← AP Lit Poetry Exam Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Lord Byron
- a recurrence of the accent/stress
- b run on sentence in poetry, continue on past the end of the line
- c telling a story; ballad
- d two unaccented - one accented (compreHEND)
- e Romantic poet; celebrated in life for aristocratic excesses including huge debts, numerous love affairs, and self-imposed exile; described by Lady Caroline Lamb as "mad, bad and dangerous to know"; travelled to fight against the Ottoman Empire in the Greek War of Independence, for which Greeks revere him as a national hero.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Romantic poet; helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with the 1798 joint publication Lyrical Ballads; huge advocate for nature
- Modernist poet; work is noted for its stylistic and technical achievements, its engagement with moral and political issues, and its variety of tone, form and content; central themes of his poetry are love, politics and citizenship, religion and morals, and the relationship between unique human beings and the anonymous, impersonal world of nature.
- Transcendentalist poet; poems feature a typographically exuberant style, with words, parts of words, or punctuation symbols scattered across the page, often making little sense until read aloud, at which point the meaning and emotion become clear; understood the importance of presentation, and used typography to paint a picture with some of his poems.
- accented - unaccented (FOOTball)
5 True/False Questions
rising meter → accented to unaccented (trochaic/dactylic)
falling meter → unaccented to accented (iambic/anapestic)
transcendentalism → Modernist poet; introduced a new style of writing utilizing both common speech of the time and very obscure allusions; using obscue allusions which were hard for the common people to follow; wrote about things that concerned him, specifically having to do with the post-war attitudes many people had. He wrote about death, loss, and spiritual recovery which for the most part are still of concern today.
Modernism Era → a complex artistic, literary and intellectual movement that originated in the second half of the 18th century in Europe; a revolt against aristocratic social and political norms of the Age of Enlightenment and a reaction against the scientific rationalization of nature.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge → Romantic poet; a founder of the Romantic Movement in England; best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner;