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English Renaissance
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English Renaissance

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This presentation aids in teaching English literature especially in the discussion of the Renaissance Period.

This presentation aids in teaching English literature especially in the discussion of the Renaissance Period.

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  • 1. The English Renaissance 1485-1625
  • 2. The Coming of the Renaissance
            • • a flowering of literary, artistic, and intellectual
            • development
            • • inspired by the arts and scholarship of ancient Greece and Rome
  • 3. Other Significant Events…
    • The Age of Exploration
  • 4. Leading Renaissance Figures
    • Dante Alighieri , author of The Divine Comedy
    • Francesco Petrarca , known as Petrarch, who wrote sonnets
    • Leonardo da Vinci , painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist
  • 5. Other Significant Events…
    • Defeat of the Spanish Armada
  • 6. The Protestant Reformation
    • Martin Luther
    Desiderius Erasmus
  • 7. England Under the Tudors
  • 8. England Under the Tudors
    • Henry VIII
    • – “ Defender of the Faith”;
    • – head of the Anglican Church
  • 9. England Under the Tudors
    • Mary I – restored Roman Catholic practices to the Church of England
  • 10. England Under the Tudors
    • Elizabeth I – England’s ablest monarch since William the Conqueror;
  • 11. STUARTS and PURITANS
    • James I – Elizabeth’s
    • successor;
    • – strong supporter
    • of the arts
  • 12. Elizabethan Writers
  • 13. Elizabethan Poetry
    • The Faerie Queene - long heroic poem,
    • dedicated to Queen Elizabeth
    • Edmund Spenser
  • 14. Elizabethan Poetry
    • The Passionate
    • Shepherd to his Love
    • ~ a pastoral verse
    • which idealizes the
    • rustic simplicity of
    • rural life
    • Christopher Marlowe
  • 15. Elizabethan Poetry
    • The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd -a famous response to Marlowe’s poem
    • Sir Walter Raleigh
  • 16. Elizabethan Poetry
          • William Shakespeare
    • -England’s
    • greatest playwright
  • 17. Elizabethan Drama
  • 18. Tragedies – plays in which disaster befalls a hero or a heroine
  • 19. Comedies – plays in which a humorous situation leads to a happy resolution
  • 20.
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