Essays on British Literature

Charlotte Born Into a Strict Anglican Home
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Charlotte Bronte was born on April 21, 1816, in Thornton, Yorkshire, England. Born into a strict Anglican home, Charlotte was raised by her religious aunt and clergy father after her mother and two eldest sisters passed away. While taking on the motherly role to her youngest sister Emily, Bronte went on to write her first known poem at the age of thirteen in 1829. She and her surviving siblings - Branwell, Emily, and Anne- created their own fictional worlds through…...
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Periods of English Literature
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For convenience of discussion, historians divide the continuity of English literature into segments of time that are called "periods. " The exact number, dates, and names of these periods vary,but the list below conforms to widespread practice. The list is followed by a brief comment on each period, in chronological order. 450-1066 Old English (or Anglo-Saxon) Period 1066-1500 Middle English Period 1500-1660 The Renaissance (or Early Modern) 1558-1603 Elizabethan Age 603-1625 Jacobean Age 1625-1649 Caroline Age 1649-1660 Commonwealth Period (or…...
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18th Century British Literature Quiz Review
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How does the narrator know that Londoners are in a state of despair? The speaker hears crying from windows. How do people act toward the end of the plague? Their hearts are hardened. Which conclusion can you draw based on people's first reaction to the size of the pit at Aldgate? People underestimated the tragedy to come. Why is the sexton at the Aldgate pit? It is his duty to be there. Why does the narrator want to visit the…...
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