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Black Aesthetic: 27. Black Arts Movement: The Black Arts Movement designates a number of AfricanAmerican writers whose work was shaped by the social and political turbulence of the 1960s—the decade of massive protests against the Vietnam War, demands for the rights of blacks that led to repeated and sometimes violent confrontations, and the riots and burnings in Los Angeles, Detroit, New York, Newark, and other major cities. The literary movement was associated with the Black Power movement in politics, whose spokesmen, including Stokely Carmichael and Malcolm X, opposed the proponents of integration, and instead advocated black separatism, black pride, and black solidarity.

ARCHETYPAL CRITICISM 15 antithetical criticism: 156. antitype: 162. anxiety of influence: 155; 113, 293, 301. aphorism (af 0 orism): 101. apocrypha (apok0 rıfa): 38. apologue: 8. aporia (apo0 rea): 72; 239. apostrophe (apos0 trof e): 313. apothegm (ap0 othem): 101. applied criticism: 62. appropriation (in reading): 222. Arcadia (arka0 dia): 240. archaism: The literary use of words and expressions that have become obsolete in the common speech of an era. Spenser in The Faerie Queene (1590–96) deliberately employed archaisms (many of them derived from Chaucer’s medieval English) in order to achieve a poetic style appropriate to his revival of the medieval chivalric romance.

Gates, Nellie Y. McKay, and others, 1997. black comedy: 2; 373. black humor: 2; 322, 382. Black Mountain poets: 249. Black writers: 246. See also African-American writers. ” Of all English metrical forms it is closest to the natural rhythms of English speech, yet flexible and adaptive to diverse levels of discourse; as a result it has been more frequently and variously used than any other form of versification. Soon after blank verse was introduced by the Earl of Surrey in his translations of Books 2 and 4 of Virgil’s The Aeneid (about 1540), it became the standard meter for Elizabethan and later poetic drama; a free form of blank verse remained the medium in such twentieth-century verse plays as those by Maxwell Anderson and T.

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