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Posted by lee on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 7:28pm.

Could someone help by checking my answers.Please!!

1. Transcendentalism, a subgenre of American Romanticism, was based in which of the following beliefs?
a-The natural and spiritual world are connected.(my choice)
b-Reason separates man from the animals.
c-The needs of society are greater than the needs of the individual.
d-American values should align with Greek and Roman values.

2. Which of the following is the best definition of literary criticism?
a-an interpretation of a work of literature supported by quotations, details, and personal responses
b=an essay about the flaws contained in a work of literature(my choice)
c-a book review written by a professional critic for publication
d-an alternate ending to a work of literature

3. Which of these people would be least likely to appreciate Transcendentalist ideas?
a-a wildlife conservationist(my choice)
b-a minimalist
c-a Puritan preacher
d-an abolitionist

4. Which of the following words is an antonym for devout?
a-committed
b-rude
c-serious
d-unfaithful(my choice)

5. Which of the following words is a synonym for dauntless?
a-bored
b-confident(my choice)
c-fearful
d-handsome

6. Thoreau included the following sentence in Walden:
“There is some of the same fitness in a man’s building his own house that there is in a bird’s building its own nest.”
Which of the following statements rephrases his literal comparison as a metaphor?
a-A man building his house is like a bird building his nest.(my choice)
b-A man’s house is his nest.(possible)
c-Every bird is an architect and builder of a nest.
d-Between a human house and an avian nest, there is absolutely no difference in architectural skill.

7. Which of the following statements about Walden is not true?
a-Walden includes Henry David Thoreau’s observations about nature and himself.(my choice)
b-Walden models descriptive writing with strong, specific details and sensory words.
c-Walden led to Henry David Thoreau’s arrest.
d-Walden was written by the shores of a pond on property that belonged to Thoreau’s mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

8. What type of pronoun appears in the following excerpt from Walden:
“Under the most splendid house in the city is still to be found the cellar where they store their roots as of old…”
a-personal pronoun
b-reflexive pronoun
c-indefinite pronoun
d-interrogative pronoun
(not sure of this one)

9. When analyzing the audience for your descriptive essay, you should consider
a-a subject you can develop with descriptive details.
b-a subject you know well enough to describe better than anyone else you know.
c-background information you need to provide to make your description more meaningful.(my choice)
d-none of the above

10. Briefly describe what the literary movement Romanticism valued.
not real sure

11. List the eight parts of speech and give an example of each.
verb, noun,pronounn,adverb, adjective, preposition, cinjuction, and interjection

12. Briefly describe Poe’s requirements for the short story genre.
not sure.
If anyone could help I’d appreciate it I’m not the greatest at this class =, and I am trying

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