History of English Literature

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  • 450

    First period- Old English

    First period- Old English
    The English literature begins with the Anglo-Saxon or Old English period approximately in the year 410 AD. C. until 1066 When the Romans withdrew from Britain, leaving the Germanic and Scandinavian settlers.The epic poetry, which began as an oral art.
    Example the poem of "Beowulf" .a poetry was composed to be sung, accompanied by harp and melancholic. There are Latin religious works by Beda el Venerable and Boecio.
  • 1066

    Second period-Middle English

    Second period-Middle English
    This period starts from 1066 - to 1500, The French language replaced English in literary compositions, and Latin maintained its academic language category. The French gradually mixed with the Anglo-Saxon to produce an average English. better known as the language of Geoffrey Chaucer. He presents elegies such as "The Wanderer" and "The Seafarer". In the middle of the English period, medieval romances, such as the tales of King Arthur, were popular and the "Canterbury Tales"
  • 1500

    Third period-English Renaissance

    Third period-English Renaissance
    Its begins in 1500, its precursor was Marlowe his works embodied worldliness and creativity now associated with the Renaissance.His "Doctor Faust" emphasized knowledge and learning about faith and faith."Edward II" addressed the fate of ineffective rulers, while "The Maltese Jew" satirized hypocritical clergymen.The success of these plays attracted other writers to the theater, including Shakespeare but Shakespeare may have been more prominent but the English Renaissance was indebted to Marlowe.
  • Fourth period- Puritan

    Fourth period- Puritan
    In this period there were no fixed literary standards,the imitations of the poets and the exaggeration of the "metaphysical" poets replaced the original,dignified and highly imaginative compositions of the Elizabethan writers.The literary achievements ofthis age arent of the highest order,but he had the honor of producing a masterof verse whose work would shine alight on any age orpeople John Milton,was the most indomitable representative ofPuritanism to which hegave lofty expressionand durable
  • Fifth period-Restoration Age

    Fifth period-Restoration Age
    This period takes place in the final years of Stuart's direct reign in England,Scotland,Wales and Ireland.It shows homogeneous styles of literature that focus on a celebration or reaction to the restored court of Charles II.It includes extremes,because it encompasses so much TheParadise Lost,The Earl of Sodom of Rochester,TheCountryWife's upbeat sex comedy,and ThePilgrim's Progress's moral wisdom.He also witnessed news becoming a commodity,essay a periodic art form,and early of textual criticism
  • Sixth period-18th Century

    Sixth period-18th Century
    The important trends of the 18th century were the growth of the essay and the satire and the earliest examples of the novel, a long prose narrative with realistic setting and three-dimensional characters.
  • Seventh period-Romanticis

    Seventh period-Romanticis
    This period extends from 1789 to 1837. This period produced authors who wrote about life, love and nature. Among the most important authors of the second generation of romantic poets are John Keats, Lord Byron and Percy Bysse Shelley. John Keats is the most famous author of the period. William Wordsworth with his poem "The world is too much with us, soon and soon." Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote "The Frost of the Old Sailor."
  • Eighth period-Victorian

    Eighth period-Victorian
    It begins with the coronation of Queen Victoria, in 1837, until 1901. Time of social transformations, it was written about the development of English democracy, education of the masses, industrial progress, the situation of the working class and religion and history . Example of love poems by Elizabeth and Robert Browning, the saga of Camelot by Lord Alfred Tennyson entitled "Idilios del rey". The stories and novels of Stevenson's adventures, "The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."
  • Ninth period-Modern literature

    Ninth period-Modern literature
    It begins in 1901 to 1940 with the French Revolution. First artistic and literary movement of Spanish speech. Modernism gives an artistic and intellectual initiative to express with its own voice in the cultural events of the world. It is an attempt to evade reality and take refuge in an ideal world. This era gives beginnings to various movements. Authors: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and his top work "Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha" Félix Rubén García Sarmiento and his book "Blue Poem".
  • Tenth period- Post Moderns

    Tenth period- Post Moderns
    It begins in 1940 - 2000. It is an artistic, cultural, literary and philosophical movement that descends from modernism. Its objective is to create a world of rational, planned, perfect and compassionate characteristics. It is a time of disenchantment, where there is a feeling of renunciation of the utopias and ideas of progress that characterized modernity. Authors: Umberto Eco "The name of the rose." Italo Calvin "If a winter night a traveler." Gabriela Mistral "The Sonnets of Death (1914.
  • Eleventh period- Contemporany

    Eleventh period- Contemporany
    It refers to the literary styles used in the period from the nineteenth century to the present. Its general characteristic is to be constantly under renovation. It is a period crossed by great changes at the social, cultural and political level. Literary works: Mario Vargas Llosa "The city and the dogs", Jorge Luis Borges "The Aleph", Albert Camus "The plague"