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English literatureis the literature which is distinctlywritten in the Englishlanguage, as opposed to differinglanguages.

English literatureincludes literature composed inEnglish by writers not necessarilyfrom England nor primarilyEnglish-speaking nations. Until the early 19th century, this articledeals with literature from Britainwritten in English; then America startsto produce major writers and works inliterature. In the 20th century Americaand Ireland produced many of the mostsignificant works of literature inEnglish, and after World War IIwriters from the former British Empirealso began to challenge writers fromBritain.

• Great Britain is the largest of theBritish Isles.

On Great Britain arelocated three constituent countriesof the United Kingdom: Scotlandin the north, England in the southand east and Wales in the west. There are also numerous smallerislands off the coast of GreatBritain.

• The British Isles is an archipelago consisting ofthe two large islands of Great Britain andIreland, and many smaller surroundingislands.

• By tradition, it also includes the ChannelIslands, although they are physically closer tothe continental mainland. • The full list of islands in the British Islesincludes over 6,000 islands, of which 51 have anarea larger than 20 km .

TheAnglo-SaxonPeriod(449-1066 BC) 10. The Anglo-Saxons• “Anglo-Saxon” is the term applied to the Englishspeaking inhabitants of Britain from around themiddle of the fifth century until the time of theNorman Conquest, when the Anglo-Saxon line ofEnglish kings came to an end.

The Anglo-Saxons• Bede tells us that the Anglo-Saxons came fromGermania.

• The languages spoken by the inhabitants ofGermania were a branch of the Indo-Europeanfamily of languages, which linguists believedeveloped from a single language spoken somefive thousand years ago in an area that hasnever been identified—perhaps, some say, theCaucasus. Old English dialectsThe language spoken by the Anglo-Saxons at thetime of their migration to Britain was probablymore or less uniform. Over time, however, OldEnglish developed into four major dialects:1.

Northumbrian, spoken north of the riverHumber2. Kentish, spoken in Kent (in the far southeasternpart of the island);4. Old English literature, or AngloSaxon literature, encompassesliterature written in Old English inAnglo-Saxon England, in theperiod after the settlement of theSaxons and other Germanic tribesin England after the withdrawal ofthe Romans and "ending soon afterthe Norman Conquest" in 1066.

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 The lyric and epic poetry they wrote toldof the hardships of survival and theimportance of courage in performingheroic deeds Why Study British Literature? They were responsible for establishing our nation. The land known as Great Britain was invaded by 4 main groups: Romans .

It dignified the difficultiesand dangers faced by the warriors beforethey succeeded in their heroic feats.

Some significant literary work in this period:1.

Ecclesiastical History of the EnglishPeople and Caedmon Hymn by Bede2. Beowulf (Lone Surviving Epic of EnglishLiterature) 16. The significant literary genres were:ChronicleFormulaic PoetryEpic Poem (Tribal Scop) 17.

Some significant literary work in thisperiod are came from ANONYMOUSWRITERS 18. )Celtic fancy, Anglo-Saxon solidity, andNorman vivacity-these were the originalingredients of English life and letters. Thethird of these was brought into England fromnorthern France by William the Conquerorand his Norman knights and churchmen.

Castles and feudalism, joust and duels,cathedral and monasteries, chivalry andadventure were the contributions of thesearistocratic newcomers. Middle English lasts up until the 1470s, whenthe Chancery Standard, a form of Londonbased English, became widespread and theprinting press regularized the language. Theprolific Geoffrey Chaucer, whose works werewritten in Chancery Standard, was the firstpoet to have been buried in Poet's Corner ofWestminster Abbey.

Among his manyworks, which include The Book of theDuchess, the House of Fame, the Legend ofGoodWomenandTroilusandCriseyde, Chaucer is best known today for 21. Some Significant literary Works of thisperiod were:1.

