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Every Literary Movement in the History of Literature Summed Up in a Single Sentence

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The problem with literature is that there’s so much of it. Books go back a long time (like at least ten or fifteen years, I’m thinking), and if you’re a student taking an English class, you’re supposed to be familiar with basically all of them.

But that’s impossible. Allow us, then, to suggest an alternate strategy: you fake it. The following literary movements and periods span whole centuries, numerous cultural milestones, and multiple historical turning points, but we have taken the liberty of reducing them all to a single sentence. This should be more than sufficient to convince your teacher you actually did the reading. So, without further ado...

OLD ENGLISH IS FIRST UP!

This slideshow was originally published in November 2016

Topics: Books
Tags: books we love, genres, classic literature, funny lists, taking ap lit? here's your cheat sheet, writing styles

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