a period of time after the romantic period. it focused on self and consciousness as well as alienation of the individual due to increase in capitalism; it affected literature by making 1st person format and stream of consciousness common. Virginia Woolf is a big example
Time period that focused on challenging the establishment, individualism, and glorification of the past; It affected literature by causing a focus on originality so that readers could focus and connect to the protagonist in the story. Example is Shelly's Frankenstein
aka medieval times; caused by the age of discovery; Literature during this time, were often told as a tale because most people were not literate. example Chaucer
a poem that has 14 lines; the first 8 set up a problem generally and the last six propose a solution; The soldier was kind of an example of this.
a secondary tale that is told in the main story in order to provide the framework for the reader; example is Canterbury tales with the pilgrimage introduction
written in letter form usually or any series of documents; it can add realism to a story with the personal touch of a letter; example is frankenstein