The Vision of the Piers Plowman byWilliam Langland4. Geoffrey ChaucerOutstanding in English Poet before WilliamShakespeare whose Canterbury Tales ranksas one of the greatest poetic works inEnglish.

He was saidto be fluent in French, Latin and Italian.

His first important poem The Book ofDuchess a dream vision of elegy forBlanche, Duchess of Lancaster who died fora plague.  The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde Book of the Duchess.

Other Major Poems The House of Fame The Parliament of Fowles The Legend of GoodWomenProse Treatises Treatise on the astrolabe Short Poems The Complaint ofChaucer to His Purse Truth Gentilesse Merciles Beaute Lak of Stedfastnesse Against WomenUnconstant. English RenaissanceorThe Elizabethan Period(1485-1625) 28. The Elizabethan Period (1485-1625)The most splendid in the history of English literature.

Literary works were characterized byimmense vitality and richness. The flowering of poetry and the golden age ofdrama.

The most noted poet of the period was William Shakespeare. The Elizabethan Period (1485-1625)Queen Elizabeth the most regal monarch at the age of monarchy was the key figure in influencing thelife of her constituents.

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1534 – The Act of Supremacy; thesundering of the English Church fromRome1558 – The accession of Elizabeth I; thebeginning of an age of comparativetoleration Refer to other poems from the poetry selection in your response. What is Make links between the ways the writers have considered and presented the theme..

Gradual Appearance of several literary features1. There was an increase in the number oftranslation.

Such as the North’s translation ofPlutarch’s Lives (1579); Phaers (Virgil 1588);Golding’s Bird (1565) and Chapman’s Homer(1595). These translation opened out new realmsof wonder and romance and provided models forthe creative writing of Englishmen.

A lyrical impulse, strong and sweet, began opervade English literature.

Most of the greaterpoets contributed to poetry of time. Gradual Appearance of several literary features3. The drama assumed a commanding position in the writing of the day.

The technique of poetry–the skill in themanagement of meter show greatadvancement. There was a vasttravel of body of travel literature.

Some significant literary works in this periodwere:1. Faerie Queene, Shepher’s Calendar by EdmundSpenser2.

Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity by Richard Hooker3. The Nymph’s Replied to the Shepherd by SirWalter Raleigh6.

William Shakespeare• Born: Baptised 26 April1564 (birth date unknown)Stratford-uponAvon, Warwickshire, England• Died: 23 April 1616 (aged52)Stratford-uponAvon, Warwickshire, England• Occupation;Playwright, poet, actor• Signature: 35.

The th17 Centuryor thePuritan Period(1625-1700) 38.

The 17th Century or the Puritan Period(1625-1700)Catastrophe struck Britain. The CivilWar, the Black Plague and the great fireof London disrupted the otherwise orderlyexistence of the English people.

Literaturewas permeated by the light heartedcavalier of the solemn Puritans. The Period of Dissension and Calamity 39.

Significant literary works during this period1. Areopaitica by John MiltonDevotions by John DoneReligio Medici by Thomas BrownHistory of Henry VII by Francis BaconWorks by Ben JohnsonThe garden by Andrew Marvell 40. The th18 Centuryor thePeriod of Classism(1700-1800) 42. The 18th Century or the Period of Classism(1700-1800)Dawning of the age of reasonThe London become the the center of of thebustling city life.

Literary mastered have their crafts and havewritten with sophistication and finesse. The periodical and novel gained popularity andpublic acceptance. The periodical became the origin of what we callnow as clarity and public acceptance.

Significant literary works during this period1.

The Fair Penitent: The Tragedy of Jane Shore:The tragedy of Lady Grey by Nicholas Rowe4. The Rivals: School for Scandals by RichardBrinsley Sheridan 44.

Significant literary genre:OperaBallad Opera PantomimeProse Tragedy 45. The Romantic Period (1800-1837)The Golden age of the lyric poetry belongs to theyouth. A literature of vigor and courage, love andwisdom, despair and hope.

