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parable
short story with a moral theme
anastrophe
inversion of syntax for rhyme
sobriquet
a nickname based on a talent/ability
literary apostrophe
talking to someone dead or not there
paradox
self-contradicting phrase; oxymoron
poetic conceit
very obscure, abstract metaphor
slant rhyme
close, but not exact rhyme
meter
arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables
coda
a summary and restatement of a poem's theme
hyperbole
extreme exaggeration
Stephen Crane
naturalist, Red Badge of Courage
Mystery Heroism
Ralph Emerson
essay/poem
abolitonist
utopia
intuition
TRANSCENDENTALIST
Mark Twain
Samuel Clemens
Huckleberry Finn
local color writer/regionalist
yarnspinner
circumloqution
E.E. Cummings
What of a Much of a Which of a Wind
modernist poet
Poe
dark romantic
Hopfrog
Hemmingway
modernist
Farewell to Arms
Dickinson
poet
first major American female poet
"recluse"
wanted her poetry destroyed
slant rhyme
Melville
Moby Dick - allegory
rejected Transcendalist philosophy
Wellingborough Redburn (autobio character)
obscure writing
sailor
Longfellow
Fireside poet
Whitman
poet
"The Good Gray Poet"
mankind must celebrate being alive
transcendental ideas
free verse
catalog style
Oh Captain, My Captain = Lincoln
Fitzgerald
modernist
Great Gatsby
Hawthorne
satirize transcendental movement
allegories
subjects concern man's guilt/sin
"The Iron Rod of Literature"
guilt complex
parable
Cooper
first Amer. novelist
Leatherstalking Tales with Natty Bumpo
Ol' Benny Franklin
rationalist
Deist (help fellow man)
essays
propagandist
Thoreau
puke puke puke
Transcendentalist
Self Reliance
Walden
TS Eliot
Lovesong of Alfred Prufrock
literature
1.) original work of prose/verse
2.) imagination
3.) stands the test of time/ permenant value
4.) universal interest
5.) excellence of form and expression
6.) elicts an emotional effect
romanticism
value feeling and intuition over reason
reaction to rationalism
intuitive not analytcal
go beyond everyday experience in phyical world - Divine Soul
Irving - Devil and Tom Walker, Sleepy Hallow
Cooper - Last of the Mohicans
Romantic Hero
young, youthful
innocent and pure
higher principle of honor
deep understanding of people
loves nature
quests for higher truth
distrust of women and society
fireside poets
Longfellow, Whittier, Holmes, Lowell
transcendentalism
"rise above or beyond"
nature holds truth
noncomformity
Emerson - Representative Men
Thoroeau - Walden
realist
use romance not simply to entertain readers but to reveal truths that would be hidden in a realistic story that limited itself to what actually could happen
Mark Twain - Huck Finn
Fredrick Douglass - autobio
naturalism
a look at life that is a grim, losing battle
juztaposes human illusions with indifference of the universe
Harriet Beecher Stowe - Uncle Tom's Cabin
Stephen Crane - Red Badge of Courage
modernism
disillusionment with traditions that seemed to have become spiritually empty. They called for bold experiementation and rejected traditional themes.
criticized American dream

Fitzgerald - Great Gats
Faulkner - As I Lay Dying