Elizabethan Literature

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Tudor and Elizabethan Literature English Literature in the 16 th Century
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Authors http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Thomas_More.png Thomas More – Utopia English Lawyer Executed as a traitor when he didn’t accept Henry VII as the supreme head of the church
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Elizabethan Literature http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_I_of_England - Picture - No Copyright The blank verse was popularized Queen Elizabeth was a major patron of the theatre. Great writers – Spenser, Sydney, Marlowe, and Shakespeare
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Edmund Spenser Elizabethan Poet Wrote The Faerie Queene – one of the greatest moral epics
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Sir Philip Sydney http://www.bbc.co.uk/shropshire/culture/2002/04/philip_sydney.shtml http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:PhilipSidney.jpg – Copyright has expired Birth/Death Courtier to Queen Elizabeth Popularized the sonnet form Astrophel and Stella – Star and Starlover “The Best Knight that Ever Lived” The epitome of a courtier
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Sir Philip Sydney http://www.nt.armstrong.edu/Rsonnets.htm#2 ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: I Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show, That she, dear she, might take some pleasure of my pain,-- Pleasure might cause her read, reading might make her know, Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace obtain,-- I sought fit words to paint the blackest face of woe; Studying inventions fine her wits to entertain, Oft turning others' leaves, to see if thence would flow Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sunburn'd brain. But words came halting forth, wanting invention's stay;
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