The American Romantic Movement (aka The American Renaissance) ~ 1800-1860

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The American Romantic Movement (aka The American Renaissance)

The American Romantic Movement(aka The American Renaissance)~ 1800-1860RomanticismThe name given to those schools of thought that value feeling and intuition over reason.Reaction against the Rationalism of Ben FranklinReaction against the corruption and decay found in the cities inspiration and value found in natureThe 5 Is of RomanticismIntuitionImaginationInnocenceInspirationNatureSupernaturalInner ExperienceAims of the American Romantic Novelists & Short Story AuthorsCreate a new art formCapture the American landscape and American sentiment through a new hero in a new storyAuthors: James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington IrvingThe new American HeroJames Fenimore Cooper & Natty BumppoTake notes on the characteristics of the new American hero on page 146-149Nathaniel Hawthorne

Aims of the American Romantic PoetsWanted to be respected by European authorsUsed classical themes and imagery in addition to images of natureDid not want to be seen as American country bumpkins almost too traditional in their formats and themesThe Fireside Poets (poems often read aloud at campfires and in front of the hearth) Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Greenleaf Whittier, James Russell Lowell, Henry Wadsworth LongfellowOliver Wendell Holmes

The Dark RomanticsThe darker side of the 5 IsSupernatural elementsGothic imagesAuthors: Herman Melville, Edgar Allan PoeHerman Melville

The TranscendentalistsRomantic PhilosophersAuthors: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David ThoreauMore notes laterRalph Waldo Emerson