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lesson 15-handout 15- the emerging national culture- HELP!!!

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lesson 15-handout 15- the emerging national culture- HELP!!!

Has anyone completed the Lesson 15, handouts 15 packet? Its like four worksheets and they are due Thursday for me and I'm having lots of trouble.

Part A
The poem below represents a typical example of colonial literature. Read the poem, and explain how it reflects a common concern of Britons and American colonists of the seventeenth century.
(( Stanzas 207 and 209 of Michael Wigglesworth 'The Day of Doom' 1662)

Part B

The composite photograph below, "Author's Group," shows nine prominent writers of the early national period. They are John Lothrop Motley, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Oliver Wendell Holmes, A. Bronson Alcott, James Russell Lowell, Louis Agassiz, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Use an encyclopedia or literature text to research any three of these writers and show how their works reflected Ameri can national and/or secular themes of the early national period. Write one paragraph about each of the writers showing how his work reflected the concerns of Americans of his time.

Part C

1.) How does the earlier painting ("Ann Pollard") illustrate individual needs or concerns of American colonists?
2.) How of later paintings ("Bargaining for a Horse" and "Kindred Spirits") illustrate a broader national perspective?

Part D

1.) How does the earliest example (Parson Joseph Capen house, Topsfield, Massachusetts, 1683) illustrate the needs or concerns of American colonists?
2.) How does the Thomas Lee house, "Stratford," (Westmorelan County, Virgina 1725-30)reflect British influences?
3.) How does the architecture of the University of Virgina illustrate a broader national perspective?

Part E

1.) What do the contrasting examples of literature, art, and architecture in the colonial and early national periods tell you about the societies of their time?
2.) What clues do these illustrations give about the purpose or role of the arts in society?
3.) In the early nineteenth century, the nation tried to break from the British traditions in the arts and develop a distinctively national culture. List four specific ways that the writers, artists, and architects in this lesson strived to achieve the goal.


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