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Litertay Movements

  • The Age of Faith 1607-1750 This was the begining of American Literature. The people who would be known as the first Americans were mostly comprised of British Colonist who immigrated to America for religious or economical reasons.
  • Anne Bradstreet

    Anne Bradstreet
    One of several key writers is Anne bradstreet she wrote a poem called The Author To Her Book
  • Enlightenment 1607-1800

    Many of the most distinguished leaders of the American revolution--Jefferson, Washington, Franklin, Paine--were powerfully influenced by English and--to a lesser extent--French Enlightenment thought. The God who underwrites the concept of equality in the Declaration of Independence is the same deist God Rousseau worshipped, not that venerated in the traditional churches which still supported and defended monarchies all over Europe. Jefferson and Franklin both spent time in France--a natural ally
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  • Thomas Paine

  • The Age of Reason 1750-1800

    This was the beginning of an open society where individuals were free to pursue individual happiness and liberty. Politically and socially, the imperial concepts of the medieval world were abandoned. The Age of Reason included the shorter time period described as the Age of Enlightenment; during this time great changes occurred in scientific thought and exploration. New ideas filled the horizon and man was eager to explore these ideas, freely.
  • Romanticism 1800-1855

  • New Poetic Form Emily dickinson

    Emily Dickinson wrote a series of poem by sections. she wrote the first section in 1824 and titled it Epigram
  • Transcendentalist,Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph was an author during the trascendentalism movement he wrote a poem called Threnody
    Emerson believed in individualism, non-conformity, and the need for harmony between man and nature. He was a proponent of abolition, and spoke out about the cruel treatment of Native Americans.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Harriet wrote the Book Uncle Tom's Cabin that gave insight on the way she felt about racial inequalities. This also allowed her to write full time.
  • Realism Event

  • Realism, Mark Twain

    Twain is known for many famous writes one he wrote was called "the Adventures of Tom Sawyer"
  • Naturalism, John London

    London wrote a short story called " The Call of the Wild"
  • Modernism, E.E. Cummings

    In 1917, Cummings published an early selection of poems in the anthology Eight Harvard Poets.
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    The same year, Cummings left the United States for France as a volunteer ambulance driver in World War I. Five months after his assignment, however, he and a friend were interned in a prison camp by the French authorities on suspicion of espionage (an experience recounted in his novel, The Enormous Room) for his outspoken anti-war convictions.
  • Modernism Event

    After the United States entered the First World War, he joined a volunteer ambulance unit in the Italian army. Serving at the front, he was wounded, was decorated by the Italian Government, and spent considerable time in hospitals.
  • Modernism , Ernest Hemingway
    During the twenties, Hemingway became a member of the group of expatriate Americans in Paris, which he described in his first important work, The Sun Also Rises
  • Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes

    Langston Hughes wrote his first novel called "Not Without Laughter"
  • Contemporary Literature, J.D. Salinger

    J.D. Salinger is known for his work titled "Catcher In the Rye"