however, was a very slow learner at the beginning, so he proposed her to quit classical languages. Yet after struggling she became expert at Greek. “Samuel Johnson had said, speaking of some celebrated scholar, that he understood Greek better than any one whom he had ever known, except Elizabeth Carter” (Pennington...
Analysis of Dr. Johnson’s ‘London’ (1738)
and ‘The Vanity of Human Wishes’ (1749)
* Asst. Prof. Harish Subhash Ghodekar
October , 2011
* Dept. of English, Shri P.D. Jain Arts Sr. College, Ansing.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was the dominant literary figure of his age. Dr. Johnson was the
Name: Gertrude Lamare
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Theme of the country and city in London.
Samuel Johnson’s London is a satire which addresses the condition of Eighteenth century England, marked by various changes in the personal and public front. The satire...
Comedies, / Histories, & / Tragedies./ Published according to the True Originall Copies. / London / Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed. Blount. 1623. (First Folio, ed. by John Heminges and Henry Condell. Prefatory poems by Ben Jonson et al. Includes: Henry VI (1, 2 and 3), Richard III, The Comedy of Errors...
began during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Europe and eventually spread to America. The Restoration, the Augustan Age, and the Age of Johnson were time periods that were included in the Enlightenment.
Literature from the colonial period and the beginning of the revolutionary period in American...
Angelou, An African American Idol
Who is Maya Angelou you might ask? Well, Maya Angelou’s real name is Marguerite Annie Johnson. She was born by Bailey and Vivian Baxter Johnson on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. When she was three years old, her parents split up. Her and her brother, Bailey,...
seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.
one of the greatest artist Britain has ever produced
he lived in London his entire life
He is well known for his creativity and idiosyncratic views.
His paintings and poetry have been characterised as part of the...
was born in London on December 9, 1608, as a son of the composer John Milton and his wife Sarah Jeffrey into a middle-class family. The senior John Milton moved to London around 1583 after being disinherited by his devout Catholic father, Richard Milton, for embracing Protestantism. In London, the senior...
servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost. Milton's poetry and prose reflect deep personal convictions, a passion for freedom and self-determination, and the urgent issues and...
foreign writers and the majority of English poets looked to him as their model. Pope‘s poetry is the real picture of the spirit of the age. The three poems in which he is undisputably the spokesman of his age are The Rape of the Lock, picturing its frivolities; Dunciad unveiling its squalor; The Essay on...
* Monks started to copy books
1476 Invention Printing press.
Beowulf and the Wiglaf beat the Dragon.
* 3 Battles
* Genre: Epic poem
* Written: 700-900 AD.
* Author is unknown
* English language has no similarities towards Modern Day English
* There is a sense of a...
ordained as the first archbishop of Canterbury 598. Died c 604.
II. Anglo-Saxon Poetry
1. Beowulf --- the national epic
Beowulf, an Anglo-Saxon epic poem, the most important work of Old English literature (see English Language). The earliest surviving manuscript is in the British Library; it is written...
Shakespeare became an actor and playwright for the Lord Chamberlain's Men, the company that later became the King's Men under James I. Until the end of his London career Shakespeare remained with the company; it is thought that as an actor he played old men's roles, such as the ghost in Hamlet and Old Adam in...
sacrilegious verse, and later in life became an Anglican priest. Though some of his poems defended libertinism and casual sex, he destroyed his first career by falling in love, and stayed with the woman he married until her death. His poems picked up a reputation for head-scratchingly bizarre intellectualism—one...
Genre Epic poetry, Christian mythology
Publisher Samuel Simmons (original)
Media type Print
Followed by Paradise Regained
Text Paradise Lost at Wikisource
Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton (1608–1674)...
daughter of a Vicar she would have attended the funerals of the local church and she would have witnessed first hand the effects it had on families. London in the eighteenth century was a hazardous place to live health wise, as living conditions and hygiene was poor. Anita Gorman’s study of Jane Austen...
Lance-Corporal Samuel Weingott’s diary
Lance-Corporal Samuel Weingott of Australia was part of the ANZAC force that fought in Gallipoli in 1915 and 1916. His last diary entries that are founded were written on 23rd May 1915 until 3rd June 1915. He died in action on 5th June 1915.
• A poem by Siegfried...
Early 18th century
A new Augustan Age
Crusoe and Gulliver
The English novel 1740-49
The English novel 1759-66
Johnson and Boswell
Macpherson and Chatterton
Decline and Fall
To be completed
HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE Timeline
Self-Determination. Wien: Afro-Pub & London: SOAS, pp. 139-151.
Week 7 Tutorial Topic: What were the differences that shaped the Swahili and Ndebele identities?
Week 8 (20 Nov.): Dr. Akin Oyètádé
Culture in the Yorùbá context: Religion and identity in Yorùbáland
**Johnson, Samuel (Lagos, 1921) The History...
by authors of the earlier waves of the movement such as William Wordsworth or Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Born in 1795, John Keats was the first child of Thomas Keats and Frances Jennings, a ‘lower’ class family from London. He had three brothers and one sister. Although not much is known about the family...
poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge (english poet), helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature. The second of five children born to John Wordsworth and Ann Cookson, William Wordsworth. Wordsworth's masterpiece is generally considered to be The Prelude, an autobiographical poem of his early...
Dryden’s capacity for assimilation. This was also to be exhibited in his later works. His years at Westminster were not uneventful, and his first published poem, an elegy with a strong royalist feel on the death of his schoolmate Henry, Lord Hastings from smallpox, alludes to the execution of King Charles I...
'Frost at Midnight' is generally regarded as the greatest of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 'Conversation Poems' and is said to have influenced Wordsworth's pivotal work, 'Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey'. It is therefore apposite to analyse 'Frost at Midnight' with a view to revealing how...
learning and art. Metaphysical means dealing with the relationship between spirit to matter or the ultimate nature of reality
Metaphysical poems are lyric poems. They are brief but intense meditations, characterized by striking use of wit, irony and wordplay. Beneath the formal structure (of rhyme, meter...
1660-1700 The Restoration
1700-1745 The Augustan Age (or Age of Pope)
1745-1785 The Age of Sensibility (or Age of Johnson)
1785-1830 The Romantic Period
1832-1901 The Victorian Period
1848-1860 The Pre-Raphaelites
1880-1901 Aestheticism and Decadence
can come up to a specific outcomes .Although; we tried, and here it is; an attempt.
SAMUEL BECKETT (1906_1989)
LIFE AND WORKS
1.1. HIS LIFE
April, 13th, 1906 Samuel Barclay Beckett was born in Foxrock near Dublin, Ireland, to a protestant, Anglo-Irish, middle- class family...
University of Mosul
The Oriental Elements
Samuel Johnson's Rasselas
Hamed Mahfood Hamed
Samuel Johnson (1709 -1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature...
and entrances is that of Nicholas Rowe in 1709. Other important early editions include those of Alexander Pope (1725), Lewis Theobald (1733), and Samuel Johnson (1765).
Among Shakespeare's most important sources, Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1587) is significant for...
reclusiveness and timidity that characterized his life. Samuel Johnson was the first of many critics to put forward the view that Gray spoke in two languages, one public and the other private, and that the private language—that of his best-known and most-loved poem, "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" (published...
by 1660. He published a poem on the Trinity entitled Ter Tria, as well as some sermons, two of which he dedicated to Oliver and Henry Cromwell.
Nahum Teate followed his father to Trinity College, Dublin in 1668, and graduated BA in 1672. By 1676 he had moved to London and was writing for a living...