Wednesday, April 6, 2011

William Cullen Bryant

Works Discussed:
Bryant, "Thanatopsis"; "To a Waterfowl"; "Sonnet--To An AMerican Painter Departing for Europe"; "The Prairies"

Topics Discussed:
* American Myth Making: Symbols of American Cultural Identity, Creating Mythologized Past
* American vs. European Culture; View of American Art
* Problems With Expansionism
* Democratic Ideas
* Vision of Nature; Ties to Romanticism

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