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The Golden Age of Spanish Literature (1500-1659) - Chapter Summary
This chapter helps you review and analyze the literary works from the Golden Age of Spanish Literature, which lasted from 1500-1689. As you work through these short and engaging lessons, you'll explore important poems and plays of the time period, as well as influential authors and historical figures. The chapter comes with self-assessment quizzes to help you remember important concepts from the lessons. Our instructors are also happy to answer any questions you may have about these literary topics. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe the arts during the Spanish Golden Age
- Summarize/analyze the poems ''Mientras por Competir con Tu Cabello'' and ''Hombres Necios que Acusais''
- Discuss the themes of ''Miré los Muros de la Patria Mia,'' El Burlador de Sevilla and Segunda Carta de Relación
- Recognize literary devices from the sonnet ''En Tanto que de Rosa y Azucena''
- Interpret facts about Hernan Cortes
- Assess the characteristics of Mexican and Latin American baroque literature
1. The Spanish Golden Age: Growth of Power & the Arts
In this lesson, you will explore the history of Spain's Golden Age under the powerful monarchs Charles V and Philip II. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
2. Hernan Cortes: Facts, Biography, Quotes & Timeline
In 1519, a 34-year old soldier with little military experience named Hernan Cortes defeated the Aztec Empire with only 500 men. Find out how he used gunpowder, smallpox and a Mexican mistress to conquer one of the most powerful empires in the world.
3. Segunda Carta de Relacion: Author, Summary & Theme
How can a single letter help inform generations of authors and lay the basis for an entire national identity? In this lesson, we'll examine the Segunda Carta and see who wrote it and why.
4. Baroque Literature in Mexico & Latin America
The era known as Baroque occurred between 1600 and approximately 1750. This pioneering period introduced an infusion of creativity and originality in the world of Mexican and Latin American literature.
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Other chapters within the AP Spanish Literature and Culture: Exam Prep course
- General & Historical Literary Terms in Spanish
- Spanish Literary Terminology for Narrative Genres
- Spanish Literary Terminology for Poetic Genres
- Spanish Literary Terminology for Dramatic Genres
- Rhetorical Figures in Spanish Literature
- Overview of Medieval Spanish Literature (1100-1500)
- Overview of Don Quixote
- 20th Century Spanish Literature
- The Latin American Boom
- Contemporary Spanish Literature
- Writing & Composition in Spanish
- AP Spanish Literature & Culture Flashcards