AMERICAN LITERATURE

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AMERICAN LITERATURE by Mind Map: AMERICAN LITERATURE

1. Industrial Revolution

1.1. end of the 19th century

1.1.1. post-war

1.1.1.1. telegraph

1.2. Topics

1.2.1. essays

1.2.1.1. fiction

1.2.1.1.1. poetry

1.3. Letters

1.3.1. Aesthetical Education of Man

1.3.1.1. Lyrical Ballads

2. Civil War

2.1. Freed Slaves

2.2. Writers

2.2.1. Herman Melville

2.2.1.1. Walt Whitman

2.2.1.1.1. Frederick Douglass

3. ROMANTICISM

3.1. Subjective

3.1.1. Free Will

3.1.1.1. Optimistic

3.1.1.1.1. Emotional

3.2. American Authors

3.2.1. Ralph Waldo Emerson

3.2.1.1. Nathaniel Hawthorne

3.2.1.1.1. Herman Melville

3.3. the individual as..

3.3.1. idealistic figure

3.3.1.1. a god

4. REALISM

4.1. Objective

4.1.1. Free Will

4.1.1.1. Sometimes Optimistic

4.1.1.1.1. Everyday Settings

4.2. American Authors

4.2.1. Henry James

4.2.1.1. Mark Twain

4.3. the indivual as...

4.3.1. person with depth

4.3.1.1. ability to make ethical choices

4.3.1.1.1. act on environment

5. NATURALISM

5.1. Objective

5.1.1. Deterministic

5.1.1.1. Pessimistic

5.1.1.1.1. Emotional Coldness

5.2. American Authors

5.2.1. Jack London

5.2.1.1. Stephen Crane

5.3. the individual as...

5.3.1. a helpless object who is nevertheless heroic

6. REGIONALISM

6.1. essence of life

6.1.1. standardization

6.1.1.1. "local color"

6.2. Writers

6.2.1. Willie Morris

6.2.1.1. Charles W. Chesnutt

6.2.1.1.1. James Lane Allen

6.3. Topics

6.3.1. Prose

6.3.1.1. Poetry

6.3.1.1.1. Plot