English time periods

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Renaissance period
1500 - 1660. Tragedies, comedies, sonnets, classical verse, allegorical poetry.England’s population doubled; prices rocketed, rents followed, old social loyalties dissolved, and new industrial, agricultural, and commercial veins were first tappedperi
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Neo Classical period
1660 - 1798. Era of The Enlightenment, which emphasized logic and reasonNeoclassical literature is characterized by order, accuracy, and structure. In direct opposition to Renaissance attitudes, where man was seen as basically good, the Neoclassical
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Romanticism period
1798-1832.The most notable feature of the poetry of the time is the new role of individual thought and personal feelingThe poets of the next generation shared their predecessors’ passion for liberty (now set in a new perspective by the Napoleonic War
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Victorian period
1837-1901.It is largely characterized by the struggle of working people and the triumph of right over wrong.Everything that the previous centuries had held as sacred and indisputable truth came under assault during the middle and latter parts of the
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Modern period
1901 - 1965. the period was marked by sudden and unexpected breaks with traditional ways of viewing and interacting with the world.Modernist Period in English literature was first and foremost a visceral reaction against the Victorian
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