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Literature periods

The Renaissance Period Poetry: Sonnets w/ set rhyme scheme. Most common topic was love. Sometimes grouped into sonnet cycles
The renaissance period Poetry :Pastoral Idealized portrait of shepherds and country life. Uses elevated language. Pastoral themes used in drama
The renaissance period Poetry: Allegorical poetry often drew on classical themes
The renaissance period Poetry: Ballad Sensational news stories aimed at common people
The renaissance period Drama: Often written in blank verse (unrhymed lines)
the renaissance period Drama: History of plays based on chronicles of english language.
The renaissance period Drama: Revenge tragedy gruesome and violent actions explores morality of personal revenge vs legal forms of justice.
the renaissance period Drama: Romantic comedy love or the quest for love often contracts city or court life with a natural outdoor setting such as forest
the renaissance period Drama: Citizen or city comedy Concerns ordinary people in london
The renaissance period Drama: Court comedy Allegorical stories in praise of Elizabeth 1 preformed at court
The renaissance period Travel Writing : writers emphasized supremacy of english language and religion writers gave details on newly discovered trade routes to show the prowess of english explorers
The renaissance period 1500-1660 also called the early modern period
The classical period 400bce-500ce
the renaissance period Praise of queen Elizabeth1
the renaissance period humanism
the renaissance period individualism and personal development toward an ideal
the renaissance period adapting themes from classical period
the renaissance period exploration and scientific discovery
the renaissance period celebration of British nation identity and history
The classical period tragic love
the classical period accomplishments of heroes
the classical period the interactions of gods and godesses
the classical period the afterlife
the classical period Dramas: festivals for the god Dionysus and Open Air Theatres (amphitheatres)
the classical period Tragedy: unity of time limits the play to events occurring in one day. Chorus , included in song and dance, heroic myth political conflict mourning and loss
The classical period Poetry : Epic poems long narrative poems in hexameter contains invocation to the muse and often focus on great events
The classical period Poetry: Lyric poems verse meant to be sung or recited expresses emotion
The classical period Poetry: Erotic Elegy erotic subject matter stressed emotions over stoicism uses elevated language very polished
The classical period Poetry: Satire pokes fun at society uses everyday language
The classical period Elegy(funeral Poem) expresses grief praises deceased celebrates deceased's entry to heaven
The modernist period 1914-1939 world war 1
the modernist period Non linear narrative structure fragmentation and disruption of sequential storyline
The modernist period disregard for unity and coherence in terms of plot and character development
the modernist period the use of stream of consciousness
the modernist period the use of irony to critique conventional society and morality
the modernist period alienation from both the past and the future
The modernist period Existential vision of an absurd and meaningless universe
The modernist period Inward consciousness privileged over external and material concerns
the modernist period psychoanalysis ( especially work of sigmund freud)
the modernist period Harlem renaissance
the modernist period the lost generation
the modernist period Imagism and surrealism
the modernist period poetry and novel
The medieval period 500-1066ce early period and angelo-saxon/ Old English period and 1066-1500ce
the medieval period Angelo-Saxon/Old English period Originally spoken (oral poetry) warrior code, good vs evil, Christian versus pagan
the medieval period Chivalry,bravery,adventure,courtesy,courtly love, religion spirituality, allegory
the medieval period Anglo-Saxon Old English period alliterative, formal language (different from everyday language)
the medieval period Plays: Mystery plays dramatizations of stories of the Christian Faith, Divine judgement and salvation, Sacrifice
The medieval period Plays: Morality Plays Principles of christian living, allegory
The medieval period Medieval romance Courtly love, heroic adventure, supernatural elements
The medieval period Dream Vision :Allegorical
The colonial Period 1607-1765
The colonial period Puritan concepts of innate depravity, predestination, and destiny
the colonial period Freedom of religion
The colonial period Colonial / Native American interactions
The colonial period Witchcraft
The colonial period The city upon a hill
The colonial period Enlightenment concepts of science and human goodness
The colonial period African slave trade
The colonial period Conflict with the english monarchy leading to american revolution
The colonial Period Diaries: Daily life and struggle to survive in the colonies, wilderness and disease,interactions with native americans
The colonial period Sermons:Proclaimed the historical and moral importance of colonies, Colonies as a puritan religious example to the world. Concepts of sin, predestination innate depravity gods grace, attacks on witchcraft
