Romanticism to Realism

Romanticism to Realism - Willard Fall 2007 Civil War...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Willard Fall 2007 Civil War 1861-1865 Issues of the time: Slavery, expansion of slavery States’ rights vs. Feds’ (Central Gov’t) Taxes/tariffs South was rural North was industry Each were interdependent because of Cotton April 1861- Lincoln sent troops into Fort Sumter to Blockade -First shots fired by students at Ft. Sumter The war- $8 Billion / 600,000+ lives: more than any other war Results of the war- Transformation of America changes: “The Gilded Age” – Mark Twain /looks gold, but underlying is not Abolition of slavery Centralized gov’t, strong Immigration influx- Ireland /China Westward expansion Railroad (1869) Displacement of the Native Americans Telegraph Electricity Industrial growth/ techno advantage New methods of agriculture Labor problems – contrast of the rich/poor Corruption in gov’t Romanticism to Realism- Romanticism- a style of writing that portrays an idealized or imaginary depiction of life Characteristics: (beauty of)Nature, freedom, imagination, individualism, symbolism, contrast good/evil, elevated language, supernatural, heroic characters, happy ending, emotional appeals Realism- a style of writing that portrays life as it actually is, w/ a mixture of good and bad
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Willard Fall 2007 Characteristics: dialect sometimes, common people characters, oppression of certain groups, rising industry, everyday language, common speech, rise of the middle class, psychological examination, moral decisions, unrestricted subject matter Poets in the transition: Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson Walt Whitman: 1819-1892 A blend of Romanticism and Realism Homosexual Born in NY Free verse, rather than patterns Everyday vocabulary
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 6

Romanticism to Realism - Willard Fall 2007 Civil War...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online