Literary Characteristics of the Puritan Age
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Literary Characteristics of the Puritan Age

There was a strict religious supervision of literary and moral standards by the Puritans. The general mood in Literature was dark and there was a lack of political stability. The spirit of Renaissance and high Elizabethan standards was declining, despite the fact that King James I was himself a very learned man with a keen interest in literature. There was…

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THE PURITAN MOVEMENT
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THE PURITAN MOVEMENT

An Excerpt from English Literature by William J. Long 1. In its broadest sense the Puritan movement may be called a second and greater Renaissance, a rebirth of the moral nature of man following the intellectual awakening of Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. In Italy, whose influence had been greatest in Elizabethan literature, the Renaissance had been essentially…

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The 18th Century Literature
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The 18th Century Literature

The immorality of the Restoration, which had been almost entirely a Court phenomenon and was largely the reaction against extreme Puritanism, soon spent itself. William III was a severe moralist, and Anne, his successor, was of the same character. “It was an age which introduces sweet reasonableness of life. This middle way of control and reason, and the distrust of…

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YESTERDAY FRAGILE TRUTH - Emile Pinet
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YESTERDAY FRAGILE TRUTH – Emile Pinet

This poem is basically about lovers. Deep sad emotions about love describe in this poem. These words of poem create a heavy effect like “devastated heart, depression entrap your soul like a quagmire, teardrops emotions brewed, heart breaks, weight of pain, monsters hide in the thought, sulking within shadow gathered by night, feigning feelings, counterfeit smiles, specter of fear, future’s…

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WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE IN RENAISSANCE
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WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE IN RENAISSANCE

EARLY LIFE: SHAKESPEARE AS THE GREATEST DRAMATIST OF ALL THE TIMES. Shakespeare was the one who brought the values of life in Renaissance through his literary productions. He was born in Stratford upon-Avon. He was the greatest production of Elizabethan age or Renaissance. Financial misfortunes took him away from his own hometown. He arrived London poor and friendless nut he…

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The Road Not Taken - Basic Concepts
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The Road Not Taken – Basic Concepts

Structure of “The Road Not Taken” This poem consists of four stanzas, each five lines in length (a quintrain), with a mix of iambic and anapaestic tetrameter, producing a steady rhythmical four beat first-person narrative. Most common speech is a combination of iambs and anapaests, so Frost chose his lines to reflect this: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both Poetic Devices Used…

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The Road Not Taken - Summary, Theme & Central Idea
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The Road Not Taken – Summary, Theme & Central Idea

This poem makes us aware about choices in life. If life is a journey, this poem highlights those times in life when a decision has to be made. Which way will you go? The ambiguity springs from the question of free will versus determinism, whether the speaker in the poem consciously decides to take the road that is off the…

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RENAISSANCE IN EUROPE
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RENAISSANCE IN EUROPE

Classicism – Renaissance means “Revival” or “rebirth”. Here it stands for Revival of Ancient Learning (Greek & Roman – Plato, Aristotle, Cicero). There was a rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman ideas. Starts in Italy and spreads through Germany and France. It took a century after the inception of Renaissance in Europe to finally arrive in England. There was a…

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Old English Period - The Anglo-Saxon Era
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Old English Period – The Anglo-Saxon Era

Before the death of Christ, there were no national boundaries. Groups/tribes of people, warriors used to occupy various territories on the basis of strength. There was no permanence in these states and series of attacks continued for occupation of land and resources. Whoever won, ruled. Tribes governed over today’s England. Earliest tribes known before the death of Christ were Celts…

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Literary Characteristics of the English Renaissance
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Literary Characteristics of the English Renaissance

Literature was being written under the influence of Greek Studies – Artists borrowed the Greek and Roman styles of sculpture and architecture. In Renaissance, People expanded their thinking by reading the rediscovered writers rather than what was dictated to them by Roman Church for its own benefit. The University Wits: The university wits were a group of writers (playwrights, poets…

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