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Poet, Essayist Transcendentalism Movement Rebel of his time Famous Works: Leaves of Grass “O Captain, My Captain”. Walt Whitman. Poet Dark & Inspirational works Life was plagued by mental illness & death of family members Famous works: “The Road Not Taken” “Home Burial”. Robert Frost.

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walt whitman
Poet, Essayist

Transcendentalism Movement

Rebel of his time

Famous Works:

Leaves of Grass

“O Captain, My Captain”

Walt Whitman
robert frost
Poet

Dark & Inspirational works

Life was plagued by mental illness & death of family members

Famous works:

“The Road Not Taken”

“Home Burial”

Robert Frost
edgar allan poe
Poem & Short Stories

Very dark & haunting works

Tragic life

Personal demons

Famous works:

“The Raven”

“The Monkey’s Paw”

“Annabel Lee”

Edgar Allan Poe
maya angelou
Poet, Essayist & Author

One of the first African American Woman’s voices

Inspirational

Dramatic life

Famous works:

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

All of God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes

Maya Angelou
ernest hemingway
Author

“A Man’s Man”

Lost Generation

War

Personal demons

Famous Works:

A Farewell to Arms

The Sun Also Rises

Old Man & The Sea

Ernest Hemingway
langston hughes
Poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. Harlem Renaissance

Writings involve the struggles and triumphs of African Americans in the 1920’s

Famous Works:

The Nation

“Mother to Son”

Langston Hughes
william faulkner
Mainly Novelist

Another “Man’s Man”

War

Intense, "stream of consciousness“ author

Famous Works:

As I Lay Dying

The Sound & The Fury

William Faulkner
t s eliot
Intense Poet

American, then later British

A new style of poetry

Famous works:

“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

“The Hallow Men”

“The Waste Land”

T.S. Eliot
kate chopin
Novelist

One of the first American Woman’s voice

Life of limited freedom

Famous work:

The Awakening

Kate Chopin
f scott fitzgerald
Mainly Novelist

Lost Generation

Works involve the downfall of Americans’ morals

Personal demons

Famous works:

The Great Gatsby

The Beautiful & The Damned

Tender is the Night

F. Scott Fitzgerald
toni morrison
Mainly Novelist

Race & Gender issue

Intense author

Famous works:

Beloved

The Bluest Eye

Sula

Toni Morrison
sylvia plath
Poet & Novelist

American & English

Intense writing & life

Personal demons

Famous works:

The Bell Jar

“Ariel”

“Daddy”

Sylvia Plath
john steinbeck
California Novelist

WW II & Traveler

American struggles

Famous works:

East of Eden

Of Mice & Men

Grapes of Wrath

Travels With Charlie

John Steinbeck
mark twain
Classic American author

“Larger than Life”

Southern life

Famous works:

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain
truman capote
Novelist & Essayist

“Larger than Life”

Interesting personal life

Personal demons

Famous works:

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

In Cold Blood

Truman Capote
harper lee
Novelist

Southern

Quiet Life

Still living

Famous (and only) work:

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
jack kerouac
Poet & Novelist

“Father of the Beats”

1950’s New York

Personal demons

Famous works:

On the Road

Dharma Bums

Jack Kerouac
tennessee williams
Playwright

Personal demons

Very dramatic and scandalous plays

Famous works:

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”

“The Glass Menagerie”

“A Streetcar Named Desire”

Tennessee Williams
washington irving
Short stories & Essays

Strong imagination

World traveler

Famous works:

“Rip Van Winkle”

“The Legend of Sleeping Hallow”

Washington Irving
arthur miller
Playwright

1940’s-1960’s America

Social commentary

Famous works:

“The Crucible”

“View from the Bridge”

“Death of a Salesman”

Arthur Miller
ray bradbury
Mainly Novelist

Science Fiction & Dystopia

Imagination

Famous works:

Fahrenheit 451

The Illustrated Man

The Martian Chronicles

Ray Bradbury
jack london
Mainly novelist

Adventure and Outdoors

Very interesting personal life

Famous works:

White Fang

Call of the Wild

Jack London
nathaniel hawthorne
Novelist

Salam

Dark romanticism

Famous works

The Scarlett Letter

The House of Seven Gables

Nathaniel Hawthorne
j d salinger
Mrs. Callaghan’s favorite!

Novels & Short Stories

1950’s New York Generation’s Voice

Personal demons

Famous works:

The Catcher in the Rye

Franny & Zooey

Best book EVER!

J.D. Salinger
upton sinclair
Novelist

Social commentary

Pure Food and Drug Act

Famous works:

The Jungle

Oil!

Upton Sinclair
kurt vonnegut
Humorist / Novelist

Very witty

Satire

Famous works:

Breakfast of Champions

Slaughterhouse-Five

Kurt Vonnegut
thornton wilder
Playwright

Human condition

World traveler

Famous works:

“Our Town”

“The Skin of Our Teeth”

“The Bridge of San Luis Rey”

Thornton Wilder
emily dickenson
Poet

Personal demons

Love

American Transcendentalism

Famous topics:

Nature

Love

Lost

Emily Dickenson
e e cummings
Poet

Experimental poetry

Very controversial for the time

Lost Generation

Famous works:

“i carry your heart with me (i carry it my heart)”

“Buffalo Bill’s”

e.e. cummings
stephen crane
Novelist

War

Realist

Famous works:

Maggie, Girl of the Street

The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane
ralph ellison
Author

Jazz

American race relations

Extremely political

Famous works:

Invisible Man

Shadow & Act

Ralph Ellison
henry james
Short Stories & Essays

American & English

Famous works:

Daisy Miller

The Turn of the Shrew

Henry James
john updike
Essays & Short Stories

Humor

Satire

Famous works:

Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom series

John Updike
gwendolyn brooks
Poet

Free verse

Blues & Jazz

Race & Gender

Famous works:

“We’re Real Cool”

“The Bean Eaters”

Gwendolyn Brooks
louisa may alcott
Novelist

Transcendental roots & rebel family

Women Suffrage Movement

Famous work:

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
lorraine hansberry
Playwright

Race & Gender

Young death

Famous work:

“A Raisin in the Sun”

To Be Young, Gifted and Black: Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words

Lorraine Hansberry
thomas paine
Essayist

American and English

American Revolution

Famous work:

“Common Sense”

Thomas Paine
henry david thoreau
Essayist

Transcendental

Rebel

Famous works:

Walden

Civil Disobedience

Walking

Henry David Thoreau
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