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Flashcards - Significant Authors, Poets & Literary Works

Flashcards - Significant Authors, Poets & Literary Works
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson , known professionally as Waldo Emerson, was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century
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free verse
Free verse is an open form of poetry
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tone
In literature, the tone of a literary work expresses the writer's attitude toward or feelings about the subject matter and audience
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symbol
A symbol is a sign that represents, stands for or suggests another idea, visual image, belief, action or material entity
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themes
In contemporary literary studies, a theme is the central topic a text treats
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narrative poems
Narrative poetry is a form of poetry that tells a story, often making use of the voices of a narrator and characters as well; the entire story is usually written in metered verse
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Langston Hughes
James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri
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Huckleberry Finn
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885
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Huckleberry Finn
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885
Langston Hughes
James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri
narrative poems
Narrative poetry is a form of poetry that tells a story, often making use of the voices of a narrator and characters as well; the entire story is usually written in metered verse
themes
In contemporary literary studies, a theme is the central topic a text treats
symbol
A symbol is a sign that represents, stands for or suggests another idea, visual image, belief, action or material entity
tone
In literature, the tone of a literary work expresses the writer's attitude toward or feelings about the subject matter and audience
free verse
Free verse is an open form of poetry
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson , known professionally as Waldo Emerson, was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century
Emily Dickinson
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline
Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer , poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin
pond
A pond is a body of standing water, either natural or artificial, that is usually smaller than a lake
imagination
Imagination, also called the faculty of imagining, is the creative ability to form images, ideas, and sensations in the mind without direct input from the senses, such as seeing or hearing
xenophobia
Xenophobia is the fear of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange
Robert Burns
Robert Burns , also known as Rabbie Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire and various other names and epithets, was a Scottish poet and lyricist
meter
The metre, or meter , is the base unit of length in the International System of Units
dialogue
Dialogue is a written or spoken conversational exchange between two or more people, and a literary and theatrical form that depicts such an exchange

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