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The Experience of Literature

by: Perry McClure

The Experience of Literature ENGL 2030

Perry McClure
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Janice Porth

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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Perry McClure on Wednesday September 23, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to ENGL 2030 at Middle Tennessee State University taught by Janice Porth in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 21 views. For similar materials see /class/213065/engl-2030-middle-tennessee-state-university in Education and Teacher Studies at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Date Created: 09/23/15
1 Define the following words Cdnon 0 group of works chosen to be studied for their literary merit Genre 0 type or category of something short fiction drdmd fairy tale 2 List three suggestions on how to read actively o Redd three times b Find somewhere comfortable to redd c Underline unfdmilidrwords 3 List and briefly define fi of the nine critical approaches to interpreting literature a Biogrdphicol criticism connecting the author s life to the writings b Psychologicol criticism onolyzing the behavior of the chordcters c Mythological criticism connecting chordcters to mythologicol credtures d Historicol criticism studying the history of the time the book was written e Formdlist criticism writing just about literory elements Eg plot irony 4 Answer fillintheblank questions about the early beginning of the short story genre Foirytdles were the first stories to publish widely The Printing Press changed the way stories were told The edrliest stories told were drdwings on cove wolls or pdpyrus 5 Answer fillinblank short questions about how the short story genre became Americanized List three common characteristics of the fairy tale genre Imoginory settings Imoginory events Hoppin ever after endings 0505quot List three changes made in the later versions of fairly tales Violence incredsed Pictures more colorfuleldborote Less text of pdge 050 9quot List three traits of the modern children s stories More politically correct 0 b Less violence c Much more multicultural 9 Name the m authors who are considered the founders of the American short story a Edgar Allen Poe b Nathaniel Hawthorne 10 Draw and label the short story parts Exposition End Orientation Rising conflict ClimaX Resolution 11 Define end orientation End orientation hint at the beginning of the story for how the story will end 12 Name and define one point of view category narration First person the telling of a story by a person who was involved indirectly observed the action 13 Define three of the following plot theme tone style Plot is the sequence of events in a story and their relation to one another Tone a way authors convey their unstated attitudes toward their subjects as revealed in their literary style Theme generalization about the meaning of a story poem or play 14 List and define the three types of story endings a Catharsis purging of emotion b Epiphany realization c Coup de gras it ends suddenly 15 Define flatround character OR staticdynamic character Static is an unsurprising and unchanging character Dynamic is an often contradictory and changing in some way during the story 16 Indentify the two forerunners of modern American poetry a Emily Diclltenson b Walt Whitman 17 Answer fiinthebank questions about the origin of poetry 18 List the three major types and three subtypes of poetry Major epic dramatic and lyric Subtypes odes ballads haiku 19 Define poetry Poetry is writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through its meaning sound and rhythm 20 List five facts about each of our studied authors Wilde Poe Gilman Wilde a He was sentenced to hard labor for two years for the crime of sodomy b His lover was Robbie Ross c Helped to find the Aesthetic Movement d Advocated art for art s sallte e Born in Dublin Ireland Poe a He was regarded at an alcoholic 8 drug addict b Married his cousin Virginia c Has the writing philosophy that every word was important d The Father of American Short Stories e Born in Boston MA Gilman a Born in Hartford Connecticut b Born 1860 1935 c Worked as a commercial artistteacher d One of the first major feminist writers e Overdosed on chloroform 21 Briefly explain how Poe and Gilman s stories reflect the Romantic Period in literature Their stories were highly imaginative and detached from reality Their writings were based on human psychology The time period is in late l700s to late l800s 22 Match writing stylesphilosophy to the above writers 23 Match lines from the poemstories to their writers


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