Identify the years in which the American Romantic Period took place.
Define Romanticism as it applies to literature.
Literature that uses natural imagery, emotions, creativity, intuition; physical world
What did the Romantic writers value over reason and logic?
Feelings, intuition, and imagination
Define Romantic Escapism.
To read or write romantic literature to escape dull reality.
List qualities of the Romantic Hero.
Close to nature, courageous
Name some “modern-day” Romantic Heroes.
Indiana Jones, Duck Dynasty
List some well-known Romantic Writers of the period.
Longfellow, Whittier, Holmes, Howell
Identify the characteristics of Romantic literature.
Emotion, focuses on physical world
Identify the years of the American Renaissance.
Explain how the American Renaissance Period got its name.
Rebirth of America
Literature that explored beyond the physical word to find the true meaning of life
Identify the characteristics of the transcendental writing, a major form of literature during the American Renaissance.
Intuition was the tool for discovery, optimists
Who were the well-known transcendentalists of the American Renaissance?
Thoreau and Emerson
How is the literature of the American Romantic Period and the American Renaissance similar?
Both focused on natural, emotions, and feelings
How is the literature of the American Romantic Period and the American Renaissance different?
Transcendental is more intellectual
Define Dark Romanticism as it applies to literature.
Literature that focuses on the darker side of the human mind
Identify and explain the characteristics of Dark Romantic literature.
Guilt, lots of symbols, dark, sin, madness