Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
British literature through time
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Saving this for later?

Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime - even offline.

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

British literature through time

7,238
views

Published on

It's a brief summary of the periods in british literature

It's a brief summary of the periods in british literature

Published in: Education, Technology

0 Comments
8 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
7,238
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
381
Comments
0
Likes
8
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. BRITISH LITERATURE THROUGH TIME
  • 2. OLD ENGLISH
    • ANGLO-SAXON PERIOD
    • 449 – 1066
  • 3. CONTENT
    • Strong belief in fate
    • Juxtaposition of the church and pagan worlds
    • Admiration of heroic warriors who prevail in battle
    • Express religious faith and give moral instruction through literature
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 4. EFFECT
    • Christianity helps literacy to spread
    • Introduces Roman alphabet to Britain
    • Oral tradition helps unite diverse people and their myths
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 5. Style / Genres
    • Oral tradition of literature
    • Poetry is the dominant genre
    • Unique forms includes:
    • Caesura
    • Alliteration
    • Repetition
    • 4 beat rhythm
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 6. Historical Context
    • Life centered around ancestral tribes/clans that ruled themselves
    • At first the people were warriors from invading outlying areas: Angles, Saxons, Jutes, and Danes
    • Later they became primarily agricultural
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 7. Key Literature: Authors
    • Beowulf
    • Exeter Book
    • The Venerable Bede
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 8. MIDDLE ENGLISH PERIOD
    • (The MEDIEVAL Period)
    • 1066 – 1485
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 9. CONTENT
    • Plays that instruct the illiterate masses in morals and religion
    • Chivalric code of honor
    • Religous devotion
    • Romances
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 10. STYLE / GENRE
    • Oral tradition continues
    • Folk ballads
    • Mystery and miracle plays
    • Morality plays
    • Stock epithets
    • Kennings
    • Moral tales
    • Frame stories
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 11. EFFECT
    • Church instructs its people through the morality and miracle plays
    • An illiterate population is able to hear and see the literature
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 12. Historical Context
    • Crusades bring the development of a money economy for the first time in Britain
    • Trading increases deamatically as a result of the Crusades
    • William the Conquerer crowned king in 1066
    • Henry III crowned king in 1154, brings a judicial system, royal courts, juries, and chivaly to Britain
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 13. Key Literature: authors
    • Domesday Book
    • L’Morte de Arthur
    • Geoffrey Chaucer
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 14. The Renaissance
    • 1485 – 1660
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 15. CONTENT
    • World view shifts from religion and afterlife to one stressing the human life on earth
    • Popular them: development of human potential
    • Popular theme: exploding the many aspects of love:
    • Unrequited love
    • Constant love
    • Timeless love
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
    • Courtly love
    • Love subject to change
  • 16. STYLE / GENRES
    • Poetry
    • sonnet
    • Dramma :
    • Written in verse
    • Supported by royalty
    • Tragedies, comedies, historics
    • Methaphysical poetry :
    • Elaborate unexpected metaphors called conceits
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 17. Historical Context
    • War of Roses ends in 1485 and political stability arrives
    • Printing press helps stabilize English as a language and allows more people to read a variety of literature
    • Economy chages from farm-based to one of international trade
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 18. Key Literature: authors
    • William Shakespeare
    • John Donne
    • Cavalier poets
    • Metaphysical poets
    • Christopher Marlowe
    • Andrew Marvel
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 19. Neoclassical Period
    • (The Restoration)
    • 1660 – 1798
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 20. CONTENT
    • Emphasis on reason and logic
    • Stresses harmony, stability and wisdom
    • Locke: a social contract exists between the government and the people. The government governs guaranteeing «natural rights» of life, liberty, and property
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 21. STYLE / GENRE
    • Satire: uses irony and exaggeration to poke fun at human faults and foolishness in order to correct human behavior
    • Poetry
    • Essays
    • Letters, diaries, biographies
    • Novels
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 22. EFFECT
    • Emphasis on the individual
    • Belief that man was basically evil
    • Approach to life «the world as it should be»
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 23. Historical Context
    • 50% of men are functionally literate (a dramatic rise)
    • Fenced enclosure of land cause the demise of traditional village life
    • Factories begin to spring up as the industrial revolution starts
    • Impoverished masses begin to grow as farming life declines and factories build
    • Coffe houses – where educated men spend evenings with literary and political associates
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 24. Key Literature: authors
    • Alexander Pope
    • John Dryden
    • Jonathan Swift
    • Daniel Dafoe
    • Samuel Johnson
    • John Bunyan
    URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 25. URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE
  • 26. URSULA HUANCAS DONAYRE