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Romanticism to Realism 1855 - 1870

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Tiffany Cross

on 22 January 2014

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Transcript of Romanticism to Realism 1855 - 1870

Overview of Unit 3
Summary of Unit 3
Civil War between North and South
Realsim instead of romantic atitudes
Freedom,equality, unity, liberty
Free verse poems
Walt Whitman & Emily Dickinson
Walt Whitman
In Cabin'd Ships at Sea
As I Ponder'd in Silence
One's-self I sing
To Thee Old Cause
To Foreign Lands
Emily Dickinson
A Light Exists in Spring
A Drop Fell
A Door Just Opened
A Clock Stopped
A Bird Came Down
Most known
Emily Dickinson
Walt Whitman
Literature Trends
Radical in form
Free verse
Loose and rambling
Language colotful and vigorous
Themes (love, death, immortality, nature)
Ideas of the Age
Freedom and unity
Equality and liberty for all
Ironic Writings
Cultural Influences
War between North and South that ended in civil war
Romantic atitudes helped push the nation into war
Four years of fighting led to a new realism
Romanticism to Realism 1855 - 1870
Historical Context
Cultural Influences
Ideas of the Age
Literature Trends
Historical Context
Cilvil War
North vs. South
Slavery's expansion west provoked confrontation
North's economy was based on trade and industry
South's economy was based on agriculture and slavery
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