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South Dakota State University PRAXIS Review Sheet ENGL 241 American Literature I Concepts addressed in this course: Reading and Understanding Text: Identifying major works and authors of American, British, and World literature from various cultures, genres, and periods, including literature for young adults Specifically, students should review the following chronological study of authors and their works, identifying the various genres they represent, situating them within an appropriate historical period, and recalling each writer's major contribution to the canon of early American literature. Entries are found in Perkins and Perkins, The American Tradition in Literature, Vol. I, 10th edition, or may be found in a comparable anthology. The Colonial Period Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation Winthrop, "A Modem of Christian Charity" Williams, "The Bloody Tenet of Persecution for Cause of Conscience" and "Letter to the Town of Providence" Bradstreet, "The Prologue," "The Author to Her Book," "Before the Birth of One of Her Children," "To My Dear and Loving Husband," "In Memory of My dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet," "Upon the Burning of Our House" Rowaldson, A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson" Taylor, "The Preface," "Upon Wedlock, and Death of Children," "Huswifery," "Upon a Spider Catching a Fly," "Meditation 146, Second Series" Mather, from The Wonders of the Invisible World, "The Life of His Excellency Sir William Phips" Woolman, "The Journal of John Woolman" DeCrevecoeur, "Letters from an American Farmer," "Sketches of Eighteenth Century America" The National Period/A2e of Reason Edwards, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" Franklin, selections from The Autobiography, "Letter to Ezra Stiles," "Information for Those Who Would Remove to America," "Speech in the [Constitutional] Convention at the Conclusion of Its Deliberations" Paine, "The American Crisis" or selections from Common Sense, "The Age of Reason" Jefferson, "The Declaration of Independence," "Notes on the State of Virginia," "Letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush," "Letter to John Adams" Freneau, ""To the Memory of the Brave Americans," "On Mr. Paine's Rights of Man," "The Wild Honey Suckle" Development of this review sheet was made possible by funding from the US Department of Education through South Dakota’s EveryTeacher Teacher Quality Enhancement grant. Wheatley, "On Being Brought from Africa to America," "An Hymn to the Evening," "To S.M. a Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works," "To His Excellency General Washington" Equiano, from the Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano The Romantic Age Irving, "The Author's Account of Himself," "Rip Van Winkle" Cooper, selections from The Pioneers Bryant, "Thanatopsis," "To a Waterfowl," "A Forest Hymn," "To Cole, the Painter, Departing for Europe," "The Prairies" Emerson, "The Divinity School Address," "The Snow-Storm," "Each and All," "The Rhodora," "The Apology," "Hamatreya" Fuller, selections from Woman in the Nineteenth Century Thoreau, selections from Walden, "Civil Disobedience" Poe, "Sonnet-To Science," "To Helen," "The Coliseum," "Sonnet-Silence," "The Raven," "Ulalume," "Ligeia," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Philosophy of Composition" Hawthorne, "Young Goodman Brown," "Rappaccini's Daughter," "Ethan Brand," "Preface to The House of the Seven Gables," The Scarlet Letter Melville, Billy Budd The Humanitarian Sensibility Longfellow, "A Psalm of Life," "The Arsenal at Springfield," "The Jewish Cemetery at Newport," "Nature," "The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls" Whittier, "Massachusetts to Virginia," "First-Day Thoughts," "Laus Deo" Lincoln, "The Second Inaugural Address," The Gettysburg Address," "Letter to Horace Greeley" Stowe, selections from Uncle Tom's Cabin Jacobs, selections from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Douglass, selections from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Davis, Life in the Iron Mills Whitman, "Song of Myself," "Chanting the Square Deific," "Calvary Crossing a Ford," "When I Heard the Learned Astronomer," "The Wound Dresser," "I Hear It Was Charged Against Me," "A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim" Development of this review sheet was made possible by funding from the US Department of Education through South Dakota’s EveryTeacher Teacher Quality Enhancement grant.