English literature

  • Period: 439 to 1066

    Old English Period

    Began with the invasion of Celtic England circa 450- ends when Norman France conquered England, Known by its oral tradition and epic poem.
  • 515

    Oral tradition

    Oral tradition
    Beowulf is an epic poem that talked about adventure tales with Geats and embattled hero.
  • Period: 1066 to 1500

    The middle English Period

    Huge transition in the language, culture and life style, where the religion take the control and the writers couldn't be recognized, 1350 secular literature began to rise.
  • 1300

    Gramatical changes

    Gramatical changes
    The French influence on English as a consequence of its dominance.
  • 1400

    Geoffrey Chaucer

    Geoffrey Chaucer
    The Canterbury Tales. The works were 20 verse and 02 prose that talked about pilgrims Londres trip.
  • 1400

    Anonimous poet, Sir Gawein

    The Green Knight, A literary genre of high culture, heroic romance or chivalric romance is a type of prose and verse narrative
  • 1485

    Thomas Malory and Robert Henryson

    Thomas Malory -The Death of Arthur. Robert Henryson -1493 Scot poet renown by his criticism ( Morall Fabillis of Esope the Phrygian)
    set of complex moral dilemmas through the figure of animals
  • Period: 1500 to

    The Renaissance

    Characteristics; the idea of the divine right of kings, dignity, humanistic ideas, invention of printing press.
  • 1568

    Elizabeth Age (1558-1603)

    Elizabeth Age (1558-1603)
    The golden age of English drama. saw the flowering of poetry, music and literature
  • Christopher Marlowe

    He was a playwright, He popularized white verse by joining his theater. The work Tamerlane the great, 1587, The Paris Massacre.
    Dido, Queen of Carthage
  • Francis Bacon

    English philosopher, politician, lawyer and writer, father of philosophical and scientific empiricism.
    He specified the rules of the experimental scientific method, introduced the genre of the essay, wrote The New Atlantis,
  • William Shakespeare tragedies, comedies, historical works, fantasies, apocryphal, critical judgments

    Titus Andronicus (1594)
    Romeo and Juliet (1595)
    Julius Caesar (1599)
    Hamlet (1601)
    Troilus and Cressida (1602)
    Othello (1603-1604)
    King Lear (1605-1606)
    Macbeth (1606)
    Antony and Cleopatra (1606)
    Coriolanus (1608)
    Helm of Athens (1608)
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    The Jacobean age

    some of Shakespeare's most prominent plays, including King Lear (1605), Macbeth (1606), and The Tempest (1610), were written during the reign of James I.
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    The Caroline age

    John Milton, Robert Burton, and George Herbert are some of the notable figures.
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    The commonwealth period

    End of the War and the restoration of the Stuart Monarchy
  • Thomas Fuller

    He was a historian and member of the Church of England, words: Historie of the Holy Warre, (1639) A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine (1650)
  • The restoration, the Augustan and the Age of sensibility

    The restoration, the Augustan and the Age of sensibility
    The restoration( 1660-1700), The Augustan Age ( 1700-1745) and the Age of sensibility or Johnson (1745-1785)
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    The Neoclassical period

    Divided in three ages, Imitate the style of Romans and Greeks. Era of enlightenment, emphasized logic and reason.
  • The restoration age

    sees some response to the puritanical age in the theater, william congreve, John Dryden
  • The Augustian Age

    Time of Alexander pope. Noted for challenging stereotypical female roles.
  • The Age of sensibility

    Samuel johnson, ideas as neoclassicism, a critical and literary mode.
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    Romantic Period

    About life, love and nature. John Keats is possibly the most famous author of this period
  • William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor

    He was important English Romantic poets. With Samuel Taylor Coleridge, contributed to the beginning of the Romantic era in English literature with their joint publication of Lyrical Ballads in 1798.
  • Three periods

    Early (1832-1848) Mid (1848-1870) and Late (1870-1901)
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    The Victorian Period

    The mid 1800s to the beggining of the 20th century, include the loce poems of Elizabeth and Robert Browning. The age is also remarkable for the excellence of its prose.
  • Prose Fiction

    Prose Fiction
    Authors. Charles Dickens,wrote Oliver Twist (1837–1839)
    Nicholas Nickleby (1838–1839). Charlotte and Emily Bronte, Elizabeth Gasell, George Eliot, Anthony Trollope, Thomas Hardy, William Makepeace.
  • Characteristics of Victorian novels

    Characteristics of Victorian novels
    Tend to be idealized portraits of difficult lives in which hard work, perseverance, love and luck win out in the end.
  • Poets

    Robert and Elizabeth Barret, Christina Rossetti, wrote The Goblin Market and Other Poems, (1862), Commonplace and Other Stories, (1870). Alfred Lord Tennyson, Mattew Arnold.
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    The Edwardian Period

    The period between victoria's death and the outbreaki of World War I, It included classic novelist, Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, Rudyard Kiphing, H.G. Wells, and Dramatic James Barrie, George Bernard.
    The Edwardian period is sometimes portrayed as a romantic golden age of long summer afternoons and garden parties.
  • Poet Alfred Noyes

    Noyes published five more volumes of poetry from 1903 to 1913, among them The Flower of Old Japan (1903) and Poems (1904).
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    The Georgian Period

    The themes and subject matter tended to be rural or pastoral in nature, treated delicately and traditionally rather than with passion (
  • Ralph Hodgson

    Ralph Hodgson
    He was one of the more 'pastoral' of the Georgian poets. In 1954, he was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.
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    Modern Period

    Include bold experimentation with subject, style and form, encompasiing narrative, verse and drama.
    New Criticism also appeared at this time, led by the likes of Woolf, Eliot, William Empson, and others
  • Novelist

    James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Aldous Huxley, D. H. Lawrence, Joseph Conrad, Dorothy Richardson, Graham Greene.
    David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930) – Sons and Lovers
    James Joyce (1882- 1941) Ulysses
    Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888- 1965) Murder in the Cathedral
    George Bernard Shaw (1856- 1950) Mrs. Warrant’ Profession
    William Butler Yeats (1865- 1939) The Land of Heart’s Desire
    John Galaworthy (1867- 1933) The Man of Property
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    The Postmodern Period

    The postmodern period begins about the time that World War II ended. It is a period of construction.