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15 Cards in this Set

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What three words explain our lack of "traditional" literature during the Early American Period?
List the seven types of early American literature.
letters diaries
journals sermons
historical accounts
documents some poetry
From what historical account do we derive Thanksgiving?
Of Plymouth Plantation
What Puritan minister delivered the sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"?
Jonathan Edwards
What was the first document of self-rule in American history?
The Mayflower Compact
Classicism is defined by what three key words?
Classicism was a product of what European movement?
The Enlightenment, also called the Age of Reason
Who has been called "The First American"?
Benjamin Franklin
In what pamplet did Thomas Paine logically call for American independence?
Common Sense
How is the influence of Classicism evident in the Declaration of Independence?
The Declaration is a clear, logical list of reasons why the colonies are angry with King George.
List the four characteristics of Romanticism
Love of nature
Interest in the past
Interest in the unexplained
Emphasis on the individual
Who is the Father of the American Short Story?
Washington Irving
From what source did Irving derive many of his stories?
German folk tales
Who defined the short story as a genre?
Edgar Allan Poe
Who is the Father of American Poetry?
William Cullen Bryant