The era in which this period thrived seems to be somewhere between 1660 and 1798 and features three important sections, that include the Restoration period, the Augustan period, and the Age of Johnson. This is also knowns as the “Enlightenment Period.”
I know this era to be when writing kicked off after years of it being relegated to the Church, and it’s also really impressive to see that the amount of output authors had in relation to what was available.
These days, we know reading and writing go together like peas and carrots, but that was not always […]
At the end of his life, Robert Pen Warren was a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet who had […]
We’ve all heard our friends and family write off artistic criticism as, “Well, all art’s subjective,” and that’s all well and good, but it seems to downplay the important aspects of criticism.
We’ve been looking at different types of critical examination recently and New Historicism should be added to the […]
New Criticism is a form of “close reading” which allows the critic to examine the text without all the other, um, well, baggage, including its history, the author’s or the reader’s opinion.
Even when I’m feeling like I am on a good row of writing, the thought of writing something that nearly eclipses the Bible or trying to shake things up with my political ideas is ridiculous; but, that’s why I took up blogging because short, non-confrontational pieces work for me, and, apparently, both long and short confrontational and epic pieces worked for Defoe.
Thackeray was born in Calcutta in 1811, but after the death of his father, who succumbed to fever in 1815, he moved back to England for education.
I did some research on poems about age and getting older, and found out that most of them are pretty bitter or sad, but I did find a few poems that were a bit more…well, optimistic.