Romanticism And Neo-Classic Writers Of The 17th And 18th Century

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During early American Literature, four new philosophies arrived with the arrival of a new nation. As more people from Europe came to the new world, culture sprang into writing and writing turned into philosophy. The religiously-oriented Puritan writers of the 17th Century were classified as Neo-Classic writers. Writers such as Anne Bradstreet and John Winthrop were early American writers who stressed the beauty, truth, and perfection under one god. In the 17th and 18th century, the Romantics opened the door for the founding fathers and artists to write about the world from a new perspective. Romantics acknowledge human beings as the failures that they are, but they also celebrate human potential for greatness. Writers such as Thomas Paine, author of “common sense”, write about strong beliefs based on the mind ,and not the words of another man. With many great artists and authors, both Romantics and Neo-classics give many great examples that aid in proving the periods existed. Through their syntax and structure they prove their loyalty to either Romanticism or Neo-classicism. As the new age of philosophy arises, the syntax that is used will advance as well. Neo-classic writers, use many rhetorical devices along with diction to enhance the meaning of their writing. They use an elevated form of diction that many people of the 17th and 18th century did not use. Yet all their diction had been in the appraisal to god and his glorious works here on this earth. Anne

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