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Published on February 15, 2008

Author: mikemull

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The 17th Century: Revolutions, Demotions, and Re-evaluations The Scientific Revolution, the opening of the New World, and the Reformation forced people to re-evaluate human nature, the purpose of human life, and even reality itself.

The Scientific Revolution, the opening of the New World, and the Reformation forced people to re-evaluate human nature, the purpose of human life, and even reality itself.

New Metaphors New realities require new metaphors-- of exploration, discovery, and imaginative association between very different things.

New realities require new metaphors-- of exploration, discovery, and imaginative association between very different things.

Conceit These shocking new metaphors are called conceits. A conceit is an extended metaphor. Conceits often explore the shocking similarities between an idea and an object that, at first glance, has nothing to do with the idea.

These shocking new metaphors are called conceits.

A conceit is an extended metaphor.

Conceits often explore the shocking similarities between an idea and an object that, at first glance, has nothing to do with the idea.

“Metaphysical” Poets The "metaphysical poets," led by John Donne, experimented with these new metaphors, and influenced a generation of poets who reacted to the changes in their world in vehement and even violent ways.

The "metaphysical poets," led by John Donne, experimented with these new metaphors, and influenced a generation of poets who reacted to the changes in their world in vehement and even violent ways.

Cavaliers and Puritans Some, like the Cavaliers, embraced the new-fangeldness of the age; others, like the Puritans, yearned for certainty and truth in tradition and spirituality.

Some, like the Cavaliers, embraced the new-fangeldness of the age; others, like the Puritans, yearned for certainty and truth in tradition and spirituality.

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