English 102-06 Final Exam
Terms in this set (53)
using a part to represent the whole
giving human characteristics to non-human things
under the moon
a fourteen line poem in iambic pentameter
playing hard to get
a comparison of two things using "like" or "as"
a comparison of two things not using "like" or "as"
maker of women's hats
laymen of the church- not clergy
worthless sediment at the bottom of a liquid-
property belonging to the church
front of a boat
twin sister of Helen of Troy and wife of Agamemnon
to lock away as if in a nunnery
history repeating itself in 2000 year cycles --shaped like tornados , the tale of on in the mouth of another.
King of Troy
Greatest Greek general
weeds that look like young wheat
to seize the day
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.... I should have been a pair of ragged claws scuttling across the floors of silent seas.
T. S. Elliot "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
I agonize over every small decision in my life, and I wish I had been born a crab with only instincts.
As virtuous men pass mildly away...So let us melt and make no noise. It were profanation of our joys to tell the laity our love.
Donne "A Valediction forbidding Mourning"
As Christians clergy, we should not exaggerate our grief because it is hypocritical to what we preach to our congregation.
And yet I think my love as rare as any belied with false compare.
Shakespeare "My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun"
My love is just as beautiful as any other woman whose' beauty is lied about by other poets in their courtly love sonnets.
If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Shakespeare /"Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds Admit Impediments" True love is defined by Shakespeare in this sonnet.
Except you enthrall me, never shall be free, nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.
Donne/ "Batter My Heart, Three Personed God/"The persona can never be free or pure unless God attacks his sinful human nature.
Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. or does it explode?
Hughes "Dream Deferred" What happens to a dream put off too long—does it end in violence?
As I gain the cove with pushing prow, and quench its speed in the slushy sand.
Browning/"Meeting at Night"/Alliteration to heighten the reader's senses regarding a man sailing up to a beach.
Again the guns disturbed the hour, roaring their readiness to avenge as far inland as Stourton Tower, and Camelot, and Starlit Stonehenge.
Hardy "Channel Firing" War has been with mankind since before recorded history.
An aged man is but a paltry thing: a tattered coat upon a stick.
Yeats "Sailing to Byzantium" Old bodies decay long before their minds.
The burning roof and tower and Agamemnon dead.
Yeats /"Leda and the Swan"/Questions if Leda had some premonition at the conception of her daughters of the world changing destruction they would cause.
And they, since they Were not the one dead, turned to their affairs
Frost "Out, Out" Coldly states there are only two choices at the death of a loved one—die also or go on with life.
Until everything was rainbow, rainbow, rainbow! And I let the fish go.
Bishop "The Fish" Angler is inspired by the heroic nature of a battle worn fish
There trembled through his happy good night air, some blessed hope of which he knew and I was unaware
Hardy "The Darkling Thrush" The persona hopes there is hope for the future of the British Empire at the beginning of the 20th century.
The grave's a fine and private place, But none, I think, do there embrace
Marvell "To His Coy Mistress" Don't play hard to get, no body makes out in the grave.
Something there is that doesn't love a wall...good fences make good neighbors.
Frost "Mending Wall" His neighbor believes in the old fashioned notion that good manners dictate maintaining fences.
There interposed a fly, With blue, uncertain, stumbling buzz Between the light and me; And then the windows failed, and then I could not see to see.
Dickenson "I Heard A Fly Buzz" The persona expects to see Christ upon her death but sees a blow fly instead.
One short sleep past, we wake eternally, and death shall be no more; death, thou shall die.
Donne "Death Be Not Proud" paradox that one day death shall die
Beauty is truth, truth is beauty,- that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
Keats "Ode ON a Grecian Urn" The eternal truth on earth can only be seen through beautiful things.
And malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man...
Houseman "Terence , This is Stupid Stuff" Beer can explain life better than the poet Milton in "Paradise Lost" but only to the ignorant.
This grew; I gave commands. There she stands as if alive.
Browning "My Last Duchess"/ insane duke describes his murder of his former wife
Since then--- 'tis Centuries---and yet Feels shorter than the Day I first surmised the Horses' Heads Were towards Eternity---
Dickenson "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" The persona, who is dead, realizes death is never ending.
She clawed through bits of glass and brick, Then lifted out a shoe. "O, here's the shoe my baby wore, But, baby, where are
Randall The Ballad of Birmingham"/desperate mother searches through the bombed church for the body of her murdered child.