Middle english period (literary)

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Middle english period (literary)

  1. 1. GROUP 2 RINA DEWI (1201305056) RICO YULIANTO PUTRO (1201305058) JAYA MAHARANI (1201305061) MIDDLE ENGLISH PERIOD
  2. 2. Social Background Edward The Confessor Harold Godwinson William, Duke of Normandy Stephen De Blois Henry I William Rufus Henry II
  3. 3. Characteristics Of Literary Works Romance as the famous type Vary in rhyme Clear and simple style expression.
  4. 4. The Important Events  1066. The event that began the transition from Old English to Middle English was the Norman Conquest of 1066  1150. Approximate date of the earliest surviving texts in Middle English.  1171. Henry II declares himself overlord of Ireland, introducing Norman French and English to the country. About this time the University of Oxford is founded.  1204. The dialect differences between Anglo-Norman and Francien. more isolated from continental Europe.  Late 13th century. Under Edward I, royal authority is consolidated in England and Wales. English becomes the dominant language of all classes.
  5. 5.  Mid to late 14th century. The Hundred Years War between England and France leads to the loss of almost all of England's French possessions.  1469. The Legend of King Arthur by Thomas Malory: This manuscript tells the famous legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, centring around their quest for the mystical Holy Grail.  1476. The Invention of the Printing Press : The arrival of the printing press is a major step towards a standard writing system and initiates an enormous boom in the production of printed resources in English  1493-1496. Medieval phrase book: This English- French phrase book gives us a glimpse of everyday
  6. 6. The Authors  Anonymous  Bacon, Roger (c.1214-1294)  Caxton, William (c.1422-1491)  Chaucer, Geoffrey (c.1340-1400)  Coverdale, Miles (c. 1488-1569)  Gloucester, Robert (late 13th century)  Gower, John (c. 1330-1408)  Kempe, Margery (c. 1373- c.1439)
  7. 7.  Mallory, Sir Thomas (c. 1405-1471)  Manning, Robert (c. 1298-1338)  Norwich, Julian of (c. 1342- c. 1416)  Occam, William of (c.1285-1349)  Orrm  Trevisa, John of (c. 1350 1402)  Tyndale, William (c.1492-1536)  Wycliffe, John (?-1384)
  8. 8. The literary Works of The middle English Period The literary works in this period was divided into three types. There are:  Poetry  Prose  Drama
  9. 9. Geoffrey Chaucer’s Buten ohe hayley, they yelle in mossweay, Ahoy, theye calle, minnde them, Cansated they beeth, not a bonne day, As thoe decide themme, to restte they, And telle theyre storyes in bonne mann´s way! As thoe hithertou knoe `ch althr, Buten thyll alwr, Acawse, foresaythe ynningyonne, Thyll in witnesse whereownne! Translation into Modern English But oh they, they yell in moss, Ahoy, they call, mind them, Tired they are, not a good day, They long to rest, they do, And tell good stories in a good man´s way! They were hitherto unknown to each other, But now they will, Acause as foresaid, just tell you, Listen to them!

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