American literature English 2 honors- Jake Snipes

  • Period: Jun 14, 1500 to

    Native Americans

    During this time, the Native Americans lived in north America before the Puritains came. They lived in seperate trips and were mostly hunter and gatherers. They wrote storys about the spirits in the animals and all other living things. Their storys told about The creation of indians, How animals and humans connect in the world, and of their ancestors.
  • Jun 29, 1501

    Sky Tree

    The Native American myth "The Sky Tree tells about how people first came to live on Earth. It tells of their ancestors that live in the sky and how one went down to earth and started to life on the earth. It shows the creation of the land that we live on today.
  • Coyote Finishes his work

    Coyote Finishes his work
    The Native American Myth "Coyote Finishes His Work" tells about the creation of Indians and how they were seperated amoung the land. In the story, Coyote is an animal that protects the people from monsters and teaches them how to survive. He is also described as a trickster or a sly animal. He played pranks on the tribesmen and got people killed because of what he did.
  • The new world!

    The new world!
    On this date, the first Puritains landed on the new world. The first place that they landed was Plymouth, MA. The puritains wrote about the new world they found and how God helped them survive in the cold and unknown world. Everything they wrote was connected to God in some shape or form.
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    This was a time when the first puritains landed in the new world. They started to build cities and claim the land as theirs. The puritains beliefed everything good comes from God and everything bad comes from Satan. They considered any place that was not colonized by them was a home for Satan. They wrote many books and poems in simple text because that is the way that the wanted to write.
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials
    The hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials began in the beginning of June and last till the end of September. Nineteen men and women total where hung or killed because they were accused of being witches. The whole witch conspiricy grew because the faith of the puritains said that witch craft was illegal and anyone accused of it should be killed.
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    The romantic era for writing was a time when writing about nature and pshycology was huge. Writers wanted to get people to know more about nature and about the way people think
  • The Devil and Tom Walker

    The Devil and Tom Walker
    The story "The Devil and Tom Walker is about a man that sells his soul to the devil to earn a profit and be rich. This story is considered a Romanticism story not only because it was written during this time, but also because it tells about nature and has metaphors relating to the past.
  • First Railroad

    First Railroad
    The first railroad opened in 1830 allowing people to travel further in a shorter amount of time.
  • The raven

    The raven
    The poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe, is a poem about a confused lover who is slowly falling into madness. In the poem, the main character is being tortured mentally by a talking raven and the loss of his loved one.
  • Gold rush

    Gold rush
    The gold rush became a huge factor in America at this time. This opened up adventures writers could write about and new types of writing.
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    The realist era was a time when writers wanted to be as close to reality as possible. This era came into play after the civil war because it was more fit to describe what was happening at the time.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    The civil war pushed America into the next age of literature because the previous style was not very effective for writing about something as trajic as that.
  • "Life on the Mississippi"

    "Life on the Mississippi"
    This story by Mark Twain told of his days as a steamboat captian and what life was like on the Mississippi river. It is considered a realism class story because it relates very closly to reality and the lives of other people.
  • Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge
    The brooklyn bridge opened at this time and added to the industrial growth happening in the United States. This helped with the movement from writing about nature to city life.
  • The Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge

    The Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge
    This story was written by Ambrose Bierce in 1890. The short story is about a guy that is about to be hanged and his thought prosses. This is considered a Realism story because it delves into the mind of a man and tells about what he thinks and feels.
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    the modernist age was a time when writers wanted to wright about peoples descisions and characters. Authors wanted to create the idea of a hero because that was what people expected because of both world wars.
  • Chicago

    The poem "Chicago" by Carl Sandburg is about his love for his city and what it means to him and the United States.This is considerd a modern poem because it is very straight forward.
  • World War 1

    World War 1
    World War one left the world in pieces but opened up a new and exciting topic for writers to write about.
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    In this short story, by James Thurber, a man named Walter Mitty is being executed by a fireing squad. The whole story leading up to the end is about him remembering his life and facing his fate bravely with no regrets at the end. That is why it is considered a Modern story.
  • WWII

    World war two was a terrible thing to happen in the world at the time but there were some good things that came out of it. Writers had a new type of hero to describe and many other events around the world.