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The American Romantic Movement

Edgar Allan Poe
Henry David Thoreau
Harriot Beecher Stowe
Walt Whitman
Emily Dickinson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Margaret Fuller
Herman Melville
James Fenimore Cooper
Washington Irving


American Romanticism is one of the earliest forms adopted by American authors. It was the canvas for the first wave of great American writers. Romanticism stressed nature and indviduality along with the powers of the imagination. It has a broad range of movements including Trancendentilism made popular by the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, it also included historical fiction like Cooper and Melville. Inside of these range of movements are authors like Washington Irving and Edgar Allen Poe. Together the Romantics make up the first great American literary generation.

Edgar Allen Poe's Famous Poem: The Raven