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18.yy literary context in English Literature

  1. 1. LITERARY CONTEXT OF EIGHTEEN CENTURY
  2. 2. From Classical to Romantic  The Reading Public  In Eighteenth Century; Poetry,Drama,Prose  Daniel Defoe  Jonathan Swift 
  3. 3. FROM CLASSICAL TO ROMANTıC     Culmination of a neo-classical literature It was a variegated age. Prose was in its golden age. There was developments in the field of experimental science
  4. 4. THE READING PUBLIC    The taste for reading was spreading. Female readers became increasingly important. A rising middle class hungry for knowledge
  5. 5. POETRY    Neo-classical and romanticism movements had an effect on the poetry of 18th century. T.S Eliot, William Blake, Lord Byron,Daniel Defoe etc. There was a conflict between the intellect and emotions.
  6. 6. DRAMA   18th century was a barren period for drama. Sentimental comedy was a dramatic genre of the 18th century. It aimed at producing tears rather than laughter.
  7. 7. PROSE    There was a strong domination of prose in this century. Many accomplish writers of the age wrote essays and articles. The subjects dealt with in newspapers were politics,literature, fashion, gossip, entertainment etc.
  8. 8. DANIEL DEFOE     Daniel defoe was an English trader,journalist and writer. Defoe is among the founders of the English novel. His most famous novel is Robinson Crusoe. Other important works are captain singleton,moll flanders, colonel jack.
  9. 9. ROBıNSON CRUSOE   Robinson Crusoe is based on the real life experiences of shipwrecked sailor. This novel is regarded as the first novel in English language.
  10. 10. JONATHAN SWIFT   Jonathan swift is satirist, essayist and political pamphleteer(first for the whigs,then for the tories). His most important works are Gulliver’s travels, a modest proposal.
  11. 11. THANKS FOR LISTENING
  12. 12. REFERENCES http://www.articlemyriad.com/overviewromanticism-literature/  http://www.buzzle.com/articles/romanticismin-literature.html  http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/5 34900/sentimental-comedy  http://www.odessa.edu/dept/english/dsmith/r om.lit.char.pdf 

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