Significance of Neoclassical Literature in English

In English literature the period between 1660 and 1798 is termed as the age of Neoclassical literature. The literature written in this period is classified into three parts - Restoration period, Augustan period and the Age of Johnson . A detailed study of it's characteristics help us to understand it's significance in the history of English literature in an effective way.

Significance of Neoclassical Literature in English literature

Order, accuracy and structure counts among the primary characteristics of neoclassical literature. By imitating the style of the Romans and Greeks, the writers of this period creats their literature piece with a beautiful blending of the 'new' and the 'classical' and therein lies the significance of this age in the history of English literature. 
In this era emphasis was given to logic and reason which make it an era of Englightenment in English literature. All these bears the significance of the Neoclassical Age in English literature.
With the advent of the Romantic age with Wordsworth's "Lyrical Ballads " the Neoclassical age came to an end in 1798.

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