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Learn several cool and intersting facts about literature the British way :D

Dexter White

on 24 September 2012

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By: Jenna H. Dexter W. Madison W.
Henri H. Silvia S. and Rani K. Literature Written pieces, commonly written in verses, that consist of pieces, referring to famous art, language, personal experiences, and other subjects. Definition British Style Dr.Suess
1904-1991 Edgar Allen Poe
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s Did you Know:

Christopher Marlowe was murdered in a brawl at a local tavern at age 29. It could have been a political assassination, because he had previously had an issue with Queen Elizabeth. Interesting Facts Also

Harry Potter first editions have sold at auctions from 10,000-40,000 dollars/pounds Other Things...

In 2004, U.S spent $1,000,000 on Shakespeare's Othello to military bases. Final Thing!

Harry Potter publishers thought that J.K Rowling should put her first name in initials because she was a woman writing a controversial book. Random Facts Did You Know:

Charles Dickens most famous story is A Christmas Carol.

Edgar Allan Poe's most famous poem was The Raven.

Edgar Allan Poe wrote books and poems. Common Terms Act: a basic unit of drama.

Alliteration: A sentence with most of the words starting with the same letter

Apostrophe: a poetic exclamation

Chapter: The standard sectional division of a prose work. Styles and Periods Tudor Period What: English royalty literature When: 1500-1558 Who: Thomas More, John Skelton Elizabethan Period Styles and Periods What: Religious theater and poetry When: 1558-1603 Who: Edmund Spenser, Sir Phillip Sidney,William Shakespeare Styles and
Periods Jacobean Period What: Dark mood, dramatic tragedies When: 1603-1625 Who: William Shakespeare, John Donne, George Herbert, Emalina Lanyer Styles and Periods Caroline Period What: Reign of Charles I When: 1625-1649 Who: John Ford, John Milton Styles and
Perods Commonwealth Period What: Literature from Asia and Europe When: 1649-1660 Who: John Milton, Andrew Marvel, Thomas Hobbes Styles and
Periods Resoration Period What: Realistic writing, Restored the monarchy of England with Charles II When: 1660-1700 Who: John Dryden Styles and
Periods Eighteenth Century When: 1700-1800 Who: Alexander Pope, Johnathan Swift, Samuel Johnson What: Neoclassical, a New Beginning Styles and
Periods Romantic Period What: Romantic ballads and poems When: 1785-1830 Who: Charlotte and Emily Brontes, William Wordsworth, S.T. Coleridge, Jane Austen Styles and
Periods Victorian Period What: Age of novels (many characters, thickly plotted, long) When: 1830-1903 Who: Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Robert Browning, Lord Tennyson Styles and
Periods Modern Period What: Unestablished writers, almost every genre When: 1901-1960 Who: G.M. Hopkins, H.G. Wells, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot Styles and
Periods Post-Modern and
Contemporary Period What: Twist on reality, provokes readers emotions, small humor, autobiographies When: 1960-now Famous Examples 21st Century: Hunger Games Harry Potter Series The Help 18th and 19th Century: Jane Eyre The Scarlet Letter 13th Century The Prose Elda Parzival 650 B.C. Book of Durrow (first recorded book ever made) Genres of Literature Essays, Biographies, Nonfiction, Fable, Poetry Famous Examples Famous Examples Famous Examples Famous Examples Thomas More King Charles I Edmund Spenser William Shakespeare John Milton King Charles II Johnathan Swift Jane Austen Charles Dickens G.M. Hopkins Who: Ted Hudges, Doris Lessing, John Fowles, Don DeLillo, A.S. Bryatt Ted Hudges The Prose Elda
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