esto es una prueba de una chuleta You know you love me
I know you care Just shout whenever, And I'll be there You want my love You want my heart And we would never, ever, ever be apart Are we an item? Girl quit playin' We're just friends, What are you sayin'? Said there's another as you look right in my eyes My first love, broke my heart for the first time And I was like Baby, baby, baby ooh Like Baby, baby, baby noo Like Baby, baby, baby ohh I thought you'd always be mine (mine) Baby, baby, baby ohh Like Baby, baby, baby noo Like Baby, baby, baby ohh I thought you'd always be mine (mine) Oh oh For you, I would have done whatever And I just can't believe we ain't together And I wanna play it cool But I'm losin' you I'll buy you anything... Continue reading "Prueba 1" »
The alliterative revival (second part of the 14th century)
Two English dialects:
South East: Chaucer. The Canterbury Tales
oLangland. Piers Plowman
oAnonymous. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Chaucer wrote in an alliterary form of his own regional English that of the South East midlands. As this was the English of London and the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, this was the dialect that became established as the literary norm in the end. The basis of modern SLE (Standard Literary English)
Thats why Chaucers work is reasonably accessible to the modern reader.
Other works of the time are those associated with the West of England which in the 14th century saw a revival of an alliterative poetry which combined native English, alliterative... Continue reading "Evolution of drama" »
Some people call it pre-renaissance
1066 - Edward the Confessor à Harold à William the Conqueror (1066-1087)
1095 - the Crusades
In 1066 Edward the Confessor dies and Harold, the queens brother is proclaimed king. William, duke of Normandy invaded England and Harold was killed in the Battle of Hastings, so William became king of England.
William ordered the publication of the Domesday Book, which was a record of land holdings. The important thing of the book is that it is a most similar of a book of census.
Henry I à Stephen
1170 - Thomas à Becket
Richard I The Lionheart
Henry I was king of England and he died with no son and his daughter Matilda was proposed as queen, but in the end it was
Scottish Independence - (1305 William Wallace killed. 1314 Battle of Bnnockburn)
The Hundred Years War (1339-1453):
-The House of Valois
- The House of Plantagenet (or Anjou)
The Black Death (c.1348)
1377 - Death of Edward III à Richard II
John Wycliff and the Lollards - The Heretico Camburendo
The Peasants Revolt (1381). Watt Tyler (trade unionism)
In 1314 in the Battle of Bannockburn Scotland became independent from England, and the king was Robert the Bruce I.
The Hundred Years War starts in 1339. Edward III wants to be the king of England and France because the roots of them were in the Normans and in the Jutes.
In the year 1348 there was the Black Death. It affected all Europe, and between the 30% and the 60% of the population
THE FINNESBURH FRAGMENT
It is a fragment of 500 lines incomplete both at the beginning and at the end. The hero Hengest has been identified with the leader who let the first Germanic Settlers in England so it was probably very interesting for an Anglo-Saxon audience, but a good fortune more of this story is included in a digression on Beowulf.
The fragment shows joy in a physical combat under heroical code. Theres also an effective use of direct speech and rapid descriptions.
It consists of two parts of about 30 lines each and its main interest is that it offers evidence of the popularity of Germanic heroes from the continent among the Anglo-Saxons.
We can say that religious poetry flourished in Northumbria in the 8th century.... Continue reading "Historia literatura" »
The protestant reformation was a movement that had profound implications. It seemed to reject the medieval form of Christianity.
Martin Luther, a German monk, reacted against Church corruption of the type depicted for example by Chaucer in the Canterbury Tales.
Many Catholics like Erasmus de Rotterdam wanted to reform the Church from within. However, Luthers disagreements with the Church, ultimately let him to challenge some of the most fundamental doctrines of the Church which led him to break away from the Catholic Church in protest, thats what they are called Protestants.
The reformation had significant political ramifications because it split Europe into protestant and Catholic countries which often went to war with each... Continue reading "Reformation" »
410 AD à The Romans left Britain
1066 AD à The Battle of Hastings
Between these years Britain was governed by Germanic people. They were the founders of British culture.
1.I century B.C.: Celtic tribes à Britons (Caledones, Trinovantes, Catavellauni…)
2.The Roman Conquest (43 AD - 410 AD)
3.The Germanic Invasions (V century)
The most relevant were the Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Vikings. They were from Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden…There were very little cultural differences among them.
The language was basically the same, but there were many dialects. They didnt have a separate national identity; they considered themselves to be part of Germania. They have a common set of heroes that they
Early plays from 1589 to 1593
Henry VI, Part one (H)
Henry VI, Part two (H)
Henry VI, Part three (H)
Titus Andronicus (T)
The comedy of errors (T)
The two gentlemen of Verona (C)
Richard III (H)
Plays from 1593 to 1598
Loves Labours Lost (C)
A Midsummer nights dream (C)
Richard II (H)
Romeo and Juliet (T)
King John (H)
The merchant of Venice (C)
Henry IV, Part one (H)
Henry IV, Part two (H)
The merry wives of Windsor (C)
Plays from 1598
Much ado about nothing (1598) (C)
Henry V (1599) (H)
Julius Caesar (1599) (T)
As you like it (1600) (C)
Hamlet (1600) (T)
Twelfth Night (1602) (C)
Troilus and Cressida (1602) (C)
Alls well that ends well (1603) (C)
Measure for measure (1604) (C)
Othello (1604) (T)
King Lear (1605) (T)
Macbeth (1606) (T)
The rise of Middle English (end 11thcentury - end 12th century)
The Norman Conquest marks the beginning of the Medieval Period of the English History. The literary tradition inherited from the Anglo-Saxons will be completely transformed because England became an extension of Northern France.
A new Norman French elite came to England and have controlled of the government and cultural life. The English language was marginalized and no significant literature survived in English from the end of the 11th century to the end of the 12th century.
The English that began to emerge as a literary language at the end of the 12th century has been labeled Middle English by scholars to illustrate the very clear differences between it and Old English. This English... Continue reading "The beginnings of english: old and middle english 600-1485" »