dolorous
abate
having unlimited power
defying expression or description; too sacred to be uttered
showing sorrow
become less in amount or intensity; make less active or intense
omnipotent
having unlimited power
ineffable
defying expression or description; too sacred to be uttered
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American Literature Vocab 2
Ameliorate
Aplomb
Bombastic
Callow
(v) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
(n) poise, assurance, great self-confidence
(adj) pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding…
(adj) without experience; immature; lacking sophistication an…
Ameliorate
(v) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
Aplomb
(n) poise, assurance, great self-confidence
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American Literature Part 2
Meter
Autobiography
Myth
Epistle
Pattern created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed…
story of a persons life written by that person
Serious type of folklore used to pass on religion beliefs
Letter written to the general public without much emotion
Meter
Pattern created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed…
Autobiography
story of a persons life written by that person
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American Literature unit 2
Prehend
Rupt
String
Tact
Seize/take hold of/grab
Break or burst
Draw/bind/tight
Touch
Prehend
Seize/take hold of/grab
Rupt
Break or burst
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American Literature Semester 2 Notes
Al
Al
Alliteration
Allusion
Finds the part for the Wilson's car at the junkyard and fixes…
Feels that he is responsible for any problems with the vehicl…
The beginning of two or more words in close connection with t…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
Al
Finds the part for the Wilson's car at the junkyard and fixes…
Al
Feels that he is responsible for any problems with the vehicl…
American Literature Exam #2
Archetype
Absolute Character
Bard
Beat Generation
Original pattern or model
All good or all evil characters
Poet/spokesman of the people
The group of writes coming to maturity in the 1950s and 1960s…
Archetype
Original pattern or model
Absolute Character
All good or all evil characters
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