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No, this Romance has nothing to do with The Notebook

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Sophia Settle

on 21 May 2014

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Transcript of No, this Romance has nothing to do with The Notebook

“One’s Self I Sing”
“Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”
“Song of Myself”
Romanticism
Transcendentalism
Renaissance
Who?
Henry Wadsworth
Longfellow:
A Fireside Poet
Who?
“Because I Could Not Stop for Death”
"I Died for Beauty"
“I Never Saw A Moor”
“Hope is the Thing with Feathers”
“I Know that He Exists”
"The Cross of Snow"
w
h
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?
Why?
Changed the face of American poetry
Washington Irving:
Father of the
American Short Story
Traits of Transcendental Literature:

W
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1830-1890
Where?
"The Devil and Tom Walker"
Renaissance gives America a new identity in poetry

when?



w

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General: mostly New England
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Who?
newness of thinking
Thoreau's cabin at Walden
Emerson's home in Massachusetts
What made Dickinson important?
• dashes • personal • topic
• diction • tone • meter
What made Whitman
important?
• NO meter • public voice
• famous • topic
praise • repetition
• structure • diction
Forward to
Realism
Post Civil War
Emphasis on Reality
Emily Dickinson
Walt Whitman
What?
Nostalgic
Nature > Civilization
Common Man
Individualistic
Idealistic
Imaginative
w
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180
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1
860
Where?
Why
?
Manifest Destiny
Pantheism
Unique Identity
Intangibles of Life
Creativity
Beginning:
Westward Expansion

End:
The Civil War
Reaction to Rationalism
Age of Reason: Common Sense, Civilization






Romanticism: Intuition, Emotion, and Nature
What is an American?
1840-1860
How do social and political
issues influence the
American canon?
Beliefs of Transcendentalists
oversoul
matters of ultimate reality transcend earthly reality
Ralph Waldo Emerson
-founder
-"The Rhodora"
-"Self Reliance"
Henry David Thoreau
-student of Emerson's
-"From Resistance to Civil Government"
self transcendence
intuition over reason
start: branch of Romanticism

end: Civil War (ended along with Romanticism)
Elena Helmers Wegman, Sophia Settle, Grace Kelly,
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