The colonial period Histories Encouraged immigration with reports of resources and opportunities in colonies, Interactions with Native Americans
The revolutionary period 1765-1830 CE Late 18th century early 19th century
the revolutionary period Wit
The revolutionary period Enlightenment ideals; Scientific inquiry, Human reason, Mutual sympathy
The revolutionary period Sentiment and sensibility: Spontaneous display of emotion, Sentiment as a guiding principle ( Humans as naturally good) Sympathy as a guide for morality
The revolutionary period Idealism and common sense
The revolutionary period Possibility of social mobility in a new nation
The revolutionary period Stories of ordinary people and their communities
The revolutionary period Non-Fiction prose(including newspapers and periodicals: Articles that use satire to make judgements,Editorials on political subject, Women writers use pseudonyms, polemic style
The revolutionary period Poetry: Spontaneous expression of emotion
The revolutionary period Novels: Promoted sentimentalism and often didactic
The restoration and neoclassical period 1660 CE to 1700 CE (Late 17th Century ) Named for the restoration of Charles II as England's King in 1660 CE
The restoration and neoclassical period 1660 CE to 1798 CE ( Late 17Th Century through 18th Century)
The restoration and neoclassical period Concept of wit, Reaction against puritanism
The restoration and neoclassical period Didactic message in many literary works, Satirizing religion, manners and the aristocracy
the restoration and neoclassical period Discovery of exotic cultures and places, Attention to the forms established by classical literature
The restoration and neoclassical period Advancement in science and in knowledge of the world, Sentiment and sensibility : Code of conduct and of feeling emotional responsiveness over reason
The restoration and neoclassical period Theatre: Heroic drama Conquest, valor, Virtue, based on the aristocracy, Restoration Comedy or Comedy Of Manners (comedy about upper echelons of sociey taught its audience how people should and should not act many theatrical works are set in london
The restoration and neoclassical period Domestic Tragedy the trials of mercantile households. Sentimental comedy Showed the merchants in a positive light
The restoration and neoclassical period periodicals : Weekly magazines, newspapers and journals and non- fiction prose
The restoration and neoclassical period Novels often used to educate the middle class about manners
The restoration and neoclassical period Mock epic (also called the hero epic) Takes the classical genre of the epic and uses it to present comedic tropes
The romantic period Late 18th century to mid 19th century (1798-1832)
The romantic period Power of the individual Focus on emotions intuition and imagination. Importance of subjective experience
The romantic period Nature as a catalys for the poetic imagination
The romantic period The Sublime
The romantic period The Gothic
The romantic period Storm and Drang
The romantic period The supernatural
The romantic period The supernatural
The romantic period Oriental Exoticism
The romantic period Lyrical poetry
The romantic period Gothic Novel
The realist period 19th Century (1899-1899) Also called the Victorian Period because Queen Victoria resigned in Britain from 1837-1901
The realist period Literary realism THe attempt to portray everyday experience accurately in language subject matter takes on social issues such as the plight of the poor and the realities of daily domestic life as experienced by ordinary believable characters
The realist period British Imperialism
The realist period Industrialism and Urbanization
The realist period The women Question cultural discourse concerning issues of political legal occupational educational and social inequality for women
The realist Period American realism employs realism
The realist period Westward expansion
The realist period Race relations
The realist period Regionalism
the realist period Local Color
The realist period Verisimilitude
the realist period Concrete detail
The realist period novels
The realist period Nonfiction prose periodicals journals newspapers
the realist period poetry
The post modern literary period 1945 to present literature and art produced after WWII in a world marked by threat of nuclear war
The post modern literary period Experimental forms reject traditional literary conventions such as liner plots and proper grammar and punctuation
The post modern literary period Fragmentary style emphasizes incoherence and historical discontinuity
The post modern literary period Celebration of difference and multiplicity disrupts binary thinking such as dichotomies of black white man/woman good/ evil
The post modern literary period The literature has a playful tendency it employs parody irony and pastiche to critique late capitalist consumer society
The post modern literary period A continuation of the modernist themes in Alienation and Existentialism
The post modern literary period Metafiction
The post modern literary period Magical realism
The post modern literary period Beat Poetry
The post modern literary period Anti-Novel
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