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Enlightenment poetry
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During the 17th and 18th centuries, the two philosophies of empiricism and rationalism transformed society. This era, often called the Age of Enlightenment, was characterised by the rise of scientific thought and the belief in the power of human reason. Even poetry was affected, as rationalism became the dominant spirit even in poetry. Thinkers used poetry as a mechanism to examine ideologies or make arguments, as with Marvell's defense of a 'carpe diem' love-life (To His Coy Mistress) or Swift's "The Logicians Refuted".

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