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Renaissance Literature

During the Renaissance, English literature gained greater psychological complexity. The Middle Ages was largely dominated by plays more interested in imparting morals or presenting religious...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2019 10:06 pm UTC

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Queen Elizabeth I ruled over England from 1558 to 1603. Her era was a dynamic one, filled with a thirst for adventure, the development of new ideas, and the flourishing of literature, prose,...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2020 6:14 pm UTC

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One of the main features of the Renaissance was a humanistic philosophy that put man firmly at the center of the universe. Previously, the emphasis was very much on God, but with the rediscovery of...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2020 10:37 am UTC

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The English Renaissance began in the late fifteenth century but is primarily identified with the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, the period of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and William...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2020 12:21 pm UTC

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A period of two hundred years in the literature of any country is likely to contain a great deal of development, and the period that includes both John Skelton and John Milton, by way of Sir Philip...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2020 6:41 am UTC

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The two primary factors responsible for the Renaissance were the increasing wealth of the Italian city-states and the fall of Constantinople in 1453. The city of Venice had grown quite wealthy...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2012 7:03 pm UTC

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The term Renaissance means "rebirth". It refers to the rediscovery of many Greek and Latin texts that had been unknown in the Latin west during the Middle Ages. The influence of these texts...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2015 6:07 am UTC

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The Renaissance had a lasting impact in shaping English literature through the works of poets and dramatists like Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, and most importantly, William Shakespeare. For...

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The term "Renaissance" is a French one meaning "rebirth." In the European Renaissance what was reborn was the culture of classical antiquity. This rebirth actually had two parts. The first was the...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2015 6:21 pm UTC

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The word "renaissance" means "rebirth". Popularly known is the Italian Renaissance whose movers and shakers were people such as Michelangelo and Leonard DiVinci. England's renaissance is called the...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2012 6:13 am UTC

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It is important to remember that the Elizabethan Age existed in the larger context of the European Renaissance. This was a time when new artistic ideas flourished by drawing on various older...

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The term Renaissance means "rebirth." The Renaissance of English literature occurred between the years 1509 until 1649, approximately. During this time, new ideas and inventions were developed in...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2011 5:40 am UTC

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Poetry of the early English Renaissance – that is, poetry dating from roughly the first half of the sixteenth century – was characterized by a number of different formal, stylistic, and technical...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2012 5:32 am UTC

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The Elizabethan era was followed by what is commonly known in British and Scottish history as the Jacobean era, which began in 1603 and ended in 1625. During this time, England was under the...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2019 3:56 pm UTC

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As both Cervantes and Shakespeare were extremely prolific writers, who addressed diverse themes, it is somewhat difficult to summarize all of their works in a simple fashion.Both writers dealt at...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2012 4:20 am UTC

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The Renaissance was an intense rebirth of interest in the literature and learning of the Classical world of the Greeks and Romans. The Renaissance flourished in the thirteenth, fourteenth, and...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2019 12:58 pm UTC

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A good question. Some of the major themes of Renaissance literature are no longer actively engaged culturally. This is in part because the Renaissance succeeded. For example, many Renaissance...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2016 5:10 am UTC

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This is a rather complicated question, as different poets had different goals, and even a single poet in writing a single poem may have had multiple goals.Many Renaissance love poems were attempts...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2012 4:50 am UTC

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How often have we heard--even in rather pedestrian movies--a person or character remark, "You know, So-in-so is a real Renaissance man." The "intense moral feud" is as kc4u so eloquently has...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2010 12:56 pm UTC

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One of the primary goals of the Renaissance, other than reviving Classical standards in art and lifestyle, was the development of Humanist philosophy—a system of thought that persists to date....

Latest answer posted June 21, 2017 6:53 pm UTC

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The word "Renaissance" -- closely related to a very similar Italian word of the period -- suggests the idea of "rebirth." The term refers to a rebirth of interest in Greek and Roman culture,...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2011 11:38 pm UTC

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This is a complicated question, perhaps a long essay or final paper type of question. These kinds of questions generally have more than one answer, and the answer largely depends on the individual...

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Perhaps one example of comic aspects of madness is Shakespeare's tragic play Macbeth. While some may not agree on what can be deemed comic, there are certainly aspects of the play where madness is...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2012 9:31 am UTC

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The human body figures as a topic in many literary texts from the English Renaissance. Although it is difficult to generalize about such a broad issue, especially as it appears in so many...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2011 9:46 am UTC

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The Renaissance revival of classical antiquity was extremely complex, affecting almost all facets of religion, the humanities and the arts. The key concept holding these diverse elements together...

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Although he might not be the most immediate choice, I think that Miguel de Cervantes is the Renaissance writer that immediately comes to mind in demonstrating a "lust for life" and a passion for...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2012 3:55 am UTC

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During the Renaissance, England became a world power. The relationship to France was a complex one. France, paradoxically, was both the constant enemy and the country to which England was linked by...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2020 4:09 pm UTC

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When writing an essay on this topic, consider how the Renaissance was a flowering of all the arts, including poetry. In England, just as on the European continent, the classical artistic styles of...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2021 10:43 pm UTC

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