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Define: Assonance
Repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by a different consonant sound

"Upon what base was fixed the lathe"

"my life and my bride"

bright--eyes, night--tide
Define: Simile
Comparing two unlike objects using like or as

"approach thy grave like one who wraps the drapery of his couch...and lies down to pleasant dreams."

"upon the bleak walls--upon the vacant eyelike windows"
List qualities of realism/naturalism
Portrays life objectively=using Huck as a narrator

Presents life as it is="people can be cruel to one another." Mark Twain

"fools is the majority in most towns." Mark Twain
WHY DO BOTH "THANATOPSIS" AND "TO A WATERFOWL" REFLECT BRYANT'S PURITAN BACKGROUND?
A.BOTH DISPLAY A DEEP CONCERN WITH DEATH
B.BOTH MAKE A MORAL LESSSON EXPLICIT
C.BOTH VIEW LIFE AS A PREPARATION FOR DEATH
"Annabel Lee" expresses Poe's grief over what personal tragedy?
The death of his wife
List three facts about J. F. Cooper.
Father of the American novel--wrote The Leatherstocking Tales

used the American wilderness as settings and Native Americans as characters
List the satirical literature read during the semester.
"Devil and Tom Walker"
"Battle of the Ants" or "Brute Neighbors"

-The Adventures of Huck Finn
WHAT ARE THE ROMANTIC ASPECTS OF "THE DEERSLAYER"
A.THE FOREST SETTING IS DESCRIBED AS "THIS TEMPLE OF NATURE"
B.THE ESCAPE SCENE IS SUSPENSEFUL AND ADVENTUROUS
C.THE INTEREST IN THE HURON AND DELAWARE CULTURES
In "To a Waterfowl" Bryant uses what analogy/comparison?
The bird's journey through the sky is like the poet's own journey through life.
FROM WHAT DID THE ROMANTICS FEEL THE HUMAN SPIRIT NEEDED TO BE FREED?
A.THE CALVINISTIC DOGMA OF DPRAVITY
B.THE COMMON SENSE OBSESSION WITH PRACTICAL AFFAIRS
C.THE CRAMPING RATIONALISM AND REASON
List the three Early Romantic or Knickerbocker writers.
W. Irving
J. F. Cooper
W. C. Bryant
WHY DOES "THANATOPSIS" DISPLAY THE ROMANTIC STYLE?
A.IT IS WRITTEN IN BLANK VERSE
B.IT SPEAKS OF DEATH AS A MYSTERIOUOS REALM
C.IT SPEAKS OF COMMUNION WITH NATURE
Poe's horror story "The Fall of the House of Usher" explores what theme?
fear of madness
WHICH MEN WERE INVOLVED IN THE INTERNATIONAL SPREAD OF ROMANTICISM?
A.KANT
B.WORDSWORTH
C.CARLYLE
The Age of Reason or 18th century classicism emphasized
social over personal
reason over imagination

common over the individual
WHAT PHRASES GIVE "ANNABEL LEE" AN UNREAL ATMOSPHERE?
A."KINGDOM BY THE SEA"
B."WITH LOVE THAT WINGED SERAPHS OF HEAVEN COVETED?"
C."DEMONS DOWN UNDER THE SEA"
Define: Sobriquet

Give examples:
a descriptive nickname

Hawkeye, Rivenoak, Panther
Old Glory, redcoat, ironhorse,
Briarthorn
WHAT WERE THE TASKS OF THE LITERARY ARTISTS OF THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT?
A.TO PRESERVE SPIRITUAL AND IMAGINATIVE ATTITUDES
B.TO CREATE A WHOLE NEW VISION OF LIFE AND ART
C.TO DEEPEN THE SHALLOW AND REFINE THE CRUDE
What is the major theme of The Leatherstocking Tales?
in nature/wilderness humanity can recover the natural virtues that society corrupts
WHY DID THE ROMANTIC IMPULSE FIND FAVORABLE GROUNDS IN AMERICA?

A.PATRIOTIC NATIONALISM
B.DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY
C.EMPHASIS ON THE INDIVIDUAL
In the last two stanzas of "Annabel Lee", Poe asserts that special love is
stronger than death
HOW DOES POE ILLUSTRATE THE TIMELESSNESS OF LOVE IN "ANNABEL LEE?"
A.HE SAYS THE ANGELS ENVY HIS PERFECT LOVE
B.HE SEES THE REMINDERS OF HIS LOVE IN THE MOON AND STARS
C.HE PORTRAYS THAT MEMORIES OF LOVE TRANSCEND DEATH
List the authors who portrayed the dark side of human nature.
Herman Melville
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Mark Twain
WHY IS ANNABEL LEE MUCH LIKE A BALLAD?
A.STRONG, REGULAR RHYTHM
B.SIMPLE SUBJECTS AND IMAGES
C.REPETITION OF KEY WORDS AND PHRASES
What does "Thanatopsis" mean?
view of death
WHY IS THE DEERSLAYER A ROMANTIC HERO?
A.HE IS A WHITE MAN LIVING WITH THE DELAWARE INDIANS
B.HIS NATURAL INSTICTS HELP HIM ESCAPE HIS CAPTORS
C.HIS EXTRAORDINARY COURAGE WINS THE HURON RESPECT
Define: Circumloction

Give examples:
the avoidance of mentioning anything distasteful, common place, or technical

pale form for corpse
narrow house for grave site
Define: Alliteration
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.

"not half so happy in heaven"

"weary, wayworn wanderer"

"hyacinth hairs"
Which statements reflect the romantic philosophy?
Trust your genius;follow your noble heart.
Realize reality through intuitive perception.
God is in man and nature.
Although poor in quality, why were the early sentimental and Gothic novels important to the Romantic movement?
They created an appetite for the strange and mysterious forms of writing.
Who said: "Europe stretches to the Alleghenies; America lies beyond."
Emerson
What did Bryant's poems offer his readers?
spiritual counsel---Communion with nature
Which allusions to Greek mythology reinforce the separation and return theme in "To Helen"?
Hyacinth hair

Psyche

Nicean barks (ships)
Why isn't "The Devil and Tom Walker" considered a tragedy?
Tom is a greedy man who deserves the consequences of his actions.
What phrases describe the American scene during the early Romantic period (1800-40)?
Optimistic attitudes

Youthful vigor=our country was young

prosperous growth--immigration
List three facts about E.A. Poe.
wrote tales of terror

earned a reputation as a magazine critic

invented the American horror and detective story
Why is W. Irving's "The Devil and Tom Walker" considered romanticism?
The tale refers to a past legend that said Captain Kidd buried stolen treasure.

The tales presents strange,
myterious, supernatural happenings.

The tale uses an American setting and characters.
Historically, what political changes of the 19th century improved the quality of the common person?
introduction of middle class leadership--Andrew Jackson
extention of voting rights
creation of public school system
Define 1st person narrator?
The narrator is directly involved in the story.

Look for the pronoun I