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By Adam Augustyn

Fiercely nationalistic, the 1st widespread American writers exhibited a profound delight within the territory that might turn out to be often called the U.S.. Predating even the announcement of Independence, a lot early American writing entailed observation at the newly constructing American society. This quantity examines the literature of the rustic in its nascence and writers corresponding to Poe, Hawthorne, and Emerson, who helped domesticate a uniquely American voice.

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His duties were to hunt for smugglers and collect the excise taxes on liquor and tobacco. The pay was insufficient to cover living costs, but he used part of his earnings to purchase books and scientific apparatus. Paine’s life in England was marked by repeated failures. He had two brief marriages. He was unsuccessful or unhappy in every job he tried. He was dismissed from the excise office after he published a strong argument in 1772 for a raise in pay as the only way to end corruption in the service.

At the time of his death he was literary editor and part owner of the Philadelphia North American. Hugh Henry Brackenridge (b. —d. ) American author Hugh Henry Brackenridge wrote the first novel portraying frontier life in the United States after the Revolutionary War: Modern Chivalry (1792–1805; final revision 1819). At age five, Brackenridge was taken by his impoverished family from Scotland to a farm in York county in Pennsylvania. A. in 1771. For the commencement exercises he recited “The Rising Glory of America,” a patriotic poem that he had written with a classmate, Philip Freneau, who also was to make his name in American letters.

Anne Bradstreet’s poetic style derived from a long line of British poets, including Spenser and Sidney, while Taylor was in the tradition of such Metaphysical poets as George Herbert and John Donne. Both the content and form of the literature of this first century in America were thus markedly English. The story of Mary Rowlandson The British American colonial author Mary Rowlandson wrote one of the finest firsthand accounts of 17th- 29 7 American Literature from 1600 Through the 1850s 7 century Indian life and of Puritan-Indian conflicts in early New England.

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