The English Renaissance

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Mr. Novak British Literature H 22 March 2014 The English Renaissance The English Renaissance is one of the most important time periods in literature history due to its historical background, stunning authors, inspirational literature, and its use of literary devices. The English Renaissance dated from the late fifteenth century to the early seventeenth century. The English Renaissance was a cultural movement that affected all forms of art such as literature, painting, and music. The later sixteenth century is known as the Elizabethan era and is known as the height if the English Renaissance. During this time literature in England was gradually becoming more and more popular due to inventions such as the printing press. This time period is also known as the “New Birth”. The renaissance era started in Italy after being conquered by the barbarian Teutonic tribes. Even though Italy’s government was in anarchy, their culture and faith grew stronger than ever. The renaissance spread a feeling of endless possibilities and potential from Italy to all over England. The renaissance era wa...
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