The Neo- Classical Age: (1660-1780)
From Dryden’s maturity to Dr Johnson’s death.
(1660-1780) (also called Classical /Augustan Age -
the Age of Reason and good sense )
Special features: Dignified language for poetry, man as the
theme of poetry, observance of poetic justice – i.e. virtue
rewarded and vice punished , preservation of order, balance ,
harmony and correctness.
Notable Writers : John Dryden, Alexander Pope ,Johnson,