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WGU LCC1 Lit. Period

WGU LCC1 Literary Periods Topics, Themes, Genres, Background

Theme, Genre, Keyword, DateLiterary Period
400BCE-500AD Classical
Greece and Rome Classical
Tragic Love Classical
Heroes Classical
Gods and Goddesses Classical
The Afterlife Classical
Muses Classical
Theatre - Tragedy - Unity/Chorus Classical
Theatre - Satyr - Mythological Classical
Poetry - Epics Classical
Poetry - Lyrics Classical
Amphitheatre Classical
Orchestra/Skene Classical
Picture-frame Stage Medieval
Proscenium Arch Medieval
Troubadours Medieval
Villanelle Medieval
Commedia dell'arte Renaissance
Madrigal Renaissance
Thrust Theatre Renaissance
Arena Theatre Modernist
Theatre of the Absurd Modernist
500AD-1066AD and 1067-1500AD Medieval
Anglo Saxon/Old English Period Medieval
Originally Spoken(oral poetry) Medieval
Loyalty Between Chief and Warrior Medieval
Warrior Code Medieval
Vengeance/Courage in Battle Medieval
Good/Evil Medieval
Christian/Pagen Medieval
Chivalry/Bravery/Adventure Medieval
Courtesy Medieval
Courtly Love/romance Medieval
Genres - Anglo Saxon/Old Enlish Poetry Medieval
Genres - Mystery Plays/Morality Plays Medieval
Plays - Divine Judgement Medieval
Plays - Perseverance and Sacrificing Leading to Salvation Medieval
Plays - Allegory/Saints' Lives Medieval
Plays - Following God Medieval
Genres - Religious Prose Medieval
Religious Prose Written for Women - Mary Magdalene, Virgin Martyrs Medieval
1500-early 1600's Renaissance
Also called the "Early Modern Period" Renaissance
Praise of Queen Elizabeth Renaissance
Individualism and Personal Growth Towards and Ideal Renaissance
Revisiting of Themes from the Classical Period Renaissance
Pastoral Themes (Shepherds and country life) Renaissance
Humanism and Science Renaissance
Revenge Tragedies - Gruesome and Violent/Personal Revenge v. Accepted forms of justice Renaissance
Genres - Poetry: Ballad Renaissance
Genres - Poetry: Sonnet Renaissance
Genres - Drama: Blank Verse Renaissance
Genres - Drama: England's Mythological Past Renaissance
Genres - Drama: Romantic Comedy Renaissance
Genres - Drama: Revenge Tragedy Renaissance
Genres - Travel Writing: Supremacy of English Language and Religion Renaissance
Genres - Travel Writing: Newly Discovered Trade Routes Showing Prowess of English Explorers Renaissance
Sonnets: Love Renaissance
Sonnet Cycles - Individual Sonnets and Groups of Sonnets Renaissance
Printing Press Renaissance
Romantic Comedy: Dramatic Action Takes Place Outdoors, Often in the Forest Renaissance
Gets its name from the ______ of Charles II as England's King in 1660 Restoration/Neoclassical
Spans 18th century Restoration/Neoclassical
Concept of 'wit' Restoration/Neoclassical
Reaction against Puritanism Restoration/Neoclassical
Satirizing religion, manners, and the aristocracy Restoration/Neoclassical
Didactic(teaching) message in many literary works Restoration/Neoclassical
Attention to the forms established by Classical literature Restoration/Neoclassical
Advancements in science and knowledge of the world Restoration/Neoclassical
Western discovery of exotic cultures and places Restoration/Neoclassical
Genres - Theatre - Comedy of Manners Restoration/Neoclassical
Genres - Theatre - Many set in and around London Restoration/Neoclassical
Genres - Periodicals - Weekly magazines and journals Restoration/Neoclassical
Genres - Mock Epic - Taking the Classical genre of the epic and using it to present comedic tropes Restoration/Neoclassical
1607-1765 (US)(17th and 18th Century) Colonial Period
Ideas and Theories of Enlightenment Colonial Period
Freedom of Religion Colonial Period
Native American / Colonial Relations Colonial Period
African Slave Trade Colonial Period
English Monarchy Colonial Period
Puritan concept of 'innate depravity' and 'predestination' and 'destiny' Colonial Period
