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American literature

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Edgar Allan Poe
macabre poems such as "The Raven" and "The tell-tale heart".
Romanticism
Emily Dickinson
poet
"Because I could not stop for death"
Realism
Anne Bradstreet
Puritan "Plain style" Poetry
Early American literature
Mary Rowlandson
"The Narrative of the Captivity and the Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson"
Narrative captivity
Colonialism
Nathaniel Hawthorne
"The scarlet letter"
Romanticism
Herman Melville
"Moby-Dick"
Romanticism
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Founding father of transcendentalism
"nature"
Sojourner Truth
African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist
"Ain't I a woman"
transcendentalism
Henry David Thoreau
"Walden, or life in the woods"
transcendentalism
Walt Whitman
"Leaves of grass"
Realism
Kate Chopin
"The awakening"
regionalism
Mark Twain
"The adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
regionalism
Upton Sinclair
The jungle
naturalism
F. Scott Fitzgerald
"The great Gatsby"
Modernism
Virginia Woolf
"Mrs. Dalloway"
Modernism
streams of consciousness
Ezra Pound
"The Cantos"
"In a station of the metro"
Modernism
Jack Kerouac
"On the road"
Late modernism (The beat generation)
Harper Lee
"To kill a Mocking bird"
Late modernism
Truman Capote
"In cold blood"
Post-modernism
Abraham Lincoln
President of the North during Civil War (realism)
Abolished slavery.
Jefferson Davis
President of the South during Civil War (realism).

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