American Literature: Arranged By Literary Movements ( Late 19th Century…
Arranged By Literary Movements
Late 19th Century and Modernism Writing
Beyonce Carmen Maria Machado
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This type of writing is characterized with a more self-conscious break in traditional ways of creating works, in both poetry and prose fiction.
Historical Fiction: 1826
James Fenimore Cooper
Rethinking of historical events with a fictional plot
The Last of The Mohicans
Slave Narrative: 1861
Written events of someones life, from the day they were captured ( or born into slavery) to the day they pass away or escape their captor and return home.
Incidents in The Life of A Slave
These works take a stance on a topic, and make an argument on said topic.
Gothic Literature: 1839
Edgar Allen Poe
Influenced by European literature, often times the writing is dark, dreary and pessimistic. The writers will often times try to inflict or encapsulate some sort of psychological trauma
The fall of The House of Usher
Ralph Emmerson Henry Thoureau
The Poet and Self-Reliance
The desire to be one with nature. A literary, political and philosophical shift in the way people were writing.
Colonial Poetry: 1637-1678 ( The 1600's)
One of the first types of poetry. History and Religion were key aspects in colonial poetry. Bradstreet used very self deprecating and paradoxical ways of writing.
The Prologue To My Dear and Loving Husband
These works are very similar to slave narratives, as they follow a person through events such as being taken/ kidnapped, and they go through their lives living with their captors, and then ending with them mostly being released.
Captivity and Restoration of Mary Rowlandson
The Enlightenment: The 18th Century
This was a time period where the way that people thought shifted. It shifted from a very religious standpoint to a more scientific standpoint.
What to A Slave is The Fourth of July