HE11 authors test

  1. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Abolitionist literature


    • The Witnesses
    • Paul Revere’s Ride

    Was an abolitionist poem. Longfellow was part of the non-political Fireside poets.
  2. Fredrick Douglass
    Abolitionist Literature


    Narrative of the life of Fredrick Douglass

    Talked about his experience with slavery.
  3. Booker T. Washington
    Abolitionist literature


    Up from Slavery

    Narrative. DuBois said he was too passive of accepting social reality. Liked hard work. Born a slave.
  4. Phyllis Wheatley
    Abolitionist literature


    • To the King's Most Excellent Majesty
    • On Being Brought from Africa to America

    First af am women poet to have her poetry published. Wrote about religious and moral subjects. Written in honor of King George III on behalf of the American colonies for his repeal of the Stamp Act.
  5. Abraham Lincoln
    Civil War literature


    The Gettysburg Address (10 sent)

    • Delivered on the Thursday b4 thanksgiving.
    • All men created =. Didn’t use abolitionist, south, slavery, secession. Unity= good.
  6. Edger Allen Poe
    • Dark Romanticism
    • Gothic


    • The Sleepers
    • Annabel Lee

    He hated transcendentalists. He died of mysterious causes in 1849.
  7. Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Dark Romanticism

    • 1850
    • 1850
    • 1835

    • The Scarlet Letter
    • The custom house
    • Young Goodman Brown

    Deep topics surrounding puritan society, morals, good vs bad/evil.
  8. Emily Dickinson
    Dark Romanticism


    Poem 465

    Lived in isolation. Free verse, dashes, capitalization. Concerned w/ nature/humans.
  9. Washington Irving
    • Folk Tales
    • Romanticism


    • Rip Van Winkle
    • Legend of the sleepy hollow

    Essayist. He and James cooper were some of the first to gain acclaim in Europe.
  10. W.D. Haley
    Folktales/ Folk mythology


    Johnny Appleseed: A Pioneer Hero

    Was a legend. Johnny preached the bible and was charitable.
  11. Carl Sandburg
    Folktales/ Folk mythology


    Who made Paul Bunyan from The People, Yes

    Was a myth, Paul was static, didn’t change internally.
  12. Walt Whitman


    • I saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak growing
    • Book: Leaves of Grass

    Wrote free verse poems. Concerned w/ nature/humans.
  13. Mark Twain
    • Humanism
    • Abolitionist issues


    The adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    Issues with slavery, racism, adventure.
  14. St. Jean de Crevecoeur


    • What is an American?
    • Letters from an American Farmer

    Writing to euros about the amazing America, right after the amer rev. He was an aristocrat from France.
  15. Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin



    • The Way to Wealth
    • Poor Richard’s Almanac
    • Letters from Silence Dogwood to the NE Current

    Many short sayings imparting wisdom for life.
  16. James Fenimore Cooper


    • The Pioneers
    • The Leatherstocking Tales

    Man vs. nature = big theme. He and Irving were some of the first to gain acclaim in Europe.
  17. Anne Bradstreet
    Sermonizing/Puritanism/ the great awakening

    • 1666
    • 1678

    • The Author to her book (1666, 1678)
    • To my dear and loving husband

    First female poet published in America (1650).
  18. Cotton Mather
    Sermonizing/Puritanism/ the great awakening

    • 1692
    • 1693

    Ornaments for the Daughters of Zion Wonders of the Invisible World

    He took things personally and allowed his biases to seep through into his writings. Abrasive feelings about women were revealed in those writings.
  19. Jonathan Edwards
    Sermonizing/Puritanism/ the great awakening


    Sinners in the hands of an angry god

    Camp revivals
  20. Thomas Paine
    The Great Awakening


    • Common Sense
    • The Crisis

    • Helped rally support for the dec of indep.
    • Helped motivate ams for war.
  21. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • 1841
    • 1862

    • Self-Reliance
    • Nature
    • Thoreau (eulogy for him, 1862)

    Abide by immediate reactions/impressions. He rented the Old Manse to Hawthorne. He was an essayist.
  22. Henry David Thoreau


    • Wrote Walden (1854).
    • Quotes:

    • He opposed the mex amer war.
    • Simplify, march to a dif drummer, people fill their lives w/ busy things to fill empty space, epaulets are overrated.
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