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Department
English
Course
ENG2106
Professor
James Brooke- Smith
Semester
Winter

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- Mock Epic Perceived inability of modern world to produce great national epic due to cultural decline. - Iambic pentameter Aline of 10 syllables, broken into 5 feet (a unit of two syllables, the first unstressed, the second stressed). - TheAncients Authors who thought that best art, culture, and philosophy lay in the past. They thought that modern authors should translate ancient works and use them as models for their own writing and thinking. Pope and Dryden both published best-selling translations of the Odyssey and the Aeneid. - The Moderns Argued that their own age had made significant progress. They pointed to Shakespeare, Milton, Newton, and the scientific revolution as examples of progress in human civilization. - Coterie Writing Writing that is intended for circulation amongst a circle of friends, rather than publication on the open market. - Scientific Revolution th th Late 17 and 18 C Britain was
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