British Literature

  • Apr 26, 1066

    Middle English/ Medieval Period (1066-1485)

    Middle English/ Medieval Period (1066-1485)
    The literature during this time period was emerged by Geoffrey Chaucer. Some examples of his work is the Canterbury Tales,Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl
    Domesday Book, and L’Morte de Arthur.
  • Apr 30, 1485

    The Renaissance Period (1485-1660)

    The Renaissance Period (1485-1660)
    This time period marks a shift in literature from a focus on religion and the afterlife to human life on earth. Two of the most popular themes of the time were love and human potential. Some of the authors during this period were William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Philip Sidney, and John Donne.
  • Romanticism Period (1798-1832)

    Romanticism Period (1798-1832)
    The major theme of the Romantic period was nature. The Romantics saw meaning in the natural world around them. Some of the authors or poets during this time period was , Samuel Coleridge, Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, John Keats, Mary Shelley, and Jane Austen.
  • The Victorian Period (1832-1900)

    The Victorian Period (1832-1900)
    It was in this time period that the novel began to become very popular. Some of the authors during this time period was Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, and The Bronte Sisters.
  • The Modern Period of Literature (1900-1980)

    The Modern Period of Literature (1900-1980)
    This era heralded the loss of the hero in literature. One of the major themes was technologies destruction of society. Poetry began to be written in a style called free verse. Some of the authors or poets during this time was D.H. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, George Orwell, and Virginia Woolf,
  • Anglo-Saxon/Old English Period (449-1066)

    Anglo-Saxon/Old English Period (449-1066)
    The peoms that are in this time period are Beowulf, the Wanderer, and The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles. The styles adn genres during this time that were used are oral tradition of literature, poetry dominant genre,and the unique verse form.
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