Flashcards - GACE English: 17th & 18th Century English Literature

Flashcards - GACE English: 17th & 18th Century English Literature
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Restoration comedies
Restoration comedy refers to English comedies written and performed in the Restoration period from 1660 to 1710
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Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer , poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin
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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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allegory
As a literary device, an allegory in its most general sense is an extended metaphor
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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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Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope was an 18th-century English poet
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Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope was an 18th-century English poet
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
allegory
As a literary device, an allegory in its most general sense is an extended metaphor
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
Samuel Richardson
Samuel Richardson was an 18th-century English writer and printer
Ann Radcliffe
Ann Radcliffe was an English author and pioneer of the Gothic novel
Gothic novel
Gothic fiction, which is largely known by the subgenre of Gothic horror, is a genre or mode of literature and film that combines fiction and horror, death, and at times romance
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
John Donne
John Donne was an English poet and a cleric in the Church of England

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