Mark Twain Flashcards

  • Mark Twain- A Ghost Story Vocabulary

    solitude the state of being alone grope search blindly or uncertainly grate a frame of iron bars to hold a fire bygone belonging to an earlier time reverie (n) state of being lost in thought pathos a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow) profound of the greatest intensity… View Article

  • Gilded age

    BY CALLING THEIR ERA THE GILDED AGE, MARK TWAIN AND CHARLES WARNER WERE SOUNDING an alarm that beneath the surface corruption. AMERICA'S INDUSTRIALIZATION NOT ONLY MADE SOME PEOPLE WEALTHY; IT ALSO HELPED CREATE A GROWING middle class THE IDEAS OF PHILOSOPHER HERBERT SPENCER AND OTHERS APPLIED CHARLES DARWIN'S THEORY OF… View Article

  • Chapter 16 section 1

    Why did Mark Twain call the age of industry "the gilded age"? Because beneath that was political corropution who were the "old immigrants'? The "new immigrants"? Old immigrant are from Northwestern Europe , especially fromBritish Isles ,Germany, Scandinavian countries. New immigrants are from southern and easter Europe especially from Russia,… View Article

  • Was it heaven? Or hell?

    Mark Twain Was born on November 30, my birthday, 1835 in Florida, Missouri. His real name is Samuel Clemens. Mark Twain is only His pen name. His father died when he was 11, the next year he got a job as a writer for his local news paper. He was… View Article

  • "The Invalid’s Story"

    who's the author? Mark Twain how old is the narrator? 41 (bachelor) how did the narrator lose his health? by helping to take care of a box of guns on a 200-mile railway journey one winter night where does the narrator belong? Cleveland, Ohio what's the first thing the narrator… View Article

  • Chapter 6

    Sterage Cramped quarters on a ship's lower deck for passengers paying the lowest fare nativism hostility towards immigrants immigrant person who enters and becomes established in a country other than that of his or her original nationality ellis island a tiny island in new york harbor, european passengers disembarked here… View Article

  • The War Prayer- Mark Twain

    to ask people fervently for God's help "beseeching His aid" a passionate way of writing or speaking "fervid eloquence" reckless spirits "rash spirits" descend from war-like dreams "alight with martial dreams" blow a war horn "Thunder thy clarion" begging for something humbly "supplication" good Father "benignant Father" large waterfall "frothy… View Article

  • Mark Twain Author info

    Riverboat Pilot, inventor, gold miner, apprentice, author, lecturer, printer What occupations did Mark Twain hold? Adult themes Mark Twain's book are read by children, but contain what? First Modern Celebrity Mark Twain is considered to be what? White Suit What was Mark Twain's trademark? Samuel Langhorn Clemens What was Mark… View Article

  • Gilded Age

    Who coined the term Gilded Age? Mark Twain What does "Gilded" mean? Golden What did people initially believe the Gilded Age was a time of? economic growth and population What was the Gilded Age truly a time of? corruption, politics, and business What Andrew Jackson system marred the Gilded Age?… View Article

  • Gilded Age

    Individualism this belief says that regardless of your background, you can still rise in society social darwinisim The theory of evolution and natural selection and is applied to human society Philanthropy is the rich to use thier great fortunes to further social progress Settlement houses settlement houses offer shelter, medical… View Article

  • chapter 25 vocab apush

    Jane Addams 1860-1935. Founder of Settlement House Movement. First American Woman to earn Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 as president of Women's Intenational League for Peace and Freedom. Florence Kelly Active in the settlement house movement and led progressive labor reforms for women and children. Emma Lazarus Granddaughter of German… View Article

  • mark twain bio quiz

    what is mark twains real name? Samuel Clemens Where was he born? Florida as a teen he worked as a _______ and a __________. printer and a journalist the ___________ _____ was a major influence in Twains writing life. Mississippi river in 1857 he worked for ______ _____ as a… View Article

  • The Lowest Animal by Mark Twain Vocab

    dispositions natures; character allegiance loyalty caliber quality or ability wantonly carelessly, often with ill will transition passage from one condition, form, or stage to another scrupled hesitated because of feelings of guilt appease satisfy; pacify avaricious greedy sordid dirty; cheap; shameful satire a type of writing that ridicules the shortcomings… View Article

  • Terms from mark Twain’s The War Prayer

    asking God for help "beseeching His aid" passionate/persuasive speaking "fervid eloquence" impulsive/reckless people "rash spirits" shining of dreams with military/war "alight with martial dreams" sound your war trumpet/war cry "Thunder thy clarion" asking for something modestly/giving in "supplication" well-meaning/kind god "benignant Father" foaming waterfall "frothy cataract" unpleasing appearance "Seamy face"… View Article

  • Helen Keller and Mark Twain part 2

    Vexed Annoyed Domineer Dominate or Bully Retribution Punishment Solitude Aloneness Heritige Birthright Caprice Impulse View Article