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Study Guide For American Lit Exam 1

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Study Guide For American Lit Exam 1 EN 2201-01

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This study guide goes over what we have gone over so far in class for the first exam
American Literature Since 1880
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Mali Johnson on Monday February 1, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to EN 2201-01 at University of Connecticut taught by John Reynolds in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 66 views. For similar materials see American Literature Since 1880 in Foreign Language at University of Connecticut.

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American Lit Study Guide Exam 1 Readings   Bradford On Plymouth Plantation (chapters IX, XI, XII, & XXXII)  Winthrop “A Model of Christian Charity”  Bradstreet “The Prologue” “Before the Birth of One of Her Children” “To My Dear and  Loving Husband” “Here follows Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House July 10   th 1666”  Taylor “Meditation 8’ “Upon a Wasp Chilled with Cold” “Upon Wedlock, and Death of  Children” & “Prologue”  Wigglesworth from “The Day of Doom” & “A Song of Emptiness”  Rowlandson A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson Things to keep in mind for each author: Bradford  Founded Harvard  Gave one of the only first hand accounts of Pilgrim exploration to America  Had first hand knowledge of events through nature   Followed Puritan belief that everything was attributed to God   Talks about the seeds of American Dream (always looking for potential, land, way to  make things right)  Arrived in America during mini­ice age and had to adjust to the new climate and  gathering food (many did not last)  Believed in the Puritan ideal that it was important to know if someone was saved or  unsaved (good things happened to people that were saved and bad things happened to  people that were not saved.)  The purpose of Literature was to either praise God or to teach others about him  Always looking for proof of God’s existence in nature or events Anne Bradstreet  Central dogmas seen for Puritans –Humans original sin, Human vanity + other follies,  The coming of the redeemer & the hope of triumph of own sin, death, hell in everlasting  life with god  Puritan writing has distinctive purposes, to be for the Public or for Private  Was one of only about 3 serious female writers until the 1800s  Struggled to separate her feelings for her husband and her stuff from the fact that God  was the only thing allowed to give her pleasure.   Private poems showed a more humanistic side of Puritan life, riddled with fear, anxiety,  faith, and hope.  Compares or uses references to the bible/ bible characters Edward Taylor  Was a doctor, minister, went to Harvard  Lived on frontier  Metaphysical poet comparable to John Donne  The fact that most of his writings are more cerebral, it paradoxes most of the Puritan  writing which are supposed to be in plain text  Took communion and meditation very seriously and mediation poems went over suffrage of man, benefits of God, wonder of Gods grace.  Meditation series go over a scripture, analysis of it, and grace of God bringing people to  him  Poetry struggles between form and what you really want to say   Beautiful structure in writing very complex, middle ground Puritan who wasn’t die hard  faith but still believed and followed tradition enough. Key points the remember for the Puritan time  Only the educated could be guided to God through the understanding and readings of  scriptures.  Very black and white in thought, there is no gray areas or in­between (especially when it  comes to God)  Puritans did not take pleasure in simple things only in the Lord and their godly duties   There is little to expect out of life so only aim to live your life to get to God  Art was considered a gift from God and that talent should be used for God’s service  Believed the New World was considered the new Eden


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