Modernism Test: Movements Vocab and Authors

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  1. Grotesque Characters
    • Bizarre or twisted- often has some sort of obsession
    • Character can be twisted physically (ugly/deformed), emotionally, or psychologically
    • Grotesque characters often induce empathy and disgust
  2. Modernism
    • Sense of disillusionment and loss of faith in the American dream
    • Rejection of sentimentality and artificiality in favor of capturing reality
    • Emphasis on bold experimentation in style and form, reflecting the fragmentation of society
    • Interest in the individual and the inner workings of the human mind
  3. Symbolism and Imagism
    • American symbolists rebel against the romantic's focus on nature as a source of solace in the face of industrialization and mechanization
    • Imagism brings precision and concreteness to poetry in place of prettiness and decoration
    • Free verse overrides traditional poetic forms, which have set rhyme schemes and meters
  4. William Faulkner
    • Typically wrote about the American South
    • Received the Nobel Prize in Literature
  5. Flannery O'Connor
    • Born in Savannah, Georgia
    • Suffered from lupis
    • Often wrote about Grotesque characters
    • "O'Connor seems to be saying that we have become so accustomed to the lack of God in our life that a writer must use violent means to make a point"
  6. F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Married Zelda Sayre- she was troubled by psychological disorder (possibly bipolar or schizophrenia)
    • Spent time in Europe and was friends with Hemingway
    • Worked as a screen writer
    • Famous for writing "The Great Gatsby"
    • Writings criticized wealth and focused on the loss of the American Dream
  7. Ernest Hemingway
    • Tried to enlist for WWI, but couldn't because of a boxing injury
    • Very successful novelist and journalist- won a Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize in literature
    • In later years, his health deteriorated and he committed suicide
    • Known for his distinctive writing style: simplicity and understatement
  8. Williams Poems
    • Williams approaches imagery in a new way
    • He uses precise, simple language to describe his perception of ordinary things
    • Imagist poems- focuses on imagery
  9. Long and boring
    Tedious
  10. Get off the main subject
    Digress
  11. Slow to understand; stupid
    Obtuse
  12. Overcame by greater force; conquered
    Subdued
  13. Balance
    Poise
  14. A horrible or brutal act
    Atrocity
  15. Irritability; impatience
    Petulance
  16. Joyfulness
    Mirth
  17. Very thin and bony
    Gaunt
  18. Out of place; crooked
    Awry
  19. Smothers; extinguishes
    Stifles
  20. Old-fashioned
    Archaic
  21. Extremely poor person
    Pauper
  22. Skilled in saying and doing the right thing
    Tactful
  23. Excessive pride
    Vanity
  24. Rejected as a lover
    Jilted
  25. Boldly disrespectful
    Insolent
  26. Deserted
    Desolate

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