American Literature Types
First encounters with American Indians until 1800
Writers celebrated one’s feelings and intuition rather than one’s reason (heart vs mind)
Writers looked for religion in nature, belief that people and nature are inherently good
A New, Innovative Poetry
Writers experiment with new styles of writing and new subject matters. Ex: Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson
Realism (Civil War-1914)
Portrays ordinary life in non-romantic settings
Writers used new styles of writing, rejected traditional themes and styles
Harlem Renaissance (1920’s)
Celebration of African American culture through the creative arts
Post Modern (Contemporary) (1950-Present)
Hunger Games, Paper Towns, etc.
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