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Timeline of American Literature : Colonial/puritan period. God and religion permeated all aspects of their lives. Relatively little writing produced as they were struggling to survive. Writing from this period includes religious prose (sermons), religious

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timeline of american literature colonial puritan period
Timeline of American Literature : Colonial/puritan period
  • God and religion permeated all
  • aspects of their lives.
  • Relatively little writing produced
  • as they were struggling to survive.
  • Writing from this period includes
  • religious prose (sermons), religious
  • poetry, and historical prose
  • (histories of the colonies).

Anne Bradstreet

Edward Taylor

Jonathan Edwards

revolutionary neoclassical period
Revolutionary/neoclassical period

Ben Franklin

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Paine

tenets of neoclassical period
Tenets of neoclassical period
  • Sparked by the formation of The Royal Society in London in 1660.
  • Emphasis on science, rational thinking, balance, and logic.
  • Writings reflect the rational, logical thinking of the period.
romantic period
Romantic period

Edgar Allen Poe

Washington Irving

Nathaniel Hawthorne

tenets of romanticism
Tenets of romanticism
  • This period is the antithesis of neoclassicism.
  • The emphasis is on the heart rather than the head.
  • Romantics stress emotion, intuition, individuality, imagination, the exotic, and the supernatural.
transcendentalism
transcendentalism

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Henry David Thoreau

tenets of transcendentalism
Tenets of transcendentalism
  • This is EXTREME Romanticism!
  • Transcendentalists take individualism to an extreme.
  • One should follow one’s heart and intuition to an extreme, even if it means breaking the law or disappointing one’s family and friends.
realism
Realism

Emily Dickinson

Mark Twain

Kate Chopin

tenets of realism
Tenets of realism
  • After the carnage of the American Civil War the optimism of Romanticism faded.
  • Writers strove to present the everyday realities of life in their works.
  • Realists presented a sometimes stark depiction of life as it is really lived.
naturalism
Naturalism

Stephen Crane

Ambrose Bierce

tenets of naturalism
Tenets of naturalism
  • Naturalism is EXTREME realism, which presents a cold, uncaring world.
  • Naturalists were greatly impacted by the writings of Darwin and saw the environment as a great determiner of human actions.
  • Naturalism is a pessimistic world view in which one questions the existence of God and sees man as a helpless victim of forces beyond his control.
modernism
modernism

William Faulkner

F. Scott Fitzgerald

tenets of modernism
Tenets of modernism
  • Modernism characterized the first half of the 20th century.
  • This was a time of experimentation in literature.
  • Writings of this period exhibit ambiguities which force readers to form their own opinions. (Sometimes even the narrators are unreliable.)
post modernism
Post modernism

Kurt Vonnegut

Arthur Miller

characteristics of post modernism
Characteristics of post modernism
  • This period, which began after World War II and the dropping of the first atomic bomb, is characterized by continued experimentation and a pessimistic world view.
  • Post Modernism includes the philosophy of Existentialism, the idea that there is no ultimate meaning embodied is human existence. The only meaning in life is that which one brings to it.