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The Period of Revolution

and Restoration (17th


century)
Social Background
2 ◈ The clash between the King and Parliament.

It steemed from
conflict between
Charles I and
Parliament over an
Irish insurrection.

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Charles I of England (Scotland,
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1600- London, 1649) P F O R
Oliver Cromwell
◈ 1rst civil war (1642-1646) Battle of Naseby.
◈ 2nd civil war (1648-1649) Battle of Preston
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◈ 3rd civil war (1649-1651) “Wars of the three kingdoms”

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Authors
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◈ John Milton ◈ English poet, man of letters, pamphleteer,
translator and historian.
◈ In 1625, he went to Cambridge
University.
◈ In 1629, he wrote a poem called On the
Morning of Christ’s Nativity.

(December 9th, 1608-


November 8th, 1674)
Works
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◈ John Milton's Paradise Lost is one of
the greatest epic poems in the English
language. It tells the story of the Fall
of Man, a tale of immense drama and
excitement, of rebellion and treachery,
of innocence pitted against corruption,
in which God and Satan fight a bitter s
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battle for control of mankind's destiny. fa s
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◈ Paradise Regained is a shorter, direct
poem with simpler language than
Milton's previous Paradise Lost, but both
epics share theological themes.
In Paradise Regained, Milton
emphasizes the human element of
hunger, both spiritual and physical.
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John Bunyan
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◈ English writer and Puritan preacher.
◈ At the age of sixteen joined the
Parliamentary Army during the first
stage of the English Civil War.
◈ He spent twelve years in jail.

(November 30th, 1628-


August 31st, 1688)
Works
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◈ This famous story of man's progress
through life in search of salvation remains
one of the most entertaining allegories of
faith.
◈ It’s an enormously influential 17th-century
classic, universally known for its
simplicity, vigor, and beauty of language,
The Pilgrim's Progress remains one of the
o us most widely read books in the English
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◈ From the author of The Pilgrim’s
9 Progress comes a powerful allegory about
the battle being fought for man’s heart,
mind, and spirit. Your soul is under attack
from the forces of evil. Through this
compelling read, you will learn how to
build up your defenses, flood your moat,
and prepare for victory in the war against
Satan and the forces of darkness!
John Dryden
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◈ English poet, playwright, translator,


essayist and literary theorist.
◈ The Restoration Period was known as
the Age of Dryden.
◈ He wrote Astraea Redux and Sacred
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TH R YDE
D ◈ He joined the little band of dramatists.

(August 9th, 1631-May


12th, 1700)
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◈ It’s a celebrated satirical poem
written in heroic couplets and
first published in 1681.
◈ The poem tells the Biblical tale
of the rebellion of Absalom
against King David.
Characteristics of literature
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◈ Heroic couplet
It’s a traditional form for English poetry,
commonly used in epic and narrative poetry, and
consisting of a rhyming pair of lines in iambic
pentameter.

Some examples…
"Time and Death shall depart, and say in flying,
Love has found out a way to live, by dying.“

"One Happy Moment," John Dryden

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"So, lovers dream a rich and long delight, 
But get a winter-seeming summer's night.“

"Love's Alchemy," John Donne

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Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare)