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Title: 17th Century - Characteristics


1
17th Century - Characteristics
  • Turbulent
  • Unstable
  • Intolerant
  • Religious

2
Historical Background - 17th Century (1603-1700)
  • King James I - 1603-1625
  • King Charles I 1625 - 1649
  • Oliver Cromwell - 1649-1660
  • King Charles II - 1660-1685
  • King James II - 1685-1688
  • William and Mary - 1689-1702

3
King James
4
King James Bible
5
Contrast Between Cavalier and Puritan Dress
6
King Charles I
7
Oliver Cromwell
8
Significant Events
  • Puritan Rebellion
  • Outbreak of Bubonic Plague - 1665

9
Site of Battle - Cornwall
10
Great Fire of London 1666
11
Cavalier Poetry
  • Loyalty to King
  • Carpe Diem themes
  • Love of wine, women, and song
  • Lyric poetry - expresses emotion

12
Richard Lovelace
Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars
a cage."
13
Puritan Poetry
  • Love of God
  • Emphasis on spiritual rather than physical matters

14
John Milton
15
Characteristics of Metaphysical Poetry
  • Strong/ Dramatic opening lines
  • Imagery drawn from science, mathematics,
    geography, astrology
  • Use of conceits
  • Concern for all areas of existence--physical,
    emotional, spiritual

16
John Donne
17
John Donne
18
Metaphysical Poetry
  • The peculiarity of the metaphysical poets is not
    that they relate, but that the relationships they
    see are more often intellectual or logical rather
    than sensuous or emotional.

19
Metaphysical Poetry
  • They connect the near with the far, the concrete
    with the abstract, and the commonplace with the
    sublime. Joan Bennett
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