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LIT/235: Survey of English Literature to 1798

Early 17th Century and Jacobean-Puritan Era

Holy Bible

John Milton

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Patterned on Greek and Roman classics, yet achieving a voice of its own by defying the strict dictates of classical subject matter, Milton’s epic poem is a masterpiece of monumental proportions.

Ben Johnson

John Donne

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John Donne is most renowned of the metaphysical poets and explores various forms of love through his poetry: divine, sexual, and platonic. In "The Good Morrow" he conveys complete sexual love.

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