Honors English 3
Self -Reliance Project
-not about love or romance
-imagination over reason, intuition over fact
*The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allen Poe
*Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson
-grew from harsh reality of fronteir life and reactions to the civil war
-writers began focusing on portraying "real life"
*To Build a Fire by Jack London
Intro of my essay
"In My Bondage and My Freedom, Fredrick Douglass told his life story and gave readers a firsthand view of slavery. This showed how inhumane and truly terrible slavery in our country was. African-Americans held in chains and slave owners alike felt the differences. It had the ability to make everyone miserable. Slavery can change individuals opinions and make them re-think everything."
Puritan Style Writing
-very faith and religion based
- hymns and sermons
*Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathon Edwards