what came before renaissance
medieval

when was the renaissance
late 16th to late 17th century

how did they access truth in renaissance
Beauty(art)
Knowledge (science)

when was enlightenment?
late 17th to late 18th century

how did they access truth in enlightenment?
reason

what does metaphysical mean
meta: after, physical: matter

what themes were in metaphysical poetry?
themes of afterlife through spiritual, through physical things

characteristics of metaphysical poetry
-wits
-marked by intellect
-god
-human experience