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The Great Gatsby
Transcript of The Great Gatsby
Occurred between the years of
spree in history."
-F Scott Fitzgerald
"The greatest, gaudiest spree in history."
Young people started to
started in clubs.
changed the people's out look on life and government. Writing and literacy changed with it, creating text about individualism and imagism, focusing on "rendering concrete objects and free verse".
But to do for the world more than the world does for you--that is
was invented and sold during Modernism and Harlem Renaissance.
was an important author to the Modernest era
traditional writing to stories without a certain beginning or ending, and the
and meaningless life.
The Harlem Renaissance was a time of change for
and their search for
The Jazz Age
Jazz could be found almost
but it was in
that jazz rapidly developed.
located in the neighborhood of Harlem, New York City, let African Americans
but not socialize at their club.
Along with the rise of jazz,
began to rise in
and influence the ideas of the people.
of literature came with the Harlem Renaissance. African Americans like Alain Locke wrote influential pieces like "The New Negro". Works like these started to give African Americans a voice in society.
F Scott Fitzgerald
is considered the best author of the 1920's he wrote many books but by far his most famous is the
He along with many authors of the time focused on the
that even though everything may seem
on the outside really it's
not as good
as it seems.
is known for his depiction and ability to
the essence of the
through ordinary characters, in his writings, "The Grapes of Wrath" and "Of Mice Men".
African Americans started using
in their writing instead of their common use of
Langston Hughes was a young writer who was harshly
for his very early works by other African Americans for his unappealing view of the African American life.
"Working mans writer"
An active role in politics led to Langston's testimony before the House of Un-American Activities Committee after being accused
writer, strayed from
the typical female role of her day, and
became a very
As well as a propagandist, lecturer, translator, biographer, and
World War I created
in the American people, the world they had known had been destroyed and changed forever. Authors tried to capture the
of the times in their writing.
Because of the
, people started to realize that the old way of life was
. This affected their writing and began to change the style of literature to
Writers followed the American people and started to display new themes in their writing. Literacy started to
and idealism. The uncertainty took root in the
During the years 1920-1936, Blacks started to
to the cities, many even
and still faced
when they returned home.
Amy Lowell wasn't the only person who rebelled
There was a huge push throughout the US to reject what had been done before and make a new form of
less high class
writing, creating literature that became very
and showed that
The crash of the
in 1929 caused the economy and traditional life to
During this Era of the
economy, art and literature captured
the feeling and
of the American people. As well as encouraged women's involvement in society.
Worked with types of
in his writing
Making him a very
of the Harlem Renaissance.
"The Negro Speaks of Rivers"
"I too sing America"
Examples of Imagism and Objectism (Understanding the "This-ness" of an object)
"This is Just to Say"
13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird"
"No Ideas but in Things"
William Carlos Williams
was a literary technique that was often
with during this era. This type of writing presents the
of characters as they occur. It was especially useful when trying to express the confusion,
and other main ideas of the time.
Also during the Great Depression people like
people were turning against the United states and becoming
caused a sense of worry and concern among many american citizens.