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EN 209 Lecture 18: April 16, 20, 23
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April 16, 2018 Reading Due: Perilous Passage in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs Speech Delivered at Gettysburg by Abraham Lincoln Harriet Jacobs o Wrote Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl under the name Linda...

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EN 209
Dr. Bonnie Whitener
EN 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Emily Dickinson, Heteronormativity
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April 4, 2018 Reading Due: Male Criticism on Ladies Books by Fanny Fern Fanny Fern (Sarah Willis) o One of the first to make a name for herself in satire o Successful female journalist ...

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EN 209
Dr. Bonnie Whitener
EN 209 Lecture 16: March 26, 30
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March 26, 2018 Reading Due: SelfReliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson o Deep bouts of melancholy Severe clinical depression o Grieved by the death of his first wife Second wife was a support system, very understanding o ...

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EN 209
Dr. Bonnie Whitener
EN 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Camisard, Nuclear Family, Young Goodman Brown
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March 7, 2018 What happened in Wieland? In political terms, he is one of the new men the Federalists feared, who suddenly appeared out of nowhere, specious, interested, designing men, respectable neithe...

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EN 209
Dr. Bonnie Whitener
EN 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 28: Transcendentalism, Signify
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Emily Dickinson *String of feminism in her writing Success is counted sweetest Accomplishments that required effort and work mean more to us than those that took no effort. Title divine is mine Discusses the institution of...

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EN 209
Dr.Kelley
EN 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 27: Ginger Nut, Nipper, Nippers
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Bartleby the Scrivener Herman Melville This is a satire of Wall Street. Scrivener a person who manually copied legal documents (human copy machine) Melville states that there would be a sequel but we know that he never ...

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EN 209
Dr.Kelley
EN 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Short Story, The Great Beauty, Pure Genius
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Hawthorne and His Mosses Herman Melville Big Idea: This is basically Melvilles reviewrecommendation for Hawthornes writing. Hes telling his friends that it is underrated but super amazing. Important Quotes Explanations A ...

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EN 209
Dr.Kelley
EN 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 26: Herman Melville, Edward Fairfax, Spiritualized
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Billy Budd Herman Melville Important Quotes and Explanations Captain the Honorable Edward Fairfax Vere a sailor of distinction even in a time prolic of renowned seamen an ofcer mindful of the welfare of his men, but never ...

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EN 209
Dr.Kelley
EN 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 24: Psalms, Omen, Lightning
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Young Goodman Brown Nathaniel Hawthorne Symbolism His wife is named Faith, which symbolically relates to how Brown lost his faith in the townspeople and his own wife. Old man in the woods with his serpentstick is symboli...

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EN 209
Dr.Kelley
EN 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Tragic Hero, Little People, Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne Class Discussion 2 Important Quotes and Explanations Thou knowest, said Hester... thou knowest that I was frank with thee. I felt no love, nor feigned any (466). She was always hones...

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EN 209
Dr.Kelley
EN 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Twin Unit, Avail, Word Play
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The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne Class Discussion 1 Background: The novel was considered scandalous in the time period. It was also responsible to starting the tradition of ordering books through the mail (people did...

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EN 209
Dr.Kelley
EN 209 Lecture 21: Whitman - "Preface to the Leaves of Grass" 3/30
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Preface to the Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman Author Background Whitman strongly admires Emerson and refers to him in his letter to him as Daddy Whitman saw himself as a logical successor of Emerson Emerson receives letters ...

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EN 209
Dr.Kelley
EN 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Henry David Thoreau, Transcendentalism
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Walden Henry David Thoreau Emerson vs. Thoreau How to tell the difference in their writing: Emerson Thoreau Goes into nature mentally in order Goes into nature physically and to climb into his own thoughts. talks more ab...

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EN 209
Dr.Kelley
EN 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Golden Ratio, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Transcendentalism
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Nature Ralph Waldo Emerson Important Note: Emerson heavily inuenced transcendentalism, but he did not start it. Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It writes biographies, histories, and criti...

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EN 209
Dr.Kelley
EN 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Autodidacticism
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Frederick Douglass What makes this autobiography so odd? Douglass doesnt just focus on his own life. He uses it as a tool to talk about the institution of sla...

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EN 209
Dr.Kelley
Othello - Reference Guides

TM permacharts Othello Just The FactsCharacters ILLIAM SHAKESPEAREHARACTER SKETCHES WC Born 1564; died 1616 ameDescription N OthelloProtagonist Professional soldier; servant to Venice Moor; Moslem Negro from North Africa M...

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Death of a Salesman - Reference Guides

TM permacharts Death Of A Salesman Just the FactsSymbols ARTHUR MILLERMUSICTAPE RECORDER Born 1915 in Harlem, New York Epitomizes the mechanization of American society Music has major significance in the play Wrote many pl...

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English Composition - Reference Guides

TM permacharts English Composition English Composition 2nd EDITION THE SENTENCE Sentencesform the basis for written language and composition A sentence is a group of words that forms a complete thought It is easier to expr...

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English Grammar - Reference Guides

TM permacharts English Grammar English Grammar 2nd EDITION PARTS OF SPEECHSENTENCE TYPES A sentenceis a group of words that can stand DJECTIVESONJUNCTIONS AC on its own as a completed thought; it begins Describe nouns and ...

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English Verbs - Reference Guides

TM permacharts English Verbs English Verbs 2nd EDITION PRESENT TENSEPHRASAL VERBS A phrasal verbis a two part verb IMPLE PRESENT S consisting of a verb and a particle Expresses daily habits or usual Expresses general factu...

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Hamlet - Reference Guides

TM permacharts Hamlet StructureCharacters AIN PLOTHARACTER SKETCHES MC Act IIntroduction Presentation of setting, main characters, and central ameDescriptionameDescription NN themes HamletPrince of Denmark, son of Queen Ge...

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Julius Caesar - Reference Guides

TM permacharts Julius Caesar StructureThemes AIN PLOTONOR LOYALTYRUTH JUSTICE MHT Act IIntroduction Presentation of setting, main characters, and central Brutus believes it is honorable to kill Caesar for loyalty to the ...

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King Lear - Reference Guides

TM permacharts King Lear StructureThemes AIN PLOTEMOLITION OF ORDERED SYSTEMSPPEARANCE VS. REALITY MDA Act IIntroduction Presentation of the setting, main characters, and Without divine, human, and natural laws, nature is ...

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Macbeth - Reference Guides

TM permacharts Macbeth Just the FactsCharacters ILLIAM SHAKESPEAREHARACTER SKETCHES WC Born 1564; died 1616 ameDescriptionameDescription NN Playwright, actor, and poetMacbethThane of Glamis, later Thane of Cawdor, and even...

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English as a Second Language - Reference Guides

TM permacharts English as a Second Language English as a Second Language 2nd EDITION BASIC SENTENCE REQUIREMENTSSUBJECTVERB AGREEMENT All sentences must begin with a capital letter A verb must agree with its subject in per...

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