This period, prior to the seventh century, at least, had oral literature. A lot of the prose during this time was a translation of something else or legal, medical, or religious in nature
OLD ENGLISH ( Anglo -Saxon)
period sees a huge transition in the language, culture, and lifestyle of England and results in what we can recognize today as a form of “modern” (recognizable) English.
This period, prioritizer the work of many people in special Elizabethan age where the central topic is Drama and the end of the English Civil War and the restoration of the Stuart monarchy.
THE NEOCLASSICAL PERIOD
The Neoclassical period is also subdivided into ages, including The Restoration , The Augustan Age and The Age of Sensibility, in this period was developed the theater, drama, comedi, neoclassicism, a critical and literary mode, and the Enlightenment.
The time period ends with the passage of the Reform Bill (which signaled the Victorian Era) and with the death of Sir Walter Scott. American literature has its own Romantic period, but typically when one speaks of Romanticism, one is referring to this great and diverse age of British literature, perhaps the most popular and well-known of all literary ages
THE ROMANTIC PERIOD
THE VICTORIAN PERIOD
This period is in strong contention with the Romantic period for being the most popular, influential, and prolific period in all of English (and world) literature.
The themes and subject matter tended to be rural or pastoral in nature, treated delicately and traditionally rather than with passion or with experimentation.
THE GEORGIAN PERIOD
The modern period traditionally applies to works written after the start of World War I. Common features include bold experimentation with subject matter, style, and form, encompassing narrative, verse, and drama.
THE MODERN PERIOD
The postmodern period begins about the time that World War II ended.Poststructuralist literary theory and criticism developed during this time.