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227_Second.Exam.Review - Midterm Study Guide Introduction...

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Midterm Study Guide Introduction to American Literature Professor Iannini Rutgers University November 15, 2011
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Section I : Key terms and concepts: Define the terms provided below and briefly discuss their significance to 19 th -century American literature. Clue: Keep your responses detailed yet concise (about 3 sentences), and make sure not only to define the term but also to note it significance to a particular text or texts.
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Jacksonian America Possessive individualism Chiasmus Irony The sublime Kantian philosophy Cosmopolitanism Negative v. positive freedom Fugitive Slave Act Cult of True Womanhood Literary nationalism Ekphrasis Manifest Destiny Federalism
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Section II : Identifications Identify the author, title, and approximate date for the quotations provided below. You should also provide a brief close reading of the passage (analyzing, for instance, its rhetorical strategies, narrative technique, imagery, metaphor, and allusions). Finally, you should briefly explain the connection between the passage and some broader theme
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