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113 Cards in this Set

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The Village Blacksmith"

John Greenleaf Whittier

"Maud Muller"

Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The Chambered Nautilus"

James Russell Lowell

"A Fable For Critics"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"A Psalm of Life"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The Arrow and the Song"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Rain in Summer"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The Builders"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The Ship of State"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Hiawatha's Wooing"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The Lover's Errand"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Paul Revere's Ride"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Loss and Gain"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The Day is Done"

John Greenleaf Whittier

"The Book Our Mothers Read"

John Greenleaf Whittier

"Maud Muller"

John Greenleaf Whittier


John Greenleaf Whittier

"Our Master"

John Greenleaf Whittier

"Abraham Davenport"

John Greenleaf Whittier

"The Over-Heart"

John Greenleaf Whittier

"Andrew Rykman's Prayers"

John Greenleaf Whittier

"Value of the Bible"

Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Old Ironsides"

Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The Height of the Ridiculous"

Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The Ploughman"

Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The Chambered Nautilus"

James Russell Lowell


James Russell Lowell

"The Present Crisis"

James Russell Lowell

"The Courtin' "

James Russell Lowell

"The World Over"

James Russell Lowell

"A Fable for Critics"

America's greatest pastoral poem

"Snow Bound"

Who was the most popular American poet of the 19th century?

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Mr. Boston"

Oliver Wendell Holmes

What poem satirizes popular 19th century writers?

"A Fable for Critics"

Where and how is Longfellow honored in England?

a bust of him in the poet's Corner of Westminister Abbey

What was the rhythm suppose to sound like in "Hiawatha's Wooing"

drums/ beating of drums

What is the ploughman being compared to in "The Ploughman" and who wrote it?

a scholar; Oliver Wendell Holmes

In "The Present Crisis", who is the author and what does he feel the crisis is?

James Russell Lowell; people are not acting in the present time (this is what I put- answers/ opinions may vary)

What was the message conveyed in "Abraham Davenport?"?

He was a hard-working, moral man who people should admire (this is what I put- answers/ opinions may vary)

Give two descriptions that you especially liked from the poem "Snow Bound"

I put:

The mother sitting and knitting by the fire

The uncle telling the children stories

Why did Maud Muller and the judge not marry?

The judge rode on for her and did not stop- he married a rich woman

Maud Muller- Married a poor man

Who wrote "The Book Our Mothers Read" and what book was he referring to?

John Greenleaf Whittier; The Holy Bible

Why does Priscilla reject Miles Standish in "The Lover's Errand"?

Because she actually liked John


Who was Hiawatha's bride?


What is the rain being compared to in "Rain in Summer"?

difficult times in life

What type of poem is "Our Master"


Name two things Andrew Rykman prays for

I put:

Be able to help a man in need

Be able to witness JC to others

Who wrote "Old Ironsides" and what was he referring to?

Oliver Wendell Holmes; An old ship that had been in the war- and people wanted to tear it down

Name one fact about each author

Longfellow- college drop-out

Whittier- religious, grew up on a farm

Lowell- college drop-out, 1,000 line poem

Holmes- Doctor, "people-person"

Why were the authors referred to as the Fireside and Schoolroom poets?

Because they- and their works- were taught in schools, and also read in homes by the fireside


n, a reference

Ballad Stanza

n, a poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas


A direct comparison to something

Extended Metaphor

A metaphor throughout the work

Narrative poem

a poem which tells a story


14-line poem written in iambic pentameter


two rhyming lines which express a complete thought


The use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning


A retelling of a work in one's own words

Define Transcendentalism

The false religious philosophy founded by Ralph Waldo Emerson

*Confuses God with Nature

*Denies Deity of Jesus Christ

*Self-reliance and man's perfection

Founder of Transcendentalism

Ralph Waldo Emerson


denies the deity of Christ

man, God, and nature are all the same

human nature is essentially good


What was the name of an experimental Utopian Society?

Brooke Farm

Who was America's first modern poet?

Walt Whitman

What controversial work did Whitman publish?

Leaves of Grass

Why was Whitman known as the "modern poet"?

He created and used free verse

Bible of the Transcendentalists

"Nature" by Emerson

Two authors who opposed transcendentalism

Bayard and Finney

(Both Christians)

What did Emerson start out as in his career?

a preacher

Why would Emerson say that a child responds more properly to nature

they are pure/innocent

Emerson's viewpoint on individualism

Everyone is different; everyone is God


compact statements expressing a truth

Where was "Concord Hymn" meant to be sung at?

The completion of the Battle Monument

(July 4,1837) (Also in the tune of "Old 100")

"Each and All"

everything works together; all are equal; all belong to the environment

What comprises "A Nation's Strength"

people are better than possessions


(I don't know about this one)

How is patriotism shown in "Voluntaries"?


Exalts slaves and young men who went to war

How does Thoreau feel towards the government

He despised it; wrote "Civil Disobedience"

What was one of the characteristics of wisdom, according to Thoreau?

right conduct; standing up for what one believes

Why did Thoreau leave Walden?

he wanted something NEW in his life

What is one thing Bayard Taylor known for?

"from The Experiences of the A.C." ; traveled to Europe, the Orient, and Africa

Why did the AC experiment ultimately fail?

Because the people disagreed on a lot of things, and then realized that an Utopian Society is not possible

Walt Whitman is known as America's _____

First modern poet

How was "Leaves of Grass" generally received

hardly anyone liked it; because he was a very transcendentalist man and very opinionated

What is the balance described in "Compensation?"

nature will balance good and evil

Theme of "The Rhodora"

some things (like the Rhodora) are beautiful for beauty's sake (that is their purpose)

Theme of "Fable"

each have their own unique and important talents

How long did Thoreau live on Walden Pond?

2 years

What does the AC stand for?

Arcadian Club

What turned Finney on to the checking out the Bible?

he saw and read lawyers referencing it, and he would look up the verses

What was Whitman declaring in "Song of Myself"?

his own identity, and all the Americans collectively


giving human attributes to an object

Figurative Language

the indirect way of describing something by using another object

Rhetorical Devices

restating what one believes by asking if that is what the reader believes


differentiating between two objects

How did Whitman use "perfume" as a metaphor in #2 of "Song of Myself"

society- and how it corrupts the "air"

What were the main reasons that Thoreau wrote "Civil Disobedience"?

Slavery and Mexican-American War

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Ralph Waldo Emerson


Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Each and All"

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Concord Hymn"

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A Nation's Strength"

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Ralph Waldo Emerson


Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The Rhodora"

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Ralph Waldo Emerson


Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The Quotable Emerson"

Henry David Thoreau

"from Walden"

Walt Whitman

"from Song of Myself"

Bayard Taylor

"from The Experiences of the A.C."

Charles G. Finney