Literature Test- Rationalism Flashcards

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Temperance
Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation is an example of the virtue...
Silence
Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation is an example of the virtue...
Order
Let all your things have their places; let each part of your buisness have its time is an example of the virtue...
Resolution
Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve is an example of the virtue...
Frugality
Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e. waste nothing is an example of the virtue...
Industry
Lose no time; be always employed in something usefly; cut off all unnecessary actions is an example of the virtue...
Sincerity
Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly is an example of the virtue...
Justice
Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty is an example of the virtue...
Moderation
Avoid extremes; forebear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve is an example of the virtue...
Cleanliness
Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation is an example of the virtue...
Tranquility
Be not distrubed at trifles, or at any accidents common or unavoidable is an example of the virtue...
Chastity
Virtue with no definition given
Humility
Imitate Jesus and Socrates is an example of the virtue...
Order
The virtue that Benjamin Franklin had the most difficulty with.
8,000 People
About how many people resided in the Washington D.C. area in the 1800's?
Patrick Henry
Quoted saying "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!"
1706
The year of Benjamin Franklin's birth
Parallelism
Syntatctical arrangement of sentences is the same
Repetition
The repeat of ideas
Benjamin Franklin
Apprenticed to his brother
Equiano
Wrote about the evils of slavery
Benjamin Franklin
Wrote ...American Dream...
Speckled Ax
In the Autobiography, this represented Franklin's quest for virtue
13
How many virtues are listed in the Autobiography?
Patrick Henry
Who was the first governor of Virginia?
Phillis Wheatley
Who died impovrished at 31?
Abigail Adams
Who was the wife to the 2nd president?
Heroic Couplet
A pair of rhymed lines written in iambic pentameter
Personification
Giving human characteristics to non-human things
Blank Verse
Unrhymed iambic pentameter
Enlightenment
The time in history where man began to use reason over faith
Repetition, rhyming, humor
The three devices used in Benjamin Franklin's aphorisms
Rationalism
The term describing the age of Reason in America
Ben Franklin
The Autobiography
Ben Franklin
Poor Richard's Almanac
Thomas Paine
Common Sense
Thomas Jefferson
Declaration of Independence
Olaudah Equiano
The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano
Patrick Henry
Speech in the Virginia Convention
Phillis Wheatley
To His Excellency, General Washington
Abigail Adams
Letters to Her Daughters from the New White House
Noah Webster
Dictionary
Benjamin Franklin
One of 17 Children
Benjamin Franklin
Scientist and Inventor
Broad-Side Ballad
Narrative verse or song commonly on a popular theme, and sung and recited in public places or printed on broadsides for street sale
Oratory
the art of speech giving
Patrick Henry
Most powerful orator of the American Revolution
Phillis Wheatley
Her first poem was published at age 13
Thomas Jefferson
Died on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence
The theme "governments that don't uphold unalienalbe rights are detestable" is a theme in which work?
Thomas Jefferson
Man who's immense library eventually became the Library of Congress
Abigail Adams
All of her letters were published posthumously
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