American Romanticism was an American artistic and literary movement of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
This is a high quality, innovative, image-rich PowerPoint presentation that serves as an introduction to the American Romantic literary movement.
The presentation focuses on American Romanticism as a reaction to the evils of the industrial revolution and puritanical religious traditions. The contributions of the major American Romantic writers are covered.
Edgar Allen Poe
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Henry David Thoreau
The presentation also introduces and explains the notion of transcendence, and how American romantic writers believed transcendence could be achieved through writing, thought, and action in the following realms:
Connecting with nature is the way to rise above mundane life.
Looking forward to a prosperous future is a way to transcend the drudgeries of daily life.
Through Civil Resistance
Peaceful, organized resistance to unjust laws is the way to rise above.
Exploring our dark side is the path to deeper understanding of life.
From the Common Core Standards
English Language Arts Standards >> Reading: Literature >> Grade 11-12
The CCR anchor standards and high school grade-specific standards work in tandem to define college and career readiness expectations-the former providing broad standards, the latter providing additional specificity.
Key Ideas and Details
Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.