American Lit Final Test Part 2

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Over the course of the semester, you have seen how literature can be used for a variety of purposes. Choose a work from the semester that serves each of these purposes—helping readers survive in a new land, contributing to the creation of a new nation, and developing a national literature—and explain briefly how the work you chose serves its purpose.

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In America, the movement known as romanticism took two forms: Bright Romanticism, or Transcendentalism, and Dark Romanticism. How is Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, from which you read an excerpt, a good example of a Bright Romantic work? How is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s story “The Birthmark” a good example of Dark Romanticism? Refer to specific details from the works as you respond.

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Nick Carraway is readers’ guide through the events of The Great Gatsby. In some ways, he is a good guide, and readers benefit from hearing his observations. In others, he is a faulty guide. Analyze the pros and cons of Nick’s narration. Cite specific examples from the novel in your response.

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