POETRY

WHAT IS POETRY?

In this article you will learn the basic considerations in the study of poetry. Poetry, as we have indicated in the foregoing Unit, is considered the most ancient of the three major genres of literature. Accordingly, we […]

POETRY

CHAUCER’S POETRY

INTRODUCTION Geoffrey Chaucer is regarded as the father of English literature. This is so because it is sometimes argued that the greatest contribution that his work made to English literature was in popularizing the literary […]

POETRY

WHAT IS RENAISSANCE?

Renaissance came immediately after the Middle Ages. Renaissance cut across the whole of Europe beginning from Italy. Till today, most poets still pattern their works after Renaissance poetry. This unit simply examines what Renaissance is […]

POETRY

ELIZABETHAN ENGLISH POETRY

INTRODUCTION The Elizabethan period (1558 to 1603) in poetry is characterized by a number of frequently overlapping developments. The introduction and adaptation of themes, models and verse forms from other European traditions and classical literature, […]