18 – We can’t recognise whether he talks about woman or man, he did this on purpose. 30 – English sonnet, the imagery, he uses vocabulary based on metaphor of a court.
Had many things in common with Shakespeare’s poetry. They sought to probe into the origins of human feelings. , a simile, they should be shocking and uncommon, sometimes several verses.
As with other Elizabethans, his poetry was somewhat secondary to his other activities, but he was technically skilled and, like Wyatt, an enthusiast of the Italian sonnet (?
-1607)was born in Somersetshire and was educated at Oxford, but left before taking a degree.
Henry VIII Tudor established a new church under the guidance of the Crown. Reacted to Marlow’s Come to live with me and be my love by non-sentimental 'If all the world and love were young , - Most of his poetry has been lost. Inspired by Chaucer, used archaisms, liked history. His method brought him the first place among poets after Chaucer. His allegory and his conception of the poet is too distant for us today.
The Defence of Poesie - the first English essay of literary criticism. Strongly influenced by the 16 - Contributed to effort of Tudor’s poets to make English language for poetry.He was convicted of plotting against Elizabeths successor, James I, and was sentenced to deathcommuted to a life sentence in the Tower of London, where much of his writing was done in the 13 years that followed.This contained many poems, but most of them have been lost.Quick-tempered and quarrelsome, he made many enemies and was imprisoned several times for misconduct.Arrested on false charges of treason, he was executed in 1547. Wrote prose works too: the Elizabethans loved eloquence and their prose writing reflect this taste. In Marlow and Shakespeare there are satiric notes about it. He wasn't killed thoug, he spent 13 years in prison with his wife and son. This expedition bankrupted and Raleigh was executed.His poems, also often set to music, are generally light and charming.The one selected here, however, has a somewhat earthier quality reminiscent of the Chinese Odes.Very dramatic poetry, some poems can be read as direct dramatisations of people’s intimate relationships. They were attracted by the achievements of philosophy and science. contemporary of Jonson and Dryden, criticised by them Studied university but didn’t get degree, loved theatre, women. ) had established English as a new language of literature and was a primary influence on poets of the Fifteenth Century.