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What is American realism?



A. An examination of life as it actually is.
B. A romantic portrayal of life.
C. An examination of the countryside versus the city.
D. A sad and depressing view of reality.
E. A type of writing that examines nothing but death.

This question is part of American Literature Time Periods Quiz
Asked by Janniferheiner, Last updated: Feb 13, 2020

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J. Emmerich

J. Emmerich, Web Content Writer, New York City

Answered Oct 23, 2018

Option A - An examination of life as it actually is, is the right answer.
American Realism was a style in art, music and literature that represents contemporary social realities and the lives and everyday activities of ordinary people. American Realism started in literature around the 19th century. American Realism began as a reaction to rejection of Romanticism.

 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Nov 11, 2017

A, an exanimation of life as it is actually is

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jun 04, 2017

An examination of life as it actually is.
 

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