American Literature II continues the study of important literature in American heritage that students began learning about in American Literature I beginning with The Gettysburg Address The course explores the periods of Realism and Naturalism and covers literary devices, such as setting, irony, tall tales, and social themes. Students will study the Modernist Period, Harlem Renaissance and the Lost Generation. By the end of this course, students will have read the works of many of America’s greats including T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson and more.
Section 1: Realism and Regionalism
Section 2: Women in American Literature
Section 3: War and Turmoil
Section 4: Modernism
Section 5: Review of Recent Literature