Neoclassicism: Heroism And Modernism In The Harlem Renaissance

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Neoclassicism was the period in the 1700s which revived classic art styles. There were three stages of neoclassicism. The first, the Restoration Period, used imagination. The second, the Augustan Age, was also called the Age of Pope. The third, the Age of Johnson, was a romantic movement. The idea of man being imperfect was popular in this time period. This time period also emphasized reason and literature. Poets in the neoclassicism time period used many allusions. They especially alluded to the bible and ancient Greece and Rome. Allusions helped the readers understand the poet’s message. Alexander Pope’s poem, Rape of the Lock alluded to the Odyssey by Homer. Neoclassical painters such as Jacques-Louis David used mythology and legends in…show more content…
The renaissance was African Americans turning from folk idioms and language. Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston was a piece of literature from the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance started civil rights movements. It also showed racial pride. Because of the Harlem Renaissance, jazz came about.
The modernism period was from 1900 to 1950. Traditional forms in this period were made new. The literature in this time period was narrated by more than one person. Heroism was also in many pieces of literature. Thomas Stearns Eliot wrote After Strange Gods. Modernism paintings are not precise. They do not have very straight lines.
War literature was written to warn about the effects of war. It was written for every war. They include memoirs and nonfiction. They use vivid words to entice their audience and make their meaning have an impact. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque was a piece of war literature. Some wars written about were the Civil War, Vietnam War, World War I and World War II. Postmodernism literature had many different techniques. Some include maximalism, faction, and minimalism. Maximalism was detailed and long literatures. Faction was mixing fiction and nonfiction. Minimalism was using things that are common in the piece of literature. One theory of postmodernism was that the world is able to be fixed. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis was a piece of postmodern literature. In postmodern art, there is a disillusion of

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