Sons of Ben
This was a nickname for the Cavalier poets of the 17th century. The name is derived from the name of one of the Cavalier's predecessors, Ben Jonson (author of "Drink to me only with thine eyes").
Literally translated, this means "seize the day". This should automatically be associated with the Cavalier poets.
These poets use themes of loyalty to the king, love, and honor.
This man was the author of "Why So Pale and Wan?"
Why so Pale and Wan
In this poem by John Suckling, the speaker chides a young man for thinking too much of a young woman's love. The young man has evidently been rejected, and the speaker exclaims, "If of herself she will not love;/nothing can make her./The devil take her!"
To Althea, From Prison
This quintessentially Cavalier poem by Richard Lovelace uses extensive prison imagery to explore the theme of personal freedom, love, and honor
Stone walls a prison do not make
A famous line from "To Althea, from Prison", by Richard Lovelace
The author of "To Lucasta, going to the wars"
To the Virgins, to make much of time
This poem contains these lines: "Gather your rosebuds while ye may..."
"Then be not coy, but use your time,/and while you may, go marry!"
To His Coy Mistress
Poem by Andrew Marvell containing these images: "Amorous birds of prey"
"..then worms shall try your long preserved virginity..."
The purpose of this major English epic is, in the author's own words, "to justify the ways of God to man..."
John Bunyan and John Milton are examples of this group of writers during the 17th century
"When I consider how my light is spent" is a reflection on this author's blindness.
The protagonist of Paradise Lost
John Milton's lack of belief in this doctrine separates him from his fellow Puritan writers
Satan's palace in hell
Coined the term "latinate"
The protagonist of John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress"
The Celestial City
Christian's destination in "Pilgrim's Progress"
House Beautiful and Vanity Fair
Two locations in "A Pilgrim's Progress" that are now the titles of popular American magazines
Andrew Marvell, John Donne, and George Hubert
A transitional writer whose themes are very Cavalier while his style is decidedly metaphysical.
A concrete poem by George Herbert (the text is shaped like the title of the poem)
A seduction poem by John Donne which plays on confusion caused by the similarities between the medieval 's' and 'f' and makes commentary on some of the ridiculous clerical practices of the day
This poem by John Donne contains the quotes:
"No man is an island."
"All mankind is of one author and is one volume."
Writer of the somewhat bitter, angry poems "Go and Catch a Falling Star" and "The Apparition"
A Modest Proposal
A work by Jonathan Swift which is a prime example of 18th century writing.
Jonathan Swift grew up here
The Rape of the Lock
This work by Alexander Pope was a mock-epic written entirely in closed (or "heroic") couplets - it was based on true events
Essay on Man
This work by Alexander Pope was written in couplets and divided into sections called "epistles"
Author of Samuel Johnson's biography (Scottish)
This type of literature is written without the intention of publication; also known for "elliptical writing"
The Diary of Samuel Pepys
A work that mentions a showing of Romeo and Juliet, the great fire of London, and the estimated number of deaths due to the plague
English author of Robinson Crusoe and Journal of the Plague Years
A Journal of the Plague Years
An extremely detailed description of the difficulties in London in 1665, written by Daniel Defoe though he was only five years old at the time
The Tattler and The Spectator
The names of Addison and Steele's newspapers
"To Free a Slave", a moral work about the ownership of other humans, was by this author.
composed an English dictionary largely based on his personal opinions (this was NOT the first English dictionary ever compiled)
A style of poetry popular during the Victorian period (example: "My Last Duchess")
My Last Duchess
A poem by Robert Browning in which the speaker admits that he had his past wife killed.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"Sonnet 43", which includes these quotes:
"I love thee to the depth and breath and height/my soul can reach..."
"I love thee with the passion put to use in its old grief..."
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways..."
...was written by this author.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
This sickly and invalid writer was her father's favorite before she eloped with her husband,
Charlotte Bronte and Charles Dickens both belong to this era.
This traitor's death became him- his execution led to the naming of Macbeth as Thane of Cawdor
This character's death, along with the escape of his son, marks the climax of the play Macbeth
Elizabethan and Jacobean
Shakespeare writes during which two eras?
Macbeth can't say this word after killing Duncan because he's cut himself off from goodness
Macbeth plans to eradicate this character AND his family line
Malcolm and Donalbain are the sons of this character
The first apparition Hectate shows Macbeth: says "Beware of Macduff"
The second apparition Hectate shows Macbeth: says "none of woman born should harm Macbeth"
crowned child holding a tree
The third apparition Hectate shows Macbeth, says that Macbeth won't be vanquished until Birnam would comes to Dunsinane
This future king pretends he has no kingly qualities to test Macduff's faithfullness to Scotland
The leader and organizer of the Romantic movement; also poet laureate of Britain for a time; elevated ballads to an art form
1st Generation Romantics
William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge
The Rhime of the Ancient Mariner
A poem by Samuel Coleridge in which a wedding guest encounters an old seaman who tells him the story of his eternal punishment
This Pre-Romantic poet had two collections: "Songs of Innocence and Experience" and "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell". He wrote "The Blossom", "The Tyger" and "The Lamb", and "London" (social justice).
