CLEP Romantic Period (1830-1870) Poetry Analysis/Fiction Analysis Part 1 Practice Test >> Exam 1

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Date: 22/04/2019 22:08:53
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1) Walt_____ celebrated individualism through unconventional subject matter‚ including his controversial exploration of sexuality‚ and through free verse‚ poetry without rhyme or meter. ?The Good Gray Poet? influenced by Transcendentalism‚ endeavored to become Ralph Waldo Emerson’s sought-after American poet for the common people.
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2) ?Song of Myself‚? which uses the senses to reflect on the different faces of America is contained in Walt Whitman’s______________ of Grass (1855) the famous poem . it features such Transcendentalist themes as the unity of all people‚ vagueness of divinity‚ and the elevation of the individual.
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3) Her poetry about life as a mill girl attracted the attention and encouragement of John Greenleaf Whittier. She is the teacher and abolitionist Lucy ___________ ‚ who wrote spiritual poetry about nature and children. Lucy’s poetry includes Ships in the Mist‚ and other Stories (1859)‚ Poems (1868)‚ an Idyl of Work; a Story in Verse (1875)‚ Childhood Songs (1877)‚ Wild Roses of Cape Ann. and other Poems (1880)‚ all collected in Poetical Works (1884).
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4) Unlike Whitman‚ Emily used usual poetic form?yet in an unusual way‚ structuring compressed images and fragmented thoughts with_________ instead of traditional punctuation; employing enjambment and off‚ or slant‚ rhymes; and leaving poems untitled. Like Walt Whitman‚ Emily Dickinson is considered a modern poet for her unconventional style of poetry.
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5) Born in Salem‚ Massachusetts‚ his historical fiction‚ set in colonial New England‚ displays his fascination with the results of Puritanism and explored themes of guilt and secrecy. Brook Farm (1841-1847)‚ Nathaniel _________ showed skepticism of its tenets‚ although he briefly participated in the transcendental experimental utopian community.
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6) Her poem about ?A narrow Fellow in the Grass? who ?likes a Boggy Acre?A floor too cool for Corn?? and that looked like ?a Whip Lash? is talking about a________ . Emily Dickinson did not title her poems‚ so publishers such as Thomas Johnson in the Poetry of Emily Dickinson (1955) and R.W. Franklin in the Poems of Emily Dickinson (1998) numbered each poem.
7) ?The Cotton__________ ? (1873)‚ symbolizing the cotton fields of the South; and ?Ode to the Confederate Dead at Magnolia Cemetery? (1873)‚ honoring Confederate soldiers. Henry Timrod considered the ?laureate of the Confederacy‚? wrote such poems as ?Ethnogenesis? (1873)‚ on the birth of the new Southern nation.
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8) Their distinctively American poetry rivaled British poetry in popularity and in quality. The group of New England poets whose nostalgic themes often included images of fond family gatherings and the concept of ?home‚? and whose well-loved conventional poetry was often read around hearths across the country were referred to as ?________ Poets.?
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9) William Cullen________ lectured on poetry in 1825‚ wrote ?Song of Marion’s Men? (considered among his best lyric poetry) in 1831‚ and translated Homer’s Iliad (1870) and Odyssey (1871) into English blank-verse. His nature poetry earned him the title ?the American Wordsworth.?
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10) Emily_______ never married‚ reclusive to the extreme of rarely leaving her family’s house for the last 30 years of her life. This poet produced over 1‚775 concise yet intense poems‚ but became famous when most of her poems were published posthumously (after death).
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11) The Song of Hiawatha (1855) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is a collection of Indian mythology that chronicles the story and courtship of a legendary Ojibwe leader and his lover‚________ ‚ which is loosely based on Henry Rowe Schoolcraft’s Native American research.
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12) This poem uses internal rhyme and alliteration. Edgar Allan Poe wrote haunting‚ melancholy‚ and macabre (gruesome‚ representing death) poetry‚ including the Raven (1845)‚ a psychological analysis of a grieving student’s interaction with a talking raven who repeats one word: ?_____________.?
