Poetry - definition - the poetic language - classification. Chaucerian age - characteristics of poetry -major poets -Elizabethan sonnet. Metaphysical poetry – itscharacteristics -use of conceit, hyperbole -major poets. Restoration Age - Puritanism – characteristics-Jacobean Age.
Evolution of English poetry from Chaucerian to Jacobean era.
Edmund Spenser: "One day I Wrote her Name" [Detailed]
“Faerie Queene” first 36 lines before Canto 1[Detailed].
William Shakespeare: Sonnet 18 ‘Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day’ [Detailed].
Sonnet 127,’In the Old Age Black was not Counted Fair’[Detailed].
Sonnet 30 ‘When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought’[Non-Detailed].
Sonnet 130 ‘My Mistress’ eyes are Nothing like the Sun’ [Non-Detailed].
John Donne: "Canonization",“Sun Rising"[Detailed].
Andrew Marvell: "To His Coy Mistress"[Detailed].
George Herbert: "The Gifts of God" (The Pulley) [Non-Detailed].
John Milton: "On his Blindness" [Non-Detailed].
Paradise Lost Book 1 (Invocation) [Detailed].