Characteristics of Romanticism in American Literature


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The American Romantics were similar to the British Romantics in which of the following ways?

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1. _____ was an American Romantic who wrote about living alone in the wilderness of nature.

2. Which American Romantic writer set out to be America's poet?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Not to be confused with the hugs-and-kisses type of romance, many great works of literature came from the American Romantics. Use this assessment to test your understanding of what American Romanticism is and who wrote it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this assessment to test your understanding of:

  • How American Romanticism was related to British Romanticism
  • Who the American Romantics were
  • What made Moby Dick unique
  • Themes represented in American Romanticism about the western frontier

Skills Practiced

Some skills needed to complete this assessment include:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding themes of American Romanticism and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the American Romantics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the quality of American-Romantic literature

Additional Learning

Complete the lesson Characteristics of Romanticism in American Literature to improve your understanding of the material covered in this assessment. The lesson will also help you review:

  • What Romanticism is
  • The historical background of American Romanticism
  • The importance of nature, emotion and individualism in Romanticism