Colonial Period Study Guide

Colonial Period Study Guide
Colonial Period Background
1. Explain the differences between the Puritans (from the North) and the Southern Planters.
Views about:
a. Nature:
b. Religion:
c. Society:
2. Two people and their religious doctrines influenced the puritans. Name these two people.
3. What is predestination?
4. List three reasons why the English settled primarily in America.
5. Description/Importance of the Puritan writers?
a. William Bradford b. Anne Bradstreet c. Edward Taylor –
d. Jonathan Edwards –
Of Plymouth Plantation
What were the topics that William Bradford writes about in Of Plymouth Plantation?
Who is John Howland, and what happens to him?
Why does Bradford Praise Myles Standish and William Brewster?
Who is Squanto? What does he do for the colonist?
1. Who does the speaker address in “Huswifery?”
2. What is the conceit in the poem?
3. How is God’s grace granted to Taylor?
“To My Dear and Loving Husband” and “Upon the Burning of My House”
1. What emotions does the speaker convey in both poems (note: there could be a shift in her
emotions throughout the poem)?
2. What metaphor does Bradstreet use for God in “Upon the Burning of My House?”
3. What comforts Bradstreet in “Upon the Burning of My House?”
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Edwards compares God’s wrath to what (list at least 3)?
What emotion does Edwards appeal to? How does he appeal to this emotion?
What is the hope at the end of the sermon?
How does Edward persuade his audience to dedicate their lives to God?
What is the theme/main message of each of the following works?
Of Plymouth Plantation
“To My Dear and Loving Husband”
“Upon the Burning of My House”
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Terms to know:
 Origin myths
 Oral tradition
 Puritan Plain Style
 Journal
 Inversion
 Metaphor
 Hyperbole
 Conceit
 Huswifery
 Apostrophe
 Sermon
 Simile
 Imagery
***Also on the test: Quote identification and critical reading!