Literary Periods

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When was the Renaissance?
1500-1670
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The Elizabethan and Jacobean Renaissance?
1558-1625
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Elements of the Elizabethan and Jacobean Renaissance?
Shakespeare, Tragedies, Plays, The 'play within a play', Cavalier poets, Metaphysics, The Italian influence, Italian sonnet, Extravagance
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What is the Italian Sonnet?
Petrachan Sonnet - abba, abba, cdccdc/cdecde///Shakespearean (English) - abab,cdcd,efef,gg (Iambic pentametre). Both have a 'twist' towards the middle (9th). 14 lines.
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Restoration Period?
1660-1700
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Elements of the Restoration Period?
Christian/Religious, Romance fiction ('women orientated,' mainly by Behn), Satire (dangerous), Dryden - heroic couplets
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Augustan Literature?
1700 - 1750
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Elements of Augustan Literature?
Rational, Scientific approach to religion, social, political and economical situations, very rational with little sensibility
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Age of Sensibility?
1750-1798
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Elements of this period?
Gothic, opposed the rationality of Augustan, sensibility, intellectual properties of senses, sensibility (goverened by feeling), graveyard poets
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Romanticism?
1798 - 1837
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Elements of romanticism?
Artistic and literary movement, Agricultural/industrial movements occurring, Romanticism opposed industry, lots of natural imagery, metaphorical
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Victorian Literature?
1837 - 1901
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Elements of Victorian Lit?
Issues of utilitarianism, Dickens, economic and industrial issues adressed, Novel the leading genre, realism, women became more prominent
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Modernism?
1901-1939
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Elements of Modernism?
Impressionism, opposing tradition, multi perspective, stream of consciousness, New ideas in psychology, bohemian, homosexuality etc
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