Genres - Diaries - Daily struggles and the wildness of America and brushes with diseases and wilderness Colonial Period
Genres - Sermons - Proclaimed the historical and moral importance of the Colonies Colonial Period
Genres - Sermons - Colonies as a Puritan religious example Colonial Period
Genres - Sermons - Attacks on witchcraft Colonial Period
Genres - Histories Colonial Period
1765-1830 (us) 18th Century Revolutionary Period
Possiblity of social mobility in a new nation Revolutionary Period
Stories of ordinary people and their communities Revolutionary Period
Enlightenment ideals of scientific inquiry, human reason, and mutual sympathy Revolutionary Period
Sentiment as a guiding principal Revolutionary Period
Idealism and common sense Revolutionary Period
'Wit' Revolutionary Period
Genres - Non-fiction - including newspapers and periodicals Revolutionary Period
Genres - Non-fiction - Articles that use satire to make judgments Revolutionary Period
Genres - Non-fiction - Editorials on political subject Revolutionary Period
Genres - Non-fiction - Women writers emerge Revolutionary Period
Genres - Non-fiction - Polemic style (argue for or against) Revolutionary Period
First comedy written by an American was during this period Revolutionary Period
Also called the Age of Reason Revolutionary Period
1780-1850approx Late-18th to mid-19th century(brit) Romantic Period
Emphasis on the individual, emotions, and the imagination Romantic Period
Subjective and intuitive experience (letting your heart be your guide) as key Romantic Period
The mysteries of nature as a religious experience Romantic Period
Interest in the super-natural and mysterious Romantic Period
Gothic Romantic Period
Sublime Romantic Period
Sturm and Drang (Storm and Urge,Stress and Urge) - turmoil Romantic Period
Orientalism Romantic Period
Genres - Poetry, Gothic Novel Romantic Period
Genres - Gothic Novel Romantic Period
Expression was perhaps everything Romantic Period
19th Century (brit) Realist
Also called the Victorian Period for Queen Victoria's reign (1837-1901) Realist
Industrial Revolution Realist
Portraying life as it really was, including wrting about the poor and domestic life Realist
Role of women: Women's Suffrage Realist
Role of women: Right to own land Realist
Role of women: Education Realist
American Realism - Westward Expansion Realist
American Realism - Race relations Realist
American Realism - Writers wrote in 'dialect' Realist
Versimilitude Realist
Local Color Realist
Regionalism Realist
Concrete Detail Realist
Genres - Poetry, Novels, Periodicals (Newspapers, journals) Realist
1900-1930's (early 20th century) Modernist
Influence of World War 1 Modernist
Experimentation with literary forms Modernist
Some authors wanted to make works difficult to read Modernist
Disconnectied thoughts and images in a single work Modernist
Stream of consiousness Modernist
Questioned traditional literary form and truths: Thought older literature was fake and artificial Modernist
Influenced by the raising movement of psychoanalysis and Freud Modernist
Interested in the 'unconscious' Modernist
Felt alienated from the past and the future Modernist
Stream of Consciousness Modernist
Imagism Modernist
Surrealism Modernist
Existentialism Modernist
Genres - Poetry, Novels Modernist
1945-Present PostModern
Also known as Contemporary PostModern
Rejection of traditional literary forms and conventions, including the novel PostModern
Experimentation with literary forms PostModern
Fragmentary style and lack of historical congruity PostModern
Continuing Modernist themes of alientation and existential thought PostModern
Late 20th Century PostModern
Existentialism PostModern
Metafiction PostModern
Magical Realism PostModern
Genres - Beat Poetry, Anti-Novel PostModern
Created by: cinnimini



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