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Early Modern English Litterature

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Lina Wang

on 17 October 2013

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Transcript of Early Modern English Litterature

Stabbed to death in a barfight 1593
Early Modern English Literature
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
April 23 1564 Startford-upon-Avon England
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)
Sir Philip Sidney
English poet and soldier
Edmund Spencer
Born: near 1552
Elisabethen era
Typical for the Early Modern English Literature
Roman and Greek dramatists
What was new?
One united language.
Status: Raised in a poor family
First poem: Shepheardes Calender, 1579
Second poem: (his "masterpiece")The Fairy Queene, 1590
(Tribiute to the Queen
EPIC POEM = containing lots of details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation.

Gengre: mostly Renaissance, and about the lack of wealth
Hugh O'Neill, king of Ireland, burned Spencer's home(possibly killing his son)which forces him to move to Cork
Death: King Street in london the 13:th january 1599, possibly by exhaustion
University education
Blank verse
Famous plays:
"Tamburlaine the Great",
"Dr Faustus",
"The Jew of Malta",
"Edward II"
Accused of bein a spy
The renaissance
Sonnets, plays and poems
Early Modern English Literature
From 1500-1650
Literature flourishes
Queen Elisabeth I
Astrophil and Stella
Born 1554
Dead 1586
Local grammar school "The King's new school"
Married to Anne Hathaway
Lost years
A lot of new words
For example:
1592 London Theater scen
The globe theater 1599
R.I.P April 23 1616
38 Plays and 154 sonnets and poems
-Secure -Generous
-Worthless -Blushing
-Addiction -Champion
-Assassination -Torture
-Manager -Advertising
-Uncomfortable -Elbow
-Accused -Hint
-Compromise -Critic
-Advertising -Gossip
“many Kinges” to “many Kings”
"Thou", and later on "You"
1590 the word “it” appeared in a book for the first time
Sir Philip Sidney, Christopher Marlowe
Revenge theme
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