American Literature from Puritanism to Romanticism
Comparison of Puritanism, the Age of Reason, and Romanticism.
Puritanism hard times God-centered (look for answers from God)→ unknown is defined as God Salem witch trials
Puritanism→mysticism→orderly way of life extremism
Age of Reason→...
American Literature Readings
William Bradford (1590-1657)
Biography: Born in Yorkshire, England, William Bradford was one of the first "pilgrims" to sail across the Atlantic on the Mayflower and settle in Plymouth, Massachusetts. As a teenager Bradford left his family home for Scrooby...
Rather than seeing one common theme that linked all of these readings together, I saw a shift from one literary period to another through the changing writing styles and ideas of these authors. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Paine seem to exemplify the Enlightenment period of Ameri...
Puritanism in American Literature
The Puritans had a large influence in American literature and still influence moral judgment and religious beliefs in the United States to this day. Puritan writing was used to glorify God and to relate God more directly to our world. Puritan literature was c...
Romanticism in American Literature,
Getting to Know Thoreau & Poe
Within this paper will be an explanation of the ideals of Romantic writers in Early American Literature. We will also look at some aspects of Romanticism that were uniquely understood by the writers and artists in the Un...
The Puritans and PuritanismMost of the early settlers were Puritans, a group of serious, religious people who advocated strict religious and moral principles. * They wanted to purify the English Church and to restore church worship to the "pure and unspotted" condition of its earlier days. * The...
Puritanism and American Literature:
“For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a...
The history of American Literature starts well before this land was even called America. It has been a great evolution to come from tribal symbols and drawings to today's Stephen King and Danielle Steele. Literature has gone through many phases and was impacted by great events and ideas in American...
Native literature before the 19thc
Before the 19thc, there were American writers, but we are going to study the 19thc in American Literature.
Before the 19thc, we have the colonial literature, in the 17thc and 18thc, under British Rule. People had their own reason to write. There are differen...
· American literature begins with native Americans orally passed: songs, myths, poetry (later translated into English)
· complex, multilingual beginning
· Sir Walter Raleigh traveler, Elizabeth's I lover, poet, soldier, died in Tower of London. A famou...
As the new world struggled to gain impendence from its mother country, Britain, native authors also try to develop their own style of writings. It quickly became evident that the search for a native literature became a national obsession. Then with the triumph of American independence, many at t...
1. The Road to Independence
Thomas Paine – Common Sense
The drive towards American independence increased due to the growing importance of philosophical values and ideas from the Age of Enlightenment. The main values and ideals belonging to this historical period are liberty, democracy, rep...
Mid-Term Exam Review American Literature Ms. Cole
1. Describe the Puritans. Who were they? What did they believe in? How did they behave?
The Puritans were a significant grouping of English Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries. Puritanism in this...
What is “American” literature? Trace the establishment of a distinctive American literature through each area. Include specific characteristics of each period and include at least one author or work from each area that exemplifies those characteristics.
Back in the mid 1...
Brief Survey of American Literature
1. Beginnings to 1700
Great mixing of peoples from the whole Atlantic basin
Bloody conflicts between Native Americans (or American Indians) and European explorers and settlers who had both religious and territorial aspirations
- Native American oral literat...
Chapter 1 Colonial America
(US is a quite special country in the world. Although it only has a very short history, it is the most powerful country today. )
⑴ In 1942, Christopher Columbus found the new continent called America.
American Lifestyle Makes American Literature
10 January 2010
10 January 2010
Throughout American history, literary works have been produced. Even before America was...
AmPre-colonial and postcolonial literature
The discovery of America and the exploration of it were written by Spanish, French and English people. Most of them were explorers and conquerors, it began in 1492: America was something marvelous and new.
This paradise idea is the origin of the Ameri...