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Flashcards - CSET English: Overview of British Literature

Flashcards - CSET English: Overview of British Literature
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John Milton
John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell
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Sir Walter Scott
Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America
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Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope was an 18th-century English poet
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High Middle Ages
The High Middle Ages or High Medieval Period was the period of European history around the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries
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Jane Austen
Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century
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Renaissance
The Renaissance is a period in European history, from the 14th to the 17th century, regarded as the cultural bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history
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George Eliot
Mary Ann Evans , known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era
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George Eliot
Mary Ann Evans , known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era
Renaissance
The Renaissance is a period in European history, from the 14th to the 17th century, regarded as the cultural bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history
Jane Austen
Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century
High Middle Ages
The High Middle Ages or High Medieval Period was the period of European history around the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries
Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope was an 18th-century English poet
Sir Walter Scott
Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America
John Milton
John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell
Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer , poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin
Restoration comedies
Restoration comedy refers to English comedies written and performed in the Restoration period from 1660 to 1710
Matthew Arnold
Matthew Arnold was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools
John Donne
John Donne was an English poet and a cleric in the Church of England
printing press
A printing press is a device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a print medium , thereby transferring the ink
heroic couplet
A heroic couplet is a traditional form for English poetry, commonly used in epic and narrative poetry, and consisting of a rhyming pair of lines in iambic pentameter
John Bunyan
John Bunyan was an English writer and Baptist preacher best remembered as the author of the Christian allegory The Pilgrim's Progress

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