The literary changes in england due to political and

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political and social upheaval helped continue forming the English language read and spoken today along with encouraging the continued study of philosophy.Metaphysics - The branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of things, including abstract concepts such as being, knowing, substance, cause, identity, time, and spaceMetaphysical Poetry - Explores the nature of existence including the existence of God and human perception versus realityAllusion - An indirect reference to something else, (Biblical, Classical, Historical, Literary)Cavalier Poets - (Carpe Diem), encourages humanity to live in the moment, poems express joy over simple, celebratory occurrencesConceit - An elaborate, fanciful, metaphor, especially of a strained or farfetched natureEssay - Generally scholarly pieces of writing giving the author’s own argumentPhilosophy - The study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic disciplineLyric Poetry - Having the form and musical quality of a song, and especially the character of a songlike outpouring of the poet’s own thoughts and feelings, as distinguished from epic and dramatic poetryWit - The keen perception and cleverly apt expression of those connections between ideas that awaken amusement and pleasure; to create humor; cleverly and quick humorous intelligent reflectionsWordplay - Clever or subtle repartee; verbal witAllegory - A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political oneRhetoric - The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniquesLanguage - Great Vowel ShiftChanged pronunciation of various English wordsCreated Early Modern EnglishWords are much more recognizable and readableLiteratureFocused on religion, science, politics, and cultureIntellectual stimulation was important to the individual in order to improve the self
Metaphysical poetryFocused on heightened intellectual proseConceits, elevated language, allusions, and depth of contentReligion, science, and philosophyPoetsJohn Donne, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Richard Crashaw, Henry Vaughan, and Abraham CowleyCarpe DiemFocused on writing ideas in a clear, simple mannerSupported Charles and CarpeDoes not have the same intellectual depthPoetsRobert Herrick, Sir John Suckling, Richard Lovelace, Waller, DenhamReligious LiteratureAllegories provide a creative interpretation of spiritual experiences and lessons“The Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan“Paradise Lost” by John MiltonEssaysEssays promoting knowledge became popularAttempted to communicate an informed opinion or to clarify a personal point of view on a matterSir Francis Bacon is a well-known essayistCultureThe Caroline Period (1625-1649)

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