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Renaissance Unit Study Guide
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Who wrote one of the first English Translations of the Bible in the 1520s and the 1530s?
This monarch commissioned court performances from a group of actors:
This is known as a time when people showed "renewed interest in science, art, and all learning," and it helped England and Europe "transition" from the middle ages into the modern era.
Which poem has paradoxes in lines 4 and 14?
Death be not proud
Which poem's speaker is describing a woman he cares about and being very realistic about her looks?
The poem was Sonnet 130
Why was Thomas More executed?
Because he opposed the kings divorce
John Donne and Andrew Marvell wrote this type of poetry:
They wrote a metaphysical
How many lines does a sonnet have?
The sonnet has 14 lines
What Italian writer made the sonnet famous?
The Italian writer Thomas Wyatt
This person helped spark the Protestant Reformation in 1517.
Martin Luther helped
In Holy Sonnet 10, lines 9-10 death is specifically personified as a __________, powerless and under the control of other forces ("fate, chance, kings, and desperate men").
Which poem has this main idea? Love is so powerful that it can defy the laws of nature.
The poem was Sonnet 30
This monarch "supported a flourishing period of cultural achievement:"
It was Elizabeth I
We studied poems by three different authors; name at least one of those authors. First and last name.
William Shakespeare and Francesco Petrarch
This was a movement supporting the idea that human beings can achieve greatness on their own abilities (as opposed to having everything controlled by God).
In "Death Be Not Proud," does the speaker want to glorify death and show readers that death is something powerful?
Yes it is
How did William Shakespeare achieve financial success and security?
He achieved it by having part of ownership in an acting with company and theatre
In the Renaissance, did writers believe poetry should fit expected forms and patterns? And did poetry almost always rhyme?
Yes and Yes
One of the main ideas of sonnet 130 is that many poems idealizing a woman's beauty are exaggerated and false. True or false?
What is the irony found in the last line of Holy Sonnet 10?
Death will die soon
In Holy Sonnet 10, Donne minimizes death by saying it is really comparable to and not much more significant than what?
rest and sleep; two things that gives us pleasure
In "On My First Son', what has happened to inspire Jonson to write this poem?
his son died
"On My First Son", in line 10 when Jonson mentions his "best piece of poetry", what is he referring to?
the best thing he had created
"On My First Son", what is the mood of this poem?
melancholy, emotional, bitter
"Song: To Cecilia", what is the speaker trying to accomplish? How does this turn out?
trying to get a girl; didnt work
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