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1: Late Romanticism (1855-1870)

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    • Berke, Bleil, & Cofer
    • Professors (English) at Middle Georgia State University, College of Coastal Georgia, & Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
    • Sourced from University of North Georgia Press

    Learning Objectives

    • Describe the key features of Romanticism.
    • Analyze the ways in which the works of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman broke from the American literary tradition of Emerson, Hawthorne, and Melville.
    • Analyze the impact of the Industrial Revolution and the Civil War on American literature.
    • Compare the ways in which Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman established new voices in American literature.

    Thumbnail: Walt Whitman, 1887 (Public Domain; George C. Cox via wikipedia).

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