The Enlightenment was an age marked by strong reverance for logic and reason.
The Enlightenment was characterized by reason and logic. It was time of many great philosphers and was filled with scientific discoveries such as those of Issac Newton and other physicists and chemists.
Literature in the Enlightment was often popularized in the forms of books and informational papers and pamphlets. Much of the literature of the time was characterized by themes of social upheavel and political satire. Going along with the theme of the enitire Enlightenment movement the literature was often written with the purpose of logic and reason, not merely just for pleasure.