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Cyrille Nicole P.

Bathan
Jaz Micaella H. Soriano
Stem 11 F. Osorio

WORLD LITERATURE
GEOFFREY CHAUCER
 Geoffrey Chaucer was an
English poet and author.
 Widely considered the
greatest English poet of the
Middle Ages, he is best known
for The Canterbury Tales.
 Chaucer has been styled the
"Father of English literature"
and was the first writer
buried in Poets' Corner of
Westminster Abbey.
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THE LEGEND OF GOOD WOMEN


 This form of the heroic couplet would become a
significant part of English literature no doubt
inspired by Chaucer.
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 The prologue describes how Chaucer is


reprimanded by the god of love and his
queen, Alceste, for his works—such
as Troilus and Criseyde—depicting
women in a poor light.
William shakespeare
 William Shakespeare was
an English poet,
playwright, and actor,
widely regarded as the
greatest writer in the
English language and the
world's greatest dramatist.
 He is often called England's
national poet and the "Bard
of Avon".
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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE


 William Shakespeare classified it as a
romantic comedy though is dramatic
scenes are hugely popular
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 The reader’s was impressed


in psychological insight of
Shakespeare in the poem.
Homer
 Homer (/ˈhoʊmər/; Ancient Greek:
Ὅμηρος Greek pronunciation:
[hómɛːros], Hómēros) is the
legendary author of the Iliad and the
Odyssey, two epic poems that are the
central works of ancient Greek
literature.
 The Iliad is set during the Trojan
War, the ten-year siege of the city of
Troy by a coalition of Greek
kingdoms. It focuses on a quarrel
between King Agamemnon and the
warrior Achilles lasting a few weeks
during the last year of the war.
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Odyssey
 Stand at the forefront of western canon
of literature and has enormous effect on
Western culture.
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 He frequently offers insight into the


thoughts and feelings of even minor
characters, Gods and mortals.
Sophocles
 Sophocles is one of three
ancient Greek tragedians
whose plays have
survived.
 His first plays were
written later than or
contemporary with those
of Aeschylus, and earlier
than or contemporary
with those of Euripides.
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OEDIPUS at COLONUS
 This poem is one of the three Theban
plays and was written shortly before
Sophocles death in 406 BC
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 The reader’s impressed with


the tragic works of Sophocles.
Jorge luis borges
 Jorge Luis Borges, (born
August 24, 1899, Buenos
Aires, Argentina—died
June 14, 1986, Geneva,
Switzerland), Argentine
poet, essayist, and short-
story writer whose
works have become
classics of 20th-century
world literature.
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MOMENTS
 Shortly before his death, the argentine poet Jorge
Borges summarized the essential few words in the
poem.
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 The reader’s thought that Jorge


Borges was a good in making
fantastic stories and poem.
Pablo Neruda

 Pablo Neruda is one of


the most influential and
widely read 20th-
century poets of the
Americas.
 A Chilean poet wrote
"Residence on Earth"
(1933)
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RESIDENCE ON EARTH
 The poem was written over a period of 2
decades its series is remarkable for its
philosophical examination of the theme of
universal decay.
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 Reader’s known Pablo as the most


influential poet of all times because of
his realistic approach in beautiful style
& though provoking stanzas in this
poem.
DU FU
 Du Fu was a prominent
Chinese poet of the Tang
dynasty. Along with Li Bai,
he is frequently called the
greatest of the Chinese poets.
 His greatest ambition was to
serve his country as a
successful civil servant, but
he proved unable to make
the necessary
accommodations.
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BY THE LAKE
 He wrote this poem because of the An
Lusha rebellion that took place in 755 CE.
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 The reader’s impressed by his


realistic works especially this
poem that tells about the Tang
Dynasty.
LI BAI

 Li Bai, also known as Li Bo,


courtesy name Taibai, was a
Chinese poet acclaimed
from his own day to the
present as a genius and a
romantic figure who took
traditional poetic forms to
new heights
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QUIET NIGHT THOUGHT


 Li Bai inspiration for the poem through
personal experiences as a Confucian scholar
detached from his hometown.
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 Reader’s known Li Bai as


a poet of traditional
works.
EDGAR allan POE
 He is an American
writer, editor, and
literary critic.
 He is best known for his
poetry and short
stories.
 He is known fro his
tales of mystery and the
macabre.
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THE RAVEN
When Poe was writing The Raven, his wife Virginia,
was suffering from Tuberculosis. Virginia was Poe’s
first cousin and only 13 years old and they are
married.
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It introduces Edgar Allan work, Poe’s use


of poetic device and dark Romantic
characteristics, he is able to achieve the
unity of effect to appeal to critics and
masses both during his time and even still
today.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY

He was an
American
journalist,
novalist, short
story writer and
sportsman.
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THE SUN ALSO RISES


Ernest and Hadley divorced soon after The Sun Also
Rises was published and Ernest married Pauline
Pfeiffer.
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the author’s life by reading the text?

He was a true master of English language, his


unique skills set becomes apparent in each of
his works through the use of his exemplary
literary knowledge.
Chinua Achebe
 Chinua Achebe was a
Nigerian novelist, poet,
professor, and critic.
His first novel Things
Fall Apart, often
considered his
masterpiece, is the most
widely read book in
modern African
literature.
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THINGS FALL APART


 This story is about chronicles pre – colonial life
in the south estern part of Nigeria and the
arrival of European during the late 19th
century.
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 Reader’s known the author as a


outstanding writer in African literature
that have emerged from colonial and
independent Africa.
WOLE SOYINKA
 Akinwande Oluwole
Babatunde Soyinka, known
as Wole Soyinka, is a
Nigerian playwright, poet
and essayist.
 He was awarded the 1986
Nobel Prize in Literature,
the first African to be
honoured in that category.
 Soyinka was born into a
Yoruba family in Abeokuta.
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THE LION AND THE JEWEL


 Soyinka emphasizes the theme of the
corrupted African culture through the
play.
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 The reader’s known his work as


a gift for irony ans satire.