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Poetry: British Poets

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Elizabethan & Jacobean Periods

  • Elizabethan Literature
    From Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature
    The principal characteristics of Elizabethan literature are its diversity and inventiveness, which were spread across not only the already traditional forms of poetry and drama, but the less securely established one of prose fiction. MORE
  • Jacobean Era: Topic Page
    Style in the arts, influential upon architecture and furniture as well as literature, during the reign of James I (1603-25) in England. MORE
  • Jacobean Literature
    From The Bloomsbury Dictionary of English Literature
    Used to indicate the period of James I (1603-25) and applied especially to the literature and style of architecture of his reign. MORE
  • Ben Jonson (1572–1637): Topic Page
    English dramatist and poet, born in Westminster, London. MORE
  • Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593): Topic Page
    English dramatist and poet, who established blank verse as a creative form of dramatic expression. His plays include Tamburlaine the Great (1590), Edward II (?1592), and Dr Faustus (1604). He was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl. MORE

Poets - Victorian Era

Mid Seventeenth Century

  • Restoration Literature
    From The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather guide
    Prose, poetry, and drama written in English in Britain during the Restoration (the period when the monarchy, in the person of Charles II, was re-established after the English Civil War and the fall of the Protectorate in 1660). MORE
  • John Dryden (1631 - 1700): Topic Page
    English poet and dramatist. He is noted for his satirical verse and for his use of the heroic couplet. MORE
  • John Milton (1608 - 1674): Topic Page
    English poet. His early works, notably L'Allegro and Il Penseroso (1632), the masque Comus (1634), and the elegy Lycidas (1637), show the influence of his Christian humanist education and his love of Italian Renaissance poetry. MORE

William Shakespeare

Eighteenth Century

Poets - 20th Century

Poets - Romanticism

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