Colonial Period In American Literature
Colonial Period <ul><li>1607-1765 </li></ul>
Historical Context <ul><li>Started with the founding of Jamestown </li></ul><ul><li>Half-way Covenant- 1662 </li></ul><ul>...
Major Authors and Works <ul><li>Edward Taylor- religious poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Jonathan Edwards- religious and philosop...
Description of Period <ul><li>Writing was “generally utilitarian, polemical or religious” </li></ul><ul><li>Religious poet...
Major Groups, Schools, and Movements <ul><li>A lack of creative writing stymied the development of groups, schools, and mo...
Literary Themes and Terms <ul><li>Literature tended to follow religious and philosophical themes </li></ul><ul><li>Enlight...
Overview <ul><li>Colonial Period </li></ul><ul><li>1607-1765 </li></ul><ul><li>Taylor, Edwards, Franklin, Bradstreet </li>...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Colonial period

1,002

Published on

Published in: Spiritual, Education
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
1,002
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
37
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Colonial period

  1. 1. Colonial Period In American Literature
  2. 2. Colonial Period <ul><li>1607-1765 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Historical Context <ul><li>Started with the founding of Jamestown </li></ul><ul><li>Half-way Covenant- 1662 </li></ul><ul><li>Salem Witch Trials- 1692 </li></ul><ul><li>First printing press in Charleston- 1730 </li></ul><ul><li>Great Awakening- 1740-1741 </li></ul><ul><li>Ended with the Stamp Act, when colonists were forced to see themselves as separate from England </li></ul>
  4. 4. Major Authors and Works <ul><li>Edward Taylor- religious poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Jonathan Edwards- religious and philosophical treatises ( Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God) </li></ul><ul><li>Benjamin Franklin- Poor Richard’s Almanac </li></ul><ul><li>Anne Bradstreet- The Tenth Muse, Lately Sprung Up in America </li></ul><ul><li>Bay Psalm Book (first book printed in America) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Description of Period <ul><li>Writing was “generally utilitarian, polemical or religious” </li></ul><ul><li>Religious poetry, sermons, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced by Puritanism, Enlightenment, the Great Awakening </li></ul><ul><li>Belles-lettres (imaginative works) didn’t flourish </li></ul><ul><li>Had other things to deal with: wilderness, Indians, disease; later: wealth, government, progress, political, rights </li></ul><ul><li>Benjamin Franklin created first American Fictional character (Richard Saunders) </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of high-quality literature but “very little that did not self-consciously take English authors as models and even less that could merit the term belletristic .” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Major Groups, Schools, and Movements <ul><li>A lack of creative writing stymied the development of groups, schools, and movements </li></ul><ul><li>Great Awakening ministers wrote sermons </li></ul><ul><li>William Byrd wrote cavalier descriptions about life in Virginia and North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>“Newspapers and almanacs flourished” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Literary Themes and Terms <ul><li>Literature tended to follow religious and philosophical themes </li></ul><ul><li>Enlightenment </li></ul><ul><li>Puritans </li></ul><ul><li>Almanacs </li></ul><ul><li>Cavalier- light-hearted, graceful, melodious, influenced by Classical Latin, occasionally licentious, cynical, epigrammatic, witty </li></ul><ul><li>Very few belles-lettres- imaginative works </li></ul>
  8. 8. Overview <ul><li>Colonial Period </li></ul><ul><li>1607-1765 </li></ul><ul><li>Taylor, Edwards, Franklin, Bradstreet </li></ul><ul><li>Sinners , Poor Richard , Tenth Muse , Bay Psalter </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers, Almanacs, Enlightenment, Great Awakening </li></ul><ul><li>Religion, Philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>PURITANS, ENLIGHTENMENT, ALMANACS, BELLES-LETTRES </li></ul>
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×