Renaissance : British literature period.

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Renaissance : British literature period.

  1. 1. Stephanie Artavia Moscoso Lisa Matamoros Martin Carmen Guillén Alvarado
  2. 2. beginnings • Italy, 14th century. • Rising from a darker age. • Rebirth: and hope. awakening • Humanity progressing. was
  3. 3. • Greater commerce and trade. • People traveled around the world. • Products, wealth, ideas spread. more and • Rebirth of passion and creativity, impacting the world.
  4. 4. Humanism • Mankind was believed capable of earthly perfection beyond what had ever been imagined before.
  5. 5. • English Renaissance: 1500-1660. • Economic growth. • Nationalism . • London became a metropolis. • England went from barbaric to a
  6. 6. The printing press • The single greatest innovation of the Renaissance era. • Changed the world of arts and letters. • Helped expand
  7. 7. • It rivals anything else of the period. • Greatest works of literature the world has known. • The spirit of optimism, unlimited potential, and the stoic English.
  8. 8. • From a “barbarian” nation to a seat of commercial power and influence. • It translated into a literature that was bold, sweeping, innovative, and trendsetting. • Poets experimented with form, and dramatists revived and reinvented the classical traditions of the Greeks and Romans.
  9. 9. • Varieties of poetry:  Lyric Elegy Tragedy Pastoral Near the close of the English Renaissance, John Milton composed his epic Paradise Lost, widely considered the grandest poem in the language
  10. 10. • Drama • William Shakespeare : variety, profundity, and exquisite use of language. • The theatre became a bona fide cultural institution.
  11. 11. Important! • Translation of the bible
  12. 12. Theend • The quest for human perfection had given way to decadence, cynicism, and an introversion which would stifle creativity. • The rise of Puritanism. • Failure of Queen Elizabeth to produce an heir.
  13. 13. Authors
  14. 14. • 1564-1616 • English poet and playwright . • 154 Sonnets. • Nine tragedies: Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Macbeth. • 38 plays.
  15. 15. Impact on literature • Powerful language. • Understanding of human nature. • Expanded dramatic potencial.
  16. 16. • 1552-1599 • Most influential poets of the Elizabethan Age. • Poets' Poet • The Faerie Queene: an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I.

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