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Who were the Puritans?
The Puritans were writers in the colonies whos writing reflects a world view shaped by puritanism.
Who were the transcendentalists?
The transcendentalists were indepent thinkers, that avoided mainstream.
*The belief that individuals can transcend the limitations imposed upon them by society if they rely on the self for truth.
What were the slave narratives?
The slave narratives were stories of slave life told by former or escaped slaves and used to further abolutionism.
what did realists write?
The depiction of subjects as they appear in everyday life without embellishment or interpretation.
What is American Naturalism?
The effort to illustrate threw literature how scientific principles, especially Darwinism shape human behavior.
What is Modernism?
Modernism is the theme of disillusionment and the tendency to reject tradition in both form and message.
Rhetoric
The art of Persuasion.
ethos
respect
logos
good reason
pathos
appeal to emotion
exigence
what motivated them to write
audience
who they're writing to
purpose
what the writer wants the audience to do in response
syllogism
when you draw a conclusion from 2 premises.
jeremiad
Scold or rebuke to inspire better behavior
debunking assumptions
take a generally held belief, talk about why it is wrong.
explication/ application
Explain text, then describe how it applies
allusion
A reference to another text
apostrophe
? "Oh god"..."oh shakespeare if you could see this!"
identification
an author establishes a sense of values, and interests with the readers.
anaphora
repitition of words at the beginning of a paragraph or within the paragraph.
amplification
arranging words...make some point, increasingly strong language/ force.
invective
a discourse that casts blame
paradox
a seeming contradition
dialect
an effort to resolve disagreement through rational discussion showing given hypothesis leads to contradiction.
What did John winthrop write?
who wrote
"A model of Christian Charity"
what did Ann Bradstreet write?
who wrote
"Here follow some verses upon the burning of our house",

"The Vanity of all Worldly things",

and

"A letter to Her Husband, Absent Among Public Employment"
what did Johnathon Edwards write?
who wrote
"Sinners in the Hands of an angry God"
what did Phillis Wheatley write?
who wrote
"To the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth",
and
"On being brought from Africa to America"
what did F. Scott Fitzgerald write?
who wrote
"The Great Gatsby",
and
"Bernice bobs her hair"
What did J.D. Salinger write?
who wrote
"A fine day for Bannafish"
and
"Catcher in the Rye"