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Dryden as a critic

Dryden as a critic

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  • 1. Dryden as a Critic
  • 2. Dryden as a Critic
    • Neo-Classicist
    • French Influence
    • Essay Of Dramatic Poesy
    • Prefaces
    • Unsystematic
    • Inconsistent
    • Repetitive
    • It is scattered
  • 3. Neo- Classicist
    • Gave importance to classical rules
    • Rules Compatibility with nature
    • New interpretation of rules based on the nature of poetry
  • 4. French Influence
    • During the civil war between parliament and Charles I many poets left for France and later influenced by French
    • To get royal favour they mixed English with French during the reign of Charles II and James II
  • 5. Essay Of Dramatic Poesy
    • Major Critical work of John Dryden
    • It is in the form of the Dialogue
    • He defends English Dramatists
    • Defends tragi-comedy
    • Explains Unities in favour of English
  • 6. Prefaces
    • Epistle Dedicatory of the Rival Ladies
    • - advocates the use of heroic
    • purposes
    • Dedication to Annus Mirabilis
    • - advocates four-line stanza for heroic verse
  • 7. Prefaces
    • A Defence of an Essay of Dramatic Poesy prefixed to The Indian Emperor
    • “Of Heroic Plays” prefixed to The Conquest of Granada [Part 1]
    • Epilogue and The Defence of the Epilogue to The Conquest of Granada [Part II]
    • - defend the use of rhymed couplet in tragedy
  • 8. Prefaces
    • “The Apology of Heroic Poetry” prefixed to The State of Innocence eulogises Milton’s achievements in heroic poetry
    • “The Grounds of Criticism in Tragedy” prefixed to Troilus and Cressida contains an exposition of Aristotle’s tragedy
    • “A Discourse Concerning the Original and Progress of Satire” prefixed to the translation of The Satires of Juvenal
  • 9. Prefaces
    • “ Dedication of the Aenies” prefixed to the translation of Virgil’s Works
    • Preface to the Fables
  • 10. To Be Continued…