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What were some primary tenets of Puritan beliefs? What genres does American literature include? What historical insights can an autobiography impart? How can the written word lead to revolution? What elements make persuasive writing effective? How is the Declaration of Independence structured?
ok slow down what grade are you in?
this is for the portfolio.... i am in both 10th and 11th english. im not sure which this is for
but i am extreamly lost with all of it
ok i might have someone that can help you i am in 8th so that is why i am kinda lost
u go to connexus?
kinda but i an sure that steve can help you
well my lesson is already overdue. so i need help asap
@steve816 can you take it from hear?
i am trying to get someone to come help so i am sorry that i couldn't help you if i was in 12th grade i would love to help you
Hmmm, sorry, my specialty is mathematics. I'm not the best with English composition. Sorry!
not all of em have to be answered. just ones that you know or that u want to answer will help... my speciality is math as well.. so thats why i am stugiling
ya the ones that you want to answer do you know what i do?
type the question in google and they sometimes have the question in there that like a year or so old
ill try later.
well there is a tip if you need it and i am sorry that i could not help you
@triciaal can you help her plz?
Google is your friend. This is a nice generalized commentary on American Literature and common themes. http://teacherweb.com/CA/WestlakeHighSchool/Schlehner/American-Themes.pdf How early is ‘early American literature?’ I ask this because Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman would be the obvious choice for a commentary on on the American way of life and the ‘American Dream,’ which purports to uphold, ‘freedom and democracy,’ and all those altruistic ideals. Thus, freedom and equity (fair chance for all to succeed) are dominant throughout. Hemmingway’s The Sun also Rises, Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby and the Beauty & Damned and Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye also discuss the American Dream. Just something to think about. Also, there’s Mark Twain: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - freedom from oppression – slavery and John Steinbeck's works such as Of Mice and Men – nature of dreams/loneliness/powerless clear contrasts to what the ‘American Dreams aims to uphold. But overall its hard to simply categorizes all American Literature.
And obviously the earlier the writers the more they are concerned about American ideals/freedom from England/Church Elements of persuasive writing would include persuasive techniques - alliteration, hyperbole, sibilance, ellipses, exclamations, various appeals to lets say justice, freedom, logic, simile metaphor, personal anecdotes etc.
Hopefully someone can improve my broad answers mate. I don't know much about poetry unless its the epic like the Iliad/Beowulf etc. I'm a novel man.