American Literature, Colonial Period

Topic: LifeVacation
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Last updated: May 7, 2019
wrote “The General History of Virginia.”
John Smith

wrote “The History of the Dividing Line.”
William Byrd

wrote “Of Plymouth Plantation.”
William Bradford

wrote “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.”
Jonathan Edwards

part of the Great Awakening
Jonathan Edwards

was elected governor of Plymouth 30+ times
William Bradford

a southern gentleman plantation owner
William Byrd

rescued by Pocahantas
John Smith

a literary technique the employs a figure of speech that compares two unlike things and the comparison is developed over several lines
extended metaphor

type of literature that ridicules, usually trying to change something
satire

a satirical device that reduces subjects to absurd levels
reductio ad absurdum

a Puritan philosophy that means, “man is born evil”
innate depravity

a type of writing that exaggerates in order to persuade
propaganda

type of writing that presents facts and no opinions
objectivity

writer who ran away from home at age 15 to become a professional solider
John Smith

this writer uses reduction to the absurd to satirize the early Virginia coloists
William Byrd

this writer uses propaganda to convince readers he is a great American hero
John Smith

This writer creates a history of the hardships of his people through the use of objevtivity
William Bradford

this writer restates his main point several times through the use of extended metaphor
Jonathan Edwards

considered himself a “lady’s man”
William Byrd

died from small pox inoculation developed by a fellow Puritan minister
Jonathan Edwards

a very somber and serious Puritan minister
Jonathan Edwards

liked to refer to himself in his writing in the third person and usually with his title, “Captain.”
John Smith

was instrumental in the founding of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement on American soil
John Smith

refers to himself in the first person “I” and only mentions himself to give the reader the direction he is about to take
William Bradford

consistently giver credit to God for the way things turn out for his people
William Bradford

lives a life of leisure and luxury of making fun of the colonists and their struggles
William Byrd

hopes to scare his congregation into returning to original Puritan values
Jonathan Edwards

records history to ensure his own place as an American hero
John Smith

fends off 300 bowmen chasing him by using his Indian guides as shields
John Smith

writers men are all killed, wounded, or captured when he left them alone on their boat
John Smith

tells about his responsibility to find the head of the Chickahominy River
John Smith

writer’s people established a national holiday that is still celebrated today
William Bradford

became friendly and made an agreement with Squanto, Samoset, and Massasoit
John Smith

tells a tale about a “great screw” his people used to repair their ship on the way across the Atlantic Ocean
William Bradford

had several “good” reasons for the Virginia colonists to marry Native Americans
William Byrd

was critical of the early Virginia colonists for being lazy
William Byrd

described Bearskin’s religion
William Byrd

was educated in England
William Byrd

helped fund a survey party to map the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina through the Great Dismal Swamp
William Bradford

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