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Creation Stories
Show how the earth came to be.
Transcendentalism
Philosophical and social movement that taught that divinity pervades from nature and humanity.
Local Color
The customs, manner of speech, dress or other typical feature of a place or period that contribute to the character.
Regionalism
Focuses on cultures of various different places.
Naturalism
the view of the world that takes account of natural elements and forces excluding the super or spiritual.
Abolitionist
Someone who is against slavery.
First Person
A narrative about one person speaking about themselves.
Second Person
The narrator tells the story to another character. Uses 'I' - Rarely seen-
Third Person
A grammatical person who uses 'he', 'she', and 'them'
Omniscient
the "all knowing" narrator
Free Verse
Poetry that has no rhyme or any structural order.
Theme
Main message the story is telling.
Symbolism
The use of symbols to represent ideals or qualities.
Anne Bradstreet
Very depressing. "My dear loving husband"- Relationship between her and her husband as her other half. "The author to her book"- Describes how she cares for her writings/novels as if it were her own child.
John Winthrop's "A Model of Christian Charity"
Preacher, Building the ideal Christian community. All about God. Strong religious views.
Johnathan Edwards " Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
Preaching how God is mean, Sherman explaining how close we are to falling into the pit of Hell. This makes people more fearful.
Thomas Pain :The Crisis No. 1"
The U.S is criticized on their ways, and how they got freedom.
Thomas Jefferson "Declaration of Independence"
Declared Independence from British. From King George III
Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle"
Man falls asleep for twenty years and wakes up to a changed world. People are more involved with politics. H sleeps through the American Revolution.
Nathaniel Hawthorne "Young Goodman Brown" "The Minister's Black Veil" and "The Scarlet Letter"
Goodman stops trusting people after what he sees in the woods.
People are criticizing the minster because he wears a black veil over his face.-showing everyone hold a secret.
Hester is humiliated for the crime she has done while the man she slept with does not.
Edgar Allan Poe's "The fall of the house of usher" "the tell tell heart" and the family
In the house of Usher, the sister is buried alive, when she crawls back up her brother dies of a heart attack while she dies as well and the house comes tumbling down. the narrator makes it out fine.
the tell tell heart he kills a man because of his eye, and thinks he hears his heart beat in the wood floor, but it's just his guilt.
Walt Whitman Poetry
Poetry that characterized the American people.-free verse
Emily Dickson's poetry
Depressing. Always writes about death. - Rhymes
Frederick Douglous
Slave narrative, Focuses on education is the way away from slavery. Taught himself how to read.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Mother tries to save her son jumps over huge ices to cross to Canada.
Ralph Waldo Emerson "nature"
Talks about nature and it's beauty.