ENGLISH 287 FINAL EXAM REVIEW

ENGLISH 287 FINAL EXAM REVIEW - ENGL ISH 287 F I NAL EXAM...

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Unformatted text preview: ENGL ISH 287 F I NAL EXAM REV IEW Human Condition describing the joys and sorrows of human life 1. Birth 2. Coming of Age 3. Marriage 4. Parenthood 5. Growing Old 6. Death Five Elements of Fiction: 1. Exposition 2. Narration 3. Description 4. Action 5. Dialogue (the most revealing thing about a character) The most revealing aspect of characterization is speech Points of Views in Stories: 1. First Person has credibility, we believe people in first person 2. Third Person you can into the minds of characters, like playing god, omniscient 3. Second Person Climax the highest point of action, interest, or suspense A protagonist is the chief figure in a drama whose actions are the primary focus of the story. An antagonist is that against which the main character or protagonist contends Rule for fairly evaluating a story or poem: Did the writer set out to do what he/she set out to do and was it worth it? Transcendentalism a belief that you can gain wisdom through intuition, or that you can intuit knowledge. A moral philosophy, transcendentalists exalted feelings of wisdom and took their ideas from Europe. Ralph Waldo Emerson was the foremost of the transcendentalists Mark Twain was also known as Samuel Clemmons and his most famous work was Huck Finn The dividing line between the traditional and the modern novel was around 1900 Three Events that changed American Society in first 250 years: The Revolution The Great Awakening (3 of them) Second World War, First World War, Abolition of Slavery North Carolinas most famous author was Thomas Wolf who wrote Look Homeward, Angel When comparing the values of the colonial period, to the values of today they compare like this: salvation and god vs. money and power The modern era in literature began in 1900 Setting means: time and place Americas greatest woman poet is Emily Dickenson T.S. Elliot authored: Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and The Wasteland The era of Romanticism: 1830-1865- Love of nature, informality, and individualism Edgar Allen Poe : the foremost figure in American Romanticism- Poes Most Famous Works: Cask of Amontillado, Tell Tale Heart, The Raven, Annabelle Leigh John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath, Chrysanthemums , Steinbeck from California E rnest Hemingway : A Clean well Lighted Place, Hills Like White Elephants, most famous is The Killers and he was from Michigan Faulkner : A Rose for Emily, he was from Oxford, MS Jefferson, F ranklin, Paine: era of reason and revolution Thomas Jefferson Declaration of Independence Benjamin Franklin Poor Richards Almanac, Philly Thomas Paine Common Sense Henry David Thoreau transcendentalist who authored Walden and Civil Disobedience- Neighbors considered him a loafer and a cranky eccentric- He is more relevant today than Emerson is...
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