Glossary of ABeka Lit 11 - Chapter 1-2
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- George Caleb Bingham
- an artist and public office holder who painted "Daniel Boone Escorting a Band of Pioneers into the Western Country
- "Essa on the Muel"
- Author: Josh Billings, pen name of Henry W. Shaw
Theme: using regional dialect, the author describes a muel from an owner's point of view
- Henry W. Shaw
- he used the pen name, Josh Billings; a popular newpaper humorist, lecturer, and author of several books; his writings use cacography (humorous misspellings)
- William Sidney Mount
- painter of "Eel Spearing at Setauket"
- "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
- Author: Samuel Langhorn Clemens, who used the pen name Mark Twain
Setting: Angel's Camp
Theme: it shows what happens when you get addicted to betting and gambling, it can fire back at you
- the conversation between characters
- the arrangement of incidents or evetns which can usually be divided into a begining, middle, and end
- "Reflections on American Life: A Collection of Sayings"
- Author: Will Rogers
- Will Rogers
- part Cherokee Indian, he was born in Oologah, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) and was named after his father, Chief William Penn Adair
- "The Unicorn in the Garden"
- Author: James Thurber
Setting: once upon a sunny day
- James Thurber
- one of America's best-known humorists
- surprise ending
- is the unexpected twist at the end of the story which goes contrary to the reader's expectations
- Charles Wilson Peale
- one of America's first great artists who painted "Exhuming the First American Mastodon"
- "They Have Yarns"
- Author: Carl Sandburg
Setting: All over America
Theme: a humorous poem that uses tall tales as the theme
- Free verse
- verse that does not have a metrical pattern
- the correspondence of sounds
- the regular recurrence of sounds
- end rhyme
- the repetition of the accented or stressed vowel sound and all succeeding sounds in words which come at the ends of lines of poetry
- a type of approximate rhyme in which initial consonant sounds are the same
- the repetition of final consonant sounds
- the repetition of vowel sounds
- using words which sound like what they mean
- Carl Sandburg
- an author who is best known for his biography of his hero, Abraham Lincoln
- "The Devil and Tom Walker"
- Author: Washington Irving
Setting: A few miles from Boston in Massachusetts and several miles into the interior of the country from Charles Bay
Theme: the theme of this story is really a lesson on never making deals with the devil, because it will always catch up with you. It is just a matter of time
- John Quidor
- painter of "The Devil and Tom Walker"; he used literary works as the inspiration for many of his paintings
- Washington Irving
- the first American writer to become famous throughout the world
- "Woman's Rights"
- Author: Artemus Ward, pen name of Charles Farrar Browne, who was one of teh leading American humorists of the nineteenth century
Theme: Women's rights
- "America for Me"
- Author: Henry Van Dyke
Theme: there may be all these other great countries, but America is the country for him
- "American Names"
- Author: Stephen Vincent Benét
Theme: the narrator loves American names like Deadwood, etc. and his heart will always be at Wounded Knee
- Thomas Hart Benton
- Muralist of "Independence and the Opening of the West"; he painted characters from the small towns and scenes of rural life in the South and Midwest; as a painter and muralist, he wanted to show everyday events and depict the lives of ordinary people in America
- "What Is an American?"
- Author: Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur
Theme: In this short story, the author tries to depict and descripe an American really is
- "America Was Schoolmasters"
- Author: Robert P. Tristram Coffin
Setting: American colonial schools
Theme: In this poem, the author describes what America was like when children were taught morals and manners
- "A Creed for Americans"
- Author: Stephen Vincent Benét
Theme: What Americans stand for and believe
- Norman Rockwell
- America's most beloved illustrator who painted "Freedom of Speech"
- "I Like Americans"
- Author: Nancy Boyd
Theme: All the other peoples of countries are nice, but the author's favorite is the Americans
- Maurice Prendergast
- one of the first American painters to use the city for a subject; the painter of "The Mall-Central Park"
- "A Jingle of Words"
- Author: Elizabeth Scott Stam, a missionary and writer
Theme: How many different and unique words there are in the American language
- "Liberty and Union"
- Author: Daniel Webster, a Christian statesman and brilliant orator
Theme: the preservation of the Union and how liberty and union are one and the same
- Grant Wood
- painter of "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere"
- "The Gift Outright"
- Author: Robert Frost, considered to be the best Modern American poet
Theme: America was and is a gift to us Americans
- "The Portland Declaration"
- Author: Erik von kuehnelt-Leddihn
Setting: Portland, Oregon
Theme: this essay seeks to counteract the philosophies of totalitarianism, socialism, tyranny, caste societies, "classless" societies, etc.
- "The Nation and the Gospel"
- Author: James Russell Lowell
Theme: America would not be the great and free nation it is today if it wasn't for the founding fathers belief in the Christian faith
- James Russell Lowell
- a nineteenth century romantic poet, essayist, and leterary critic. He also held the position of professor of modern languages at Harvard University.
- Joseph P. Hidley
- a woodcarver, taxidermist, and self-taught folk painter from Poestenkill, New York; painter of "Poestinkill, New York"
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