Division and Reconciliation Unit Review. Spirituals. LITERARY TERMS. Spiritual- Folk songs by slaves with biblical references Refrain- Repeats, effects on song Repetition- Reinforced ideas, what was repeated in each Rhyme & Rhythm- Used for effect & reinforcement.
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
The Outcasts of Poker Flat
Real name was Samuel Clemens
Known as the greatest American author
Life on the Mississippi River (setting of many of his stories)
Traveled all over country & Europe
Riverboat pilot, printer, journalist and lecturer
Typical Southwest town
Certain “characters” have been banished from town
Mr. Oakhurst is the main character tries to “save” them all
EACH character is flat in order to illustrate specific traits.
Author’s attitude toward the outcasts is sympathetic.
Main message: punishment without justice is as bad as the crime.
Paul Laurence Dunbar