. Recommended Novels for Reading (British)
Gullivers Travels: Jonathan Swift; social satire/fantasy/; Part I, II, and IV
interesting; language difficulty *.
Robinson Crusoe: Daniel Defoe; an account of the process of the building of
What Is Literature?*
Literature is not the kind of thing we need to
reverence. It doesnt do us much good to think of the
greats as geniuses who were different from you and
me, and it doesnt help to put literature on a pedestal,
as if it were some rare, un
Exercises on Colonial America
I. Blank Filling
1. The most enduring shaping influence in American
thought and American literature was _.
2. The Puritan philosophy known as _ was
important in New England during colonial time,
and had a profoun
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19th century: 25
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849): The Fall of the House of Usher; The Tell-tale Heart; The
Cask of Amontillado; The Black Cat;
2. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864): Young Goodman Brown; The Ministers Black Veil; My
Kinsman, Major Mo
The English Renaissance (1485-1660)
The ideal of intellectual movement. Humanist
scholars took great interest in the welfare of
human beings. In religion they demanded the
reformation of the church. In art and literature,
they sang in praise o
Why You Need Annual Checkups Now More Than Ever
Why (Almost) All of Us Cheat and Steal
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, who teaches at Duke University, is known as one of
the most original designers of experiments in social science. Not surprisingly, the best-selling
authors creativity is evident throu
I Have a Dream
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest
demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed
Five Tips for President Obama on Nuclear Negotiations with
President Barack Obama is rolling the dice again: hes desperate to avoid getting
dragged into a war over Irans nuclear program and appears to have restrained Israel at
least for now from star
Two steps should be used when you consult this list. First, determine the type of
signal you need. Next, select from that signal group the word which is most appropriate
to the meaning of your sentences.
Note: The same transition word or
What is a Paragraph?
A paragraph is a group of sentences that convey an idea. Each sentence works together
as part of a unit to create an overall thought or impression. A paragraph is the smallest
unit or cluster of sentences in w
The Disappearing Honeybee
Do you run away when you hear a bee buzzing? Many people do. A bee sting hurts and
some people are allergic to bee venom. But did you know that bees are very important to humans?
Honeybees do more than just mak
THE THESIS STATEMENT
A thesis statement is a single sentence which expresses the idea an essay will
develop. It points both the writer and reader in a definite direction. A good thesis
statement is restricted, unified, and precise and deals with only ONE