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1

Edgar Allan Poe often depicts what kind of men?

Depraved men who are twisted and their innermost natures

2

Edgar Allan Poe was the 1st American writer to influence what three genres?

Poetry,fiction, and criticism

3

Edgar Allan Poe doesn't believe that literature should be a means of instruction but rather for what?

Entertainment

4

What are Poe's principles for literary composition?

1. A work must have high literary quality, not just develop typical American content
2. A single emotion or mood should dominate a work
3. A work should be short enough to be read in one sitting

5

For the Christian, Poe's perspective is flawed because of what?

Because of his exclusive focus on entertainment and the morbid side of man's nature

6

In the poem "to Helen" emphasizes the soul's attraction to what?

To beauty

7

What is the rhyme scheme of the poem "to Helen"?

Ababb cdcdc effef

8

What are important features of the poem "the Raven"?

-frequent use of internal and multi-syllabic rhyme
-increasing emotional density
-frequent use of repetition

9

What does the speaker mean by asking if there is a balm in gilead?

It is a biblical allusion and means he wants to know if he will experience relief from the bitter grief he has experienced

10

In the poem "sonnet-to-science" science is likened to a vulture because it has wings and it what?

"preys.....upon the poet's heart"

11

To emphasize the theme, the sonnet "sonnet-to-science" features what?

1. References to mythology
2. The speaker's dream
3. Nature

12

What is uncharacteristic about the poem "to my mother" which was written by Poe?

The poem "to my mother" had a warm, and personal tone

13

In "Annabel lee" what is Annabel lee's primary purpose in life?

Was "to love and be loved" by the speaker

14

What are the stylistic elements "Annabel lee"?

It's diction, meter, and repetition-it contributes to the fairy-tale like mood

15

What is the theme of "the purloined letter"?

Appearances can be deceiving

16

What is the point of the story about the bot who won all the marbles in his school by playing a guessing game?

That the boy, unlike the prefect, succeeded by correctly assessing the thought process of his opponent. It was his reasoning skills

17

Poe lost his parents at an _________ Age

Early age

18

Why was Hawthorne motivated?

literary nationalism

19

What kind of settings did Hawthorne use usually?

American settings

20

Hawthorne was the only one of the American romantics to express a viewpoint based on what kind of values?

Christian values

21

What did Hawthorne frequently criticize?

The unrealistic optimism of transcendentalism

22

What stages did Hawthorne's literary career divide into?

Literary preparation, short story, and novel

23

Hawthorne was the only writer to be attracted to what kind of history?

American history

24

Hawthorne uses historical setting in his fiction and stresses the universal themes of what?

Of isolation guilt and pride

25

What receives the greatest of emphasis in hawthorne's collections?

Allegory

26

A story with a literal and a implied level of meaning

Allegory

27

What perspectives are given in "the maypole of merry mount"?

1. The merry mounters through the puritans eyes
2. The puritans in the merry mounters eyes
3. Both groups in Edith's and Edgar's eyes

28

Hawthorne associate merry mount with _____________ by the major role nature plays in this story

Transcendentalism

29

"The celestial road" satirizes modernized what?

Religion

30

The characters of "the celestial road" are abstract rather than lifelike because it is necessary for what?

Allegory