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Brit Lit Semester Exam Review

tribes that invaded britain during the 5th century and influenced our language
the canterbury tales is written in...
middle english
william of normandy invaded and conquered england in...
first census
domesday book
geoffery chaucer is buried in...
westminster abbey
used to diagnose illness
language of upper class after battle of hastings
reduced europes population by 1/3
language of lower class after battle of hastings
courtly love, oath of loyalty
in WOB tale, why is the knight called to the court of king arthur?
he raped a maiden
he must go find what women must desire
why does the WOB digress to the story of midas?
she explained how women cannot keep a secret and to elaborate on a common sterotype
what is the answer in the riddle in the WOB tale
women most desire power
what choice is the knight given by his new wife in the WOB tale?
the woman can stay old and faithful or young and unfaithful- he chooses the right thing
in the pardoners tale, why do adam and eve lose paradise?
eve is gluttonus
how does the pardoner achieve personal gain from his tale?
people believe he is against all of the sin he speaks of and buy his relics
it instills fear into the pilgrims regarding their salvation.
order of the feudal system
how did the feudal system lead to conflict between church and state
king believed he was above the pope, but pope has been on top for a long time and believed he should stay in rule.
where does the tale begin?
Tabard inn
whose shrine are they visiting
thomas a' beckett
what was chaucer's position other than a writer
justice of peace
elected to parliament
why does milton think that his poetry will surpass others
his muse is truly divine
his subject is divine
milton's purpose is..
to justify the ways of god to man
satan's tragic flaw
satan will use a method other than ______ to challenge god
satans place in hell is called
beelzebub's name literally means
lord of the bees
which fallen angel raises the flag after the rebels reassemble and is often depicted as a goat?
what does satan do when we beings to address to re-armed fallen angels
he weeps
who says "to be weak is miserable"
what is the double meaning of fruit
literal food
the product of something
what is the double meaning of mortal
who is the shepherd on mt. sinai
sea monster in the bible (very demon-like)
why does satan feel that being in hell is better than heaven
because he can rule in hell, and he only serves in heaven
milton compares the fallen rebel angel to..
beginning of book 9; satan is portrayed as:
a mist
which character would be described as wily?
eve wishing to work on her own in eden results in:
a lover's quarrel
the "patriarch of mankind" is
how does satan being tempting eve?
desire to cause harm
eve's tragic flaw
being easily persuaded
adam's tragic flaw
his love for eve
why is the serpent the "most fit vessel" for satan?
snakes are very subtle and sneaky, he also uses it as an excuse to how he could reach the fruit of the tree.
book 9 muse
urania: greek goddess of the heavens and stars (also represented as the holy spirit)
book 1 muse
the holy spirit
milton dedicated his life to
poetry and scholarship
milton initially studied to become a ___________ but felt that __________
clergyman; tyranny had invaded the church
themes of paradise lost
good vs. evil
fall of man
idea of temptation
greek term meaning the mind is a battle field for good and evil sources
Whoso List to Hunt
-speaker is a man in love
-literally: having an affair
-figuratively: a hunter trying to catch a female deer
sir thomas wyatt
-brought petrachan sonnet to england
-starts elizabethan tradition
edmund spencer
-closely associated with royals
-not liked by the irish
-unrequitted love
-fire is the speaker
-he grows hotter as she grows colder
-overcomes and alters the course of nature
sonnet 75
-a man in love with a woman
-tries to immortalize their love by writing her name in the sand, but the sea washes it away, so he writes about her in poetry
sonnet 29
-desires 4 things (friends, hope, literary ability, power)
-self pitty
sonnet 73
-3 metaphors: autumn, twilight, dying embers
-he is older
-breathes life into his love
sonnet 116
-statements about love
-idealistic (disney love)
-true love = no flaws
-lighthouse (guidance)
-if this is all true, no one has ever been in love
sonnet 130
-statements about love
-atypical of a love sonnet
-all physical
-not sensual or beautiful
-he loves her anyway
sir walter raleigh
convicted of treason under king james, and spend 15 yrs. in prison at the tower of london. he is a very powerful writer.
christopher marlowe
went to cambridge, successful spy for queen elizabeth, playwright, died in a bar fight.
the passionate shepherd to his love
-wants to come live with his love
-promises her things that he cannot afford
the nymphs reply to the shepherd
-1 yr. later response to marlowe
andrew marvell
went to cambridge, political man, bachelor
to his coy mistress
-urgency, carpe diem
-he will love her forever
-its a waste to take virginity to the grave
-his desire will burn up
-time is eating him up, sex is the cure
to the virgins, to make much of time
-herrick (ironic b/c he was a priest)
-carpe diem
-telling women they should get married
-if you don't marry while you're young, you'll be forever alone
robert herrick
london, graduate of st. johns, priest, never married
john donne
couldn't get a degree because he was catholic, oxford at 11 yrs. old, lots of money
death be not proud
-john donne
-defiant love
-death is personified as something that can beaten
-death shouldn't be proud because sleep gives us pleasure
-death has little power
-shouldn't be proud because its not eternal
sir john suckling
royalist, gambling problem, some poems are elegant conversation
why so pale and wan, fond lover?
-asking a friend why he looks sick
-why he is quiet and not talking to her
-he should forget her if she won't love him
to althea, from prison
-freedom of love
-freedom of alcohol
-freedom of speech
-even though he is imprisoned he can still think and dream
on my fist son
-ben johnson
-wrote the poem after the death of his oldest son (7)
-the child has escaped aging
-he will be more careful with those he loves so much
-his son is the best creation (piece of poetry)
song to celia
-ben johnson
-he is thirsty for this woman
-she returned his wreath (unrequited love), but her breathing on it gave it eternal life.
the lamb
-william blake
-like a song
-youth and innocence
-lamb of god = jesus
the tyger
-william blake
-poems written after experiencing harshness in life
-central question: what immortal being could create this form?
-did God make this evil thing?
-bysshe shelley
-he is a travler and has gone to a land where there once was ancient civilizations
-rudyard kipling
-if you follow the advice, you will become a man and have an amazing life