Poetry Timeline

  • Period: Jan 2, 1485 to

    The English Renaissance

    Poet: Shakespeare
    Fact: Queen Elizabeth started the Anglican church in England.
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    The Seventeenth Century

    Poet: John Donne
    Fact: From 1649-1660 England was not a monarchy.
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    The Restoration and the 18th Century

    Poet: Jonathan Swift
    Fact: Optimism gave people the belie that everything in the unicerse could be explained.
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    Romantic Age

    Poet: Walt Whitman
    Fact: Romatinc writers emphasized emotion and the imagination.
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    The Victorian Age

    Poet:Thomas Harding
    Fact: England was the world's wealthiest and most powerful nation, and the British Empire spanned the globe.
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    The 20th Century

    Poet: Ted Hughes
    Fact: Modernsim rejectd former styles of poetry.
  • Period: to Jan 1, 1485

    Anglo- Saxon and Medieval Period

    Poet: Geoffrey Chaucer
    Fact: Very few people were able to read during the Anglo Saxon time period.
    Fact: Sorceres, wizards, and dragon stories during the Medieval period.