A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE (MINDIEVAL PERIOD 15th century…
A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE
ANGLO-SEXON PERIOD 1066
Socially, England was being created and there was a Roman Empire invasion.
Epic and Alliteration writing were thriving at the time.
long narrative poem presenting characters of high position,
Line of words that begin with the
same consonant sound.
MINDIEVAL PERIOD 15th century
The battle of Hastings and the beginning of feudalism
Extended metaphor with deep meaning
Story told in song
Long Composition describing the life of a HERO.
Father of English poetry, Made London's dialect the standard of English.
English Renaissance 15th and 16th century
Weakening of the
power of church;
Has emphasis on the present life and the dignity of human beings.
Medieval to the
modern, thirsting curiosity for the classical literature and the keen
interest in the activities of humanity.
The highest glory with Shakespeare.
The Period of Revolution and Res - toration the 17th century
Clash between the King and Parliament.
Milton: a revolutionary poet.
Dryden used heroic couplet which is couple is two successive lines of verse, equal in length and with rhyme.
The Period of Enlightenment and Classicism the 18th century
Greek and Roman writers are to follow for literature with logic, order and accuracy.
Enlightened people dissatisfied with reason. Sentimentalist poetry marks the transition to romanticism.
Passion and emotion writings are used to protest against classicism
The Romantic Period 18th and 19th century
The French Revolution and de English Industrial Revolution
Made people the center and made literature a very unique way of expressing feelings.
Romantics tend to be nationalistic, also, nature plays a very important part providing subjects of matter.
Critical Realistic Period the mid and late 19th century
There was a struggle between workers and capitalists
It represents the real life of people, and is concerned about everyone.
Talks about characters in moments of crisis and they express their feelings
Must include the details of real life. There are usually writings about Slum life.
These writers try to avoid positive and are dissatisfied with society
The Modern Period the 20th century
There is gap between the rich and the poor and there is a rise of philosophical ideas.
Novelists began to right about urgent social problems.
Modernism in poetry
Revolution against the conventional ideas.
Rises out of skepticism and disillusion of capitalism, takes the