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The Renaissance Period

Years: 14851660
The Elizabethan Period: the reign of Elizabeth I, 15861603
Jacobean Period: he reign of James I of England, 16031625

World view shifts from religion and after life to one stressing the human life on
Popular theme: development of human potential
Popular theme: many…

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A group of English poets whose writing is characterised by wit and
metaphysical conceits (farfetched/unusual simile and metaphor). Their poems
were often religious in content.
Key writers are: John Donne, George Herbert, George Chapman, Andrew
Marvell, Robert Southwell, Thomas Traherne, Henry Vaughan.

The Cavalier Poets ­ 17th Century
A group…


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