American Romanticism - Ms. Geller's World

American Romanticism - Ms. Geller's World

American Lit Warm-Up: Paraphrase the following sentence: John Brown embraced abolitionist views and spent the remainder of his life fighting against the enslavement of humanity. John Brown embraced abolitionist views and spent the remainder of his life fighting against the enslavement of humanity.

John Brown embraced abolitionist views and spent the remainder of his life fighting against the enslavement of humanity. (replace keywords with synonyms) John Brown accepted anti-slavery ideas and spent the rest of his years protesting against the enforced servitude of human beings. (rearrange sentence structure) John Browns acceptance of anti-slavery ideas led him to spend the rest of his years protesting against the enforced servitude of human beings. Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and

Herman Melville were known as antiTranscendentalists or Dark Romantics Had much in common with Transcendentalists: Focus on the imagination and spirituality Fascination with nature and its power, but emphasized the negative aspects Explored conflicts between good and evil, psychological effects of guilt and sin, and madness AntiTranscendentalists Herman Melville

Nathaniel Hawthorne Edgar Allan Poe Best known for Moby-Dick, a novel about one mans obsessive, doomed mission to hunt the great white whale Themes include the relationship between man and nature, fate vs. free will, revenge,

and madness Considered the father of the detective story and the modern horror story Many mysteries surround his life and death Best known for short stories such as The Tell-Tale Heart and

poetry including The Raven Best known for The Scarlet Letter, a novel set in the Puritan period in New England. Explores themes of sin and redemption, guilt, religion, and adultery

Go to the Grave The Darkend Veil Earthly Pomp Address to the Moon The Ocean Your Task (with a partner):

Identify and define 5 unfamiliar words from your chosen poem Identify three examples of figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, allusion, etc.) Complete a line-by-line paraphrase of the four best lines from the poem

Write a one-sentence statement of the poems theme List three things that all of the poems we read today have in common.

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