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Flashcards - The English Renaissance

Flashcards - The English Renaissance
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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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Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope was an 18th-century English poet
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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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Macbeth
Macbeth is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, thought to have been first performed in 1606
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Hamlet
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet , is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602
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Hamlet
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet , is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602
Macbeth
Macbeth is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, thought to have been first performed in 1606
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
Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope was an 18th-century English poet
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
Claudius
Claudius was Roman emperor from 41 to 54
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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