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Some characteristics of Puritan literature are: limited atonement, original sin, irresistible grace and unconditional election. A Puritan writer's main focus was to glorify God and show reverence for the Bible. More »

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In literature, a theme is a common thread or main idea that is repeated throughout a literary work. The theme of a novel or story is the major message that organizes the entire work. The theme may be expressed overtly, b... More »

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The coming-of-age tale, the epic journey, the fall from grace and the revenge story are some of the many recurring themes in literature. Most scholars can name over 100 common themes throughout history and they remain ea... More »

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The major beliefs of Calvinism can be summarized in five points: total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace and perseverance of the saints. These points are typically remembered by the... More »

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Some of the most prominent characteristics of Dark Romanticism include an emphasis on human fallibility along with the embodiment of terrifying themes and symbols and the exploration of psychological effects regarding gu... More »

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Philippine literature is typified by Ladino poems and the religious and secular dramas held on various religious holidays or following someone's death. It is heavily influenced by the arrival of the Spanish in 1565. More »

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An appreciation of emotion, an artist's unique spirit, a reverence for nature and a skepticism about human society are all characteristics of Romantic literature. These characteristics are all a sharp shift from the Neoc... More »

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