History[ edit ] The oldest love poem.
Much of the poetry of the period is difficult to date, or even to arrange chronologically; for example, estimates for the date of the great epic Beowulf range from AD right through to ADand there has never been anything even approaching a consensus.
By and large, however, Anglo-Saxon poetry is categorised by the manuscripts in which it survives, rather than its date of composition.
While the poetry that has survived is limited in volume, it is wide in breadth. Beowulf is the only heroic epic to have survived in its entirety, but fragments of others such as Waldere and the Finnesburg Fragment show that it was not unique in its time.
Other genres include much religious verse, from devotional works to biblical paraphrase; elegies such as The WandererThe Seafarerand The Ruin often taken to be a description of the ruins of Bath ; and numerous proverbs, riddlesand charms. With one notable exception Rhyming PoemAnglo-Saxon poetry depends on alliterative English poetry and central idea for its structure and any rhyme included is merely ornamental.
Anglo-Norman literature With the Norman conquest of England, beginning in the Anglo-Saxon language rapidly diminished as a written literary language. The new aristocracy spoke predominantly Normanand this became the standard language of courts, parliament, and polite society.
As the invaders integrated, their language and literature mingled with that of the natives: While Anglo-Norman or Latin was preferred for high culture, English literature by no means died out, and a number of important works illustrate the development of the language.
Other transitional works were preserved as popular entertainment, including a variety of romances and lyrics. With time, the English language regained prestige, and in it replaced French and Latin in Parliament and courts of law.
A group of Scottish writers arose who were formerly believed to be influenced by Chaucer. The Renaissance in England[ edit ] The Renaissance was slow in coming to England, with the generally accepted start date being around It is also generally accepted that the English Renaissance extended until the Restoration in However, a number of factors had prepared the way for the introduction of the new learning long before this start date.
A number of medieval poets had, as already noted, shown an interest in the ideas of Aristotle and the writings of European Renaissance precursors such as Dante. The introduction of movable-block printing by Caxton in provided the means for the more rapid dissemination of new or recently rediscovered writers and thinkers.
Caxton also printed the works of Chaucer and Gower and these books helped establish the idea of a native poetic tradition that was linked to its European counterparts.
In addition, the writings of English humanists like Thomas More and Thomas Elyot helped bring the ideas and attitudes associated with the new learning to an English audience.
Three other factors in the establishment of the English Renaissance were the ReformationCounter Reformation, and the opening of the era of English naval power and overseas exploration and expansion. The establishment of the Church of England in accelerated the process of questioning the Catholic world-view that had previously dominated intellectual and artistic life.
At the same time, long-distance sea voyages helped provide the stimulus and information that underpinned a new understanding of the nature of the universe which resulted in the theories of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler. Early Renaissance poetry[ edit ] With a small number of exceptions, the early years of the 16th century are not particularly notable.
The Douglas Aeneid was completed in and John Skelton wrote poems that were transitional between the late Medieval and Renaissance styles. Thomas Wyatt —42one of the earliest English Renaissance poets. Wyatt employs the Petrarchan octave, but his most common sestet scheme is cddc ee.
This marks the beginnings of the English sonnet with 3 quatrains and a closing couplet. The introduction and adaptation of themes, models and verse forms from other European traditions and classical literature, the Elizabethan song tradition, the emergence of a courtly poetry often centred around the figure of the monarch and the growth of a verse-based drama are among the most important of these developments.
There are also a large number of extant anonymous songs from the period. Perhaps the greatest of all the songwriters was Thomas Campion. Campion is also notable because of his experiments with metres based on counting syllables rather than stresses. These quantitative metres were based on classical models and should be viewed as part of the wider Renaissance revival of Greek and Roman artistic methods.Robinson Jeffers, Marianne Moore, and William Carlos Williams are three notable poets who reject the idea that regular accentual meter is critical to English poetry.
Allegorical stories are central to the poetic diction of many cultures, Michael Drayton, and Shakespeare, whose sonnets are among the most famous in English poetry. The earliest surviving English poetry, written in Anglo-Saxon, the direct predecessor of modern English, may have been composed as early as the 7th century.
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