English Literature Trivia

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Identify the work from the following line: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

Pride and Prejudice

Identify the work from the following line: "Happy families are all alike, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

Anna Karenina

A harsh critic of Victorianism, this Norwegian playwright revolutionized drama with works like Hedda Gabler and A Doll's House.

Henrik Ibsen

6)Count Rudolphe and the artist Léon carry out doomed love affairs with the tragically romantic title heroine in this novel by Gustave Flaubert.

Madame Bovary

6)He is the partner of the Duke in Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn."

KING

"He that steals my purse steals trash ... but he that filches from me my good name steals that which not enriches him and leaves me poor indeed." These lines are spoken by what green-eyed villain from Othello ?

Iago

Mentor, Stentor, or Aeolus - which of these Homeric characters has passed his name into English to mean any loud voiced messenger (herald) ?

Stentor

The famous line "Death be not proud" is from the poem "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" by what English poet of the 1700s?

Thomas GRAY

Gremio and Hortensio are courting Bianca, who cannot marry until her older sister finds a husband. Later works based on the story include the opera Sly, the musical Kiss Me Kate, and the movie 10 Things I Hate About You. Name this Shakespeare comedy in which Petruchio weds the stubborn Katerina.

The Taming of the Shrew

His works include The Heroines, a series of imagined letters from mythological women to their lovers, The Sorrows, written in exile near the Black Sea, and The Festivals, which has given us insight into the Roman calendar. Name this classical poet better known for works like The Art of Love and Metamorphoses.

Ovid

The definitive collection of them was compiled by Phaedrus during the 1st
Century C.E., and had an immense impact of later writers, including France’s
Jean de La Fontaine. It is unclear, however, whether their purported author
ever existed. Name these short tales which include The Fox and the Grapes and
The Tortoise and the Hare.

Aesop's Fables

This is a poem written in praise of an object or animal, usually a metaphor, such as the Grecian Urn.

Ode

3.He was the first American to earn a bust in the Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey. He taught foreign languages at both Bowdoin (bow-DWAN) College and Harvard, but by 32 he published the anthology Voices of the Night, while his Ballads contained the poem "The Village Blacksmith." Name this American poet of Evangeline and The Courtship of Miles Standish.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Unlike its Shakespearean counterpart, it puts new thoughts on lines 5 and 12, and the last lines, 13 and 14, do not rhyme.

Petrarchian sonnet

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