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  1. T.S. Eliot
    The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock 1915 - masterpiece of modernist movement. The Wasteland 1922; The Hollow Men 1925
  2. Jane Austen
    Sense and Sensibility 1811; Pride and Prejudice 1813; Ema 1815. Romantic age. Social critique. Rich upper class Society. Transition to Realist fiction.
  3. William Butler Yeats
    1865-1939. Irish poet/playwright. The Tower 1928; The Countess Cathleen 1892 (play). Stimulated Irelands theatrica, cultural, and literary revival
  4. Euripides
    480-406BC. Greek playwright. Showed modern innovation like Realism, women's roles, inner character. Medea; Electra.
  5. John Donne
    1572-1631. Metaphysical poetry leader. Songs and Sonnets
  6. Herman Melville
    American Renaissance. Moby Dick 1851. Romantic in nature. Deals with human nature.
  7. John Keats
    Key poet of Romantic movement. British. Short 6 year span of writing. early death. la Belle Dame sans Merci; Ode to a Nightingale; Ode to a Grecian urn - 1820.
  8. Tu Fu
    712-770AD. Greatest of all Chinese poets
  9. William Blake
    English. Kicked off Romanticism as anti-enlightenment. Post-humously famous. Collections: Songs of Innocence 1789; Songs of Experience 1794
  10. Gustave Flaubert
    French novelist. Dominant in French Realist school. Madam Bovary 1857 - adultress. escape boring life. Flabert's extreme craftsmanship.
  11. Moliere
    French Neoclassical period. Don Juan 1665. Master of comedy. Play censored for religious mockery.
  12. William Wordsworth
    English. Romantic period. Lyrical Ballads 1798 (with Coleridge) - including Tinern Abbey - landmark in Romanticism. Poet Laureate 1843. The Prelude - post-humous Magnum opus.
  13. Henrik Ibsen
    Norwegian playwright. One of the first to write tradgedy about ordinary people in prose. Modernist theatre. A Doll's House 1879
  14. Anton Chekhov
    Russian playwright/short story writer. Portrays upperclass life in pre-revolutionary Rusia with Naturalism/Symbolism. The Cherry Orchard 1904 - aristocracy dealing with now no serfs.
  15. Henry James
    American born. Innovator. Unreliable narrator. Point of view. interior monologue - brought interest to narrative. Literary criticism - hugely influential. Portrait of a Lady 1881
  16. Vladmir Nabokou
    American novelist/poet. Lolita 1958 - middle aged man's obsession with a 12 year old girl. Synesthetic detail. ex: "Loud perfume"
  17. Honore de Balzac
    French novelist. Realist. La Comedie Humaine 1815-1848 - huge collection of stories/plays - presents panorama of French society after Napoleon
  18. Jonathan Swift
    Neoclassical. period. Irish satirist. Poet and cleric. Dean Swift. Guliver's Travels 1726 - a satire on human society. A Modest Proposal 1729
  19. Alexander Pope
    • British poet Essay on Criticism 1711 – gives principles of
    • neoclassicism. The Rape of the Lock 1712 satirical mock epic. Best
    • known for satirical verse and Homeric translations. Famous for his use of the heroic
    • couplet. Edited Shakespeare’s works.
  20. George Bernard Shaw
    Irish playwright/writer. Combined comedy with a questioning of conventional morality and thought. Candida 1897; man and Superman 1903. Nobel Prize 1925.
  21. Ernest Hemingway
    Aerican Modern Period. The Sun Also Risesm 1926 - disollusionment of the post war "Lost generation" along with Fitzgerald and others. Lucid writing style. Huge 20h CE influence. A Farewell to Arms 1929
  22. Charles Baudelaire
    French poet/critic. Les Fleurs du mal 1857 - 101 lyrics that explore isolation, melancholy and attraction of evil/macabre. influenced Symbolism.
  23. Samuel Becket
    Waiting for Godot 1952. "The Play where nothing happens" Theatre of the Absurd.
  24. Virginia Woolf
    English. Mrs. Dalloway 1925 - Inter-war social society. Modernist pioneer. Bloomsbury group. In the Lighthouse 1927
  25. F. Scott Fitzgerald
    "Lost generation" This Side of Paradise 1920- post war youth; The Great Gatsby 1925 - critique of Am dream.
