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American Literature Time Periods

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Time period for the Harlem Renaissance
Modern
Does not have a particular focus--a collection of a little bit of everything
Post-Modern
Time period of the Lost Generation--post WWI vets
Modern
Focuses on the world/earth as sacred
Native American
Focuses on portraying life as authentic
Realist
Focuses on religion and the Puritan way -- pilgrims
Colonial
Focuses on regions of America and accurate portrayals of these regions
Realist
Focuses on Early Nationalism/Patriotism
Revolutionary
Writers are highly experimental
Modern
Focuses on feelings and intuition instead of reason
Romantic
Focuses on alienation and disconnectedness
Post-Modern
Includes a gothic trend featuring sin, pain, evil
Romantic
prerecorded time until 1620
Native American
1620-1750
Colonial
1750-1815
Revolutionary
1800-1865
Romantic
1850-1900
Realist
1900-1950
Modern
1950-present day
Post-Modern
what are three common themes in American Literature
American Dream, diversity, and tolerance
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