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High Renaissance Study Guide

High Renaissance Study Guide - Oliver Cromwell 6 What was...

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High Renaissance Study Guide Terms: 1. allegory – story in which all elements (characters, plot, images, setting) are representative of some other story 2. carpe diem – Renaissance Cavalier theme of “seize the day,” a Latin phrase 3. morality play – story in which characters represent virtues and vices 4. metaphysical conceit – extended that encompasses the whole poem; highly complex and intellectual General Questions about High Renaissance 1. What was the span of the High Renaissance? 1625 – 1675 2. Who replaced James I? Charles I 3. Why didn’t people like him?believed in divine right of kings; supported Catholicism, hated Puritans; tried to get rid of Parliament 4. What happened to him? was exiled & executed 5. Who declared himself “Protector for Life?”
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Unformatted text preview: Oliver Cromwell 6. What was the Restoration? the reinstatement of the British crown under Charles II, Charles’ son, after Cromwell’s death 7. How did these influence Renaissance literature? a. Catholic/Protestant conflict – caused for the publication of only Puritan / Protestant works b. Monarchal influence – caused division; Cavaliers sided w/ king; Roundheads supported Parliament c. Neoclassicism – new emphasis in thought and reason; more people could read; women were able to write; allowed for diverse publication due to lenient censorship d. Greek/Roman mythology – prevalent in poetic and prose allusions (both Cavalier and metaphysical) e. Visual art -...
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