English IIIA Final StudyGuide
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English soldier and adventurer who began the first successful colony in North America
Came to America from Holland to seek religious freedom
Poet, preacher, farmer and doctor who ministered on the frontier for over 50 years
Sarah Kemble Knight
Traveled from Boston to New York on horse and wrote of the experience
A poet who showed that the hardships faced as a puritan woman and settler did not overtake her
Early American writer and theologian who became known as one of the great philosophical thinkers and writers of the new world
Captured by indians and sustained by faith and scripture
Inventor, newspaper printer, writer, political leader and drafter/signer of the constitution
Spoke these words "Give me liberty or give me death."
Wrote "Common Sense" and "The American Crisis"
Author of the Declaration of Independence, governor of Virginia, president of the US and founder of the University of Virginia
Wrote "Rip Van Winkle" and " The Legend of Sleepy Howell"
James Fenimore Cooper
Wrote the Leatherstocking Tales- popular novels based on the American frontier
Edgar Allen Poe
Called by some the father of modern mystery, used symbolism and sound devices in his poetry
William Cullen Bryant
Considered by some the father of American poetry, wrote " Thanatopsis "
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Wrote "The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Considers the poet of the Transcendentalist movement, wrote Nature
Henry David Thoreau
Spent two years living in seclusion in nature, wrote Walden
Stayed for a short time on a Transcendentalist commune, wrote The Scarlet Letter and The ministers black veil
Sailed on several ships including a whaler, wrote Moby Dick and Billy Budd
John Greenleaf Whittler
Many of his poems represented oppression, wrote Snowbound
Wrote the courtin
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Studied Medicean and helped advance that field, wrote old Ironsides
Wrote around 1700 poems, wrote Hope is a Thing with Feathers and I Never Saw a Moor