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Early modern english literature presentation

  2. 2. Tudor dynastiesStuart dynasties the absolute monarchy
  3. 3. Elizabeth era-The field of drama-influences of the ancient Greek and roman theatre- English playwrights were influenced by Italian model, (Italian actors settled in London)- -
  4. 4. English Renaissance
  5. 5. The English renaissance dated from the early 16th century to the early 17th century.Sonnet form and other literature influences arrived to England
  6. 6. A 14-line verse form usually having one of several conventional rhyme schemes.A poem in this form.
  7. 7. • English poetry was characterized by elaboration of language and extensive illusion to classical myths .
  8. 8. • English renaissance theatre was one of the most important literary achievements.• William Shakespeare. Ben Johnson Christopher Marlowe
  9. 9. • The king James bible was one of the biggest translation projects in history of English. It represents the culmination of a tradition of bible translation into English.
  10. 10. NOVELSUtopía novel “new AtlantisFrancis bacón
  11. 11. New atlantis• published in Latin (as Nova Atlantis) in 1624 and in English in 1627. In this work, Bacon portrayed a vision of the future of human discovery and knowledge, expressing his aspirations and ideals for humankind.
  12. 12. • Francis Godwin• “the man in the moon”• Recounts an imaginary voyage to the moon• First work of science fiction
  13. 13. • contains the account of a "voyage of utopian discovery" The book is notable for the role it played in what was called the "new astronomy," the branch of astronomy influenced especially by Nicolas Copernicus
  14. 14. • In 1616 George Chapman• Iliad and odyssey into English verse
  15. 15. • English poets• John Donne• Andrew Marvell• George Herbert
  16. 16. John DonneStand still, and I will read to thee A lecture, love, in loves philosophy. These three hours that we have spent, Walking here, two shadows went Along with us, which we ourselves producd. But, now the sun is just above our head, We do those shadows tread, And to brave clearness all things are reducd. So whilst our infant loves did grow, Disguises did, and shadows, flow From us, and our cares; but now tis not so. That love has not attaind the highst degree, Which is still diligent lest others see.
  17. 17. Andrew Marvell• YOUNG LOVE. I.• Come little infant, love me now, While thine unsuspected years Clear thine agèd fathers brow From cold jealousy and fears.• II.• Pretty surely twere to see By young Love old Time beguiled, While our sportings are as free As the nurses with the child.• III.• Common beauties stay fifteen ; Such as yours should swifter move, 10 Whose fair blossoms are too green Yet for lust, but not for love.
  18. 18. George Herbert• A Dialogue• Man. SWEETEST Saviour, if my soul Were but worth the having, Quickly should I then control Any thought of waving. But when all my care and pains Cannot give the name of gains To Thy wretch so full of stains, What delight or hope remains? Saviour. What, child, is the balance thine, Thine the poise and measure? If I say, Thou shalt be Mine, Finger not My treasure. What the gains in having thee Do amount to, only He Who for man was sold can see; That transferrd th accounts to Me.
  19. 19. Areopagitica• Is an influential and impassioned philosophical defense of the principle of a right to freedom of speech.
  20. 20. • Samuel Pepys took the diary as business transaction notes, into• realm of personal
  21. 21. There were books about pirates, they were published in London and they contained biographies of several notorious English pirates.
  22. 22. Edward caveHe created the first general interest magazineThe gentlemans magazine
  23. 23. John NewberyHe made literature for childrenThe history of little goody two-shoes.is a little childrens story published by John Newbery in London in 1765. The story popularized the phrase "goody two-shoes", often used to describe an excessively virtuous person.