What's New

2.1- Corrects a few typos
2.0 - Adds the full content for four additional literary periods, making the app a comprehensive study guide for all of American Literature
- General bug fixes and enhancements for greater stability and ease of use

App Description

American Literature Guide is a comprehensive reference app for students studying American Literature in high school or college. The American literary tradition is broken down into nine periods: Puritanism, Rationalism, Romanticism, Dark Romanticism, Transcendentalism, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, and Postmodernism. Each period is analyzed and explained from six different perspectives: literary attributes, major writers, musical influences, artistic influences, historical significance, and a thorough analysis of one period piece.

American Literature Guide is content rich with high-level instructional text, high-resolution images, and links to musical references. Students can explore the biographies and works of major writers within each time period, and by clicking "Analysis" students can see the attributes of each literary period in action as one piece of literature from that period is fully analyzed, annotated, and explained:

1. "Upon the Burning of our House" - Anne Bradstreet
2. "The Declaration of Independence" - Thomas Jefferson
3. "To a Waterfowl" - William Cullen Bryant
4. "The Raven" - Edgar Allan Poe
5. "Nature" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
6. "Richard Cory" - Edwin Arlington Robinson
7. "A Man Said to the Universe" - Stephen Crane
8. "Mowing" - Robert Frost
9. "Lost in the Funhouse" - John Barth

In the device settings, users can control the background color and the size, style, and color of the various fonts making the app suitable for classroom projection from an iPad. This universal app works equally well on all versions of iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. American Literature Guide was written and developed by a college English professor and is appropriate for all levels from secondary through graduate-level academics.

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App Changes

February 10, 2014 Price Decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
August 22, 2013 Price Decrease: $3.99 -> $2.99
April 27, 2013 New version 2.1
August 28, 2012 Initial Release

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