The Classical Age is rightfully regarded as the age of writing and logic. This period's literary goals are more suited to the growth of prose than poetry. The prose writings of the time contain much reasoning ability on the part of their authors.
The Renaissance Age is when poetry becomes popular again. It is also called the "Age of Reason" because people started using their brains instead of their eyes to understand nature and the world around them.
The Scientific Revolution was when reason became important again after the Middle Ages. Science began as a body of knowledge based on logic and experiment, rather than authority or tradition.
Modern Age is when science became important again after the Scientific Revolution. Technology has been growing rapidly since then, with many inventions happening only recently. Modern scientists continue to use their brains and tools to ask new questions about our universe and explore its secrets.
The eighteenth century is also known as the Augustan or Neo-classical era. The 18th century is also regarded as the "period of prose and reason" because its writing grew from deep roots in reason and intelligence, making it sarcastic, didactic, and critical. Poetry during this time was considered old-fashioned and out of date.
In England, the Augustan age began with the accession in 1714 of George I and ended with the death of George III in 1820. In America, it started with the election in 1796 of John Adams as president and ended with the death of Thomas Jefferson in 1826. Both countries went through a period of political unrest during this time, but America's war with Britain prevented them from trading ideas back and forth like they could have done had they been friends.
In France, the age of Louis XIV was called the "age of poetry and prose." It began in 1661 with the death of Charles IX and ended with the death of Louis XVI in 1793. During this time, literature in all forms became more important than ever before. Writers such as Boileau, Voltaire, D'Alembert, La Rochefoucauld, and others came up with new ways to express themselves creatively.
Reason and intelligence were important factors in creating great writings during this time.
Because of the amount of brilliant writers who worked during the Elizabethan period, including Shakespeare, Marlowe, Spenser, Kyd, and Jonson, the Elizabethan period was dubbed the "Golden Age." Poetry and theater thrived at the period. High-quality art was also part of popular culture during this time period.
Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. He created some of the most enduring characters in literary history, including Othello, Romeo, Hamlet, and Macbeth. His plays are still performed on stage today.
Marlowe was a famous poet, playwright, and journalist who lived from 1554 to 1593. He was one of the first authors who tried his hand at both tragedy and comedy. His work often included violent scenes with bloodthirsty villains and battles between good and evil. However, he also wrote poems about love lost and found.
Spenser was an Irish poet, philosopher, lawyer, courtier, and soldier who lived from 1452 to 1520. He is best known for his poetry which includes allegories, moral essays, and religious songs. One of his poems, "The Faerie Queene," tells the story of a knight who fights evil in a fantastical world.
Kyd is regarded as the father of British crime fiction.