Literature Study Sheet for the Final -- Authors/Artists and their works
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botanist, explorer, ornithologist, & writer
Steven Vincent Benèt
John Brown's Body and "A Creed for Americans"
Josh Billings' real name
Henry W. Shaw
governor of Plymouth for over 30 years and gave us an eye witness account of the Pilgrim's journey to the New World
1st poet to write [published] verse in America; wrote "The Author to Her Book"
William Cullen Bryant
America's 1st eminent poet of nature, a Knickerbocker, and wrote "Thanatopsis"
James Fenimore Cooper
considered America's 1st novelist; he wrote the Leatherstocking Tales"
John Singleton Copley
America's 1st native-born artistic genius
Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
became a sailor's lawyer
lived in isolation, dressed only in white, and wrote "I Never Saw a Moor"
Henry Van Dyke
wrote "America for Me"
wrote [what is considered] a landmark in regional writing
Ralph Waldo Emerson
called the "father of Transcendentalism" and wrote Nature
wrote Poor Richard's Almanac
outstanding poet of the 20th century and was the only Am. poet to earn 4 Pulitzer prizes
greatly influenced Melville's writing style and wrote Twice-Told Tales
real name: William Sydney Porter; wrote "The Cop and the Anthem"
Oliver Wendell Holmes
wrote "Old Ironsides"
wrote "Battle of the Kegs"
called: "Inventor of the short story" and wrote Tales of a Traveler
James Weldon Johnson
wrote God's Trombones
Sarah Kemble Knight
wrote "My Journey from Boston to New York"
Henry W. Longfellow
most popular poet of the 19th century and wrote "The Lover's Errand" and "The Sifting of Peter"
James Russel Lowell
created interest in lit. through his writings as an essayist & critic; he wrote "The Courtin'"
wrote "Shiloh" and Moby Dick
wrote "The Purist"
Edgar Allan Poe
has had more books written about him than any other Am. author; wrote "Annabel Lee" and "The Pit and the Pendulum"
wrote the New England Primer
responsible for [the series of paintings entitled] The Four Freedoms and for Homecoming
won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography on A. Lincoln and wrote "They Have Yarns"
Capt. John Smith
founded America's 1st permanent English settlement and wrote True Revelation of Virginia
Elizabeth Scott Stam
was a Christian martyr and wrote "A Jingle of Words"
Harriet Beecher Stowe
wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin
responsible for the $1 bill portrait of G. Washington
wrote "Nuts for Skeptics to Crack"
wrote "Meditation One"
wrote "The Long Hill"
Henry David Thoreau
wrote "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" and Innocents Abroad
real name: Charles Farrar Browne; wrote "My Life Story"
wrote "Liberty and Union"
authored Am.'s 1st history texbook and gave Am. the "Blue-Backed Speller"
was the 2nd Am. woman to publish a book of poems
author of Leaves of Grass, was Am.'s 1st modern poet
John Greenleaf Whittier
wrote "Maud Muller" and Snow-Bound
wrote Am.'s 1st best-seller
authored The Bloody Tenet of Persecution and was also a pioneer for religious freedom
N. C. Wyeth
gave us Why Don't You Speak for Yourself, John?
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