Chronological Overview

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  • 1066

    Middle English Period

    It is a period of transition in language, culture and lifestyle in England. This period is home to the likes of Chaucer, Thomas Malory, and Robert Henryson. Notable works include "Piers Plowman" and "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight."
    Major events
    The industrial revolution (1750)
    The American revolution (1776)
    The French revolution (1789)
  • Period: 1500 to

    The Renaissance

    This period is often subdivided into four parts, including the Elizabethan Age (1558–1603), the Jacobean Age (1603–1625), the Caroline Age (1625–1649), and the Commonwealth Period (1649–1660).
    Main Features
    Classical period reborn
    Aritotles unities
    Classic myth and heroes
    Finding place for humans in a changing world
    Seminal texts
    Marlowe, Middleton and Jonson late 1500 Shakespeare's play 1590-1616
    Metaphysical poetry- Donne Herbert
    Marvell early1600s
    Don Quixote 1605
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    The Neoclassical Period

    The Neoclassical period is also subdivided into ages, including The Restoration (1660–1700), The Augustan Age (1700–1745), and The Age of Sensibility (1745–1785). The Restoration period sees some response to the puritanical age, especially in the theater.
    Main Features
    Science can help understand nature
    Age of Enlightenment
    Resration in Englang
    order, Accuracy and structure
    Religious solace
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    The Romantic Period

    This era includes the works of such juggernauts as Wordsworth, Coleridge, William Blake, Lord Byron, John Keats, Charles Lamb, Mary Wollstonecraft, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Thomas De Quincey, Jane Austen, and Mary Shelley.
    Main Features
    Nature mysterious
    Mortality an mutability
    Lyrical ballads Coleridge and wordswoth 1798
    The sorrows of young werther 1774
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    The Victorian Period

    It was a time of great social, religious, intellectual, and economic issues, heralded by the passage of the Reform Bill, which expanded voting rights. The period has often been divided into “Early” (1832–1848), “Mid” (1848–1870) and “Late” (1870–1901) periods or into two phases, that of the Pre-Raphaelites (1848–1860) and that of Aestheticism and Decadence (1880–1901)
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    Main features
    Practical experimentation
    Empowering humans
    New ways of reaching the same end
    Rejection of past
    T.S eliot
    James Joyce
    Marcel proust
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    The Edwardian Period

    This period is named for King Edward VII and covers the period between Victoria’s death and the outbreak of World War I.
    the era includes incredible classic novelists such as Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford.
    notable poets such as Alfred Noyes and William Butler Yeats; and dramatists such as James Barrie, George Bernard Shaw, and John Galsworthy.
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    post- Modernismo

    Main Features
    Disillusionment narrative
    No single truth
    Parody pastiche
    The world does not offer anwers
    Meta fiftional wriying
    Boundaries are crossed
  • The contemporar period