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13) A lament of the death of a beautiful woman ?In a kingdom by the sea? that concludes with the grieving speaker lying by his beloved’s ?sepulchre? (tomb) all night‚ is ? ____________Lee? (1849)‚ a poem by Edgar Allan Poe.
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14) John Greenleaf Whittier reminisces about tales told around the fireplace during the Massachusetts snowstorms of his boyhood‚ considering his greatest work‚ in_________ : A Winter Idyl (1866).
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15) Henry Wadsworth __________ memorialized American myth in his Romantic poetry. He is The best-known of the ?Fireside Poets‚? and the most celebrated poet within any poet’s lifetime.
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16) ?A Song of Life? (Voices of the Night‚ 1839)‚ ?The Village Blacksmith‚? ?Excelsior‚? ?The Skeleton in Armor‚? ?The Wreck of the Hesperus? (Ballads‚ 1841) and ?Paul__________ ’s Ride? (Tales of a Wayside Inn‚ 1863)‚ are Longfellow’s most common poems.
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17) A Harvard graduate‚ a lawyer‚ a Romantic poet‚ an abolitionist and an editor was James Russell__________ (1819-1891).
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18) Poems on Miscellaneous Subjects (1854) and Moses: A Story of the Nile (1868) are some of her most popular collections of poetry. Born free‚ the black poet and abolitionist orator Francis Ellen Watkins_________ wrote about issues faced by her race‚ such as slavery and lynching.
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19) The frigate battleship the U.S.S. Constitution from destruction‚ was saved by the rousing protest of Holmes’ poem ?Old______ ? (1830).
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20) Ignoring the warnings of the villagers‚ the traveler climbs to the highest point of a mountain and is later found buried in a glacier. Nevertheless‚ a voice from the sky repeats the man’s motto. The refrain of this poem about a traveler’s pursuit is the Latin word on the young man’s banner‚ ?__________? (1841)‚ loosely translated ?onward and upward.?
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21) Regarded as a ?Boston Brahmin? (Boston’s intellectual and social elite)‚ this doctor studied and taught at Harvard Medical School. The physician Oliver Wendell_________ published two medical works‚ novels‚ essays‚ and biographies‚ as well as the abundance of poetry for which he is famous.
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22) John Greenleaf__________ is known for his use of everyday subjects and pastoral themes. He also wrote articles at the request of the abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison‚ edited various newspapers‚ founded the Liberty party (1839)‚ and helped start the Republican Party (1854). He is a nature poet and politically active abolitionist Quake.
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23) Whitman published a collection of poetry reflecting his experiences as a Civil War nurse‚__________ -Taps (1865)‚ In an effort to portray the horrors of war.
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24) A Tale of Acadie (1847)‚ was a fictionalized account of a couple separated on their wedding day when the British deported French Acadians from Nova Scotia. Evangeline Bellafontaine‚ the bride-to-be‚ spends years searching for Gabriel Lajeunesse‚ her intended groom. She becomes a nun‚ then a nurse‚ and finds Gabriel as he is dying; soon after his death‚ she dies also. This was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s first of three long narrative poems‚_______.
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25) Her first book‚ Hobomok (1824)‚ was a romance glorifying the ?noble savage.? Other romances included The Rebels; or‚ Boston Before the Revolution (1825)‚ and Philothea (1836)‚ about classical Greece.Although an ardent abolitionist‚ Lydia Maria________ also wrote fiction.
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26) Longfellow chronicles a macabre shipwreck involving the unheeded warnings of an old sailor regarding an approaching hurricane‚ a sea captain who ties his daughter to the mast of his ship to prevent her from being washed overboard‚ and the death of everyone on board. This is in his tragic poem‚ ?The Wreck of the_______ ? (1841).
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27) A character in James Russell Lowell’s poems The______ Papers (1846-1848)‚ the fictitious farmer Hosea Bigelow in Yankee dialect ‚ attacked the Mexican War (1846-1848) for endeavoring to expand slave territory.
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