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1914-1946. Modernism (Disillusion and Defiance). Historical Events. 1917-19 U.S. involvement in WWI 1919-33 Prohibition is the law of the land. 1920 13 th Amendment gives women the right to vote. Historical Events. 1927 Charles L indbergh flies non-stop and solo from New York to Paris

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historical events
Historical Events
  • 1917-19 U.S. involvement in WWI
  • 1919-33 Prohibition is the law of the land.
  • 1920 13th Amendment gives women the right to vote.
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Historical Events
  • 1927 Charles Lindbergh flies non-stop and solo from New York to Paris
  • 1929 Stock Market crash ushers in the Great Depression
  • 1939 Wizard of Oz is released in theaters
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Historical Events
  • 1941 Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor;
  • US enters WWII
  • 1945 US drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
literature
Literature
  • Modernists experiment with new approaches and techniques to reflect the fragmentation of the modern world.
  • Themes are implied.
  • Imagist poets used hard, clear expression, concrete images and everyday speech.
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Literature
  • Writers used stream of consciousness to recreate the natural flow of a character’s thoughts.
  • African American artists gather in NY:
  • Harlem Renaissance
values
Values
  • Before WWI there was optimism in the future.
  • WWI creates feelings of uncertainty about past values. People searched for new ideas to explain 20th century life.
  • The roaring 20’s saw wild social abandon and prosperity.
  • Then, also economic despair with the Great Depression
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Values
  • WWII began with isolationism that gave way to a patriotic nationalism and the responsibilities of a world superpower.
  • The atomic bomb ushers in a sense of fear and the Cold War.
authors
Authors
  • Sherwood Anderson
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • John Steinbeck
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • William Faulkner
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Authors
  • Langston Hughes
  • T.S. Eliot
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • William Carlos Williams
  • Katherine Porter
36 william carlos williams
#36 William Carlos Williams
  • Write 3 poems in the style of the imagists
  • Short, appeal to the senses, use everyday speech
  • OR questions on page 734, 1-6