Project #61469 - American Literature

Early American Literature Mid-Term Non-Cumulative Exam

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Please answer all of the following 6 essay questions.  Make sure your answers are detailed and pull from specific textual evidence.  Think about character, symbol and theme as you construct your responses.  This is open book and open note. 

Once you are done, please upload your exam as a Word Document to the Dropbox via Elearn no later than Monday 3/9 by 5:00 p.m.  Reminder:  Banner will be down Friday through Sunday, so it’s imperative that you download and complete this exam on time.  

 

Discuss one of the themes in Sarah Orne Jewett’s “A White Heron.” Support your answer with textual evidence. (25 pts.)

 

Discuss the overarching theme in W.D. Howells’ “Editha.”  Support your answer with textual evidence. (25 pts.)

 

Discuss the characterization of Daisy Miller and Winterbourne as it is revealed through setting.  How do both characterization and setting inform us of James’ intended moral of the story in “Daisy Miller”? Support your answer with textual evidence. (25 pts.)

 

Discuss the theme of “Man vs. Nature” in Harte’s “The Luck of Roaring Camp.” Support your answer with textual evidence. (25 pts.)

 

Define literary realism and show how this applies to one of the four stories in this exam. (25 pts.)

 

 

Define literary naturalism and show how this applies to one of the four stories in this exam. (25 pts.)

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