Introduction to Romanticism in literature. Definition and characteristics of the time period. Points of contrast with Age of Enlightenment. Brief bios on Washington Irving, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe. Audio clips (from YouTube) of "The Devil and Tom Walker" and "The Minister's Black Veil" being read. *See my available test and key for this unit, as well as stories in a packet with coordinating close reading questions. Also included in this PowerPoint: ELA test preparation with an original prompt (constructed response practice) and specific rubric modeled after the state tests, (as well as guidelines for breaking down the prompt) for "The Tyger" by William Blake. See my handout of this. Audio reading of "The Tyger" embedded in this presentation.