Renaissance Literature

Ceci told me you are starting to work on Renaissance poetry so our activity this week will focus on characteristic of that Literature movement and historical period.

Read about this interesting period:

Characteristics

Renaissance and Elizabeth I

Take notes about: 

Period it took place?

Where was it originited?

What changes did the Renaissance bring?

5 important characteristics as regards Literature?

Important writers?

Take your notes to your next classes with Cecilia. They are essential to understand the next set of poems you and Ceci will be dealing with soon!

 

 

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9 Responses to Renaissance Literature

  1. Bruce Donald says:

    1. Renaissance took place between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
    2. The impulse of this cultural rebirth came first from Italy. Already in fourteenth century in Italy the movement for a much fuller and freer intellectual life had begun.
    3. The Italian Renaissance was extremely influential in the areas of scholarship, art, architecture and music. The study of Humanism was born during the Renaissance in Italy, the word “human” became the most important word for the Renaissance followers, they called themselves “humanists”: this was a philosophy of education that looked back to the knowledge of classical Rome and Greece. It rediscovered much of the knowledge of that period and applied it again with another context. It placed humanity at the centre of all things, in art it broke away from the Church-dictated art of the past.
    4. Math, science and technology in Renaissance literature: Renaissance writers had a field day applying new scientific discoveries to their work in order to show off how they worked.
    Mythology and the classical tradition in Renaissance literature: It was reused the ideas of myths employed in the classic Greece.
    Queen Elizabeth in English Renaissance literature: As she was so popular, writers used her figure in their literature. Sometimes she was immortalized.
    Rise of the Merchant Class: A new social class was created due to the new explorations (America). These ones broke up into a feudalist society which was very structurized. As they had money, they started involucrating in the arts.
    Humanism in Renaissance literature: Humanism is the belief that humans are good and have got something to offer. The human body quickly became a metaphor in many pieces of art.
    5. John milton, William Shakespiere, Edmun spenser, phillips sidney and ben jhonson.

  2. Juan Landolfo says:

    1) The period of Renaisance took place between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

    2) It was first originated in Italy, but was rapidly spread through all European societies, being one of the most important transforming movements in all European history.

    3) The medieval society of scholasticism, feudalism, and chivalry got influenced and started to be part of a more modern world into the modern world. The Renassiance as a movement, had influence in education, art, architecutre, mathemathics and science. Also the philosophy changed. God lost importance, and eople started to believe that everything that happen wasnt because of god. A new study was born called humanism. This philosphy led to look back to the times of classical Rome and Greece. Knowledge of this period was reapplied.

    4) -Latin and Greek works started to be traduced.
    – The sonnet became popular in the Renaissance.
    – Literature and art of the ancient roman and greek societies was deeply studied and imitated.
    -The playwrites mixed things up, and put comedy and tragedy together, creating the tragicomedy.
    – Platons philosofy, which describes a different understanding of the world and life, was studied again, more deeply.

    5) One of the most important writers were William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, Christopher Marlowe and John Skelton.

  3. Tadeo Helou says:

    1) The Renaissance was movement which took place during the fifteenth and sixteenth century.
    2)This impulse where the medieval society was to be made over into the modern world came first from Italy.
    3) As I mentioned in the previous answer, this impulse by which the medieval society of scholasticism, feudalism, and chivalry was to be made over into the modern world. The Renassiance was a movement which had influence in education, art, architecutre, mathemathics, science. The philosophy changed. God was left a side and it was replaced by human beings. A new study was born called humanism. Humanity was placed in the middle of the action. This philosphy led to look back to the times of classical Rome and Greece. Knowledge of this period was rediscovered and reapplied.
    4)
    Math, science and technology in Renaissance literature: Renaissance writers had a field day applying new scientific discoveries to their work in order to show off how they worked.
    Mythology and the classical tradition in Renaissance literature: It was reused the ideas of myths employed in the classic Greece.
    Queen Elizabeth in English Renaissance literature: As she was so popular, writers used her figure in their literature. Sometimes she was immortalized.
    Rise of the Merchant Class: A new social class was created due to the new explorations (America). These ones broke up into a feudalist society which was very structurized. As they had money, they started involucrating in the arts.
    Humanism in Renaissance literature: Humanism is the belief that humans are good and have got something to offer. The human body quickly became a metaphor in many pieces of art.
    5)
    Shakespeare, William
    Middleton, Thomas
    Skelton, John
    Boccaccio, Giovanni

    Tadeo Helou

  4. Maria Mercedes Anelo says:

    1-Period it took place?
    The Renaissance tok place during The fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
    2-Where was it originited?
    It came first from Italy, at that time Italy was conquered in the fifteenth century by the barbarian Teutonic tribes. But some people in the north remained Latin in blood and character. By the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, further, the Italians had become intellectually one of the keenest races.
    3-What changes did the Renaissance bring?
    The Italian Renaissance was extremely influential in the areas of scholarship, art, architecture and music. The study of Humanism was born during the Renaissance in Italy, the word “human” became the most important word for the Renaissance followers, they called themselves “humanists”: this was a philosophy of education that looked back to the knowledge of classical Rome and Greece. It rediscovered much of the knowledge of that period and applied it again with another context. It placed humanity at the centre of all things, in art it broke away from the Church-dictated art of the past.
    4- 5 important characteristics as regards Literature?
    The playwrites mixed things up, and put comedy and tragedy together, creating the tragicomedy, to fullfill the audience’s demands. They were using again the Greek literature, paying attention to that Literature, and fixing it to the the right contemporary moment. Also writers used settings outside England and expressed the feeling of exploration of that moment
    5-Important writers?
    William Shakespeare
    Christopher Marlowe
    John Milton
    John Donne
    Ben Jonson

  5. Candela Zufriategui says:

    1- The Renaissance or New Birth was one of the three or four great transforming movements of European history; it took place during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

    2- The impulse of this cultural rebirth came first from Italy. Already in fourteenth century in Italy the movement for a much fuller and freer intellectual life had begun.

