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Poets: Laureates, Social, and Commercial

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

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Published Online:
September 2017
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eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

There were three poets laureate in the last decade of the century: John Dryden, Thomas Shadwell, and Nahum Tate, all of whom had begun their careers writing for the stage. Poets active during this ... More


Paradise Lost and English Mock Heroic

Anthony Welch

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Tracing early forms of Miltonic parody, travesty, and burlesque from Dryden to Pope, this chapter argues that the period’s mock-heroic responses to Paradise Lost were closely tied to the fortunes of ... More


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