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Copy of American Literature Through Out History
Transcript of Copy of American Literature Through Out History
Through Out History Unknown Native American Word of Mouth
Story-Telling Not Much Information
1. Primal world
2. Beings are animals spirits human form: monsters, confusions of nature
3. Mythic age flows into "age of transformation"
1. Culture hero or transformer orders the world
2. Culture hero or transformer turns animal people into animals
3. Flows into "historical time" Characteristics Formation of the world
Theft of fire
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"Periods in American Literature." MCSDGA. MCSDGA. 06/01/12 <http://shaw.mcsdga.net/Core/English/Periods%20in%20American%20Literature%20for%20site.pdf>.
Edmunds, "Literary Periods and Their Characteristics." Wednet. Wednet. 06/03/12 <http://staff.edmonds.wednet.edu/users/hansonk/LITERARY%20PERIODS%20AND%20THEIR%20CHARACTERISTICS.htm>.
Gaither, "American Literature: Major Movements and Terms." GPS. Gaither Junior English. 05/25/12 <http://staff.gps.edu/gaither/literary_movements.htm>.
Campbell, Donna M.. "Early Native American Literature." WSU. 2010. WSU. 06/11/12 <http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/native.htm>. Citations Sermons
Puritan Ideals and Values Themes Very Plain Writing Style
Strong English Influences Examples William Bradford Of Plymouth Plantation Mrs. Mary Rowlandson A Narrative of the Captivity Jonathon Edwards Sinners in The Hands of An Angry God 1750 - 1800 Age of Reason Pamphlets
Travel Writing Highly Ornate Style
Anti-British Reenforced Biblical and Church Authority
Religion was Important
Influenced People's Beliefs Effects Patriotism Grows
National Mission Effects Examples Benjamin Franklin The Autobiography Thomas Paine's Many Awesome Writings James Madison, John Jay, Alexander Hamilton The Federalist Papers 1800 - 1860 Romanticism Characteristics Short Stories
Integrity of Nature
Freedom of Imagination
Gender Roles Themes Imaginative
Fiction Characteristics Departure From Reason
Value Intuition of Reason
Expansion of Magazines, Newspapers, and Book Publishing Effects Examples Paul Laurence Dunbar We Wear the Mask Harriet Brecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin Poems of Emily Dickinson 1840 - 1860 Transcendentalism Poetry
Anti-Transcendentalists Writings Idealism
Emerson and Thoreau
Sin, Pain, Evil
Search for Truth Themes Characteristics Dark
Made Reader Contemplate
Symbolism Characteristics Themes Still Used
Spiritual Reality Effects Examples Henry Thoreau Walden Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter Edgar Allen Poe The Masque of the Red Death Realism 1855 - 1900 Novels
Narratives Social Realism
Civil War Themes Objective
Variety of Voices
"True" Characteristics Less Bias
True Not Fantasy
Many Civil War Novels Effects Examples Frederick Douglass The Narrative of the
Life of Frederick Douglass Mark Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn William Dean Howells The Rise of Silas Lapham The Moderns 1900 - 1950 Novels
Importance of the Individual
Blues Songs (Poetry)
Reform Themes Unique Style
"Stream of Consciousness"
Repetition Characteristics Harlem Renaissance
Spread of Darwinism and Marxism
Reform Effects Examples Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby Upton Sinclair The Jungle Booker T. Washington Up From Slavery Post-Modernism 1950 - Present Novels
Essays Anti- Heroes or No Hero
Isolated Individuals Themes Characteristics Humorless or Ironic
Mixing of Fiction
Connections Between People
Emotion and Thought Provoking Gets Rid of Distinction
Describes Value as Not Permanent
Too Soon To Tell Effects Examples Norman Mailer The Naked and the Dead Orson Scott Card Ender's Game J.D. Salinger Catcher in the Rye