first published american poet, from the puritan era.
Wrote "sinner in the hands of an angry God" and led the great awakening. From the puritan era.
Orators of the revolutionary period
Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine
William Cullen Bryant
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Wrote "The Cross of Snow"
most popular writer in American Literature.
this poem presented a way of looking at and thinking about death, the author invented the name of the poem.
-Death happens to all, nobody can escape it; death is natural and should not be afraid of death.
-Nature and calm and soothe you.
The Cross of Snow
Grieving mood. The images of halo, fire and sunlight in the poem contrast with the face of the speaker's dead wife.
The female member of this poem is remembered fondly and deeply missed
An emotional pain
The cross the speaker wears in "the cross of snow" is...
lasts through time
The image in the cross of snow is surprising because it...
The Italian sonnet
"the cross of snow" is a type of poem called..
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wrote "Nature", "self-reliance" and "The American Scholar"
Self-Reliance by Emerson
essay elements: non conformity, Society is bad; It is better to rely on yourself than on society because society just wants to make you like everyone else.
Nature by Emerson
Essay elements: nature will help complete you, and bring you to God.
Wrote Walden and Civil Disobedience
Essay: let people be as they are and go after their dreams
essay: government officials do nothing, people should change this and if they want something changed in the government they have a right to revolt and change it themselves.
Wrote the Scarlet Letter.
The scarlet letter
book: Human sin; Chillingworth turns out to be the bad one in the end b/c Hester and Arthur are able to move on from their sin and not be consumed by it.
Symbols: The A and Scaffold represent human sin and human nature and how people want to point out the sin in other to make themselves feel better about their own self. They have sins themselves.
Pearl- living version of her mother's A.represents not only "sin" but also the vital spirit and passion that engendered that sin. existence gives her mother reason to live
theme: Hypocrisy, Identity and Society.
Wrote Moby Dick
- man can't always control and be one with nature.
- Assumption that everything is gone and in the end when man tries to conquer nature.
Edgar Allen Poe
wrote "the raven"
the bird is always there- grief is driving him insane
midnight and December- Symbols of Death.
Theme: a person who dwells on grief is the cause of his own mental anguish.
Private and Shy style, known for her precise language.
Bold and Confident Writing style. Free verse style.
Emily Dickinson Common themes
Death. Pain, separation. Love. (the poet of dread!! D:)
Themes: The beauty of the individual, Democracy as a way of life, The cycle of Growth and Death.
He likes to list things.
The adeventures of huckleberry finn
"an occurrence at owl creek bridge"
"The story of an Hour"
Edward Arlington Robinson
"The adventure of Huckleberry Finn"
funny novel about an unfunny society
Themes: racism, slavery, hypocrisy of civilized society, hypocrisy of religion
Huck thinks he is going to hell for helping a slave escape but the reader knows he is going the right thing by helping jim escape slavery. what kind of irony in huck finn?
"An occurrence at owl creek bridge"
Themes(poem): Death, distortion of time, deception, and dreams vs. reality.
Peyton was trick by federal spies
theme: appearances can be quite deceiving.