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English literature from beginings to 18. century
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15. Poetry in Age of reason

  • 18th century
  • age of balance
  • in art the spirit of this period was CLASSICAL – classicism
  • more important social conventions than individual conventions

Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744)

  • the greatest poet in this period
  • son of successful merchant, he had money and spare time too
  • his work has a middle – class basis
  • classical poet
  • his works are philosophical, critical and satirical

  • Ode to Solitude
  • Pastorals
  • Essay on Criticism
  • Essay on Man
  • The Rape of the Lock – mock – heroic style (absurdly dignified style), where the joke lies in the disparity btw. the trivial subject and the high – flown language.
  • Moral Essays
  • Epistles and Satires } sharp satire
  • Imitations of Horace
  • Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Young Lady - here he shows his own weaknesses

16. Prose in the Age of Reason

  • Beginnings of the Newspaper
  • Interesting literary sideline of the 17 century
  • Civil War stimulated a public appetite for news
  • Restoration period was interested with man and affairs, information services in the coffee-houses

Daniel Defoe (1660 – 1731)
-he was a journalist
-he is a father of the modern periodical

  • the Review – progenitor of a long line of “well-informed” magazines
  • Shortest Way with the Dissenters – satire, who don’t belong to the Church of England should be hanged, he was imprisoned for this lit. work
  • Journal of the Plague Year
    Novels:
  • Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, Roxana
    Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745)

-great humorist and savage satirist, capable of pure fun
-he loved individual person, but not the Man
-he wanted to do good for the poor mainly in Dublin
-he was skilled in verse and also in prose

  • Drapier´s Letters
  • A Tale of a Tub
  • Gulliver’s Travel
  • Modest Proposal
    –target of Swift ´s attack was England’s explanation of Ireland
    –the Irish people were problem too, they are lazy, passive, disgraced
 
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