Classic and Modern English Literature

English Literature (Classic and Modern)

• Write a multi-paragraph essay over the topic below.

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• Your response should be at least 2 double-spaced pages.

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In a minimum of 2-3 double-spaced pages, please discuss the following in essay format. 1) Discuss the major concepts/themes of the Literature of Early American time period. As you discuss the concepts/themes, refer to specific writings, such as those of Bradford, Morton, Winthrop, Edwards, Bradstreet, etc; and 2) finally, discuss how different and/or similar the female concerns (preoccupations) were from the male concerns (preoccupations) of that time period as evidenced in the writings.

PLEASE USE ONLY THE QUOTES FROM THE STORIES BELOW!!

The Literature of Early America 1-13

William Bradford

Of Plymouth Plantation

Chapter I 81-82

Chapter 9 87-90

Chapter 10 90-92

Thomas Morton

From The New England Canaan 104-113

Week 2 – June 17-21

John Winthrop

From The Journal of John Winthrop 115-125

The Examination of Mrs. Anne Hutchinson… 29-33

Anne Bradstreet

“The Prologue” 154-155

“Before the Birth” 165-166

“In Reference to Her Children” 167-169

“To My Dear and Loving Husband” 166

Cotton Mather

The Wonders of the Invisible World 200-211

Mary Rowlandson

A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration 235-252

Jonathan Edwards

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God 319-330

Week 3 – June 24-28

The Literature of the Eighteenth Century 331-340

Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography 377-410

Thomas Paine

The Age of Reason 508-515

Thomas Jefferson

The Declaration of Independence 518-521

Phillis Wheatley

“On Virtue” 604

“On Being Brought from Africa to America” 605

Olaudah Equiano

From The Life of Olaudah Equiano 482-498

Judith Sargent Murray

On the Equality of the Sexes 642-649

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