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Literature is often fragmentary
(images)

Modernism

1

Humanity progressing toward more
mature state

Enlightenment

2

Birth of American Literary tradition

Romantic

3

Knowledge is scripture/tradition-
based

Puritan

4

Coincides with industrial revolution

Enlightenment

5

Emphasis on reason and rationality

Enlightenment

7

Emphasis on feelings and emotions
over reason

Romantic

8

“4 I’s: intuition, individual,
imagination, idealism

Romantic

9

God is real and ever-present force

Puritan

10

Emphasis on everyday life as insight to
truth

Realist

11

Community is paramount

Puritan

12

Golden age of American literature

Romantic

13

Universe is an ordered system governed by comprehensible laws

Enlightenment

14

Attempt to portray life as it really is

Realist

14

Loss of idealism

Modernism

15

Notable for what is omitted –
audience provides the
analysis/interpretation

Modernism

16

Renewed appreciation for nature

Romantic

18

Focus on social issues

Realist

19

Transition to modern culture, mass
culture, WWI, new technology

Modernism

20

Use of

Realist

22

Bible-based religion/scripture


Puritan

23

Philosophical basis for Revolution

Enlightenment

23

Harlem Renaissance

Modernism

23

Devil is a real threat and temptation

Puritan

25

Largely a result of Civil War – loss of
idealism/romanticism

Realist

25

Dramatic changes in social norms

Modernism