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1

What publication gained Bret Harte fame?

"The Luck of the Roaring Camp"

2

Ambrose Bierce was regarded by many as the first American writer to use what?

Black humor

3

What is Hamlin Garland's brand of realism described as and what does it mean?

Veritism - truth

4

What literary element do Sarah Orne Jewett's short stories emphasize?

Characterization rather than plot or setting.

5

What type of people did Sarah Orne Jewett write about?

The simple country people of Maine

6

Why did Dickinson say that she rejected Christ?

Because "it is hard to give up the world."

7

How did Emily Dickinson dress and when?

She dressed in write during the last years of her life

8

What did William dean Howells bring respectability to?

Realism

9

What was Henry James noted for?

His psychological realism

10

What did Henry James develop through his characters?

The "international theme"

11

What did Henry James react against in fiction?

Didacticism

12

How does Clemens criticize human weakness?

By using satire

13

What did he make into an artistic form?

A colloquial speech of the frontier

14

What two things is Clemens described as?

Humorist and satirist

15

What made Samuel Longhorne Clemens famous?

A tall tale

16

What idea does Crane express in his works?

Environment and heredity plays a major role in shaping lives.
Men are caught in an indifferent, puzzling universe.
Blind fate determines man's course.

17

Crane's writings probed the inner workings of what?

A soldier's mind

18

He was an illegitimate child who grew up in the San Francisco Slums.
- He became an oyster pirate and then later helped to catch oyster pirates.
- He traveled as a hobo.
- His most famous tale is "The Call of the Wild"
- He found material for his writing during his search for gold in the Klondike.
- His works express socialistic and Darwinian ideas.

Jack London

19

As a Naturalist, what did London seem to believe regarding humans and animals?

Believed that there are no essential differences between humans and animals.

20

His writings reveal his deep interest in what?

Evolution

21

Norris’s works stress the importance of what forces in shaping one’s life?

Social and economic forces

22

Who greatly influenced Frank Norris?

Emile Zola

23

Markham’s basic philosophy reflects what?

Although man's plight is at times tragic, it is not completely hopeless.
Man is capable of solving his own problems.
Man, in his fullest potential can be "godlike".

24

What is Porter’s trademark in his writing?

Surprise ending

25

What is the literary element Porter focuses most on?

Plot

26

In what region of the South is most of Welty’s fiction set?

Mississippi Delta Country

27

Where have Welty's short stories regularly appeared?

National magazines

28

What did Eudora Welty win?


Pulitzer Prize

29

Despite the win, what did she choose regarding where she wanted to live?

Chose not to move from her home region

30

What did he do while in high school?

Founded and edited a small, informal literary publication called Futura Fantasia.

31

Before settling on writing, what did he do?

He briefly explored acting

32

How is Stockdale’s love of freedom best explained?

Best explained as an understanding that stems from knowledge of its rarity.