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briefhistoryofEnglishliterature

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Brief history of English literature(poetry):

    Literary periods

    Trend tendency

    schools Literary thoughts -;

Foreign invasion:

Celts ;凯尔特人;700 B.C.

     Roman Conquest Caesar 50 B.C.45 A.D Claudius 400 years Latin Cester : camp

    Christianity

    Teuton : Jutes Saxon Anglo

    盎格鲁撒克逊

    About 450 A.D

    England old English Anglo-US

    tribal society

    old English literature :

     epic : Beowulf 贝尔伍夫

    1066 Norman Conquest feudalism

    Medieval Age

    King: Duke Earl Viscount Baron

    secretary to a lord

    Church clergyman mythology

     knight

    Romance ballad

    Religious age pope church > court Catholicism

    th

    3. Renaissance 14 century

    bourgeois

    Humanism : rights to pursue worldly

    happiness wealth intelligence

    knowledge power

    ability

Rebirth of ancient Greek and Roman

    civilization

    Democracy law

    Man is the measure of everything. Humanism

    Petrarch Dante Boccacio

    thth

    End of 15 century Renaissance early 17

    Humanism Puritanism : purify religion

    humanist writers

    form

    theme

    E. Spenser

    C. Marlowe

    W. Shakespeare

    B. Johnson

    Fundamental Contradiction

    th

    4. bourgeois revolution 17 century political power

    bourgeois ;feudalism

    16401649--16601688 Institutional

    Monarchy

    compromise

    J. Milton

    G. Herrick

    R. Herbert

    th

    5. 18 Enlightenment: reason science equality

     Neo-classicism

classicism : ancient Greek and Roman rules

     moralization

     restraint of emotion

     less imagination

     classical language

A. Pope

    6. Romanticism 1798-832 shift

    Industrial Revolution

    Capitalistsworkers

common people

    nature for material (real life )

     overflowing of emotion

    imagination

    symbolism

    real language

Negative/escapist Romanticists Lake poets

     W. Wordsworth Poetic revolution

     S.T. Coleridge

    R. Southey

    Positive /Satanic Romanticists G. G. Byron

    P.B. Shelley

    J. Keats

    th

    7. Critical Realism (1830s--- end of 19 )

    Lower class

    Exposure criticism

    Age of novel

A. Tennyson

    R. Browning

    th

    8. 20 century WWI WWII

    Ezra Pound

    Imagism 意象主义运动

    Modernism

     T. S. Eliot

     W. Yeats

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