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Unformatted text preview: • King Charles I named him poet laureate in 1668. • Regarded as the first “modern” prose writer • He developed a style that was clear, precise, and dignified but at the same time lyrical and supremely natural, even transparent. • Also was a respected literary critic. • Wrote the highly regarded Essay of Dramatic Poesy (1668) • Fables, Ancient and Modern includes Dryden’s translations of Ovid, Boccaccio, and Chaucer. • At the end of his life he taught younger writers in Will’s Coffee House, where many writers gathered together...
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This document was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course ENGLISH ENC1102 at Broward College.
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