English literature

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    The Romantic Period

    The Romantic Period
    John Keats is possibly the most famous author of this period. Students often study his many odes, especially one contemplating the unchanging nature and eternal youthfulness of characters painted on a Grecian urn. William Wordsworth is also a key figure, with the notable poem "The world is too much with us, late and soon," as is his collaborator Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who wrote "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner."
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    1-Old english

    1-Old english
    Old English prose works include legal writings, medical tracts, religious texts, and translations from Latin and other languages
  • Sep 4, 1500

    Middle English Period (1066–1500)

    Middle English Period (1066–1500)
    The English that we know as modern English of England, was born in the middle of a cultural transition lived between its inhabitants and their lifestyles, it extends to around 1,500
  • The Renaissance (1500–1660)

    The Renaissance (1500–1660)
    The Elizabethan Age was the golden age of English drama. Some of its noteworthy figures include Christopher Marlowe, Francis Bacon, Edmund Spenser, Sir Walter Raleigh, and, of course, William Shakespeare. The Jacobean Age is named for the reign of James I.
  • The Neoclassical Period (1600–1785)

    The Neoclassical Period (1600–1785)
    The Augustan Age was the time of Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift, who imitated those first Augustans and even drew parallels between themselves and the first set. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, a poet, was prolific at this time and noted for challenging stereotypically female roles. Daniel Defoe was also popular.
  • Victorian and Modernist British Literature

    Victorian and Modernist British Literature
    The Victorian period, which lasted from the mid-1800s to the beginning of the twentieth century, includes the love poems of Elizabeth and Robert Browning, Lord Alfred Tennyson's sweeping saga of Camelot entitled "Idylls of the King," and the Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure stories and novels, including his famous "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."