name of the era), marking the decline of the Puritan influence on British literature.
Writers of the Neoclassical Period
Dryden (1631-1700) was an English poet and dramatist. Some of his famous poems include "Astrea Redux," "Absalom and Achitophel," and "The Hind and the Panther." He...
Early writers of America made many contributions to the development of a distinct American identity. Some of these contributors included John Smith, William Bradford, John Winthrop, Anne Bradstreet, Mary Rowlandson, and Cotton Mather. These writers all expressed their unique views...
Marlowe is one of the famous Renaissance writers. He is the first dramatist. Marlow began his career as a playwright. He wrote five plays, masterpieces, included the famous tragedy of the Rich Jew of Malta, Edward the Second, Dido: Queen of Carthage, Dr. Faustus and his most ambitious...
Queen Elizabeth the 1st and her influence on English literature Elizabeth the 1st was the last Tudor monarch. She was born in Greenwich on 7 September 1533, the daughter of Henry VIII and hid second wife, Anne Boleyn. She became a queen in November 1588, succeeding to the throne on her half sister death...
produced beautifully illustrated. Few people in this period were literate, because the English language was so different that make native English people give up reading. One of the oldest of these early “Old English” literary works is a long poem from Anglo-Saxon times called Beowulf that tells a story...
19th Century English Literature: An Introduction
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Alex Hong (Hong, Hyun Il)
“Good opinion once lost, is lost forever.” This is a quote, written by Jane Austen, one of the most revered writers not just in nineteenth century English literature, but in all ages after her time. As you can...
the leading edge of innovation and creativity in our culture are Montessori graduates. Famous Montessori alumni include founders of Google, Amazon and Wikipedia, princes William and Harry of English royal family, writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez and father of modern management Peter Drucker, among others.
how did civil war affect literature
How did the civil war affect American literature
The civil war has changed literature tremendously, not just in America but...
Nicomedes Márquez Joaquín (May 4, 1917 – April 29, 2004) was a Filipino writer, historian and journalist, best known for his short stories and novels in the English language. He also wrote using the pen name Quijano de Manila. Joaquin was conferred the rank and title of National...
European history many famous poets and writers have used sonnets in their plays, books and as poems because they follow a strict rhythm that feels normal to a human saying it. By that I mean each line is 10 syllables following iambic pentameter which is exactly one breath of a human. Famous people like William...
references are to the Cornelsen edition by Dieter Vater; cf. bibliography below): the protagonist's Christian name may refer to Guy Fawkes and his famous gun powder plot in order to kill King James I in 1605 ("Remember, remember the fifth of November"), whereas his family name seems to suggest a new...
English essays are being more famous and popular. Actually, these essay papers are used by the students of English literature. On the other hand, the English essays and papers are also used by the students of other courses and subjects reading English for the improvement. It shows the great importance...
the existence of this famous poet, and if he was ever, even real. However, his fame through all these years and our education in schools about his writing proves his existence. Shakespeare was also affected by many events occurring in his life. William Shakespeare, the famous Renaissance poet, was...
Alan Watts or Alan Wilson Watts was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker who popularized and interpreted Eastern Philosophy for the ...
A Nobel Prize laureate, Albert Camus was the French Algerian philosopher, author and journalist, much renowned worldwide...
Movements of English Literature
The development of English literature has experienced many distinct movements throughout the centuries. Beginning with the writing of the Old English authors to the Early Modern Period, not only does the way literature is written change dramatically, but the English language...
with the book authors. English literature is filled with the variety of authors that designed the 20th century literature. Few famous names of book authors that shaped the twentieth century literature are: George Orwell who was a great essayist and novelist and his writings are famous for social and political...
Aldous Huxley was an English writer. He was born on July 26, 1894 and died on November 22, 1963. He is most known for writing his famous novels, including “Brave New World” he wrote it in 1931 and it was published in 1932. Huxley was born in Godalming in the Surrey County in southern...
Language” by Daisy Zamora, the author explained her personal experience of learning English in her country, and how she discovered the difference between spoken and academic English.
The author explains how her passion of English language starts since the early age of her life when she influenced as a child...
overview of the life of the famous English playwright William Shakespeare (1564-1616).
"O Romeo. O Romeo, where for thou are Romeo?" That's the famous quote from one of William Shakespeare's famous play, Romeo and Juliet...
the Aborigines in Australia. Critical response to these texts is often seen as an important way to articulate and negotiate communication between writers who define themselves as postcolonial and critics who are not part of that experience. In her introduction to Post-Colonial and African American Women's...
people of their time. Ernest Hemingway is one of these authors. Hemingway was influenced by his experience during WWI, and used it to write his most famous book. Another author influenced by his time is Robert Graves. He lived during European Expansion, and his way of writing and ideas are related to this...
The focus of this article is literature written in English from anywhere, not just the literature of England, so that it includes writers from Scotland, the whole of Ireland, Wales, as well as literature in English from former British colonies, including the US. But until the early...
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Thesis: Geoffrey Chaucer is known as the Father of English Poetry and one of the world’s great poets, his works are still being analyzed and critiqued to this day.
Brewer, Derek. Chaucer and His World. 1st ed. Vol. 1. New York, NY: Dodd,...
Publius Vergilius Maro, usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman writer of the Roman Emperor period who lived from October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC. He is known for three subject area deeds of Latin literature which are the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics...
Shakespeare: One of the Greatest Writers
in the "Western Literary Tradition"
William Shakespeare wrote about romance, drama, and comedy in many of his wonderful works. Shakespeare had a skill for language, imagery, pun, and creative adaptation of myth and history, which arguably has made him...
English Composition 101
Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson is a famous novelist, who I best known for the classics Treasure Island and the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, during the nineteenth century, other than...
Blakes work has influenced countless writers, poets and painters, and his legacy is often apparent in modern popular culture. William Blake influenced imagination freedom which made him an influential figure since the 1960’s. Blake is more famous that and canonical writer and his songs have been adapted or...
consider Shakespeare to be the best of all time because of his famous plays, poems and terrific writing technique. Ben Johnson, a renowned English renaissance poet and friend of Shakespeare, stated "He was not of an age, but for all time!" Many famous poems and plays, such as Hamlet and Macbeth, are uniquely...
The focus of this article is on literature in the English language from anywhere, not just the literature of England, so that it includes writers from Scotland, the whole of Ireland, Wales, as well as literature in English from former British colonies, including the US. However, up until the early 19th...
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English literature is the literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by writers not necessarily from England; for example, Robert Burns was Scottish...