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WGU Lit History

WGU Literature history -- periods and their elements

PeriodElement or movement
Classical Epic poem
Classical pastoral verse
Classical Greek mythology characters and themes
Classical unities
Classical Orchestra, skene, and altar
Classical tragedy and satire combination performed
Classical Christian and Pagan religions are discussed
Classical Not much left written
Classical Greeks invented, others copied
Medieval Largely anonymous
Medieval Hymns and religious poems and plays
Medieval Troubadours
Medieval Love important subject
Medieval Travel and political subjects
Medieval Nuns and religious women write
Medieval literary devices -- espceially allegory
Renaissance Printing press widened audience
Renaissance Stage thrusts into yard and groundlings pay a penny
Renaissance Sonnets
17th and 18th centuries Restoration
19th century Romantic period
19th century Victorian period
17th and 18th centuries Baroque
19th century Romanticism
17th and 18th centuries Bizarre or fantastical artifice
17th and 18th centuries Elaborate ornamentation
17th and 18th centuries Prevalent in Italy, Germany, and Spain
19th century Philosophical background was provided by the work of Rousseau
19th century Exhibited a belief in self-knowledge
19th century Favored personal inspiration over imitation of the classics
20th century Questioning and expansion of the traditional literary canon
20th century Emergence of meta-fiction
20th century Experimental literature which blurred traditional boundaries of form and genre
20th century modern post modern
20th century theater in the round
20th century flexible theater
Created by: barbd00