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American Literature
Lunettaisms/Idioms
100

Meaning of Ambivalence

something along the lines of "the state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone "

100

Derive Sage

sagacious, sagacity, 

100

3 names of the literature period circa the Revolutionary War

American Classicism, Age of Reason

100

Idiom for being inebriated. Use in sentence

3 sheets to the wind

200

Meaning of Superfluous

something along the lines of "unnecessary, especially through being more than enough."

200

Derive 

200

First Literature Period, Name a book and its author

Puritans, The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

200

Idiom for seasons of youth and old age. Use in sentence

May/December

300
Meaning of Hedonist

something like "a person who believes that the pursuit of pleasure is the most important thing in life; a pleasure-seeker. "

300

Derive Piety

pious

300

Period that focused on the harsh reality of life. Name 2 books and their author

Realism, Arthur Miller - All My Sons, Death of Salesman

Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck

300

America's Shakespeare

Arthur Miller

400

Meaning of Thanatopis

something like "a meditation about death"

400

Derive Belligerent

bellicose, belligerently

400

A period before Transcendentalism that valued intuition and nature. Also, name 1 writer and 1 of his stories

Romanticism, Edgar Allen Poe - The Raven, Fall of House of Usher, etc

400

3 appeal of rhetoric/persuasion. Define each

Pathos -emotion, ethos - credibility, logos - logic

500

Meaning of Defenestrate

something like "throw (someone) out of a window."

500

Derive Ignominious

Ignominy, Ignominiously, Ignominiousness. 

500

What are some themes of Transcendentalism? Name 3 writers of the era

Nature, People Good, Oversoul.


Thoreau, Waldo, Emily Dickinson

500

4 Forms of Discourse

Exposition, Persuasion, Narrative, Description

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