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1

What became a common theme in Edwin Markham's poetry?

His concern for the plight of exploited people's

2

Edwin Markham proclaimed a steadfast romantic belief in what?

Man's potential to help himself

3

What runs counter to pessimism of most of the American naturalists?

His optimistic theme

4

What was the specific inspiration for Markham's writing "The Man With The Hoe"?

Seeing in Scribner's magazine a black and white reproduction of a painting by the French pastoral landscaping Jean Francois Millet

5

What is the theme of "The Man with the Hoe"?

Oppressed mankind will someday seek redress for his wrongs

6

What is the basis for optimism in Markham's works?

Markham's humanistic values

7

I'm the first stanza of "The Man with the Hoe", Markham uses rhetorical questions to imply what three things?

That the man with the hoe is little better than an animal

He has a face that reflects a brutal nature

He has a mind that has been dulled by his burdensome toil

8

What does line 7 in "The Man with the Hoe" mean?

That he is incapable of showing or feeling emotion

9

What does Markham underscore the contrast between in the second stanza of "The Man with the Hoe"?

What the man with the hoe is and what God wants him to be

10

What is the poetic device in lines 11-14 of "The Man with the Hoe"?

Biblical allusion

11

In line 30 of "The Man with the the Hoe" what does the word profaned mean?

He has been treated with contempt or irreverence

12

What does line 32 of "The Man with the Hoe" imply?

That the man protests against his present condition and will rise up against his future oppressors

13

What is the warning given in "The Man with the Hoe?"

The oppressed laborer may "rise to judge" his oppressor

14

Although the dominant tone is melancholic, the one optimist implication in the poem implies what?

That a solution to the problem presented is at least possible

15

What is Sidney Porter's real name?

O'Henry

16

Where are Sidney Porter's writing's popular besides America?

France, England, Russia

17

What is the trademark in the Porter's writings?

Surprise endings

18

What is the title "The Gift of Magi"?

An allusion

19

"THE gift of Magi" is found in a collection of stories entitled what?

"The Four Million"

20

What does Porter focus most on?

Plot

21

What is the theme of "The Gift of Magi"?

There is nothing wiser than a sacrificial token of love

22

What is the outcome of the story an example of?

Situational irony

23

Define situational irony

A contrast between supposition and reality

24

How would a naturalist probably have ended "The Gift of Magi"?

A naturalist probably would have ended with the character being bitter and pessimistic rather than appreciative and with wisdom

25

What cause Fanny Crosby's blindness?

An infection that scarred the corneas of her eyes at 6 weeks old

26

The period following the civil war was a time of what?

Religious revival and renewed interest in hymn writing

27

Why were Crosby's hymns effective?

Due to their simplistic conversational language

28

Name 3 characteristics of her poems

Use of familiar phrases
Uses allusions to scripture
Appeals to the emotion

29

What are the three basis types of songs used in churches?

Psalms set to music
Hymns
Gospel songs

30

In "Pass me Not" what does contrition mean?

Sincere, deep sorrow for sin