History of English Literature by Angélica Rocío Restrepo Figueroa 551029_13

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  • 450

    OLD ENGLISH 450-1066

    OLD ENGLISH 450-1066
    Also called Anglo-Saxon, spoken and written language in England.
    Four dialects of the Old English language are known: Northumbria in northern England and southeastern Scotland, Mercian in central England, Kentish in southeastern England; and West Saxon in the south and southwest of England. Mercian and Northumbrian are often classified together as Anglo dialects.
  • 1066

    MIDDLE ENGLLISH 1066-1500

    MIDDLE ENGLLISH 1066-1500
    Due to the Norman Conquest and subsequent circumstances and the way the language began to change during the Old English period, Middle English had changes in its grammar and vocabulary.
    As a result, changes in grammar changed the English language from a "highly inflectional language to an extremely analytical one, an: d those in vocabulary" involved the loss of a large part of the Old English word stock and the addition of thousands of French and Latin words ”
  • 1500


    The Renaissance was a revival of classical learning and flourishing of arts and culture that began in Italy and spread throughout Europe in the 14th to the early 17th century. "Classical learning" refers to the study of ancient Greek and Latin writers, mathematicians, and philosophers. Scholars began to focus less on writings related to Christianity and more on pre-Christian art and thought.
  • PURITAN 1653-1660

    PURITAN 1653-1660
    First-person narratives were commonplace in the writing of the Puritan age especially in the forms of journals and diaries. There were personal accounts of early American colonists depicting tales of traveling to the new lands, immigration, and everyday struggle. the letter also became a popular form of writing.
    The main genres of writing included religious sermons, historical narrative, personal journals, and poetry.
  • RESTORATION AGE 1660-1700

    RESTORATION AGE 1660-1700
    It is a literature that includes extremes as it encompasses both Paradise Lost and The Earl of Sodom of Rochester, the animated sex comedy of The Country Wife, and the moral wisdom of The Pilgrim's Progress. Many literary forms typical of the modern world, including the novel, biography, history, travel writing and journalism, gained confidence during the Restoration period when new scientific discoveries and philosophical concepts came into play, as well as new conditions social and economic.
  • 18TH CENTURY 1700-1798

     18TH CENTURY 1700-1798
    Is called the Classical Age or the Age of Augustus in literature. It is also called the Age of Good Sense or the Age of Reason.The Classical Age is divided into three distinct periods: the Dryden, Pope, and Dr. Johnson Ages. rule and development of the novel. This new literary form, which gained great popularity in00 subsequent ages and occupies a prominent place today, was nurtured and nurtured by such great teachers as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollet, and others who laid its so
  • ROMANTICISM 1798-1837

    ROMANTICISM 1798-1837
    Romanticism was an artistic and literary movement that arrived in England in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and had a profound impact on English literature. English romantic literature is characterized by a love of nature, a distrust of reason, and a rejection of traditional authority.
  • VICTORIAN 1837-1901

    VICTORIAN 1837-1901
    Victorian literature is literature, written primarily in English, during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901) (the Victorian era).
    Victorians tend to be idealized portraits of difficult lives in which hard work, perseverance, love, and luck win out in the end. Usually, they were inclined to improve nature with a central moral lesson at the bottom.

    During this period, society at all levels underwent profound changes. War and industrialization seemed to devalue the individual. Global communication made the world a smaller place. The pace of change was dizzying. Writers responded to this new world in various ways.
    The main characteristics of modern literature: The characteristics of modern literature can be classified into individualism, experimentation, symbolism, absurdity, and formalism
  • POST MODERN 1940-2000

    POST MODERN 1940-2000
    is used to describe certain characteristics of post–World War Iliterature relying heavily, for example, on fragmentation, paradox, questionable narrators, etc.) and a reaction against Enlightenment ideas implicit in Modernist literature. Postmodern literature, like postmodernism as a whole, is hard to define and there is little agreement on the exact characteristics, scope, and importance of postmodern literature. However, unifying features often coincide with Jean-François Lyotard's..

    The word contemporary literature means to belong or to occur in the now, suggesting that post-1940 writers focused on their feelings, emotions, and societies as they experienced them. Writing styles can vary, but the main idea is to convey realistic characters and experiences.