defined by the culture war between the increasingly secuarlized Anglicans and the austere Puritans
the tyrannical king of England who extorted his people monetarily and instituted a draft
Leader of the House of Lords, a tyrannical austere Puritan. Called himself “Lord Protector”
the date in which the Puritan Parliament closed the theaters and outlawed fancy clothes, public dancing, gambling, and other things
The Cavalier Poets
Sir John Suckling, Richard Lovelace, Robert Herrick
Sir John Suckling
the Cavalier poet that led 100 men in fancy armor to a suicide mission in which almost all of them died
Cavalier poet who was imprisoned for defending the King in Parliament. Attractive, spokesman for loyalists.
Cavalier poet who had his parish stripped away because he had an association with the King
Latin phrase for “seize the day”
poems wrote about frivolous and cheerful things, stuff like infatuation with a lover
The Metaphysical Poets
John Donne, George Herbert, Andrew Marvell. All their writing was typically non-political or moderate.
Metaphysical Poet that was the dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London
Metaphysical Poet who gave up successful life in Parliament for a small parish. Spokesman for Cambridge
Metaphysical Poet who was the assistant to Paradise Lost author John Milton and then a moderate member of Parliament
poems written mostly on spiritual or philosophical topics; stylistically clunky, emotional, intellectual, used conceits, explored paradoxes
a surprising, unusual, or even shocking metaphor. Often based on recently discovered scientific ideas that people now find unpoetic.
self-contradictory truth in religion and philosophy
paintings that tended to show intense drama with rich color and deeper contrasts than Renaissance Paintings. Paintings often provoked thought.
John Milton, John Bunyan
Puritan Author who wrote “Paradise Lost”. He figured that if the greeks would write great tragedies about their gods, the Christians should do the same.
Puritan author of “Pilgrims Progress”. He was a Separatist (puritan in theology, baptist in baptism and church leadership).
an epic that is considered by some as the greatest epic in the English language. It is about the fall of Satan and the Fall of Adam
an allegory that depicts the hardships a Christian faces on his journey through life and towards heaven
Holy Sonnet 14
written by John Donne, this is a Petrarchan Sonnet (2 quatrains and a sestet).
To Althea, from Prison
3 stanza and a conclusion poem written by Richard Lovelace
The Constant Lover
a poem written by Sir John Suckling that is about a lovers short infatuation with women
To the Virgins to Make Much of Time
a poem written by Robert Herrick that says virgins should get married early so they will not miss their chance
a poem written by George Herbert about the blessings God bestowed and did not bestow upon us