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1 The Augustan Age Kristlee Cruz, Kristine Noza, Desaree Renaud, Shawn Sta Ines

2 The Augustan Movement Also called the Neoclassical Age and the Age of Reason Started with King George I Took place mainly in the 18th century Poets often wrote long poems that were considered to be mock epics Usually based on classical Roman or Greek forms Was during the reign of Caesar Augustus Named for the "Golden Period" in Roman Poetry Started at the end of the Restoration Era and ended with the death of Alexander Pope Long verse narratives or mock epics, often satirical and imitate classical models

3 Augustan poets

4 Literary Techniques couplets: a two-line stanza, usually with end-rhymes the same end-stopped: a line with a pause at the end. Lines that end with a period, comma, colon, semicolon, exclamation point, ect. allusion: a reference in a work of literature to something outside the work, especially to a well-known historical or literary thing imagery: the images of a literary work

5 Alexander Pope May 21, 1688 “ May 30, 1744 Born in London Knew Greek and Latin by 12 Never had official schooling. He learned by reading, studying, and writing poetry. FAMOUS WRITINGS His translation of the Iliad and Homer's the Odyssey. Essay's on Man Rape of the Lock

6 Epistle To A Lady Nothing so true as what you once let fall, Most Women have no Characters at all. Matter too soft a lasting mark to bear, And best distinguish'd by black, brown, or fair. How many pictures of one Nymph we view, All how unlike each other, all how true! Arcadia's Countess, here, in ermin'd pride, Is there, Pastora by a fountain side. Here Fannia, lerring on her own good man, And there, a naked Leda with a Swan. Let then the Fair one beautifully cry, In Magdalen's loose hair and lifted eye, Or drest in smiles of sweet Cecilia Shine, With simp'ring Angels, Palms, and Harps divine; Whether the Charmer sinner it, or saint it, If fllay grows romantic, I must paint it.

7 Joseph Addison BACKGROUND INFO: May 1, June 17, 1719 an English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician enjoyed writing letters received his education from the Queens College, Oxford o met Richard Steele o found interest in Augustan writing founded The Spectator Magazine with Steele NOTABLE WORKS: An Address to King William (1695) An Account of the Greatest English Poets (1694) After Namur Pax Gulielmi (1697)

8 An Account of the Greatest English Poets Long had our dull forefathers slept supine Nor felt the raptures of the tuneful Nine Till Chaucer first, the merry bard, arose And many a story told in rhyme and prose But age has rusted what the poet writ, Worn out his language, and obscur'd his wit; In vain he jests in his unpolish'd strain, And tries to make his readers laugh, in vain. Old Spenser next, warm'd with poetic rage, In ancient tales amus'd a barb'rous age; An age that yet uncultivate and rude, Where'er the poet's fancy led, pursu'd Through pathless fields, and unfrequented floods, To dens of dragons and enchanted woods. But now the mystic tale, that pleas'd of yore, Can charm an understanding age no more; The long-spun allegories fulsome grow. While the dull moral lies too plain below. We view well-pleas'd at distance all the sights Of arms and palfreys, battles, fields, and fights, And damsels in distress, and courteous knights; But when we look too near, the shades decay, And all the pleasing landscape fades away.

9 Jonathan Swift Born on November 30, 1667 in Dublin, Ireland. Notable works: Gulliver's Travels's (1726), A Tale of a Tub (1704), and "A Modest proposal" Father died a few months before he was born and his mother left to go to England, leaving him with his relatives. Studied at Kilkenny Grammar school and at Trinity College in Dublin. Went to England because of King James II, realized his great talent for satire. During the reign of Queen Anne swift visited London, making a name for himself as a talented essayist. Great friend of Alexander Pope, a fellow satirist. Victim of Meniere's disease, which affect balance and hearing. Died in October 1745.

10 A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed Of Bridewell and the compter dreams, And feels the LAsh, and faintly sscreams; Or, by A faithless Bully Drawn, At some Hedge-Tavern Lies in Pawn; Alone, and by no Planter courted; Or, near Fleet-Ditch's oozy brinks, surrounded with a Hundred Stinks, Belated, seems on watch to lye, Corinna in the Morning dizen'd Who sees, will spew; who smells, be poision'd.

11 John Dryden Born on August 9, 1631 and died on April 30, 1700 Eldest child in a family of 14 children Went to Westminster Academy as a king's scholar under Richard Busby and started to to publish writings at the age of 18 Wrote many different types of literature for many famous people Was a playwright, prose writer, poet, and dramatic author Also a literature translator and critic Buried in the Poet's Corner at Westminster Abbey FAMOUS WORKS Marriage A-La-Mode (Play and Poem) Religio Laici (1682) Annus Mirabis (1667) The Assignation, or Love in a Nunner (1667)

12 Marriage A-La-Mode (1661) Why should a foolish marriage vow, Which long ago was made, Oblige us to each other now When passion is decay'd? We lov'd, and we lov'd, as long as we could, Till our love was lov'd out in us both: But our marriage is dead, when the pleasure is fled: 'Twas pleasure first made it an oath. If I have pleasures for a friend, And farther love in store, What wrong has he whose joys did end, And who could give no more? 'Tis a madness that he should be jealous of me, Or that I should bar him of another: For all we can gain is to give our selves pain, When neither can hinder the other.

13 Writing Prompt: 1 Select a line or so from an epic poem or play that you find especially memorable. Write an essay in which you identify the line or the passage, explain its relationship to the work in which it is found, and analyze the reasons for its effectiveness.

14 Writing Prompt: 2 In literary works a symbol can express an idea, clarify meaning, or enlarge literal meaning. Pick a poem that focuses on one symbol, write an essay analyzing how that symbol functions in the work and what it reveals about the characters or themes of the poem.

15 Writing Prompt: 3 Select a poem from the Augustan Age that analyzes the common themes of criticism on human behavior and the baroque metaphysical observation on human frailty. Use literary devices to support your evidence. Do not merely summarize, avoid plot summary.

16 Quiz 1. What century was the Augustan age? 2. Which Augustan poet had developed Meniere's disesase? 3. What quote inspired Alexander pope to write "To a lady" ? 4. Which poet founded Spectator magazine? 5. What was the main point of John Dryden, "Marriage A-La- Mode?" EXTRA CREDIT!!! What does 'A-La-Mode' mean?

17 Answer key: 1. 18th century 2. Jonathan Swift 3. "Most women have no character at all" 4. Joseph Addison 5. Marriage isn't good if it's only for pleasure EXTRA CREDIT!!!! With ice cream :)

18 Resources poetry.htmlhttp://eliseapengl.blogspot.com/2009/04/augustan- poetry.html


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