Send the link below via email or IMCopy
Present to your audienceStart remote presentation
- Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
- People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
- This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
- A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
- Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article
Do you really want to delete this prezi?
Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.
Make your likes visible on Facebook?
Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.
Poetry through the ages
Transcript of Poetry through the ages
Great experimentation with language, form, imagery and rhythm
W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden
Robert Frost, Ezra Pound
War Poetry (Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon)
Bruce Dawe, Kenneth Slessor, Judith Wright
Poets writing now 20th Century Poetry Second half of 19th Century
There was a strong emphasis on moral concerns.
Robert and Elizabeth Browning
Christina Rossetti Victorian Poetry Mid 18th – Mid 19th Centuries
There was a strong emphasis on feelings and personal vision
Nature poetry was prevalent
Wordsworth Byron Poe
Coleridge Keats Blake
Shelley Romantics 1700 – 1750 referred to as the Augustun or Classical age but more commonly called the Age of Reason
Poets took a didactic approach
Preoccupied with social themes
Pursuit of reason
Alexander Pope, Swift 18th Century Part of the Renaissance period
16th (and a bit of the 17th) century
Featured songs and lyrics
The sonnet form was very popular
Content was elegant, courtly and traditional
Sidney, Spenser, Drayton, Marlowe, Shakespeare The Elizabethan Era Naitre = to be born in French
Re = prefix
Therefore renaissance = rebirth Renaissance Poetry Early Middle Ages
These were often ballads, robust stories based on true events
Chaucer’s – The Canterbury Tales
Heath Leger in The Knight’s Tale
Later Middle Ages
Lyre – Travelling minstrels Medieval Poetry Mythic
Beowulf Early Poetry A brief history …. Ages of Poetry Religious wars dominated and poetry was less optimistic.
Broken into 2 periods
The Puritan Age (1600 – 1660)
Major poets: Donne, Milton and the appearance of the Metaphysical poets
Restoration Period (1660 – 1700) 17th Century