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Major poets of the Elizabethan age

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Major poets of the Elizabethan age

  1. 1. PRESENTED BY- URVI DAVE CLASS- M.A. SEM- 1 ROLL NO. – TOPIC- MAJOR POETS OF THE AGE GUIDANCE- DR. DILIP BARAD AND M.K. BHAVNAGAR UNIVERSITY
  2. 2. Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-42) Born in Allington, educated in Cambridge. He was knighted in 1537. Served two years an ambassador to Charles V. Was called “drunk deep of Italian poetry”. Was filled with the spirit of the new culture. Brought from Italy Love poetry( which was called ‘Amourist’ poetry at that time) and The Sonnet (the petrarchan form) which was closely related to love poetry. His works are Remembrance, Epigram written in Prison.
  3. 3. Sir Philip Sidney(1554-86) He was a courtier, soldier, poet and was educated at Oxford. He is considered an ideal Englishman. He defended of poetry against the puritans in An Apologie for Poetrie. He was the friend of Spenser and is represented by him as Sir Calidore in his legend of courtesy in the Faery Queene. Important three works are Arcadia, An Apologie for Poetrie( 1595), commonly known as Defence of Poesie and Astrophal & Stella.
  4. 4. Christopher Marlowe Born in Canterbury, educated at Cambridge. Most suggestive figures of English Renaissance and the greatest of Shakespeare's predecessors. Became connected with a company of actors for whom he wrote plays. He has written poetry and translated some of the poems of Lucan and Ovid. Famous works as the first great English playwright is Dr. Faustus, Tamburlaine and The Jew of Malta.
  5. 5. SirWalter Raleigh (1554-1618) Born in Devon, educated at Oxford and studied in London. Chief prose works are The Discovery of Guiana, History of the world etc. He is a mixture of poet, scholar and adventurer. He is the restless spirit of the Elizabethan age personified. Poems written by him are The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd, What is our Life etc.
  6. 6. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Born at Stratford, went to a grammar school where he learnt “small Latin and less Greek”. Four periods of his plays are- 1. Period of apprenticeship and experiment. 2. Period of the great comedies and chronicle plays. 3. Period of great tragedies and somber comedies. 4. Period of later comedies or dramatic romances.  Some of his works are Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The Tempest etc.
  7. 7. Thomas Campion(1567-1620) He was an English composer, poet and a physician. Wrote once a hundred lute songs, masques for dancing etc. Born in London, studied at Cambridge. His theories on poetry were demolished by Samuel Daniel in “Defence of rhyme”. Issued a volume of songs of Mourning, wrote a book A New Way of Making Fewer Parts in Counterpoint by a most familiar and Infallible Rule.
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