Comparison of Franklin & Douglass
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America, a land with shimmering soil where golden dust flew and a days rain of money could last you through eternity. Come, You Will make it in America. That was the common theme of those who would remove to America. It is the common hymn, the classic American rags-to-riches myth, and writers such as Benjamin […]

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American Literature Benjamin Franklin Frederick Douglass Narration
Southern Land in Afro-American Literature
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African-American literature is a significant part of American cultural heritage. Literary works which belong to writers of African origin are bright representatives of rich and vivid culture, based on oral tradition and full of mournful stories and sorrows of the enslaved nation. African American literature depicts life of Afro-American community in the United States of […]

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American Literature Prior to Civil War
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Forum 2 Though being evident that Columbus was not the founder and one who discovered the World, 1492, the moment when he landed in this New World proved significant: it brought in an eminent era of vast, unprecedented European exploration including the settlement of the Americas. During this age, most European explorers started searching for […]

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Biography William Faulkner
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Nobel Prize-winning American author. One of the most influential writers of the 20th century, his reputation is based on his novels, novellas and short stories. However, he was also a published poet and an occasional screenwriter. Most of Faulkner’s works are set in his native state of Mississippi, and he is considered one of the […]

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1) Characteristics of American Literature:
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First, American literature reflects beliefs and traditions that come from the nation’s frontier days. The pioneer ideals of self – reliance and independence appear again and again in American writings. American authors have great respects for the value and importance of the individual. They tend to reject authority and to emphasize democracy and the equality […]

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The Harlem Renaissance and Its Effect on African American Literature
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The Harlem Renaissance and its Effect on African American Literature Thesis: The literary movement during the Harlem Renaissance was a raging fire that brought about new life for the African American writer; its flame still burns today through the writings of contemporary African American writers. I. The Harlem Renaissance- Its Beginning and Development II. The […]

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What Makes a Story American Literature?
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There is no rules or guidelines to classify certain stories as American Literature. So, what makes a story American Literature? “Rip Van Winkle,” by Washington Irving, is a profound short story and an example of American Literature. “Rip Van Winkle” is about a man who falls asleep for several years. He finally wakes up and […]

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American Literature and Composition, Period 6
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In 1883 the Southern states of the United States passed new laws which created several rules for the segregation of white and black people. Many of these laws, which are also called “Jim Crow Laws,” said, for example, that black people could not have the same rights and opportunities as whites in schools and jobs. […]

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Mark Doty: Life and Career
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Doty was born in Maryville. Tennessee. earned his Bachelor of Humanistic disciplines from Drake University in Des Moines. Iowa. and received his Maestro of Fine Arts in originative authorship from Goddard College in Vermont. In 1989. his spouse Wally Roberts tested positive for HIV. [ 1 ] which drastically changed Doty’s composing. Roberts’s decease in […]

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The History of American Literature
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The history of American Literature starts good before this land was even called America. It has been a great development to come from tribal symbols and drawings to today’s Stephen King and Danielle Steele. Literature has gone through many stages and was impacted by great events and thoughts in American history. The earliest signifier of […]

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Wife Novel of Bharathi Mukherjee
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It is important to read and discuss Mukherjee’s “A Wife’s Story” as an integral part of twentieth-century American literature and not as an “exotic” short story by a foreign writer. As the essay accompanying “A Wife’s Story” points out, Mukherjee identifies herself very strongly as an American writer writing about twentieth-century Americans. Although most of […]

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American Romanticism –
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American Romanticism Romanticism originates from the Germany of the 1770s and from that time on it has captured the rest of Europe and from about the 1820s America, as well (Hampson, par. 1). In America, there had not been a long literary tradition as was the case in Europe, and therefore their Romantic period also […]

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The Use of Japanese Aesthetic in South of the Border
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Haruki Murakami is a Japanese writer and translator. Murakami is known for his works as a contemporary writer. As a novelist, Murakami is known for his unique style of using the cultural influences from his Japanese roots with strong Western influences particularly in music and literature. (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) Murakami credits his love for […]

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Realism and Naturalism in the American literature
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In this paper I’m going to explore the difference between realism and Naturalism in the American literature using specific textual examples. My decision was to concentrate my attentions on the following works: W. E. B. Du Bois, “The Souls of Black Folk”, Stephen Crane, “The Open Boat”, Kate Chopin, “Desiree’s Baby”, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, […]

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Naturalism in American Literature
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The term naturalism describes a type of literature that attempts to apply scientific principles of objectivity and detachment to its study of human beings. Unlike realism, which focuses on literary technique, naturalism implies a philosophical position: for naturalistic writers, since human beings are, in Emile Zola’s phrase, “human beasts,” characters can be studied through their […]

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Evolution Of American Literature Analysis
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As American Literature progresses, numerous changes took place in response to the similarly progressing and ever-changing American society. Each American literary piece is a representation of an author’s reaction to a particular time in history; therefore, the changes are either towards a particular school of thought or movement. The progression of American Literature roots its […]

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American Literature Puritans The Scarlet Letter
Race and Class in African American Literature
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Racial and class identities bear a tremendous influence on how literature is written and read. The influence of racial and class identity on literature is exemplified in the works of authors Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen, two prominent poets during the Harlem Renaissance.

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