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The Civil War and Postwar Period 1850-1900 Frederick Douglass “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. 1817-1895 Louisa May Alcott From “Little Women” Mark Twain “ The Notorious Jumping Frog From Calaveras County” 1835-1910 Bret Harte “The Outcasts of Poker Flatt” Ambrose Bierce “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” 1842-1914? Kate Chopin “A Pair of Silk Stockings” “The Story of an Hour” 1854-1904 Stephen Crane “Do Not Weep, Maiden, War Is Kind” “A Mom Said to the Universe” “A Mystery of Heroism” 1871-1900 Jack London “To Build a Fire” 1876-1916 Harriet Beecher Stowe “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” She had a big influence on the beginning of the Civil War. •62000000in all confederacy260000000 union 36000000. • 1861-1865 •The war of the states •The social, political, economic and racial issues of the war shaped the reconstruction era. •Reconstructive era was the rebuilding after the war •Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote the novel ”Uncle Tom’s Cabin” anti-slavery story that kick started the Civil War. Old Terms: Paradox Symbols Short story Fiction Poetry Alliteration Setting Characters Irony Tone Rationalism Mood Meter Repetition Metaphor Rhyme Scheme Old terms continued: Iambic Pentameter Shakespearean Sonnet Personification Foreshadowing Transcendentalism Theme Regionalism Literature that emphasizes a specific geographical setting and that reproduces the speech, behavior, and attitudes of the people who live in that region. A nineteenth-century literary movement that was an extension of realism and that claimed to portray life exactly as it was. Paradox – A statement that appears self-contradictory, but that reveals a kind of truth. Diction – A speaker or writer’s choice of words. Symbol – A person , place , thing or event that has meaning in itself and that also stands for something more than itself. Comic Devices – Used in Comedy to write humor in a common structure. Cliché – A word or phrase of a figure of speech that has become lifeless because of overuse. Extended Metaphor – a metaphor that is extended through a stanza or entire poem, often by multiple comparisons of unlike objects Point of View – first person, third person limited, omniscient, objective Theme – he insight about human life that is revealed in a literary work. Irony – A discrepancy between appearances and reality Verbal Irony Situational Irony Dramatic Irony Dialect – A way of speaking that characterizes a certain social group or the inhabitants of a certain geological era.