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Journal Topic for Monday, Sept 10 th , 2012. How are you at taking notes? Is it easy for you to figure out what to write down? Why or why not?. People Bag Reflection . a) How do you think the class as a whole did? What was your favorite? Your least favorite? Why?

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journal topic for monday sept 10 th 2012
Journal Topic for Monday, Sept 10th, 2012
  • How are you at taking notes? Is it easy for you to figure out what to write down? Why or why not?

People Bag Reflection

a) How do you think the class as a whole did? What was your favorite? Your least favorite? Why?

b) How do you think you did? Why? What would you change if you had to do this again?

c) How did Bradley do with the assignment – explaining, modeling, giving feedback. If he does this next year, what should he change?

3 ring binders and tab dividers
3-ring binders and tab dividers
  • English
    • Handouts
    • Notes
    • Completed work

The other tabs can be for whatever you need them for… this is why I said you didn’t need a binder JUST for English!

  • Puritan/Colonial (1588-1750)
  • Revolutionary/Age of Reason (1750-1800)
  • Romanticism (1800-1860)
  • American Renaissance/ Transcendentalism/Anti-Transcendentalism (1840-1860)
  • Realism/Naturalism (1855-1900)
  • Modernism (1900-1946)
  • Post-Modernism (1946-Present)
  • Contemporary (1970s-Present)
puritan colonial period 1588 1750
Puritan/Colonial Period (1588-1750)
  • Genre/Style: Sermons, religious tracts, diaries, personal narratives, religious poems. It was written in plain style.
  • Effect/Aspects: Instructive, reinforces authority of the Bible and the church. Very little imaginative literature was produced.
  • Historical Context: Puritan settlers fled England where they were being persecuted for their religious beliefs, and came to New England to have religious freedom.
puritan colonial period 1588 17501
Puritan/Colonial Period (1588-1750)
  • Thomas Hariot
  • wrote A Brief and True Report of the New-Found Land of Virginia in 1588
  • quickly translated into Latin, French, and German; it was a window for the Old World to see an embellished version of the New World
  • Anne Bradstreet
  • first book of American poetry
  • first published American woman
  • born & educated in England
puritan colonial period 1588 17502
Puritan/Colonial Period (1588-1750)
  • William Bradford
  • governor of Plymouth
  • essentially the first historian of the new colonies
  • wrote Of Plymouth Plantation in 1651.
  • Cotton Mather
  • Comes from a long line of Puritan ministers
  • Harvard educated
  • major participant in the Salem Witch Trials
revolutionary period age of reason 1750 1800
Revolutionary Period/Age of Reason (1750-1800)
  • Genre/Style: Political Pamphlets, Travel Writing, and highly ornate persuasive writing.
  • Effect/Aspects: Patriotism and pride grows, creates unity about issues, and creates American character.
  • Historical Context: Encouraged Revolutionary War support.
revolutionary period age of reason 1750 18001
Revolutionary Period/Age of Reason (1750-1800)
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • scientist, writer, diplomat, Founding Father
  • Explored all new avenues of thought
  • Thomas Paine
  • great American propagandist
  • Common Sense; presented argument for American freedom
  • The American Crisis; helped propel colonies into war
romanticism 1800 1860
Romanticism (1800-1860)
  • Genre/Style: Character Sketches, Slave Narratives, Poetry, and short stories.
  • Effect/Aspects: Integrity of nature and freedom of imagination.
  • Historical Context: Publishing expands and industrial revolution brings new ideas.
romanticism 1800 18601
Romanticism (1800-1860)
  • Washington Irving
  • known as “Father of American Literature”
  • first famous American author
  • Advocated for stronger laws protecting authors’ works
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Bad childhood made him despise the world
  • Darkly metaphysical vision
  • Refined the short story
  • Created detective fiction
  • Challenged notion that poem had to be long & teach something
american renaissance transcendentalism anti transcendentalism 1840 1860
