American Renaissance/Romanticism period of American Literature - 1800-1855

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Content:

  • writing that can be interpreted 2 ways, on the surface for common folk or in depth for philosophical readers
  • sense of idealism
  • focus on the individual's inner feelings
  • emphasis on the imagination over reason and intuition over facts
  • urbanization versus nostalgia for nature
  • burden of the Puritan past

Genre/Style:

  • literary tale
  • character sketch
  • slave narratives,
  • political novels
  • poetry
  • transcendentalism

Effect:

  • helps instill proper gender behavior for men and women
  • fuels the abolitionist movement
  • allow people to re-imagine the American past

Historical Context:

  • expansion of magazines, newspapers, and book publishing
  • slavery debates

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