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English
Course
English 1022E
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Semester
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English 1020E Tuesday February 72012MacFlecknoe 1678John Drydenrestoration periodDryden dominated restoration period in EnglishComparable to John Milton TS ElliotMiddle class livingWrote successful plays for a livingFirst methodical modern critic of English languageConverted to Roman Catholicismo1688 caused him to be stripped of official officesoAntiCatholicismCoffee house cultureDrydena member of high court as Poet Laureateesteemedmingled with nobility and royaltyLong benchescreates larger tighter communityencouraged discussion debate exchange of art and knowledge as well as gossipgossip prevalentnasty side gave birth to MacFlecknoe poembased on literary f
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