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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens
December 1, 1860 - August 3, 1861

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen
January 28, 1813

Jekyll and Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson
January 5, 1886

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde


figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable


a work in which humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule is used in order to expose or criticize the stupidity or vices of something or someone


the place and time in which a story takes place


what happens in a story


a recurring and pervasive idea in a work of literature

3 "I"s of Romantic Lit

intuition, imagination, individualism


the use of things that represent or stand for something else beyond the literal meaning


reference in a work of literature to a prior work of literature


vivid and descriptive language


two seemingly contrary things existing at the same time

Romantic Poets

Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats

William Blake

Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience, The Lamb, The Tyger, The Chimney Sweeper, The Nurse's Song

William Wordsworth

The Solitary Reaper

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan

Lord Byron

She walks in beauty, When we two parted

Percy Shelley


John Keats

On Seeing the Elgin Marbles, La Belle Dame sans Merci, Ode on a Grecian Urn

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