American Renaissance/ Transcendentalism/Anti-Transcendentalism (1840-1860)
  • Genre/Style: Poetry, Short Stories, and Novels.
  • Effect/Aspects: Idealists, individualism, and symbolism.
  • Historical Context: People still see stories of persecuted young girls forced apart from her true love.
american renaissance transcendentalism anti transcendentalism 1840 18601
American Renaissance/ Transcendentalism/Anti-Transcendentalism (1840-1860)
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Leader of the Transcendentalist movement
  • Emphasized individuality, freedom, and relationship of the soul to the world
  • Henry David Thoreau
  • contemporary of Emerson
  • wrote Civil Disobedience, argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.
american renaissance transcendentalism anti transcendentalism 1840 18602
American Renaissance/ Transcendentalism/Anti-Transcendentalism (1840-1860)
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • most stories written about New England
  • Focus on inherent evil and sin in man
  • Usually have a deep moral message
  • writes in direct opposition to Transcendentalists
realism 1855 1900
Realism (1855-1900)
  • Genre/Style: Novels, Short Stories, Objective Narrator, and does not tell reader how to interpret the story.
  • Effect/Aspects: Social and Aesthetic realism.
  • Historical Context: Civil War brought demand for a more true type of literature.
realism 1855 19001
Realism (1855-1900)
  • Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • writes in strong, realistic everyday speech
  • first major author to come from center of the nation
naturalism 1865 1915
Naturalism (1865-1915)
  • Genre/Style: Poetry, Short Stories, and Novels
  • Effect/Aspects: people are victims of the laws of nature, the universe, and fate
  • Historical Context: tied very closely to Realism; people were looking at harshness of post-Civil War country
naturalism 1865 19151
Naturalism (1865-1915)
  • Jack London
  • poor working class writer
  • Gritty, vivid stories of life and death struggles
  • Stephen Crane
  • known for attacking patriotism, organized religion, and individualism
  • also confronted the meaninglessness of the world
modernism 1900 1946
Modernism (1900-1946)
  • Genre/Style: Novels, Plays, Poetry, experiments in writing styles, interior monologue, and stream of consciousness.
  • Effect/Aspects: Pursuit of American Dream, Admiration for America, Optimism, and Individual Importance.
  • Historical Context: Writers reflected the ideas of Darwin and Karl Marx, during WWI and WWII.
modernism 1900 19461
Modernism (1900-1946)
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • used concise, spare, direct, objective writing to create bigger-than-life heroes
  • won Pulitzer and Nobel Peace Prize for Literature
  • John Steinbeck
  • wrote about both pains and joys of life
  • most writing took place during the Great Depression
  • famous for The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men
post modernism 1946 present
Post-Modernism (1946-present)
  • Genre/Style: Mixing of fantasy with nonfiction blurred lines of reality for reader, there were no heroes, humorless, narratives, present tense, and magic realism.
  • Effect/Aspects: Grinds down the distinctions between the classes of people.
  • Historical Context: After WWII prosperity.
post modernism 1946 present1
Post-Modernism (1946-present)
  • Robert Creely
  • Black Mountain Poet
  • writes with a very minimalist style
  • James Dickey
  • novelist, essayist, poet
  • Most writing is about nature
  • Argument over dates – 1950 or 1970-present
  • Genre/Style: Narrative, fiction, nonfiction, anti heroes, emotional, irony, storytelling, autobiographical, and essays.
  • Effect/Aspects: Shift in emphasis from homogeneity to celebrating diversity.
  • Historical Context: New century, new millennium.
contemporary 1950 present
Contemporary (1950-present)

Stephen King

  • famous for books that scare people
  • lives in Maine
  • was rejected by publishers 30 times before 1st book published(Carrie, 1974)
contemporary 1950 present1
Contemporary (1950-present)

James Oliver Rigney (a.k.a. Robert Jordan)

  • went to Citadel Military College in South Carolina
  • wrote in fantasy genre
  • died before finishing 15-book Wheel of Time series