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Briefly Explain Regional Realism 1855-1900?

Depicts everyday lives and activities of ordinary people in south. Criticised US society. Regional dialects- mostly south, gave them a voice. Often has accents.

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Briefly explain Realism?

Representation of reality, particularly of middle-class life. Often in the countryside.

3

Briefly explain Naturalism?

Extreme realism, non-middle class focus- dregs of society. Biggest difference from realism was deterministic nature- Darwinism. Often in a city.

4

Briefly explain Social Realism?

Represents reality of world live in -Social consciousness. It exposed psychological realism of socially elite.

5

Briefly explain Southern Renaissance 1900-1940s?

Exposed racist southern myths about black inferiority, approached theme of difficult history for black people in south. No longer glorifying the confederates (who ultimately wanted to keep slavery).

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American

Dream

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New

Woman

8

Jazz

Age

9

Lost

Generation

10

Puritan

Work Ethic

11

Deus

Abscondi

12

Conspicuous

Consumption

13

Wall

Street Crash 1929

14

Migrant

Experience

15

Class

Divide

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Marginalisation,

Discrimination, racism, xenophobia, segregation, sexism.

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New

Vs Old Money

18

Dust

Bowl

19

Homestead

Act

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Family

Vs New Tech (e.g. traceeers)

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Anti-

hero

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What issue...

does the extract explore or expose about AL

23

Links to...

other books, context, similar to...

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How does the

Writer show... (opening sentence, as passage progresses e.g. isolating journey shown through device...)

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Semantic Fields,

Repetition, Symbols, AL Themes, Narrative Device (e.g. stream of consciousness).

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What are the 5 main AL themes?

American Dream, Community, Journey, The Land and The Frontier, The Hero. (and the past but that's just one of mine ;-)

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What are the main

social + cultural factors that influence these writers?

28

How does the writers

depict the (e.g. south), is it the same place for (e.g. Faulkner and Hurston) or do they see it different?

29

What assumptions

or beliefs do these writers challenge?

30

How and why does

the writer convey the importance of time and place in the extract?