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Old English (Anglo-Saxon) Period (450–1066)

Characteristics: Use of Old English language,. Notable Works: "Beowulf", "The Wanderer", "The Seafarer".

Middle English Period (1066–1500)

Characteristics: Influence of Norman conquest, chivalric romances, religious writings.

The Renaissance (1500–1660)

Sub-periods: The Elizabethan Age, The Jacobean Age, The Caroline Age, The Commonwealth Period.

Amoretti Sonnet 75 Study: Quest for Immortal Love

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NAVIGATION >>Home   Authors   Works   Study Guide Amoretti Sonnet 75 Analysis Overview of Amoretti The Amoretti, a sonnet cycle by the famous English poet Edmund Spenser, deeply explores...

Edmund Spenser Biography

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NAVIGATION >>Home  Authors  Works Edmund Spenser's Biography Edmund Spenser (c. 1552/1553 – 13 January 1599), one of England's greatest poets, is best known for his epic...

The Alchemist Study: Summary and Analysis

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NAVIGATION >>Home   Authors   Works   Study Guide The Alchemist Study: Summary and Analysis Written by Ben Jonson, "The Alchemist" is a comedic masterpiece first performed in 1610....

Ben Jonson: Biography (1572-1637)

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NAVIGATION >>Home  Authors  Works Ben Jonson: Biography (1572-1637) A Literary Giant of the Stuart Era Ben Jonson was a significant figure in English literature, renowned...

The Seven Deadly Sins Analysis in Doctor Faustus

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NAVIGATION >>Home   Authors   Works   Study Guide The Seven Deadly Sins in Doctor Faustus In Christopher Marlowe's play "Doctor Faustus," the Seven Deadly Sins are personified and...

Doctor Faustus Study: Summary and Analysis

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NAVIGATION >>Home   Authors   Works   Study Guide Doctor Faustus Study: Summary and Analysis Doctor Faustus, also known as "The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus," is a play...

Christopher Marlowe: Biography (1564-1593)

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NAVIGATION >>Home  Authors  Works Christopher Marlowe, English Poet (1564-1593) Christopher Marlowe was a famous English playwright, poet, and translator of the Elizabethan era, born in Canterbury,...

The Vision of Piers Plowman Study: Summary and Analysis

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NAVIGATION >>Home   Authors   Works   Study Guide The Vision of Piers Plowman Study "The Vision of Piers Plowman" is a long poem written by William Langland in...

William Langland: English Poet (1332-1386)

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NAVIGATION >>Home  Authors  Works The Life of William Langland: English Poet (1332-1386) William Langland was an English poet who lived during the 14th century. He is...

Full Text of The vision of Piers Plowman

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NAVIGATION >>Home   Authors   Works   Study Guide Full Text of The Vision of Piers Plowman Author: Langland, William, 1330?-1400? Title: William Langland's The Vision of Piers Plowman Transcribed from:...

Figures of Speech Study: Types and Examples

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NAVIGATION >>Figures of Speech  Literary Terms  Figures of Speech Study A figure of speech is a creative way of using language to make your words more...

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Study: Summary and Analysis

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NAVIGATION >>Home   Authors   Works   Study Guide Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Study: Summary and Analysis Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is both a romantic...

Full Text of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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NAVIGATION >>Home   Authors   Works   Study Guide Full Text of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Translated by William Allan Neilson Sir Gawain and the Green Knight...

Apposition: Enhancing Sentence Structure and Clarity

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NAVIGATION >>Literary Terms  Apposition  Study Guide Apposition: Enhancing Sentence Structure and Clarity Apposition is a literary device where a noun or noun phrase is followed by...

The Canterbury Tales Study: General Prologue

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NAVIGATION >>Home  Tales  His Life The Canterbury Tales Study: General Prologue The General Prologue is the opening section of Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales," written in...

The Canterbury Tales Study: Character List and Analysis

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NAVIGATION >>Home  His Life  Prologue The Canterbury Tales Study: Character List and Analysis In the General Prologue of "The Canterbury Tales," Geoffrey Chaucer introduces a total...

Geoffrey Chaucer: The Father of English Poetry

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NAVIGATION >>Home  Tales  Prologue Geoffrey Chaucer: The Life and Legacy of the Father of English Poetry Geoffrey Chaucer is a towering figure in English literature, often...

The impact of Old England’s Settlers on the English Language

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NAVIGATION MENU>> Home  Authors  Works  Study Guide What is the impact of Old England's Settlers on the Evolution of the English Language? Settlers of Old England: From Iberians to Vikings The...

The Dream of the Rood Study: Sacrifice and Redemption

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NAVIGATION MENU>> Home  Authors  Works  Study Guide The Dream of the Rood Study: An Anglo-Saxon Hero in the Spiritual Epic: The Dream of the Rood is an old English poem...

Full Text of The Dream of the Rood

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NAVIGATION>>Home  Authors  Works  Study Guide Full Text of The Dream of the Rood The Dream of the Rood, an old English poem written in alliterative verse, has 156 lines....

Full Text of The Seafarer: An Old English Elegiac Verse

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NAVIGATION>>Home  Authors  Works  Study Guide Full Text of The Seafarer The Seafarer is an Old English poem that consists of 124 lines. It is written in the traditional alliterative...