  26. Emily Dickinson
    American writer. Most posthumously famous. 1830-86.
  27. Maya Angelou
    I know Why the Caged Bird Sings 1969
  28. The Lottery
    1948. Shirley Jackson. stoning
  29. Sylvia Plath
    suicide. The Bell Jar 1963 - roman a clef. mirroered her descent.
  30. Greek Classical Period
    800-400BC. Homer; Sophecles; Euripedes
  31. Hellenistic Period
    320-150BC Aristotle.
  32. Roman Classical Period
    • 100-450AD
    • Virgil; Horace; Ovid
  33. Old English Period
    • 450-1066
    • Beowulf
  34. Middle English (Medieval) Period
    • 1066-1500
    • Medieval theatre
    • Chaucer
    • Dante
  35. The Renaissance
    • 1330-1660
    • Italian R 1330-1550
    • English R 1520-1620
    • Elizabethan Period 1580-1600

    • Shakespeare
    • Donne
    • Cervantes
  36. The Neoclassical Period
    • 1600-1800
    • French N 1600/1700s

    Pope; Milton; Defoe; Johann Wolfgan von Goethe
  37. Age of Reason
    • 1750-1800
    • Thomas Paine Common Sense 1776
    • Thomas Jefferson
    • Patrick Henry
    • Alexander Hamilton. James Madison. Federalist Papers
  38. Puritan/Colonial American Literature
    1650-1750
  39. The Age of Enlightenment
    1700s
  40. The Romantic Period
    • 1800-1832
    • The Gothic Period 1785-1820
    • Austen; Wordsworth; Keats
  41. The Victorian Period
    • 1832-1900
    • Dickins
    • Henry James
    • Gustave Flaubert
  42. Realism
    • 1860-1910
    • Eliot; Tolstoy
  43. American Realism
    • 1865-1910
    • Twain; Crane; Howells; Horatio Alger
  44. American Renaissance
    • 1830-1860
    • American romantic Period/American Transcendentalism
    • Herman Melville; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Hawthorne
  45. American Transcendentalism
    • 1830s-1900
    • Emerson
    • Thoreau
    • Whitman
  46. Naturalism
    • 1880s-1940s
    • Conrad; Emily Zola; Theodore Dreiser
  47. The Modern Period
    • 1914-1945
    • American Modern Period 1900-1945
    • Joyce; Eliot; Woolf; Hemingway; Faulkner; Yeats; Chekhov
  48. American Nationalist Period
    • 1775-1830
    • Washington Irving; Poe: James Cooper
  49. Alice Walker
    The Color Purple 1982
  50. Arthur Miller
    The Crucible 1953; Death of a Salesman 1949
  51. 1984
    • 1949
    • George Orwell
  52. Fahrenheit 451
    Ray Bradbury
  53. Elizabethan Period
    1586-1603
  54. William Shakespeare
    1564-1616. Elizabethan Period. Hamlet 1509 - Hamlet revenge on claudius for father murder. Lover Ophelia.
  55. Dante Alighieri
    1265-1321 Middle English Period. Italian. Divine Comedy 1320
  56. Dante's Inferno
    1320
  57. The Circles of Hell
    • The gate of Hell - didnt take a stand. wasps
    • 1. Limbo. virtuous Pagans. hopeless
    • 2. Lustful. Swirled in wind
    • 3. Gluttons. eating slime/muck
    • 4. hoarders/wasters. pushing/pulling
    • 5. wrathful/sullen. thrashing/bodies in water
    • 6. heretics. living in smoking tombs
    • 7. violence: murder, suicide, blasphemy, sodomy, usury
    • 8. fraud: pimps/seducers; flattery; simony; sorcery; political corruption; hypocricy; theft; fraudulent rhetoric; divisiveness; falsificatoin
    • 9. treachery
  58. Homer
    800BC The Illiad; The Odyssey
  59. Aristotle
    Poetics - most influential book of poetry ever written. dramatic unity- plot/action; time frame; setting) 384-322 BC
  60. Geoffrey Chaucer
    "father on Engl Lit" vernacular English. one of first. invented rhyme royal. The Canterbury TAles 1387-1400.
