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Here Is Every Western Literary Movement in History Summed up with Single Sentences

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Are you a history and literature buff?

Well, whether you do (and will know what we’re talking about here and probably feel a bit superior about the whole thing) or don’t (who has time for that stuff, anyway?) there’s a good chance you’ll get a chuckle out of these “layman’s” summaries of histories literary movements.

Courtesy of World Circus.

Please. Enjoy.

Old English

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Middle English

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Elizabethan

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Jacobean

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Late Renaissance

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Age of Enlightenment

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Sturm und Drang

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Romanticism

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Victorian

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Transcendentalism

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Gothic Literature

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Post-Colonialism

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Literature of the Absurd

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Realism

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The Beat Generation

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The Lost Generation

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The Harlem Renaissance

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Modernist

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Surrealism

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Post-Modernism

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Magical Realism

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There you have it – don’t you feel smarter now? I know I do!