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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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Some of the most common themes in literature are overcoming adversity, crime does not pay and love conquers all. These themes resonate so much with readers that they appear throughout time, both in classic and modern for... 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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Modernist literature was known for its focus on the inner self and consciousness. It contrasted with the previously popular Romantic period of writing, which took a much less inward focus and dwelled on nature and existe... More »

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The Victorian era in literature is marked by a shift in the attitude of poets from relaxed to realism-oriented, as well as a shift in popularity from poetry to novels. Novels were granted the title of an art form, and bo... More »

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