    3- This movement brought change in the medieval society of scholasticism, feudalism, and chivalry, so that it could be made over into what is called the modern world. During the Renaissance, a revolution in philosophy, science and mathematics dramatically changed arts and culture in Europe. Influenced by the humanists, Renaissance painters drew inspiration from ancient Greece and Rome. Thanks to newly improved knowledge of anatomy, Renaissance painters studied to create perfect proportions. Also, Scientists began to focus on practical observation instead of religious teachings.

    4- Characteristics:
    a) Math, science and technology in Renaissance literature: Renaissance writers had a field day applying new scientific discoveries to their work in order to show off how learned they were. But math, in particular, opened up new opportunities for writers. Poets used mathematical concepts to create new poetic forms of rhyme and rhythm.
    b)Mythology and the classical tradition in Renaissance literature: Since Europe was going through a cultural and artistic rebirth of sorts during the Renaissance, artists of that era looked back to the past in order to figure out how to move forward. Renaissance artists used classical myths as the foundations for their own, novel explorations of the major happenings of their era.
    c)Exploration in Renaissance literature: For playwrights, poets, and treatise writers, the exploration of the New World expanded the top of where they could go, literally. Renaissance writers tended to go away from reality, as they had an “I can now go and do whatever I like” attitude.
    d)Humanism in Renaissance literature: Humanism is the basic belief that humans are good and have got something to offer. Focus on the human also led to some experimentation with form and the idea of possible other worlds within our known world. The human body quickly became a central metaphor for just about everything,
    e)Queen Elizabeth in English Renaissance literature: She was so popular that writers used her figure in their literature. Even Edward Spenser even wrote a long, epic poem about her called “The Faerie Queen.” Other writers seemed to like the idea of immortalizing her.

    5- Some of the most important writers during this period were: William Shakespeare, Giovanni Boccaccio, John Milton,John Donne, Ben Jonson and Edmund Spenser.

  6. Julia Molmenti says:

    Renaissance Literature

    Period it took place?
    The fifteenth and sixteenth centuries are the period of the European Renaissance or New Birth, one of the three or four great transforming movements of European history

    Where was it originited?
    This impulse, came first from Italy.

    What changes did the Renaissance bring?
    the renaissance brought changes regarding the medieval society of scholasticism, feudalism, and chivalry.

    5 important characteristics as regards Literature?
    in the early Renaissance, particularly in Italy, writers focused mostly on translating and studying classic Latin and Greek works. Many writers attempted to take the styles of ancient writers like Aristotle or Homer and apply them to their own works. Literature of the Renaissance focused largely on religion, classic antiquity, scholarship and politics. Sonnets also became a popular style of poetry.

    Important writers?
    Some of the most famous Renaissance writers were William Shakespeare, Giovanni Boccaccio and Christopher Marlowe.

  7. Clara Burgio says:

    1. Renaissance took place between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries
    2. Renaissance came first from Italy
    3. During Renaissance, Italian people turned to the study of Greek literature and Greek life. Aristotle was again vitalized, and Plato’s noble idealistic philosophy was once more appreciatively studied and understood. Latin literature was also benefited from this movement and took on a far greater human significance. Renaissance also allowed the apparation of great artists, such as Lionardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo.
    4.
    a) Greek and literature were now deeply appreciated
    b) Aristotle was again vitalized
    c) Plato’s noble idealistic philosophy was once more studied
    d) Works of both literature and art became the significance of the whole spiritual life
    e) A lot of literature works were restored from forgotten recesses of libraries or from the ruins of Roman villas
    5. William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, Pierre de Ronsard

  8. abril Lopez says:

    1. Renaissance took place in the period of the The fifteenth and sixteenth centuries
    3.. development of linear perspective in painting, and gradual but widespread educational reform. it is best known for its artistic developments and the contributions of such polymaths as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, who inspired the term “Renaissance man”. Also there was a change in Humanist education, which was based on the study of poetry, grammar, ethics. Architecture changed a lot also.
    4. The writers of the Renaissance not only wanted to imitate art, they hoped to change reality through art. Also, the writers reflected a spirit of exploration that was going on throughout the world. Renaissance writers like Shakespeare brought settings to life beyond the English borders. Writers also believed in the art of ‘imitation,’ gravitating toward the Greek and Roman writers and writing styles.
    5. John milton, William Shakespiere, Edmun spenser, phillips sidney and ben jhonson.

  9. Valentina Liotti says:

    Period it took place?
    The periods in which it took place where the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries which are the periods of the European Renaissance or New Birth, one of the three or four great transforming movements of European history.
    Where was it originated?
    It was originated in Italy.
    What changes did the Renaissance bring?
    The Renaissance brought changes regarding the medieval society of scholasticism, feudalism and chivalry.
    5 important characteristics as regards Literature?
    Particularly in Italy writers focused on translating and studying classic Latin and Greek works. Many writers wanted to take the style of ancient writers such as Aristotle and Homer and apply them to their own works. Literature of the Renaissance focused largely on religion, classic antiquity, scholarship and politics. Sonnets also became a popular style of poetry.
    Important writers?
    Some famous writers from that time where William Shakespeare, Giovanni Boccaccio and Christopher Marlowe.

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