Modernism Learning Target 1 Review
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World War I
The "Great War" (1914-1918), in essence a European civil war with global implications that was marked by massive casualties, the expansion of military technology beyond tactics and means of defense, and a great deal of disillusionment with the whole idea of "progress."
Years of the Modernism Era
Causes of Americans reexamining their ideals during this time period
World War I and the Great Depression
A movement in the arts and literature calling for bold experimentation and complete rejection of traditional beliefs, social rules, themes, and styles
A belief in progress, that life will only get better (this was increasingly questioned as time passed during the Modernist era)
stream of consciousness
a narrative form in which the author writes in a way that mimics a character's internal thoughts. Sometimes this device is also called "internal monologue," and often the style incorporates the natural chaos of thoughts and feelings that occur in any of our minds at any given time without any concern for capitalization or punctuation.
The Jazz Age
A term coined by F. Scott Fitzgerald to describe the 1920s
The constitutional ban of manufacture and sale of alchohol
Results of Prohibition
bootleggers, speak-easys, the short-skirted flapper, new rythms of jazz, and the gangster
Gained the right to vote in 1920 and created a presence in literature and artistic circles
A powerful movement of African American artists, musicians, and literature expressing themes of racial equality, racial awareness, and the like.
Influences of Harlem Renaissance poets
spirituals, jazz, blues, and street talk
traditional plot structure
this is one of the things that modernist writers abandoned, often arbitrarily beginning and ending stories or using disjointed timelines
this was used to show the divided feeling, ideological confusion, disillusionment, and chaos felt by many, particularly after WWI
Americans who became disillusioned with society after World War I