ENGLISH III American Literature
Who am I as an American?
What makes us American?
Memoir - Who Am I?
What does it mean to be an American?
People strive to answer these questions throughout their lives.
As we study
American literature th
How to analyze Early American Literature:
A. Native Americans
How do the earliest Americans reveal their values, beliefs, traditions, and
customs in oral literature and myths?
READ assigned Native American origin myth or constitution and
Hot to write: FINAL Early American and Revolutionary - ESSAY RESPONSES:
Use TEXT EVIDENCE to back up your responses:
How do Native American myths compare to origin stories and histories in the Torah?
How did religion influence Puritan literature?
FINAL ESSAYS 19th Century Innovation from American Literature
1. How is Transcendentalism and Romantic philosophy reflected in the
literature of this period?
2. How has the concept of civil disobedience influenced America?
3. How did the westward expansio
VII. Twenty-first Century Messages
How does todays music reflect any of the themes of American literature?
Why do Americans survive even the most brutal forms of abuse, violence, war?
Why do they survive even the most brutal forms of threats to freedom, s
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Formatting Your Essays (MLA)
When you attend college you will find that most professors require that your essays look a
specific way on the page just as your prospective bosses will one day re
The words Goth and Gothic describe the Germanic tribes (e.g., Goths, Visigoths,
Ostrogoths) which sacked Rome and also ravaged the rest of Europe in the third, fourth,
and fifth centuries.
By the eighteenth century in
Gothic architecture used pointed arches and vaults, flying buttresses, narrow spires,
stained glass windows, intricate traceries, and varied details; its upward movement was
meant to suggest heavenward aspiration.
Importance of Setting:
The setting is greatly influential in Gothic novels. It not only evokes the atmosphere of
horror and dread, but also portrays the deterioration of its world. The decaying, ruined
scenery implies that at one time th
The gothic was first used as a Medieval, architectural term to describe a style of building that
scenes of Hell
souls in torment
Ancestral Curse- The current generation suffers for evil deeds of an