English Literature- Literary time periods

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What are the styles of the medieval period?
moral tales, frame stories, mystery and miracle plays
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What are the contents of medieval period?
Chivalry code, religious devotion and plays that instruct morals
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Who are key authors from this period?
Geoffrey Chaucer
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What are key styles of the renaissance/metaphysical period?
Sonnet, drama was written in verse, CONCEIT (metaphysical)- elaborate and unexpected metaphors
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What is the content of renaissance/ metaphysical poetry?
development of human potential, unrequited love, timeless love
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What is the effect of this content?
Not everyone embraced the metaphysical poets and their abstract conceit
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Who are key authors from Renaissance/ metaphysical period?
Shakespeare, Wyatt, Donne, Marvell
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What are the key styles of the neoclassical period?
Satire, poetry, essays, letters and biographies
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What is the key content of the neoclassical period?
Emphasis on reason and logic, stresses harmony
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Who are key literature authors?
John Milton
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What are the key styles of the Romantic period?
Natural imagery and lyrical ballads in poems
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What is the key content?
Introduction of Gothic elements and horror- in nature we can find comfort
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What are the effects of this?
Evil attributed to society ant not to human nature
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Who are key authors/ poets from the Romantic period?
Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Robert Burns, Lord Byron, William Blake and John Keats
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What are key styles of the Victorian period?
Detective novels, serialized novels, elegies and BUILDUNGRANSOMAN (a novel deciding with one person's formative years)
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What are the effects of this?
Bigamous marriages, aristocratic villains, romantic triangles, country vs city life
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Who are key authors?
Hardy, Charles Dickens, George Elliott, Oscar wilde and Charlotte Bronte
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What are key styles in modernism?
Free verse, speeches, memoirs
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What are the effects of this?
Stream of consciousness
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Who are key authors?
James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, T.S.Elliot, George Orwell, Joseph Conrad
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What are key styles of post-modernist period?
mixing of fantasy with non-fiction, dystopian novels, concern with individual isolation, magical realism
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What are the effects?
Erodes distinction between classes of people, values are NOT permanent
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Who are key authors?
Adrunthai Roy, Owen Sheers, Margaret Atwood
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