  61. Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Russian novelist. Novels reveal his psychological insight, savage humor, and conern with religious, political, and moral problems posed by human suffering. Crime and Punishment 1868 - Raskolnikov justifies murder of evil person - existentialism precursor.
  62. Relative Pronouns
    • used to link one phrase or clause to another (who, whom, what, whoever, whichever, that...)
    • ex: How can you own a house which has no roof?
  63. Interrogative adjectives
    • which; what
    • ex: Which plant should I water?
  64. coordinating, subordinating, and correlating conjunctions
    coor (for; and; but); sub (if, though, when) corr (either...or)
  65. verbal
    • a noun (gerund or infinitive) or adjective (participle) formed from a verb
    • n: I like swimming.
    • p: a working woman; burned toast
  66. syllepsis
    • single word governs/modifies two or more others using multiple definitions
    • ex: Rend your heart, and not your garments
  67. anacoluthon
    a sentence that changes grammatical structure midway, often to show disturbance or excitement.
  68. accismus
    feigned or pretended refusal of something actually desired
  69. metonym
    • thing equals concept
    • ex: "oval Office" for President
  70. synecdoche
    • part equals whole
    • ex: "all hands on deck"
  71. Charles Dickens
    Victorian era. Social reform. Characterized London. Florid/poetic language. Satires upper class. Fantasy/realism. Sentimental. Oliver Twist 1839 - shocked readers with realistic descriptions of poverty in London slums; A Tale of Two Cities 1859
  72. James Joyce
    Ulysses 1922
  73. John Milton
    British. Paradise Lost 1667. Blank verse epic. dispair at failure of revolution, yet optimistic
  74. Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
    Faust 1832
  75. Miguel de Cervantes
    Don Quixote 1605 and 1615. first modern novel.
  76. William Faulkner
    As I Lay Dying 1930 - stream of consciousness. many narrators. Southern Renaissance
  77. anapest
    metrical foot. 3 syllables. 2 unstressed followed by 1 stressed. opp of dactyl
  78. dactyl
    metrical foot. 3 syllables. 1 stressed followed by 2 unstressed.
  79. Existentialism
    20th century. Albert Camus. Individual creates meaning through free will
  80. Naturalism
    1880s-1940s
  81. Theodore Dreiser
    Sister Carrie 1900. naturalism. An American Tragedy 1925.
  82. Symbolism
    1850s-1960s. Budelaire. Verlaine.
  83. Dada
    1915-1922. Anti war movement. influenced Breton's Surrealist movement
  84. Langston Hughes
    Not Without Laughter 1930; The Negro Speaks of Rivers
  85. Zora Neale Hurston
    Their Eyes were Watching God 1937
  86. Albert Camus
    The Stranger 1946. influenced: Existentialism. Theatre of Absurd.
  87. Franz Kafka
    bizzare, terrifying images/realities. The Metamorphosis 1917
  88. Mark Twain
    Tom Sawyer 1876; The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin 1884
  89. Stephen Crane
    The Red Badge of Courage 1895; Maggie: a Girl of the Strees 1893
  90. Leo Tolstoy
    War and Peace 1869 - Napolean's Russian invasion. Anakarenina 1875
  91. George Eliot
    Middlemarch 1872 - sophisticated character portraits. Poitical like all her works. . Victorian period. Realism.
  92. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Nature 1836 - watershed which made transcendentalism a movement. individualism
  93. Henry David Thoreau
    Walden, or a Life in the Woods 1854. Transc.
  94. Walt Whitman
    Leaves of Grass 1855. "father of free verse" transition from trans to Realism.
  95. The 5 m's of Medieval Theatre
    • 1. Mummings - yearly Pagan rituals
    • 2. Mystery plays - "cycle"/summer plays. Act out Bible.
    • 3. Miracle plays - lives of saints
    • 4. Morality plays - allegorical and didactic. world speaking to man kind of thing
    • 5. play of manners - social and secular.
  96. Falling rhythm
    The stress occurs on first syllable on each foot; Jack and jill went up the hill
  97. Sprung rhythm
    like normal speech. One stressed. some other numer unstressed

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