Dryden is the Father of Modern English Criticism. was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who was made England’s first Poet Laureate in 1668. He introduced the term “Metaphysical Poetry”. By criticizing Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” he wrote a drama “The Enchanted Island” He is called “Glorious John” by Sir Walter Scott
The Indian Emperor: A famous Tragedy
Mac Flecknoe: A satirical Poem
The Hind and the Panther: is an allegory in heroic couplets.
Absalom and Achitophel: A poetic political Satire, The poem is an allegory
All for love: A Heroic Tragedy, Written in Blank Verse
Quotes of John Dryden:
1. They think too little who talk too much.
2. We first make our habits then habits make us.
3. Jealousy is the proof of love.