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Muse, Modernism

Post  Allie5491 on September 25th 2008, 5:25 pm

Muse: In ancient Greek mythology, the muses were the daughters of Zeus who aided and inspired artists during their "creative endeavors." Basically, they are the personification of what motivates an author to write or a musician to play. Each muse was responsible for a certain art form: Calliope- epic/heroic poetry, Erato- love poetry, Clio- history, etc.



Modernism: Modernism is a style of writing or literary analysis which took place after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Modernist literature in America dealt with such topics as racial relationships, gender roles and sexuality that were seen as controversial. Many modernist authors,such as Ernest Hemingway, looked to offer an insight into the "psychological wounds and spiritual scars of the war experience." Other important authors were F. Scott Fitzgerald and William Faulkner.

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