Choose one short story and one poem from the 19th century.
Write to compare the ways in which each of these may be considered representative of American culture during the time period in which it was written. Cite specific evidence from the literature to support your ideas.
https://americanliterature.com/author/kate-chopin/short-story/the-story-of-an-hour (short story)
https://americanliterature.com/author/mark-twain/short-story/how-to-tell-a-story (short story)