The Song of “Auld Lang Syne”

History of English Literature II Subjects
What is the meaning of "Auld Lang Syne", it's mean as "Days Lang Ago"
The Song of “Auld Lang Syne”
(Days Lang Ago)
      This song was created on pre-romanticism period in history of English literature. This song has strong relation with French revolution and Elizabeth age, because this song is reflected about social condition in that period. People were missed to the Elizabeth age and were felt disappointed with the aim of French revolution. And French revolution is not expected as social dream.

  1. Why this period popular as Tennyson period
  Because, the popular writers in this period is known as Tennyson brother. That is Frederick and Charles, Both of them is a greater poet in that period. The greater Charles Tennyson’s poems is “Sonnets, Old and New”, published in 1880.

  1. What are the characteristics of literary works at this time?
            The literature of the Victorian Period is characterized by self-conscious melancholy and aestheticism, but it also saw the beginnings of the modernist movement. Victorian poetry tends to be pictorial, and often uses sound to convey meaning.

  1. There are many contribution of lower class to literary works at this time, brief
            Lower class in this period has strong influence to the characteristics of literary works in Victorian period. The condition of lower class has inspired the writers to write about the life of lower class in industrial age of England. Some of literary works have the theme the humanity to lower class.

  1. What is the meaning of industry revolution in this age and what is the impact to the society
      The meaning of industrial revolution has great impact to the Europe country especially to the England people. Industrial revolution means that, the changing of the way of working by using human power to mechanically. And the impact to the society is urbanization and the rise of new gorgeous people. Many people come to the city to work in industry and the change of land for cultivation to the land for industry.
  1. Why did Puritarism and Victorian age arise to this period?
            Because puritarism period is appear in Victorian age. The puritarism is means that the religious movement back to the pure religion. And puritarism is the effect of social condition in Victorian age. The society condition such as did gain the legal right to their property upon marriage, the right to divorce, and the right to fight for custody of their children upon separation. And the puritarism is arising to change those.

  1. Historian commonly divided the period to 3 parts, mention
      That are early Victorian, mid-Victorian and later period.
            The early Victorian period (1830–48) saw the opening of Britain’s first railway and its first Reform Parliament, but it was also a time of economic distress. The mid-Victorian period (1848–70) it was a time of prosperity, optimism, and stability. And the later period (1870–1901) the costs of Empire became increasingly apparent, and England was confronted with growing threats to its military and economic preeminence.


  1. I have always wondered why we sing this song and where it came from. Thanks Ridha

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