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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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    • The English Renaissance 1485-1625
    • The Coming of the Renaissance
              • • a flowering of literary, artistic, and intellectual
              • development
              • • inspired by the arts and scholarship of ancient Greece and Rome
    • Other Significant Events…
      • The Age of Exploration
    • 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
    • Other Significant Events…
      • Defeat of the Spanish Armada
    • The Protestant Reformation
      • Martin Luther
      Desiderius Erasmus
    • England Under the Tudors
    • England Under the Tudors
      • Henry VIII
      • – “ Defender of the Faith”;
      • – head of the Anglican Church
    • England Under the Tudors
      • Mary I – restored Roman Catholic practices to the Church of England
    • England Under the Tudors
      • Elizabeth I – England’s ablest monarch since William the Conqueror;
    • STUARTS and PURITANS
      • James I – Elizabeth’s
      • successor;
      • – strong supporter
      • of the arts
    • Elizabethan Writers
    • Elizabethan Poetry
      • The Faerie Queene - long heroic poem,
      • dedicated to Queen Elizabeth
      • Edmund Spenser
    • Elizabethan Poetry
      • The Passionate
      • Shepherd to his Love
      • ~ a pastoral verse
      • which idealizes the
      • rustic simplicity of
      • rural life
      • Christopher Marlowe
    • Elizabethan Poetry
      • The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd -a famous response to Marlowe’s poem
      • Sir Walter Raleigh
    • Elizabethan Poetry
            • William Shakespeare
      • -England’s
      • greatest playwright
    • Elizabethan Drama
    • Tragedies – plays in which disaster befalls a hero or a heroine
    • Comedies – plays in which a humorous situation leads to a happy resolution
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