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World Literature 2 9/4/2013 4:30:00 PM Neoclassicism: founded its models in classicism  Man has limitless potential, he is not destined to do one thing from birth.  After neoclassicism came romanticism.  CHARACTERISTICS: o Delight in REASON o Reverence for ORDER o Distrust of innovation and invention o Believed the world design was centered around man.  “man is the center of the universe” o pragmatic theory of art: literature should be judged in terms of its service to man, not for frivolity.  Ex. Essays on… o Literature is meant to instruct and correct man; to appeal to reason, not emotion. o Essays, letters, satires, parodies o Deism: “the great clockmaker” o Symmetry and delight in design  TYPES OF LITERATURE: o Satire: literature manner that blends a literature attitude with humor and wit. They aim to improve society  Juvenalian: bitter, angry, points with contempt  Horatian: gentle, aims to correct o Mock Epic: burlesques the real epic by treating a trivial subject in the style of an epic.  (a real Epic describes actions consisting of great deeds with supernatural influence)  divided into books or cantos  catalogues/lists  supernatural “machinery”  “When you think of Neoclassicism, thing of balance, symmetry, baroque, and portraits in art.” RAPE OF THE LOCK:  Canto 1: o Belinda is from a privileged class as shown by her sleeping in late. o She receives a dream from her Sylph o Woken up by her “lapdog”, Shock o Dream warns that something bad is approaching (her hair being cut) o She ignores the dream o Arming of the hero = her putting on her makeup o Juxtaposes trivial and important things  Canto 2: o Baron builds an alter to love to help him get the lock of hair  Puts gloves, ribbons, etc (tokens of love)  Sylphs: Crispita, Momenta, Zepheretta 9/4/2013 4:30:00 PM Romanticism: early 1800s  CHARACTERISTICS: o Love of nature o Innocence of children o Freedom o Sympathetic interest in the PAST  Esp Medieval times o Mysticism: believed there were 3 stages to reach union with God o INDIVIDUALISM  Movement away from traditional verse to vernacular  Ex: Walt Whitman o Idealization of rural life o Enthusiasm for the wild, the irregular, and the grotesque o Unrestrained imagination o
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