Alternative Voices and Gothic Literature and American Romanticism

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Complete both parts 1 and 2

Part 1
Please answer both questions. Each response should 250 words
and include quotes from the readings.
1. Analyze Annabel Lee by Poe, focusing
on how it reveals the darker aspects of human nature.

2. Why do you think Melville decided to present
Bartleby through the narrator’s point of view?
How does the narrator shape our view of him?

Content (click the link):
Edgar Allan
Poe’s “Annabel
Lee” (1849)
Herman
Melville’s Bartleby,
the Scrivener” (1853)

Part 2
Please answer both questions. Each response
should be 250 words and include quotes from the readings.
What
differences do you see in attitudes towards race between the writings of
Charles Chesnutt and Paul Laurence Dunbar? Do you see any meaningful
parallels in their us of colloquial language?
Do
you see any influence of African American Spirituals in Dunbar’s poetry?

Content (Click the link):
“Frederick
Douglass” https://poets.org/poem/frederick-douglass
Charles Chesnutt’s The Wife of His Youth http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/maai2/identity/text1/chesnuttyouth.pdf