EN 209-005 NEW Midterm Study Guide
EN 209-005 NEW Midterm Study Guide EN 209
Popular in American Literature to 1865
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EN 209005 Midterm Study Guide The midterm will be made up of three sections 1 Passage Recognition 3 points for author and 2 points for title 34 of these 2 Authors claim to fame 3 points each 5 of these and 3 Short answer 6 points each 10 of these focus on more questions about authors and important terms Key Terms 1 American Frontier A buffer zone between wilderness and civilization 2 TO Map Map of the world when there was only knowledge of Asia Europe and Africa What the British thought the world looked like before they discovered America PRE COLUMBUS Contains the letter T represents a body of water within a large 0 water surrounds the 3 land masses 3 Comparing the situation they re in with one from biblical times Idea of applying biblical situations to reality 4 Captivity Narrative Diarystyle Comes full circle Protagonist starts in civilization taken away into wilderness goes back to civilization AntagonistsGenerally the Native Americans ProtagonistsEuropeansAmericans 5 Romance Novel What you feel rather than what you see Natural settingsnature are important 6 Comedy of Manners Royall Tyler s The Contrast Satirizes social customs 7 The Enlightenment Reaction against the Romantic period focuses on science and logic rather than feelings and emotions Zones 8 Five Zone Theo Climate Fri id long Arct1c C1139cle and g T f C Temperate Temperate zone 101310 0 311061 Torrid zone Torrid Equat01 Temperate zone Torrid Fri id ZODe Tro ic Of Ca I lCOl Il g p p Temperate Antarctic Circle W Key People 1 Christopher Columbus 4 voiaies to the New World funded bi Siain Initiates ournaldiary genre Relation an official formal document that a person writes to a representative of the government in this case the Crown 0 Gives an accounting of your actions to the Crown 2 Captain John Smith Work iolici everione has a duti o Conventions travel adventure knowledge 0 American landscape 0 Firsthand authority Illustrates Patterns of Native English interaction Promotes self 0 Myth of the Selfmade man Myth of Pocahontas 3 Thomas Jefferson Wrote numerous documents advocating for the cultural prestige of a fledgling United States Key Enlightenment thinker infuses texts with rational arguments steeped in observations and logical conclusions Notes on the State of Virginia scienti c treatise 0 Part of American enlightenment literature that sought to legitimize the country s right to selfgovern through mode of logical scienti c reasoning 0 Mode of writing that uses science and logic to make an argument 0 4 Royal Tyler The Contrast First American comedy British Pompous having airs Americans Downtoearth rustic simplicity Myth of American Identity 0 US Exceptionalism F De ne American values in contrast to European values 0 By end of play we have ideal American 5 Samuel de Champlain I Power d namics I h power dynamics shift all the time 6 Britton Hammon Captivity narrative Ghostwriter amanuensis Native Americans depicted as awful Changes some of the general conventions of the Indian Captivity narrative o The protagonist is a black male instead of a European male 7 Anne Bradstreet First American poet Religion and the domestic sphere Social restrictions Had access to education rich family 8 Phillis Wheatley Owners taught her to read and write Published poetry in London First African American published poet First African American woman to publish writing 0 Religious power of poet classical in nature 9 James Fenimore Cooper Last of the Mohicans Romanticized Native American culture good Indian vs bad Indian 0 Subgenre of Historical Frontier Romance 39 LOM romanticizes loss of American Indians 39 Manifest destiny idea that there is a divine mandate that land is to be settles from the East Coast to the West Coast First American novelist to achieve commercial international success IO Mary Rowlandson Captivity narrative Set an example of the ideal Puritan approach to struggle Hypocritical Criticizes Native Americans and yet becoming more and more like them Why was Rowlandson s captivity narrative more popular than that of Cabeza de Vaca o Hers was raw while his was more a fabrication of events CdV doesn t even acknowledge that he s in captivity throughout the narrative II Cabeza de Vaca I Chronicles contact 39 Conventions of genre good or bad always at the center of the story ex EuropeansAmericans prevents the protagonist from achieving Idea of o Protagonist starts in civilized space progressively gets taken away into wilderness where eventually a turning point is reached and the protagonist gets taken back to civilization somehow Other Key Elements to Consider How do the British the French and the Spanish interact with the Native Americans differently British are all about se re ation and separation Spanish conquest want land and don t care how they acquire it Texts and their authors Talk Concerning the First Beginning Creation of the Whites The Singer s Art The Prologue To her Book In Honour of Queen Elizabeth The Author to Her Book Upon the Burning of Our House To My Dear Children To Maecenas On Being Brought from Africa to America Liberty and Peace Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl The Contrast from Journal of First Voyage from Narrative of the Third Voyage la Relacion from The Voyages to the Great River St Lawrence from General H istorie of Virginia Sovereignty and Goodness of God Surprizing Deliverance Last of the M ohicans Notes on Virginia Queries VI XI and XVIII Native American Oral Lit Anne Bradstreet Phillis Wheatley Harriet Jacobs Royal Tyler Christopher Columbus Cabeza de Vaca Samuel de Champlain John Smith Mary Rowlandson Britton Hammon James Fenimore Cooper Thomas Jefferson
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