American Literature Puritan Writers Quiz

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1620s-1640s

Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford is written. It is a memoir. Was later published in 1856

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1640

Bay Psalm Book- first book (Bible excerpt) printed in the colonies. Plain style translation of the Hebrew book of Psalms

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1650

The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung up in America is written by Anne Bradstreet. First book of poems in America and first published book in America.

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Day of Doom was the most popular of its time in New England written by Michael Wigglesworth

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1702

Great Works of Christ in America (Magnolia Christi Americana) by Cotton Mather is written. Shows the religious history of the colonies. Lives of colonial leaders, conflict with indians, Salem Witch Trials

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1740

Sinners in the hands of an Angry God sermon is given by Jonathan Edwards. Sermon marking the beginning of a puritan rebirth in the great awakening.

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What are the 3 aspects of Puritan life?

Grace, Plainness, and Divine Mission

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Grace

Predestination, spiritual autobiographies tied to the writers journey to be the "elect"

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Plainness

Puritans wanted to be this as much as possible. Meals, clothes, meeting halls, etc. all were plain style. The writing style was all plain by puritans.

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Divine Mission

Puritans believed they were on a mission sent by God to be holy and convert others.

  • They felt inspired and thought they had to reflect the will of God in everything they wrote.

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Ornate Style

a highly elaborate style of writing, elevated diction, inverted syntax sentence structure, bible/greek myth allusions

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Allusion

A reference to another work of literature, person, or event. In a simple style, the allusions are commonly known. In ornate style, the allusions are related to scripture or Greek Myths

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