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  1. Bell Ringer: • Thinking back to history classes and Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” what characteristics influence Puritan life? • List a few facets and give a brief description.

  2. Puritanism Mr. Short / English 11 / March 12th, 2013

  3. Girl’s State: • Any Jr. girl who is interested in attending Girls State this summer please see Mr. Everson.  This is a Leadership Learning experience and is an exceptional opportunity.

  4. Today’s Agenda: • American Literary Time Periods • What is The Puritan Movement? • Ann Bradstreet • “To My Dear and Loving Husband”

  5. American Literary Movements: • Handout

  6. Puritanism: (1472or1620 – 1783) • Forms of writing: • Histories • Diaries • Chronicles • Poetry • Sermons • Explanation of biblical quotation • Interpretation • Application to the life of the Puritans

  7. Writers of the Puritan Period: • Poetry: Anne Bradstreet (1612 – 1672) Michael Wigglesworth (1631 – 1705) Edward Taylor (1645 – 1729)   • Diaries/Chronicles/Histories: William Bradford (1590 – 1657) John Winthrop (1588 – 1649) Cotton Mather (1663 – 1728) Edward Johnson (1598 – 1672) Mary Rowlandson (c.1636 – c.1678) • Sermons: Jonathan Edwards (1703 – 1758)

  8. Historical Events: • 1620 -  Mayflower, Puritans found Plymouth Plantation • 1630 -  arrival of Arbella •             Massachusetts Bay Colony founded • 1636 -  Harvard University founded near Boston • 1650 -  Bradstreet, Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up In America • 1662 -  Wigglesworth,  The Day of Doom • 1704 -   first newspaper ~> in Boston • 1741 -  Edwards, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” • 1741-61 – The Great Awakening

  9. Influences on America • Puritan influence on American Values: • Urge to succeed and exceed • Belief that hard work necessary for happiness • Conviction that Americans are the chosen people • God’s heavy influence on everyday life

  10. Ann Bradstreet (1612 - 1672) • Biography • “To My Dear and Loving Husband” (1678) • Page 96 • Online Textbook!!! • Reactions? Responses? Thoughts? • The Puritan Movement involves simple, easy to understand language to communicate ideas effectively.

  11. “To My Dear and Loving Husband” Wrap Up: • 1.) What is your image of Anne Bradstreet after reading this poem? Does she fit your concept of a Puritan? Explain. • 2.) Note where Bradstreet uses repetition in the first stanza. How does her use of repetition suggest a growing emotional intensity? • Apply the use of repetition for the NYS Regents.

  12. “To My Dear and Loving Husband” Wrap Up: • 3.) What is the apparent contradiction in the last two lines? What does the last stanza reveal about Puritan beliefs in the afterlife? • 4.) Do you think personal devotion is as much esteemed today as it was in Bradstreet’s day? Support your answer.

  13. The Future: • Tomorrow we will being reading “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” (1741) • A sermon by Jonathan Edwards