Study Notes on ENG 352: Selected Works in English Renaissance and 17th Century Poetry
ENG 352: Selected Works in English Renaissance and 17th Century Poetry examines some of the lyrics, sonnets satires and pastorals written poets from Thomas Wyatt to John Donne. Among the authors included for study are Marlowe, Shakespeare, Ben Johnson, Sheldon, Sir Philip Sydney and metaphysical poets. The epic mode and classical humanism of Edmund Spencer and of John Milton shall also be discussed. Background knowledge of the Renaissance art and worldview to general philosophy of the period shall be needed to facilitate analysis of variations of style and subject matter of the poems.