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History & Criticism
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    Miller
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American literature is literature written or produced in the United States of America and its preceding colonies (for specific discussions of poetry and theater, see Poetry of the United States and Theater in the United States)

American literature is literature written or produced in the United States of America and its preceding colonies (for specific discussions of poetry and theater, see Poetry of the United States and Theater in the United States). Before the founding of the United States, the British colonies on the eastern coast of the present-day United States were heavily influenced by English literature. The American literary tradition thus began as part of the broader tradition of English literature.

Literature has existed in the Americas for as long as the people who lived there have been telling stories. Native American cultures have a rich history of oral literature. Mayan books from as far back as the 5th century are known, and it is believed that the Maya started writing things down centuries before that. As a specific discipline viewed through the lens of European literature, American literature began in the early 17th century with the arrival of English-speaking Europeans in what would become the United States.

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Comus (A Masque Presented at Ludlow Castle, 1634) is a masque in honour of chastity, written by John Milton. It was first presented on Michaelmas, 1634, before John Egerton, 1st Earl of Bridgewater, at Ludlow Castle in celebration of the Earl's new post as Lord President of Wales

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American literature does not easily lend itself to classification by time period. This era in American literature is responsible for notable first works, such as the first American comedy written for the stage-"The Contrast" by Royall Tyler, written in 1787-and the first American Novel-"The Power of Sympathy" by William Hill, written in 1789. The American Renaissance (1828–1865).

Comus was New Orleans’s first secret-society Carnival organization. Discover more publications, questions and projects in American Culture.

American writers’ contribution to English literature is incalculable. The twentieth century witnessed the flowering of American literature. The American literary tradition began when some of the early English colonists recounted their adventures in the New World for the benefit of readers in their mother country (see our list of the best English authors). Perhaps the first book to be published by in America was the Bay Psalm Book in 1640, produced by thirty ministers, led by Richard Mather and John Cotton.

The Angles brought the story of Beowulf with them to England in the sixth century. This was about seventy years about the death of Muhammad (PBUH) and in the same age as the beginning of the great Tang Dynasty in China. Three hundred years later, the manuscript that still survives was written down. What happened to it for the next seven hundred years is unknown

Shakespeare and Milton are two poets of England who are head and shoulders above the rest of the age to which they belong to the age of Elizabeth or the age of the first Romantic movement in English literature.

Shakespeare and Milton are two poets of England who are head and shoulders above the rest of the age to which they belong to the age of Elizabeth or the age of the first Romantic movement in English literature. Shakespeare was the dramatist and the poet of universal humanity; and Milton, was the epic poet and the poet of Puritan England.