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Humanism came to be applied to the revival of Classical Literature. In the Elizabethan age, the scholars revived the old classical knowledge of Greek and Latin language and gave birth to a new culture. This is humanism. People of that time, especially scholars show great interest in ancient Greek art and literature.
Protestantism refers to the faith, methods, and practice of the protestant church of England separating from the Catholic church. It was a revolt against the corruption of the church of Rome. Many causes like political, economic, social, religious, etc. played a vital role to happen the breach of Christian belief.
Aphorism is a concise statement that expresses a truth or principle. It is the terseness of the sentences that the writers follow. Francis Bacon is the master of aphorism.
It is an ism in which the people follow strict moral and religious values. John Milton was a puritan writer.
The seventeenth-century up to 1660 was dominated by Puritanism and it may be called the puritan Age or the Age of Milton, who was the noblest representative of the puritan spirit. The puritan movement in literature may be considered the second and greater Renaissance marked by the rebirth of the moral nature of man. However, in the Age of Renaissance despotism was still the order of the day and there was fanaticism in politics and religion. The puritan movement stood for the liberty of the people from the shackles of the deposited ruler as well as the introduction of morality and high ideals in politics. Thus it had two objects personal righteousness, civil and religious liberty. In other words, it aimed of making men honest and free.
The exercise of absolute power, especially in a cruel and oppressive way.