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John Smith

The general history of Virgina, new england ad the summer isles

John Smith

John smith's relation queen ann of pocahontas

William Bradford

First Thanksgiving

John Winthrop

A model of christian charity

Anne Bradstreet

To My Dear and Loving Husband

Anne Bradstreet

The Prologue

William Bradford

Compact with the Indians

Thomas Paine

Common Sense

Thomas Paine

The American Crisis

Thomas Jefferson

First Inaugural Address

Thomas Jefferson

Declaration of independence


The legend of Sleepy Hollow

James Fenimore Cooper

The pioneers

Edgar Allan Poe

The fall of the house of usher

Henry David Thoreau

Civil Disobedience

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Young Goodman Brown

Harriet Jacobs

Incidents in the life of a slave girl

Frederick Douglass

Narritive of the life of fredrick douglas

Walt Whitman

Song of Myself

Emily Dickinson

poem 67, poem 241, poem 258, poem 435

How did john smith use religion in his writing?

John Smith mentioned Pocahontas being a tool used by God to preserve the settlers (page 41)

How did William Bradford use religion in his writing?

William bradford mentioned that Squanto being a tool used by God to preserve the settlers (53)

How did John Winthrop use religion in his writing?

John Winthrop's entire piece focuses on the value of Christian love and its importance in a successful society (page 60 encompasses this).

How did Bradstreet use religion in her writings?

Bradstreet was a devoutly Christian woman (69-70).

How did John Smith use government in his writing?

it is evident when Smith was urging to have Pocahontas received by Queen Anne (40-41). because Smith knew the part she had played in keeping the settlers alive, and he was anxious to maintain good relations with the Native Americans.

How did Bradford use government in his writing?

Bradford also valued a good relationship with the inhabitants of the new world (52-53). The compact lasted 54 years.

How did Winthrop use government in his writing?

Winthrop's essay was on Christian Charity. It is clearly the forerunner of many of our modern beliefs concerning social welfare and helping those in need

How did Bradford use economics in his writing?

William Bradford was promoting America as a land of prosperity (53-54)

How did Winthrop use economics in his writing?

Winthrop was writing for some who had done quite well in America and were experiencing wealth.

How did Anne Bradstreet use human relations in her writing,"To My Dear and Loving Husband," ?

you would see how important her role as a wife is to her

How did Anne Bradstreet use human relations in her writing, "The Prologue" ?

we clearly see her tenuous position as a woman and writer in the 1600s. This was uncommon, and she is very careful and aware of this when she writes

Did Smith and Bradford both show admiration and respect to Native Americans?


In human relations, what was Winthrop's philosophy?

It revolves around the idea of "loving your brother as yourself" (61).

Who quoted this, "What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly" (top of 245). ?

Thomas Paine said this in "The American Crisis,"


a diplomatic policy whereby a nation seeks to avoid alliances with other nations


materials disseminated to advocate a doctrine

Who does Paine target in his work?

Parents,Christians, Brave men, Workers

How did Paine appeal to parents?

Paine appealed to parents by predicting future wars and bloodshed if Americans did not revolt against England immediately

How did Paine appeal to christians?

Paine implies that God would want America to be separate from England. He "demonizes" the English.

Who quoted this, "Your conduct is an invitation to the enemy, yet one in a thousand of you has heart enough to join him." and who is he talking to?

Paine; Tories

Who quoted this and what did he mean? "The commerce by which she [America] hath enriched herself are the necessaries of life, and will always have a market while eating is the custom in Europe."

Paine; His point is basically that Americans could make money by selling goods in Europe and avoid war entirely if free of England (who was constantly involved in battles with other European countries).

Who quoted this;"But every difference of opinion is not of a difference of principle. We have called by different names brethren of the same principle. We are all republicans; we are all federalists. If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union, or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated, where reason is left free to combat it."



is a period of history when the writing, art, music, philosophy, and culture developed certain qualities that later became known as the Romantic period


were interested in logic and reason

What is Romanticism's most prominent characteristics?

Focus on the average man,Intrigued with nature,Fascination with the primitive and Fascination with the medieval, supernatural, and mythical

Neoclassicist characters were often

royal or atleast aristocrats

romantic characters were often

common (even lowly) creatures

Neoclassicists were concerned with and depicted,

subjects of high social status

Romantics were more concerned with

the individual than the trappings of society

Romantics believed that there was a divine, supernatural, God-imparted power in our natural surrounding


Romantic's belief that the most primitive state of man was what type of man?

the best state of man

many romantic writings that contain an eerie, supernatural, or dream-like plot


("The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "The Fall of the House of Usher" Are examples of what type of writing?


Some techniques that Romantic writers use is.

•Creation of improbable plots
•Experimentation with new forms
•Remoteness of setting in time or location

Edgar Alan Poe is known as the

"father of the modern short story"

What was Civil Disobedience about?

radical ideas about government and the American political system.

Who quoted this?"That government is best which governs least" (767). and "That government is best which governs not at all" (767).


Who quoted this, "I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward" (768).


who quoted this, "the strongest government on earth" (256).


Who quoted this, "No man with a genius for legislation has appeared in America. They are rare in the history of the world. There are orators, politicians, and eloquent men, by the thousand; but the speaker has not yet opened his mouth to speak who is capable of settling the much-vexed questions of the day" (781).



as "a figure of speech in which something (object, person, situation, or action) means more than what it is."


Young Goodman Brown

Who is one of the forefathers of modern and contemporary poetry?

Walt Whitman

What are the topics that Whitman discussed in "Song of Myself"?

He celebrated himself (page 933, line 1)
freedom and equality for all men (page 936, lines 107-09),
sexually equality (page 946, lines 425-27),
and human sexuality (page 946, 435-47).

What are some of the romantic tendencies in "Song of Myself"?

The setting of the poem is a person observing a blade of grass (page 933)
we see a connection with nature and a spiritual significance placed on it (page 936-37, section 6).

collective unconscious

is a connection through generations, races, and sexes that binds human beings together and makes them one.

poem #67 by Emily Dickinson; The first stanza is about:

People who are not successful prize success more highly than those who achieve it. When success comes easily to a person, that person never fully appreciates how much he/she has.

The second stanza is about:

(where the reader can be thrown off track) the person who understands victory best is actually the dying man who hears the sounds of the winning army and their celebration

Poem #241 by Emily Dickinson is about:

that there are things in life that cannot be faked; agony is one of them.

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