Purposes: to be spoken, to be performed. Oral tradition: when a culture passes down Information trough sons and stories Instead of through sons and stones Instead of through a written language. Difficulties of oral tradition. ;difficult for future generations to learn much about early native American literary life without written records. -danger of losing ancient culture. -anthropologists: realized they needed to write down everything Native Americans could tell them before the stories disappeared. Characteristics of oral tradition. Stories are passed down from generation to generation. Stories teach children everything from history to hunting. -stories are easy to remember because they: 1. Contain repetition. 2. Are sung. 3. Contain dialect rhythms. American poetry, the poetry of the United States, arose first as efforts by colonists to add their voices to English poetry in the 17th century, well before the constitutional unification of the thirteen colonies (although before this unification, a strong oral tradition often likened to poetry existed among Native American unsurprisingly, most of the early colonists’ work relied on contemporary British models of poetic form, diction, and theme.
However, in the 1 9th century, a distinctive American idiom began to emerge. By the later part of that century, when Walt Whitman was winning an enthusiastic audience abroad, poets from the United States had begun to take their place at the forefront of the English-language avian-garden. The history of American poetry Is not easy to know. Much of the American poetry published between 1910 and 1945 remains lost in the pages of small circulation lattice periodicals, particularly the ones on the far left, destroyed by librarians during the sass McCarthy era. 2] The received narrative of Modernism proposes that Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot were perhaps the most influential modernist English- language poets in the period during World War 1. 13] But this narrative leaves out African American and women poets who were published and read widely in the first half of the twentieth century. By the sass, the young poets of the British Poetry Revival looked to their American contemporaries and predecessors as models for the mind of poetry they wanted to write.
Toward the end of the millennium, consideration of American poetry had diversified, as scholars placed an Increased emphasis on poetry by women, African Americans, Hispanics, Chicanes and other cultural groupings. American Poetry By handicap_Garcia oral tradition: when a culture passes down information trough sons and stories instead of through sons and stories instead of through a written language. Difficulties of oral tradition. -difficult for future generations to learn much about early native American literary life . Notation distinct rhythms. Tradition often likened to poetry existed among Native American societies). [l] Unsurprisingly, most of the early colonists’ work relied on contemporary British models of poetic form, diction, and theme. However, in the 19th century, a distinctive The history of American poetry is not easy to know. Much of the American poetry language poets in the period during World War 1.