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What do you know about American Literature?. Who can you identify?. With your partner, write down the names of the following American authors (bonus if you can also name a title of one of their works). Wasn’t that easy?

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What do you know about american literature

What do you know about American Literature?


Who can you identify

Who can you identify?

With your partner, write down the names of the following American authors

(bonus if you can also name a title of one of their works).


What do you know about american literature

Wasn’t that easy?

You know you are an expert in American Literature if you can identify these three…


What do you know about american literature

Trade papers with another group and let’s see how you did …


What do you know about american literature

Mark Twain

Huckleberry Finn

Tom Sawyer


What do you know about american literature

Edgar Allan Poe

“The Raven”

“Tell-Tale Heart”

“The Cask of Amontillado”


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Walt Whitman

“Leaves of Grass”


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Thomas Paine

Common Sense


What do you know about american literature

John Grisham

A Time to Kill, The Firm

and several

other lawyer-e books


What do you know about american literature

Maya Angelou

I Know Why the

Caged Bird Sings


What do you know about american literature

Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman

The Crucible


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Nathanial Hawthorne

Scarlet Letter


What do you know about american literature

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby


What do you know about american literature

Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451

Something Wicked This Way Comes


What do you know about american literature

Langston Hughes

“The Weary Blues”

Jack Keroauc

“On the Road”

Truman Capote

In Cold Blood


What do you know about american literature

What do you find

“odd” about

this collection

of authors?


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Why do we need to study American Literature?

It reflects us – who we are as a country

Shows how our beliefs as a country were formed

Tells the story of U.S. (pun intended), in a universal way


What do you know about american literature

So, how will we learn it?

Chronological – History & Literature are intertwined

Lots of “ISMS” – philosophical changes in society

Represents the dominant group (ODWG)

(but we will explore authors from

outside the dominant group

Latino/a Authors, African American Authors,

Asian American Authors, Women, etc.)


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