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Poetry

This guide will give you guidance in researching poets and poetry. Here you will find books located in the MS State Library, e-books, databases for scholarly resources, and legitimate online Web resources. Follow the tabs on the side to find what you nee

Renaissance (1485 - 1660 CE): Poetry

The exact dates of the Renaissance period can differ from one scholar to the next, but generally took place during from the late 15th to the early 17th century.  The sub-periods include: Early Tudor (1485-1558), Elizabethan (1558-1603), Jacobean (1603-1625), Caroline (1625-1649), & the Commwealth (1949-1660).  Literature of the Renaissance typically appeared in the poem and drama form.  Authors from this period, are often association with the rediscovery of the classics by the Greeks and Romans.  Well known writers of this period include, but not limited to, Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Sir Walter Raleigh, Edmund Spenser, and John Milton (http://www.online-literature.com/periods/renaissance.php).  Below are some Website that may help you in your research.

Reference Books on Renaissance Literature

Books on Renaissance Poetry

Books About Renaissance Poets

E-Books on Renaissance Poetry

Well-Known Poetry of the Renaissance