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this American literary movement was characterized by its instructive literature that consisted of sermons, diaries, and personal narratives that reinforced the authority of the Bi
this American literary period produced diverse oral literatures of which only a few poems and stories have survived. They dealt largely with the mysticism of nature.
American literary movement that stressed that human beings can arrive at truth (God’s rules) by using deductive reasoning, rather than relying on the authority of the past, on re
literary movement that valued feeling, intuition, idealism, and inductive reasoning.
literary movement that stressed that self-reliance and individualism must outweigh external authority and blind conformity to tradition.
literary movement that represented the manner and environment of everyday life and ordinary people as realistically as possible (regionalism) and sought to explain behavior (psycho
a known as the 'New Negro Movement,' named after the 1925 anthology by Alain Locke, it spanned the 1920s.
The sense of a changing world was stimulated by radical new developments, such as new insights from psychology and sociology and the escalation of warfare to a global level
a deviation from what is normal, expected, or usual; a departure from morality or truth.
to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe.
to abolish by formal or official means; repeal.
sparing or moderate in eating or drinking.
keen insight; shrewdness.
promising success; favorable; opportune.
any creature or thing of monstrous size or power.
to show to be false; contradict; misrepresent.
to show to be false; contradict; misrepresent.
inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent.
insensitive; indifferent; unsympathetic.
trickery or deception by quibbling or subterfuge.
to express disproval of; scold; reproach.
rude or mean spirited in a rude or surly way
a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea.
seeming difficult to deal with in anticipation; intimidating.
an inadequate supply; scarcity; lack.
harmful; injurious.
to speak damagingly of; criticize in a derogatory manner.
lacking in confidence; timid; shy
to deprive of force or strength; to weaken or destroy the vigor of.
smugly, complacently, and unconsciously foolish and inane; displaying clear lack of intelligence.
lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless.
extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant.
vanishing; fading away; fleeting.
to amend by removing words, passages, etc. deemed offensive or objectionable.
falsify, fix, manipulate
appalling, atrocious, egregious
diatribe, spiel, tirade
snobbish, indifferent, contemptuous
authority, command, leadership
akin, alike, identical
audacity, pretension, cockiness
distinctive, quirky, personal
anonymous, disguised, concealed
a literary theory that looks at the issues of gender in the literature; it often challenges male-dominated lenses or the attitude of the author
a literary theory that examines the issues of class and poverty found within the text
this literary theory considers a text as a key to the author’s or character’s unconscious
this literary theory (sometimes called formalist) views a text based on intrinsic features present in all pieces of literature
using this literary theory, one would attempt to analyze a piece based on the universal symbols and mythic elements familiar to us all
this literary lens assumes that literature should be used to instruct and inform social values and improve a culture
Literature theory the work in the context of its times
the set of rules in a language used to convey a complete thought
metaphors, similes, personification,ironies, etc., that create an illustrative representation of something
The aspects or features included within a piece of writing develop a writer’s tone, the mood of a piece, and the overall theme and style. What is included? What is omitted?
the words used by the author it should be accurate and clear, given the writer’s purpose
the use of figurative language to represent objects, actions, and ideas in a way that appeals to the senses
as Aristotle put it, “the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion”
is an appeal to ethics, and it is a means of convincing someone of the character or credibility of the persuader.
an appeal to emotion, and is a way of convincing an audience of an argument by creating an emotional response.
an appeal to logic, and is a way of persuading an audience by reason.
a figure of speech in which a thing or concept is called not by its own name but rather by the name of something associated in meaning with that thing or concept.
a figure of speech in which a whole is represented by a piece of it.
the use of components in sentences that are grammatically the same.
a rhetorical device in which two opposite ideas are put together in a sentence to achieve a contrasting effect.
a reversal in the order of words in two otherwise parallel phrases.
The inversion of words in a sentence when expressing an idea.
the deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect.
The repetition of a word at the end of successive clauses or sentences.
A figure of speech defined by the repetition of the initial word (or words) of a clause or sentence at the end of that same clause or sentence.
It refers to the repetition of a word or words in successive clauses in such a way that the second clause starts with the same word which marks the end of the previous clause.
the omission of one or more words, which must be supplied by the listener or the reader
A statement of general truth or opinion expressed in a concise manner.
a form of argument that uses ironic humor for effect created or used to reveal the absurdity, illogic, or inhumanity in society
the taking of various ideas from previous writings and literary styles and pasting them together to make new styles.
The acknowledgment of previous literary works within another literary work.
The act of writing about writing or making readers aware of the fictional nature of the very fiction they're reading.
The use of non-linear timelines and narrative techniques in a story.
The use of characters and events which are decidedly common and non-exceptional characters; it’s characterized by an economy with words and a focus on surface description
Disorganized, lengthy, highly detailed writing.
The introduction of impossible or unrealistic events into a narrative that is otherwise realistic.
The mixing of actual historical events with fictional events without clearly defining what is factual and what is fictional.
This can take the form of asking the reader questions, or allowing the reader to make decisions regarding the
the author of 'Young Goodman Brown'
the author of 'A Good Man is Hard to Find'
the author of 'Ladies and Gentlemen'
the author of 'Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God'
the rationalist author of 'Autobiography'
the author of 'I Hear America Singing'
the author of 'Because I Could Not Stop for Death'
the author of 'Self Reliance'
the author of 'The Story of an Hour'
the author of 'Their Eyes were Watching God'
the author of 'The Great Gatsby'
the author of 'Slaughterhouse-Five'

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