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Celtic Revival

Entertainment / Literature / Celtic Revival: A literary movement involving increased interest in Welsh, Scottish, and Irish culture, myths, legends, and literature.. It began in the late 1700s and continues to this day. Thomas Gray's Pindaric od MORE

Common Measure

Entertainment / Literature / Common Measure: Also called common meter, common measure consists of closed poetic quatrains rhyming ABAB or ABCB, in which the lines of iambic tetrameter (eight syllables) alternate with lines of iambic trimeter (si MORE

Cavalier Poets

Entertainment / Literature / Cavalier Poets: A group of Cavalier English lyric poets who supported King Charles I and wrote during his reign. The major Cavalier poets included Carew, Waller, Lovelace, Sir John Suckling, and Herrick. They largely MORE

Cavalier Drama

Entertainment / Literature / Cavalier Drama: A form of English drama comprising court plays that the Queen gave patronage to in the 1630s. Most critics have been underimpressed with these plays, given that they are mostly unoriginal and written MORE

Bradshaw Shift

Entertainment / Literature / Bradshaw Shift: Not to be confused with the Great Vowel Shift, the Bradshaw Shift is a suggested alteration to the order of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, one which differs radically from the manuscript tradition. Chauc MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Deconstruction: An interpretive movement in literary theory that reached its apex in the 1970s. Deconstruction rejects absolute interpretations, stressing ambiguities and contradictions in literature. Deconstruction MORE