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The Great American Authors

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1: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow A. Henry Longfellow was known as an American educator and poet. (en.wikipedia.org) B. "Wrote lyric poetry known for its musicality which presented stories of mythology and legend." (en.wikipedia.org) C. "His first major poetry collections were "Voices of the Night" and 'Ballads and other Poems." (en.wikipedia.org)

3: D. Henry Longfellow was one of the first five members who belonged to the group known as the Fireside Poets. (en.wikipedia.org) E. He was considered one of the most popular American poets of his day and also acclaimed success overseas. (en.wikipedia.org)

4: Harriet Jacobs

5: Harriet Jacobs A. "Harriet Jacobs was born a slave in Edenton North Carolina in 1818." (en.wikipedia.org) B. "She is best known for her work of the 1861 book "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl." (en.wikipedia.org) C. In "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl", Jacobs gives us the terrifying details of some of her experiences as a slave girl.

6: Walt Whitman

7: Walt Whitman A. "Walt Whitman was known as an American Poet, essayist, jouranalist, and humanist." (en.wikipedia.org) B. "Called father of free verse but his work was considered to be very controversial in it's time." (en.wikipedia.org) The work which was most controversial was "Leaves of Grass" which was labeled obscene for its overt sexuality. (en.wikipedia.org)

8: E M I L Y D I C K I N S O N O N

9: Emily Dickinson A. An American poet whose themes dealt with death and immortatlity. This was due to the depression she was suffering from because she lost so many of her friends to death. (en.wikipedia.org) B. "She chose to publish fewer than a dozen out of her 1800 poems she wrote." (en.wikipedia.org) C. "Her first collection of poetry was published in 1890 which was after her death." (en wikipedia.org) "The poems of Emily Dickinson" became available for the first time in 1955." (en.wikipedia.org)

10: L O U I S A M A Y A L C O T T

11: Louisa May Alcott A. Louisa May Alcott was an abolitionist and a feminist who admired the "Declaration of Sentiments" published by the Seneca Falls Convention on women's rights. (en. wikipedia.org) B. "Best known for "Little Women" which was published in 1868 and was based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters." (en.wikipedia.org) C. Wrote Part Two also known as "Good Wives" and was followed by "Little Men" and "Jo's Boys" which completed the March Family Saga. (en.wikipedia.org)

12: Mark Twain

13: Mark Twain A. "Mark Twain was also known as Samuel Langhorne Clemens, was an American humorist, satirist, lecturer, and writer" (en.wikipedia.org) B. Author of "Aventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "Adventures of Tom Sawyer." (en.wikipedia.org) C. William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American Literature." (en.wikipedia.org)

14: Robert Frost

15: Robert Frost A. Robert Frost was born in San Francisco in 1874. (poets.org) B. "His work frequently employed themes from the early 1900 rural life in New England, using the setting to examine complex and philosphical themes." (en.wikipedia.org) C. His first professional poem "My Butterfly" was published in the New York Newspaper on November 8, 1894. (poets.org) D. Earned 4 Pulitzer Awards. (poets.org)

16: William Faulkner WIlliam Faulkner L L I A M F A U L

17: William Faulkner A. "William Faulkner is a Nobel prize winning novelist and short story writer who is acclaimed throughout the world as one of the 20th Century greatest writers." (olemiss.edu) B. "During the great depression wrote a series of novels "As I Lay Dying", "Light in August", and "Absalom, Absalom!" which was recognized as among the greatest novels ever written by an American." (olemiss.edu)

18: Ernest Hemingway

19: Ernest Hemingway A. "Ernest Hemingway started his career as a writer in a newspaper office in Kansas City at the age of 17." (nobelprize.org) B. His writing Rival was William Faulkner. (en.wikipedia.org) C. "Had significant influence on the developement of 20th Century fiction writing." (en.wikipedia.org) D. "He received the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 for the "The Old Man and the Sea" and the Nobel Prize in literature in 1954." (en.wikipedia.org). "His works are considered basic classics of American Literature." (en.wikipedia.org)

20: Alex Haley

21: Alex Haley A. "Alex Haley is best known as the author of "Roots". "The Saga of an American Family"and autobiography of "Malcolm X." (en.wikipedia.org) B. "Roots" is a novel based loosely on Haley's family history." "The story is of Kunta Kinte who was kidnapped in Gambia and transported to the providence of Maryland to be sold as a slave." (en.wikipedia.org) C. "Haley also conducted the first interview for Playboy magazine with jazz legend Miles Davis who spoke of racism." "His Martin Luther King Jr. interview was the longest ever granted to any publication. (en.wikipedia.org)

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