Romantic poets pointed to the wild, unfathomablebeauties of nature, the elusive, supernatural visionof mystics and the mysterious atmosphere ofreligion that had east such celestial light about themiddle ages. The Romantic Period (1800-1837)• Queen Victoria came to the throne, thisromantic fever had somewhat burned itselfout. • Men had turned their attention to the farreaching implications of the industrialrevolution which was at last transformingthe entire surface and structure of England.

Significant literary works during this period1.

RobertsonWidowers’ Houses by George Bernard ShawLady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar WildeThe Second Mrs. Song of Innocence and of Experience byWilliam Blake6. Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth andSamuel Taylor Coleridge 49.

Significant literary works during this period7. To Psyche; On a Grecian Ura; To aNightingale by John Keats9. Sense and the Sensibility; Pride andPrejudice; Mansfield Park;Persuasion byJane Austen 50. Significant literary genre:• Heroic Couplet• Historical Novel 51.

The Victorian Period (1837-1900)Victoria I became a Queen of England in1817, 3 years after the death of Coleridgeand thirteen years before the death ofWordsworth.

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The Victorian Period (1837-1900)The keynote of the age was the 1851Great Exhibition to London, atriumphant display intended to illustratethe superiority of England’sscientific, social and technologicalachievements MODERN BRITISH LITERATURE. (20th and system of sponsorship for the underprivileged students; But you know as well as I do that they let me down..

Significant literary works during this period1.

The Pickwick Papers; Oliver Twist: DavidCopperfield: A Tale of Two Cities: GreatExpectations by Charles Dickens2. The Last Chronicle of Barset; BarchesterTowers; The Warden by Anthony Trollope5.

Significant literary works during this period6.

Silas Marner; Scenes of Clerical Life; The Millon the Floss Middlemach by George Elliot9. The Lotos Eater; Ulysses; Lockley Hall; Idylle ofthe Kings; In Memoriam by Alfred Lord10.

The Cry of the Children by Elizabeth BarrettBrowning 56. Significant literary works during this period Bishop Orders His Tome at St.

Fraxed’sChurch; The Ring and the Book by RobertBrowning12. Confession of an English Opium-Eater; OnKnocking in the Gate of Macbeth by ThomasDeQuincy14. History of England by Thomas BabingtonMacaulay 57.

Significant literary works during this period15. Sartor Resartus; The French Revolution;Heroes and Hero-Worship; Past and Present byThomas Carlyle16.

The Development of Christian Doctrine; TheIdea of a University; Grammar Assent by JohnHenry Newman18.

On Liberty; The Subjection of Women by JohnStuart Mill 58. Significant literary genre:NovelsMagazine Serial Dramatic Dialogue 59.

The th20 CenturyorThe Modern Period(1900 up to Present) 60. The 20th Century or The Modern Period(1900 up to Present)Literature of this periods exemplifies theimproved crafts of masters.

The novel hasflourished and writers have risen not only topopularity but to distinction as well. The emerging values of the modern timesare embodied in the works of authors whodefy the conventions of the old world.

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While Orthodox beliefs areconsidered standard criteria forexcellence, the emerging needs for radicalchanges became the order of the day. Jude, the Obscure; Far From Maddeningcrowd; The Dynasts; The Return of Nativeby Thomas Hardy2.

The Lyrical Ballads by WilliamWordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge4.

The Almayer’s Folly; The Nigger of the“Narcissus” by Joseph Conrad 63. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man byJames Joyce8.

Sons and Lovers; The Rainbow; LadyChatterley’s Lover by D. Modern Comedy; Swan Song; The Man of Property10. The White Monkey; The Silver Spoon byJohn Galsworthy11.

The Egoist; Beauchamp’s Career byGeorge Meredith12. Captain Courageous; Jungle Book byRudyard Kipling 65.

Significant literary genre: Novel Blank Verse