American modernism

Assignment Requirements

American Modernism:
What, in your understanding are defining characteristics of American modernism? Use the essay “Modern Period 1910-1945 from the “Heath Anthology of American Literature” (isbn# 978-0-618-25663-1) pp. 1713-1736) to support your understanding of these. Briefly discuss which characteristics can be found (and how they are used) in the following texts:

– e.e. cummings “next to of course god america i”
– William Carlos Williams “The Red Wheelbarrow”
– Ernest Hemingway “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”

General instructions:
– Do not use less than 500 or more than 700 words
– The paper should be in the form of a short argumentative essay, i.e. it must include an introduction with thesis statement, clear body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
– Use of secondary literature is obligated. However, you must also cite from the primary texts to substantiate your argument.


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