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No, this Romance has nothing to do with The Notebook
Transcript of No, this Romance has nothing to do with The Notebook
“Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”
“Song of Myself”
A Fireside Poet
“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"
Changed the face of American poetry
Father of the
American Short Story
Traits of Transcendental Literature:
"The Devil and Tom Walker"
Renaissance gives America a new identity in poetry
General: mostly New England
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
• NO meter • public voice
• famous • topic
praise • repetition
• structure • diction
Post Civil War
Emphasis on Reality
Nature > Civilization
Intangibles of Life
The Civil War
Reaction to Rationalism
Age of Reason: Common Sense, Civilization
Romanticism: Intuition, Emotion, and Nature
What is an American?
How do social and political
issues influence the
Beliefs of Transcendentalists
matters of ultimate reality transcend earthly reality
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Henry David Thoreau
-student of Emerson's
-"From Resistance to Civil Government"
intuition over reason
start: branch of Romanticism
end: Civil War (ended along with Romanticism)
Elena Helmers Wegman, Sophia Settle, Grace Kelly,