Sonnets-18-19-Oct. 29.pptx - 1066 ca 1100-1470 Norman...

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1066Norman Conquest (invaders from Northern France)ca. 1100-1470Middle EnglishGeoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales(ca.1390)1476 First printing press established in England, by William Caxtonca. 1470-1670Early Modern English1558-1603Reign of Queen Elizabeth / Elizabethan English1580-1614Approx. dates of Shakespeare’s earliest and latest plays- Sonnets first printed 1609
Middle English: the opening lines of Geoffrey Chacuer’s Canterbury TalesWhan that Aprill with his shoures sooteWhen April with its sweet-smelling showersThe droghte of March hath perced to the roote,Has pierced the drought of March to the root,And bathed every veyne in swich licourAnd bathed every vein [of the plants] in such liquidOf which vertu engendred is the flour;By which power the flower is created;Whan Zephirus eek with his sweete breethWhen the West Wind also with its sweet breath,Inspired hath in every holt and heethIn every wood and field has breathed life into The tendre croppes . . . The tender leaves . . . . . . . . . . . Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages . . . Then folk long to go on pilgrimages . . .
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Sonnet 65 rewritten: How Can Beauty Be Kept Alive?! Since even really strong things get destroyed over time, and beauty isn’t strong at all, how can beauty survive? How can youth and beauty hold

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