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  1. Paul Laurence Dunbar
    Dialect poems

    • 1899
    • 1904

    • Sympathy
    • Dely

    Dialect poems, plays on stereotypes. Met/ was admired by Frederick Douglass at the world’s fair. Born in OH
  2. Booker T. Washington
    Abolitionist literature

    1901

    Up from Slavery

    Narrative. DuBois said he was too passive of accepting social reality. Liked hard work. Born a slave.
  3. Willa Cather
    Impressionism

    1904

    A Wagner Matinee

    Grew up in Nebraska, wrote about life on the farm
  4. Upton Sinclair
    • Naturalism
    • Realistic
    • Muckraking

    1906

    The Jungle

    FDA, pure food & drug act. Exposed meatpacking industry.
  5. Mary Antin
    1912

    The Promised Land

    Supported TR’s progressive party, Jewish. 1st poem published in the Boston herald. Immigrated to Boston from polotsk.
  6. e.e. cummings
    Modernist

    1923

    Buffalo Bill’s

    Bitterness, reminiscing, lost generation tone.
  7. Carl Sandburg
    Folktales/ Folk mythology

    • 1936
    • 1916
    • 1916

    • Who made Paul Bunyan from The People, Yes
    • The Chicago Poems
    • Gone

    Was a myth, Paul was static, didn’t change internally. Sandburg seemed to be an observer of the lost generation.
  8. Wallace Stevens
    • Modernist
    • Imagist

    1915

    Disillusionment at 10 o’clock

    Not published until 1923, used color
  9. Edna St. Vincent Millay
    • 1920
    • 1923

    • First Fig
    • Untitled

    Was an important political figure in 30s/40s for writing political poetry against euro fascism. Grew up in Maine.
  10. Claude McCay
    1921

    • America
    • To the white fiend

    Born in Jamaica, hostility in his poems towards racism/am.
  11. William Carlos Williams
    • Modernism
    • Imagism

    1923

    The red wheelbarrow

    Imagism, word pics
  12. James Weldon Johnson
    Harlem Renaissance

    1927

    Sonnet

    Born in FL, trained as a lawyer, was a teacher, moved to NYC for musical theater.
  13. Randall Jarrell
    Opposition to ww2

    1945

    The death of ball turret gunner

    Fear of war, pity, plays on fears, conflicts, imagery, tone.
  14. Langston Hughes
    Civil rights mvmt

    • 1951
    • 1951

    • Dream boogie
    • Harlem

    Talks of the decay of the civil rights mvmt/af am culture.
  15. Allen Ginsberg
    Beats

    • 1956
    • 1956

    • “America”
    • Howl

    Beat generation, dissatisfaction w/ am.
  16. Bob Dylan
    Music, folk

    1960s

    Subterranean homesick blues, talking john birch paranoid blues, talking wwIII blues, masters of war.

    Opposition to war, protests, ignorance, civ rights
  17. Marvin Gaye
    Music, r&b

    1960s-1970s

    What’s going on, what’s happening brother, flyin high in the friendly sky ect.

    Viet war opposition, no work, no money, drugs.
  18. JFK
    Inaugural address

    1961

    Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.

    Allusions to bible, promotes peace/unity.
  19. Rap music
    Music, rap

    1980s

    Rap: the message, bedtime story, hard times, Jesse

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