PRESENTED BY- URVI DAVE
ROLL NO. –
TOPIC- MAJOR POETS OF THE AGE
GUIDANCE- DR. DILIP BARAD AND M.K.
Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-42)
Born in Allington, educated in
He was knighted in 1537.
Served two years an ambassador to
Was called “drunk deep of Italian
Was filled with the spirit of the new
Brought from Italy Love poetry(
which was called ‘Amourist’ poetry at
that time) and The Sonnet (the
petrarchan form) which was closely
related to love poetry.
His works are Remembrance,
Epigram written in Prison.
Sir Philip Sidney(1554-86)
He was a courtier, soldier, poet and was educated
He is considered an ideal Englishman.
He defended of poetry against the puritans in An
Apologie for Poetrie.
He was the friend of Spenser and is represented
by him as Sir Calidore in his legend of courtesy in
the Faery Queene.
Important three works are Arcadia, An Apologie
for Poetrie( 1595), commonly known as Defence of
Poesie and Astrophal & Stella.
Born in Canterbury, educated at Cambridge.
Most suggestive figures of English
Renaissance and the greatest of Shakespeare's
Became connected with a company of actors
for whom he wrote plays.
He has written poetry and translated some of
the poems of Lucan and Ovid.
Famous works as the first great English
playwright is Dr. Faustus, Tamburlaine and
The Jew of Malta.
SirWalter Raleigh (1554-1618)
Born in Devon, educated at Oxford
and studied in London.
Chief prose works are The Discovery
of Guiana, History of the world etc.
He is a mixture of poet, scholar and
He is the restless spirit of the
Elizabethan age personified.
Poems written by him are The
Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd, What is
our Life etc.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Born at Stratford, went to a grammar
school where he learnt “small Latin and
Four periods of his plays are-
1. Period of apprenticeship and
2. Period of the great comedies and
3. Period of great tragedies and somber
4. Period of later comedies or dramatic
Some of his works are Two Gentlemen
of Verona, The Merchant of Venice, The
Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar,
Macbeth, The Tempest etc.
He was an English composer, poet and a
Wrote once a hundred lute songs, masques
for dancing etc.
Born in London, studied at Cambridge.
His theories on poetry were demolished by
Samuel Daniel in “Defence of rhyme”.
Issued a volume of songs of Mourning,
wrote a book A New Way of Making Fewer
Parts in Counterpoint by a most familiar and