Sonnet 130 Study: Unveiling Realism in Love

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NAVIGATION MENU>> Home – His life – Shakespeare Studies Sonnet 130 by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red; If snow...

The Wanderer Study: A Study of Exile and Wisdom in Old...

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NAVIGATION>>Home  Authors  Works  Study Guide The Wanderer Study: The Story and Context of "The Wanderer" in Old English The Wanderer" is an old poem from England, written a long...

Full Text of “The Wanderer” in Old English Verse

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NAVIGATION>>Home  Authors  Works  Study Guide The Wanderer was preserved in the Exeter Book, one of the few surviving collections of Old English poetry, which dates...

Sonnet 18 Study: The Timeless Celebration of Beauty

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NAVIGATION MENU>> Home – His life – Shakespeare Studies Sonnet 18 by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more...

Full text of The Caedmon poems

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The Seafarer Study: An Ancient Maritime Poem

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NAVIGATION MENU>> Home – Authors – Works – Study Guıde  The Seafarer: A Glimpse into Old English Maritime Life and Literature The Seafarer, A Look into the Life of Sailors in the 10th...

Beowulf Study: What makes Beowulf an epic hero?

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NAVIGATION MENU>> Home – Authors – Works - Study Guıde  Beowulf Study Beowulf Study: What makes Beowulf an epic hero? The plot, characters, and themes in Beowulf. Pagan and Christian...

Full Text of Beowulf, an Anglo-Saxon epic poem

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NAVIGATION>>  Home  Authors  Works Title: Beowulf: An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem by The Project Gutenberg Translator: J. Lesslie Hall Release date: July 19, 2005 Most recently updated: February 13, 2021 BEOWULF AN ANGLO-SAXON...

William Shakespeare: Legendary English Playwright and Poet

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NAVIGATION MENU>> Home - Authors -  Study Guıde - Shakespeare Studies William Shakespeare: Masterful Playwright, Poet, and Actor of the Elizabethan Era William Shakespeare was a famous...

Bede: The Scholarly Monk and Father of English History

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NAVIGATION>>  Home  Authors  Works Bede: Father of English History Bede, also known as the Venerable Bede, was an important figure in early English history and literature. He...

Aldhelm: an influential Anglo-Saxon scholar and Abbot

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NAVIGATION>> Home  Authors  Works Aldhelm: The Pioneering Scholar of Old English Literature and the First Abbot of Malmesbury Abbey Aldhelm was a prominent figure in Old English...

Alfred the Great: The Pioneering King in English Literature

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NAVIGATION>> Home  Authors  Works King Alfred the Great: The Monarch Who Fueled the Rise of English in Literature Alfred the Great was a king of Wessex, an...

Cynewulf: A Master of Religious Poetry in the Old English Literary...

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NAVIGATION>> Home  Authors  Works Cynewulf: A Master of Religious Poetry Cynewulf is a notable figure in Old English literature. He is one of the few poets from...

Cædmon: The Shepherd Poet of the Old English Period

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NAVIGATION>> Home  Authors  Works Cædmon in Old English Literature Cædmon is an important figure from the Old English period in English literature. He is known as one...

The characteristics of Shakespearean Tragedy

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NAVIGATION MENU>> Home - Authors -  Study Guıde - Shakespeare Studies Shakespearean Tragedy What is Shakespearean tragedy? The characteristics of Shakespearean Tragedies. The Role of Tragic Heroes...

Allegory nedir? Edebiyatta allegory örnekleri

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Assertion nedir? Assertion türleri ve örnekleri

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Assertion nedir? Assertion nedir? Assertion ne demek? Assertion örnekleri ve türleri nelerdir? Assertion nedir? Assertion terim anlamı: Assertion, bir tez ya da makale yazımında özellikle argumentative bir makaleyse,...

Affix nedir? Affix türleri ve örnekleri nelerdir?

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NAVIGATION >>Literary Terms  Affix  Study Guide Affix nedir? Affix nedir? Affix ne anlama gelir? Affix türleri nelerdir? Prefix ve Suffix nedir? Affix nedir? Affix sözlük anlamı: Affix kelimesinin Türkçe fiil...

Adage nedir? Adage örnekleri ve kullanımı

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Anthropomorphism nedir? Anthropomorphism Tür ve örnekleri

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Anthropomorphism nedir? Anthropomorphism nedir? Edebiyatta ve mitolojide anthropomorphism örnekleri. Fables ve  fairy tales ile modern edebiyat örnekleri. Anthropomorphism nedir? Anthropomorphism terim anlamı: Anthropomorphism; davranış, tutum, niyet gibi insansı özelliklerin insan...

Climax nedir? Dramatic tansiyon piramidi

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Alliteration nedir? Tarihten alliteration örnekleri

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Alliteration nedir? Alliteration nedir? Alliteration ne anlama gelir? Alliteration örnekleri. Literary terms sözlüğüne hoş geldiniz. Alliteration nedir? Alliteration terim anlamı:  Alliteration aynı cümle ya da deyim içerisinde...