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hello i attached my "a" essay descriptive writing The late 1700's were a time of truly magnificent and inspired artwork and literature; many ingenious and imaginative writers were born of this era, leaving behind unrivaled and original works of art, this era was also known as the "romanticizing" period. This individualistic and "essence of life" mentality could first be recognized among those in Germany, England and France. It did not become prevalent in America until a generation later. This movement was characterized by emotion, individualism, intuition and an ardent "Love of country". There was a growing movement of free thinkers that believed in "transcendentalism" which originated in New England, meaning "to go beyond the world of the senses", it was very "mystical and indefinable". A unique and individual outlook on life, believing they were a divine part of nature that could transcend beyond their own natural abilities by faith in themselves, they did not believe in religion or any other institution. The Leading transcendentalist thinker was Ralph Waldo Emerson, a Harvard graduate and minister who walked away from the pulpit, stating "the profession is antiquated" he then lived in Concorde, Massachusetts and made a career as an essayist, lecturer and sage, he was followed by the great works of and possibly even inspired; Walt Whitman, common class but not ordinary, he wrote a genius literary works which was one of the last of his time era. He is most famous of writing "Leaves of Gras" (1855) poetry inspired mainly by Emerson. Edgar Allen Poe, born in 1809 in Boston to a poor family of actors leaving him orphaned at age 3. He was then raised by, John Allen, a wealthy Virginian man. He was morbidly obsessed with death, even trying to starve and poison himself. He was a suicidal and deeply emotionally disturbed man. He died at the young age of 40, after a life of drugs and alcohol, however he was most famously known for his melancholia poems, "The murder in the rue morgue" and "the purloined letter" "The raven" very serious and highly original work

Scarlet letter 1850 nathaniel hawthorne , about adultery, and instead of condemning the woman rather it condemened those that judged her it was a "grim and sympathetic analysis". In 1851 wrote "the house of the seven gabels" a gripping yet disturbing horror story, probably the first story of real estate scandal. He was always an outcast, without patient for those he viewed as below him, he is quoted as saying; " America was to "prosaic" a country to inspire good literary works, there is no shadow, no antiquidy, no picturesque and gloomy wrong, nor anything but a common place prosperity."

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