American Literature Movements

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Romanticism

1800-1860

Puritanism

1650-1750

Enlightenment

1750-1800

Transcendentalism

1840-1860

Realism

1865-1915

Naturalism

1880-1940

Regionalism

sub-genre of realism; uses local vernacular

Modern Age

1915-1946

Contemporary

1950-present

Romantic

Moby Dick

Romantic

Scarlet Letter

Romantic

Last of the Mohicans

Romantic

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Puritan

Of Plymouth Plantation

Puritan

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Enlightenment

Common Sense

Enlightenment

Declaration of Independence

Romantic

Rip Van Winkle

Romanticism

values feelings and intuition over reason; escapes from corruption of civilization toward freedom of nature and independence

Puritanism

instructive, reinforces religious beliefs

Transcendental

Walden

Realism

following Civil War, gives realistic depiction of life aiming to change a specific problem

Modernism

optimistic, valuing the individual and the American Dream

Modern

Great Gatsby

Harlem Renaissance

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Harlem Renaissance

1920s

Modern

Of Mice and Men

Modern

Catcher in the Rye

Modern

Fahrenheit 451

Modern

A Farewell to Arms

Realist

The Awakening

Realist

Ethan Frome

Regionalism

Chopin

Realist

Wharton

Regionalism

Twain

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