Writers During The Age of Discovery and The Romantic Period

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OUTLINE Writers throughout history have always influenced or have been influenced by the era that which they live in. Many famous authors arose during The Age of Discovery and The Romantic Period all of whom had very distinctive writing styles that held true to their era. To find the differences between the two eras, it is important to understand the era at which time the literature was wrote, the writing style, and the subject matter. I. Introduction II. Description of two eras A. The Age of Enlightenment B. Romantic Period III. Writing styles A. The Age of Enlightenment a) Thomas Paine “Common Sense” b) Ben Franklin “Poor Richards Almanack” B. Romantic Period a) Ralph Waldo Emerson “Nature” b) Edgar Alan Poe “The Raven” IV. Subject Matter A. The Age of Enlightenment a) Thomas Paine “Common Sense” b) Thomas Paine “The American Crisis” B. Romantic Period a) James Fenmore Cooper 1. “Last of the Mohicans” b) Henry David Thoreau “Civil Disobeidence Writers throughout history have always influenced or have been influenced by the era that which they live in. Many famous authors arose during The Age of Discovery and The Romantic Period all of whom had very distinctive writing styles that held true to their era. To find the differences between the two eras, it is important to understand the era, at which time the literature was wrote, the writing style, and the subject matter. During the Age of enlightenment people began to reform society using reason, challenge ideas of tyranny and of the Roman Catholic Curch. People for the first time started advancing knowledge through the use of the scientific method. Enlightenment type thinking has had a huge impact on the culture, politics, and g... ... middle of paper ... ...d people started to become skeptical, freethinking, and slightly rebellious during the Romantic period. Works Cited Perkins George, Barbara. The American Tradition in Literature, 12th ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 2009. Print “Common Sense.” The American Tradition in Literature, 12th ed. New York: McGraw Hill , 2009. Print “Nature.” The American Tradition in Literature, 12th ed. New York: McGraw Hill 2009. Print “American Crisis.” The American Tradition in Literature, 12th ed. New York: McGraw Hill 2009. Print “The Raven.” The American Tradition in Literature, 12th ed. New York: McGraw Hill 2009. Print “Civil Disobiedence.” The American Tradition in Literature, 12th ed. New York: McGraw Hill 2009. Print Perkins George, Barbara. The American Tradition in Literature, 12th ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 2009. Print

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