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    American Gothic

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    impoverished migrant workers. Four years had gone by since then. I knew very little about Washington, other than that beneath its gleaming monuments and gravestones lay men with famous gleaming monuments and gravelstones lay men with famous names in American history. Sensing my ignorance, Stryker sent me out to get acquainted with the rituals of the nation’s capital.

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    2.1 American Gothic Literature “From the turn of the eighteenth into the nineteenth century and the beginnings of a distinctive American literature, the Gothic has stubbornly flourished in the United States” (Savoy 167). American Gothic is a subgenre of Gothic literature in general, so it naturally shares many of its characteristics. The big difference however, lies in influence and concepts. “There is no doubt that the Gothic as a mode or genre, much like many of its representative texts, engenders

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    american gothic design

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    surface was overflowing with knickknacks. Such displays were a means of showing off their new-found cultural interests, prosperity and status. They were also in accord with the fashionable notion that bareness in a room was in poor taste. Victorian Gothic style was zenithed in the mid-nineteenth century by those who yearned to return to the complexity of the skilled craftsmanship and design that prevailed in the Middle Ages. Architecture in the Middle Ages in northern Europe was based on arches, such

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    American Gothic Art

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    "American Gothic" and "Statue of Liberty", "Barbie", "Bison Ni" and "Uncle Sam" called the five symbols of American culture. Grant Wood, 1892-1942, the United States. In 1928, Grant Wood went to Germany, the United States of America Gothic ", 1930, 76.2x63.5cm, board oil painting, the Chicago Institute of the Arts, The Art Institute of Chicago, Grant Wood, Munich, where the Gothic art is fascinated. The so-called Gothic architecture, mainly by the skeleton of stone coupons and fly supporting wall

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    Carrie and Columbine: American Gothic

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    incident, the fact that they are gothic in nature in particular. Gothic Literature is a literary style made popular during the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th . This style usually portrayed fantastic tales dealing with horror, despair, the grotesque and other "dark" subjects. Gothic literature was named for the apparent influence of the dark gothic architecture of the period on the genre. Also, many of these Gothic tales took places in such "gothic" surroundings, sometimes a dark

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    What is America Gothic? The American Gothic movement started around the same time as the transcendentalist movement. Gothic writers unlike transcendentalist writers believed that life wasn 't all rainbows and butterflies. They saw it as a cruel and sometimes menacing place. During this time Gothic writers wrote about the true evils and that even the nicest person could have some of the worse demons. Gothic writing was usually written in mysterious and ominous tine. Most Gothic novels were filled

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    Grant Wood’s American Gothic is one of the most famous paintings in the history of American art. The painting brought Wood almost instant fame after being exhibited for the first time at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1930. It is probably the most reproduced and parodied works of art, and has become a staple within American pop-culture. The portrait of what appears to be a couple, standing solemnly in front of their mid-western home seems to be a simplistic representation of rural America. As simple

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    Defining gothic literature has been a topic of debate amongst scholars for many years. Although Leslie Fielder is credited for bringing gothic criticism to the attention of others, in his 1925 article, “The Gothic Element in American Literature before 1835,” Oral Sumner Coad, addresses early gothic literary works, in which he defines gothic literature as “that kind of literature which…seeks to create an atmosphere of mystery and terror by the use of supernatural or apparently supernatural machinery

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    Subject Placement in “American Gothic,” “The Third of May,” “The Acrobat’s Family,” and “The Waterseller” Besides bright or dim colors, and fine or rough brush strokes, artists use centralized composition to convey their interpretations in "The Acrobat's Family with a Monkey," "Amercian Gothic," "The Water-Seller," and "The Third of May,1808.” Grant Wood strategically places objects and characters to emphasize the central object, the pitchfork, expressing an atmosphere of unwelcomness, in

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    American Gothic in Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Poe's Ligeia and Stephen King's You Know They Got a Hell of a Band America is haunted, by headless horsemen and bloody battles, by addiction and a self gratifying obsession with immortality. America has a long-standing tradition with the gothic, and some of our most widely recognized authors, such as Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, and Stephen King, a more recent author borrowed from popular literature, utilize it frequently

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