American Literature Guide is a comprehensive reference app for students studying American literature in high school or college. The American literary tradition is broken down into the periods of Puritanism, Rationalism, Romanticism, Dark Romanticism, Transcendentalism, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, and Postmodernism. Each period is analyzed and explained from six different perspectives: literary attributes, major writers, musical influences, artistic influences, historical significance, and a thorough analysis of one period piece.
Very organised description of literature
Categorised in periods and analysed through six aspects, this app provides comprehensive information for literature students and anyone who is interested in learning more about literature. It makes the texts easier to be understood with annotation and analysis from experts. Users can also know more about the background information of the texts by checking out the references provided.
Tips for using the product
American Literature Guide is content rich with high-level instructional text, high-resolution images, and links to musical references. Students can explore the biographies and works of major authors within each literary tradition, and by clicking "Analysis" students can see the attributes of each literary period in action as one piece of literature from that category is fully analyzed, annotated, and explained:
1. "Upon the Burning of our House" - Anne Bradstreet
2. "The Declaration of Independence" - Thomas Jefferson
3. "To a Waterfowl" - William Cullen Bryant
4. "The Raven" - Edgar Allan Poe
5. "Nature" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
6. "Richard Cory" - Edwin Arlington Robinson
7. "A Man Said to the Universe" - Stephen Crane
8. "Mowing" - Robert Frost
9. "Lost in the Funhouse" - John Barth
American Literature Guide is suitable for classroom projection from an iPad and functions equally well all recent versions of iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. American Literature Guide was written and developed by a college English professor and is appropriate for all levels from secondary through graduate-level academics.