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I can edit sentences for mistakes in pronoun agreement. I can analyze a writing prompt, recognizing its concrete and abstract components. I can analyze the argument and rhetorical devices in a work of art. I can determine the theme of a poem and how it relates to another work.
The macaroni and cheese were delicious, I ate two servings of them. If Joann and Benjamin call tell her that I will not be home until this evening. Either Renaldo or Philip always finishes their geometry homework in class. Neither the back up singers or the lead vocalist was satisfied with her performance.
George Washington Gilbert Stuart, 1796 Called the “Lansdowne” portrait because it was painted for the Marquis of Lansdowne Connection to Dolley Madison?
Remember: SOAPSTone the introduction (You can use your power point handout.) 1. Speaker, Occasion, and Subject 2. Purpose 3. Audience 4. Thesis Organize your body paragraphs using Claim, Evidence, Commentary/Analysis Your conclusion should address a “So What?” question. What is the universal concern in the piece? Why should we care about the passage?
How is the poem related to Into the Wild? Romanticism: A movement in art and literature in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in revolt against the Neoclassicism of the previous centuries...The German poet Friedrich Schlegel, who is given credit for first using the term romantic to describe literature, defined it as "literature depicting emotional matter in an imaginative form." This is as accurate a general definition as can be accomplished, although Victor Hugo's phrase "liberalism in literature" is also apt. Imagination, emotion, and freedom are certainly the focal points of romanticism. Any list of particular characteristics of the literature of romanticism includes subjectivity and an emphasis on individualism; spontaneity; freedom from rules; solitary life rather than life in society; the beliefs that imagination is superior to reason and devotion to beauty; love of and worship of nature; and fascination with the past, especially the myths and mysticism of the middle ages. English poets: William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John Keats American poets: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allen Poe, Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman Neoclassicism and The Age of Reason: The dominant literary movement in England during the late seventeenth century and the eighteenth century, which sought to revive the artistic ideals of classical Greece and Rome. Neoclassicism was characterized by emotional restraint, order, logic, technical precision, balance, elegance of diction, an emphasis of form over content, clarity, dignity, and decorum. Its appeals were to the intellect rather than to the emotions, and it prized wit over imagination. As a result, satire and didactic literature flourished, as did the essay, the parody, and the burlesque. In poetry, the heroic couplet was the most popular verse form. Writers: John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, Joseph Addison, and Samuel Johnson.
THE AGE OF REASON THE ENLIGHTENMENT THE NEOCLASSICAL PERIOD THE AGE OF ELEGANCE 1660 to 1800
emphasis on reason / logic, scientific discovery and methods saw the universe as ordered emphasis on importance of social tradition, established code of behavior/manners, dress, and class hierarchy renewed interest in classical thought and literature
emphasis on logic and rational thought, not emotions; emphasis on the social/good of the community, not the individual presence of numerous classical allusions; use of satire; use of elevated diction; formal style that adhered to set rhyme schemes, such as couplets; two- dimensional characters or stock types that represent a class or vice Influence of Drama-comic satires rise of literary magazines novel in various forms, including picaresque, gothic, and novel of manners
American Revolution American independence seen as a divine sign that America and her people were destined for greatness. Military victory fanned nationalistic hopes for a great new literature. Yet except for political writing, few works of note appeared during or soon after the Revolution. 1790 American Copyright Law American books were harshly reviewed in England. The search for a native literature became a national obsession. The copyright law of 1790, which allowed pirating, was nationalistic in intent. Drafted by Noah Webster, the great lexicographer who later compiled an American dictionary, the law protected only the work of American authors; it was felt that English writers should look out for themselves.
Epic, Mock Epic and Satire become the genres that separate American Neoclassical literature from British Neoclassicism Political Pamphlets / Non Fiction Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur ( ) Thomas Paine ( ); Benjamin Franklin ( ) Poets Philip Freneau Phillis Wheatley (c ) Fiction Charles Brockden Brown ( ) Washington Irving ( ) James Fenimore Cooper ( )