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					                       Modern Period
Features of the Modern Period
The Modern Period of American
Literature is marked by the
following characteristics:
       “The revolutionary ideas
   and styles in art, architecture,
   and literature that developed
   in the early 20th century as a
   reaction to traditional forms.”
       Modernism is essentially
   characterized by a breaking
   away from established rules,
   traditions, and conventions in
   literature, art, architecture,
   etc.
       Authors looked for fresh
   ways of looking at man‟s
   position and function in the
   universe and experimented in
   form and style.
       Writers began to
   experiment with different
   narrative forms: some sought
   a „cubist‟ narrative form,
   predicated on the
   orchestration of sounds;
   others to perfect the “breath
   lines” that Whitman
   developed.
       Modernism is particularly
   concerned with language and
   how to use it (representation
   wise or otherwise) and with
   writing itself.

				
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