Literary Periods 1600-1950
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"rebirth"; following the Middle Ages, a movement that centered on the revival of interest in the classical learning of Greece and Rome
A movement in the 18th century that advocated the use of reason in the reappraisal of accepted ideas and social institutions.
19th century artistic movement that appealed to emotion rather than reason
a philosophy that requires humans to go beyond (transcend) reason in their search for truth. it assumes that an individual can arrive at the basic truths of life through spiritual insight if he/she takes the time to think seriously about them.
Artistic representation that aims to present life accurately, objectively, and honestly, without sentimentality or idealism
A nineteenth-century literary movement that was an extension of realism and that claimed to portray life exactly as it was.
A cultural movement embracing human empowerment and rejecting traditionalism as outdated. Rationality, industry, and technology were cornerstones of progress and human achievement.
A philosophical approach that emphasizes the inevitable dilemmas and challenges of human existence.
a pessimistic way of seeing the world. Nothing has any meaning since in a billion years it won't have mattered anyway
the belief that human beings exist in a purposeless, chaotic universe, and that one can rebel against this by creating their own meaning
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