American Humanities

American Humanities
Final Exam Review
 Ralph Waldo Emerson
Various essays which include “Nature,” “The
American Scholar,” “Self-Reliance,” and “Fate”
 Henry David Thoreau
“Civil Disobedience”
 Nathaniel Hawthorne
“The Minister’s Black Veil
 Herman Melville
Billy Budd
19th Century Poetry
 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
 “A Psalm of Life,” “My Cathedral,” “The
Children’s Hour,” and “Nature”
 Emily Dickinson
 “Some keep the Sabbath,” “To die—takes just
a little while,” “Much madness is divinest
sense,” and “The soul selects her own
 Walt Whitman
 “Song of Myself,” “O Captain, My Captain,”
“Reconciliation,” “I Hear American Singing,” “A
Noiseless, Patient Spider
 Frederick Douglass
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick
 Ambrose Bierce
“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”
 Stephen Crane
Red Badge of Courage and “War is Kind”
 Mark Twain
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Native Americans
 Native American Myths
 “How the Crow Came to Be Black,” “Sweat
Lodge,” “Sun Dance Mountain,” “The Woman Who
Gossiped,” “Coyote, Iktome, and the Rock”
 Black Elk
 Black Elk Speaks
 E. Pauline Johnson
 “As It Was in the Beginning”
 Sherman Alexie
 “The Farm” and “The American Indian Holocaust
 Kate Chopin
“Story of an Hour” and “Desiree’s Baby”
 Charlotte Perkins Gilman
“Yellow Wallpaper”
 F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby
Modern Poetry
 William Carlos Williams
 “The Red Wheelbarrow,” “Poem,” “The Term”
 Ezra Pound
 “L’Art 1910,” “In a Station at the Metro”
 Carl Sandburg
 “Fog,” “Lost”
 H. D.
 “The Walls Do Not Fall,” “Heat”
 Wallace Stevens
 “Disillusionment at 10 O’Clock”
 Robert Frost
 “Fire and Ice”
Harlem Renaissance
 Langston Hughes
“Dream Deferred,” “Children’s Rhymes,” “As I
Grow Older”
 Claude McKay
“If We Must Die,” “Tropics in New York”
 Countee Cullen
“For a Lady I Know”
 Zora Neale Hurston
The Great Depression
 John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath, “Nobel Prize
Acceptance Speech,” “Starvation Under the
Orange Trees,” “Atque Vale,” “Harvest
Gypsies: Squatter’s Camps”
1950s Drama
 Lorraine Hansberry
A Raisin in the Sun