Category: Native American Literature

English 3 Notes – Tuesday

Here are the notes we took over the main terms on the handout (Juxtapose Mainstream Lit and Indigenous Lit):

Juxtapose Notes

Juxtaposition: Placing of two items side by side for contrasting effect, to create a certain effect, reveal an attitude, or accomplish some other purpose

Mainstream: Popular to the masses; ordinary; commonplace. In literature – traditional realistic fiction, a bit predictable.

Indigenous: “Native” – originating from a particular environment or region.  In literature – works produced by original/native peoples and/or their descendants.

The purpose of comparing the two is to gain a deeper understanding of Indigenous Literature.