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CHART OF LIT. MOVEMENTS/TRENDS

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MODERNISM. -AMERICAN DREAM IS A MAJOR THEME. -BOLD EXPERIMENTATION IN STYLE AND FORM. -SENSE OF DISILLUSIONMENT AND FRAGMENTATION OF SOCIETY. -REJECTION OF AN ...

    Created by S. Kilby

    Major and Sub-Literary Movements/Trends in American Literature

     Ch.1 Ch.1 Ch.2 & 3 Ch.4 Ch.5 Ch.6

    (1600-1800) (1790-1850) (1800-1860) (1861-1914) (1915-1939) (1940-Today)

    Puritanism Rationalism Romanticism Realism Modernism Post- Modernism -The Bible was a -We arrive at truth -Values feeling over -Rejects the -American Dream (Contemporary) model for Puritan through reason reason Romantics’ is a major theme. -Allows for multiple writing. Each (logical thinking) supernatural meanings person had an instead of religion. -Instead of focusing -Bold

    individual journey on society, we focus - Wrote about experimentation -Non-traditional form to salvation. They -God created the on nature and its ordinary, “real” in style and form

    connected their life universe but unspoiled truths. characters. -Can be intensely with biblical events. doesn’t interfere -Sense of personal

     with what happens -Imagination is valued -Not disillusionment

    -Described the in it; we decide. over reason. sensational or and -Cultural diversity workings of God overly dramatic fragmentation of

     -We can make -Prefers youthful society -Blends fiction and -You were already progress to better innocence rather -Used everyday non-fiction predetermined as a ourselves. than sophistication “real” language -Rejection of an

    child of God or the that showed ideal hero -Uses the past Devil. God decides -People have a -Reflects on nature’s true status, fearlessly what happens to God- given power beauty and local color -Rejection of ----------------------------- you. People of reason. spirituality sentimentality Sub-trend determined this -Focused on the and artificiality based on how well -People are -Finds inspirations ethical struggles Literary Journalism you followed God’s basically good and through myths, and social -Focus on the - Reports actual teachings. perfectible. legends, or folklore issues of real-human mind, events in individual

     ------------------------- (archetypes) life situations. stream of voices.

    -People are Sub-trends ------------------- consciousness

    basically evil. -Views poetry as the Sub-trend ------------------------ -Uses many devices -------------------------- Deism highest expression of Sub-trend of fiction, including

     -It’s the peoples the imagination Naturalism characterization,

     job to discover ----------------------------- -Attempts to Harlem plot, suspense,

     nature law. Sub-trend analyze human Renaissance symbolism, and

     behavior -Great artistic irony.

     Transcendentalism Dark Romantics objectively, movement in

     -Nature is a -Focuses on the scientifically black arts

     doorway to the differences between

     spiritual world. good and evil. -Human -Laid the

     behavior relies foundation for

     -Self-reliance and -Still believes in on our heredity future A.A.

     individualism are nature’s ability to and writers.

     important bring spiritually, but environment.

     didn’t exactly agree -New perspective

    -Spontaneous that it’s always good -Human beings available

    feelings are or harmless. They can NOT control

    supreme to identify dangers, evil, their own

    rationality. and despair. destinies.

    -Life is a losing

    battle against

    an uncaring

    universe.

Created by S. Kilby

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