An unfinished poem by Samuel Coleridge- very trippy
A poem by Percy Shelley, addressing the equalizing power of death by describing the tomb of an ancient king isolated and worn away by the sand
2nd Generation Romantics
Percy Shelley, George Byron, and John Keats
An anthology of poetry by Samuel Coleridge and William Wordsworth that helped launch the Romantic movement
To a Skylark
A romantic poem by Percy Shelley
An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
This Pre-Romantic poem was written by Thomas Gray
To A Mouse
A Pre-Romantic poem by Robert Burns, a Scottish poet, in which the speaker concludes that mice are better off than humans, as they need not worry about the future
A series of poems by William Wordsworth about a little girl from the country
The World is Too Much with Us
A poem by William Wordsworth in which he observes that people are so caught in the ruts of their lives that they're missing beauty and nature- they're "out of tune"
Composed Upon A Westminster Bridge
A POSITIVE poem about London (change of pace) by William Wordsworth- he relishes the slow naturalness of the wakening city as the sun rises
Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey
A poem by William Wordsworth in which he returns to a place he hasn't seen in five years and knows that it's not the same as it was when he last visited, but that he will cherish the memory of its former glory forever
When I Have Fears
A poem by John Keats addressing his misgivings about dying
She Walks in Beauty
A romantic love poem by George Byron- very impressionistic
This term for London, originally used in Gray's "An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard", is later used in the title of a novel by Thomas Hardy
Disapproved of by most Romantics, ESPECIALLY Percy Shelley
Banquo's son, who escapes the murderers hired by Macbeth
The Feast of Fertility is also known as this in Julius Caesar
The scene from Julius Caesar in which farce is used (1) as comic relief and (2) to entertain the "groundlings"
The scene from Macbeth in which farce is used (1) as comic relief and (2) to entertain the "groundlings"
This character orchestrated many of the crimes at the beginning of Macbeth, but by the end was driven mad by guilt; Macbeth says "Out! Out brief candle..." after being told of the death of this character
Mrs. Dakin's word for deception, or wearing a mask
This writer's "The Passionate Sheperd to His Love" shares the sentiment expressed in Elvis's "It's Now or Never"
Sir Walter Raleigh
This author's "The Nymph's Reply to the Sheperd" voices a skeptical woman's response to "The Passionate Sheperd to His Love"
Dylan Thomas, the author of "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night", used this kind of poem.
True/False: D. H. Lawrence can be read on a psychological level, a sexual level, and a literal level.
This poem by Rupert Brooks states, "If I should die, think only this of me: That some corner of a foreign field will be forever England."
Age of Auden
Another term for the Modern Age
William Butler Yeats
This poet is associated with the Irish Renaissance. (FULL NAME)
Yeats makes allusions to this American author in "The Lake Isle of Innisfree".
This is the author of "Dulce et Decorum Est."
This author uses animal imagery and violent diction in his poem "Thistles".
A. E. Housman
This is the author of "When I Was One and Twenty".
This poem by Matthew Arnold makes allusions to Sophocles.
A poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson containing the words, "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
author of "The Follower" and "The Call"
D. H. Lawrence
This author wrote "The Snake" and was influenced by Joseph Conrad.
This man wrote "The Darkling Thrush"
This woman wrote "Not Waving, But Drowning"
In this poem, the speaker decides to sail away from home, like the Seafarer from Anglo-Saxon poetry.
The literary movement of which Thomas Hardy was a significant part ("Romanticism on steroids")
Far from the Maddening Crowds
Thomas Hardy wrote this novel and stole his title from "Elegy in a Country Churchyard."
The Man He Killed
This poem uses dialect and simple, condensed speech to question war. ("nipperkin")
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
This poem uses light and dark as symbols for life and death.
repetition of words in the beginning of a line
blake, gray, burns: what literary era can they be categorized in?
mary shelley wolstonecraft
first super feminist
london = life
1. no bias, 2. puts them in their own timeperiod, 3. covers whole life
3 elements of a good biography
homeric, pindaric, irregular:
bildungsroman, fablieu, picaresque
german/french/spanish story forms
suckling, lovelace, herrick, marvel
4 cavalier poets
samuel johnson's patron
dryden is what type of poet?
"sons of ben"
george herbert and john donne are this kind of poets
the omniscient, omnipotent character in paradise lost.
God the Son
character in paradise lost. defeats satan in war in heaven. speaks on adam and eve's behalf.
character in paradise lost. enemy of God and humans. father of sin, father and grandfather of death.
sin and death
characters in paradise lost.keep gates of hell. build bridge over chaos to join hell and earth.
character in paradise lost. rules over unformed matter with which hell was created. disorder.
character in paradise lost. "as if God" archangel. prophet of future events. leads other angels.
character in paradise lost. "medicine of God" narrator of war in heaven and creation
character in paradise lost. "fire of God" decieved by satan, who gets directions to earth
character in paradise lost. "servant of God" faithful to God when urged to rebel by satan. withstands all.
character in paradise lost. "strength of God" chief guardian of paradise until after the fall. discovered satans influences in eves dreams
character in paradise lost. "lord of the flies" satan's 2nd in command
character in paradise lost. "king" desperate revenge against God
character in paradise lost. "wickedness" eager for luxury and ease and sloth
in paradise lost. "riches" material goods
character in paradise lost. "founder of metals" architect of pandemonium
adam and eve
character in paradise lost. the heros. the protagonists. mother and father of humanity.