My persuasive writing opposed reconciliation with great britain.
1. a William Bradford2. e Thomas Paine3. c Anne Bradstreet4. f Thomas Jefferson5. d Olaudah Equiano
6. The following words share a denotative meaning. Which one has a negative connotation?
7. Read the following Chippewa song. Identify its purpose. A loom I thought it was But it was My love's splashing oar.
c. to express
8. Which of the following statements about early American and Colonial literature is true?
d. Different authors share similar purposes and genres.
9. Which of the following is a primary source form early American and colonial literature?
c. "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Jonathan Edwards
10. Which of the following phrases best defines stanza?
c. a collection of lines in a poem
1A William Bradford was a religous leader who sailed on the Mayflower and later became governor of the second colony founded in 1620, Plymouth. He is widely known for his journal "The Plymouth plantation", in which he depicts the early life of that colony. He also includes a description of his voyage on the Mayflower.
2E i He was an English American writer who supported revolutionary causes in America. His most famous work was "Commom Sense". In it, he provides persuasive arguments explaining why it wasn't meant to be for Britain to control the colonies and of course promotes American independence.
3C Anne Bradstreet is considered the first woman poet in America and one of the greatest poets of the New World. She published different kinds of poems. Among them she wrote personal love poems about her love for her husband. The following is one of them, where you can find the rhyming couplets (a couplet consists of two successive lines that rhyme):
If ever two were one, then surely we
If ever man were lov'd by wife. then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man
Compare with me ye women if you can.
Notive how the last words of the first two lines rhyme (we and thee) and the last words in the third line and fourth rhyme as well (man and can).
4F In 1776, The Congress appointed five men to start writing the Declaration of Independence. But it was Thomas Jefferson who was chosen by the committee to draft the document. He wrote about the colonists' right to rebel and their rights for liberty and fot the pursuit of happiness.
5D Olaudah Equiano was a former slave, seaman and perchant. He wrote about the horrors of slavery and fiercely fought to abolish it. He wrote the Middle Passage. He refers to the crossing point between Africa and America where millions of Africans were transported to the New World as slaves. Many of them died due to starvation and overcrowding. In his narrative, e wanted to tell the truth about the lives of slaves so he included vivid descriptions with powerful imagery for every sense.
The right answers are the following ones.
A. William Bradford - 1. I wrote an account of my voyage across the sea on the Mayflower.
C. Anne Bradstreet - 3. My writing style includes rhyming couplets.
D. Okaudah Equiano - 5. My account of the Middle Passage created a new genre of narratives.
E. Thomas Paine - My persuasive writing opposed reconciliation with Great Britain.
F. Thomas Jefferson - In 1776, when otheres were hesitant, I drafted the grievances of the Colonies.
The one with the negative connotation is demanding, that means something that implies or requires a lot effort.
The purpose of this song is to express, it an example of the begginning of the American literature that was transmited orally, in different ways such as tales and lyrics like songs.
One of the common topics of the American and Colonial literature is the religion. There were not a lot of themes, some of them were travel writing, historical writing and of course religious writing.
One of the primary sources from the literature of that period is "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" that was a sermon given by Jonathan Edwards who was a British Christian from the time of the colony. This sermon had the intention to show that Hell is real.
A stanza is: A collection of lines in a poem. Depending on the kind of stanza, they can be fixed by the length or meter.
However, here is what I think:
1. I wrote an account of my voyage across the sea on the Mayflower. - A. William Bradford (he did write about the Mayflower)
2. My persuasive writing opposed reconciliation with Great Britain. - E. Thomas Paine (he was against peace with England)
3. My writing style includes rhyming couplets. - C. Anne Bradstreet (her poems are written in stanzas of two lines which rhyme)
4. In 1776, when others were hesitant, I drafted the grievances of the Colonies. - F. Thomas Jefferson (Declaration of Independence)
5. My account of the Middle Passage created a new genre of narratives. - D. Olaudah Equiano
There is no option for Captain John Smith.