Studying American Literature

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Studying American literature is important because it gives the student a very clear perspective on the American culture and history. Students can make these literature as models and tools for writing by understanding the author's writing style and getting into the perspective of the author. Here are some things that you have to remember when studying American literature.

You have to take into account the timeline when studying American literature. You can also consult your history teacher and do a paired study so that the timeline is more accurate.

Your teacher will more likely provide literature that is written by authors who are popular and well known. Study and observe the writing style of these authors, especially if you want to go into the field of writing.

Study the personal lives of the author, their habits, attributes and the difficulties they encountered in their lives. If you know more about the author, it would be easy for you to understand their literary works and what moves them to write those great works.

Your teacher may assign a literary portfolio project based on the life and works of one particular author. This is a chance for the students to get to know the author and his or her writings. This may also be a chance for the students to pattern their writing on the style of the author.

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