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Puritan Time Period Of American Literature 1650-1750

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Suzette Altamirano Altamirano

on 4 October 2012

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Transcript of Puritan Time Period Of American Literature 1650-1750

Puritan Times period
Of American Literature
1650-1750 Effect Puritan Authors How is McCarthyism and
the Crucible related Historical Context Content errand into the wilderness
be a city upon a hill
Christian utopia Genre/Style Sermons,diaries
Personal narratives
Captivity narratives
Religious Poems
Written in plain style Religious tract Instructive
Reinforces authority of the Bible and church
Calvinism institution of the Christian Religion A person's fate is determined by God
All people are corrupt and must be saved by Christ Both were being accused of guilt without any evidence. In the Crucible of witchcraft and in McCarthyism of communism. Anne Bradstreet
Johnathan Edwards
John Winthrop
Cotton Mather
William Bradford Sermons- a discourse for the purpose of religion instruction or exhortation.
Captivity narratives- stories of people captured by enemies whom they generally consider "uncivilized"
Jeremiads- long literary work, which the author bitterly laments the state of society and its moral in a serious tone
Diaries- a daily record,usually private, especially of the writer's own experiences,observations,feelings,attitudes,etc Identification of genres Name of the puritan Period following this one? Revolutionary Period / Age of reasons 1750-1800 Why is it the titled such ? Thinkers and writers of the period valued reasons of faith.
Cause of its happening after this one ? Their was more of being one and more knowledge
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