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Unit 3 Romantic and Victorian Poetry

Elizabeth Barrett Browning is best known for her sonnets. True or False


The Victorian Age of England is named after the queen who ruled from 1837 to 1901. True or False


Most Victorian writers looked to the past, hoping to cure society's problems through history. True or False


Victorian conduct was based on the virtues of self-reliance, industriousness, temperance, piety, propriety, and moral simplicity. True or False


The Lyrical Ballads were first published in _____. (1776, 1798, 1880, 1832)


In "It Is A Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free," Wordsworth speaks to his son, whom he teasingly called "Childe Harold." True or False


The author of Lyrical Ballads is _____. (William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge, both men, neither man)

both men

Tennyson juxtaposes cold, gray stones, which symbolize grief or sadness, and the fisherman's children playing, which symbolizes carefree happiness, in "Crossing the Bar." (True or False)


"Tintern Abbey" was written by _____. (Wordsworth, Coolridge, Shelley, Ruskins)


Which of the following traits belong to the Byronic hero? Select all that apply (proud, emotional, socially isolated, simple, highly rational, restrained)

proud and socially isolated

Which of the following was Percy Shelley's inspiration for "Ode to the West Wind"? (a thunderstorm, a hurricane, a blizzard, none of these)

a thunderstorm

Elzabeth Barrett Browning's fame as a poet came only after she married Robert Browning. (True or False)


"Beauty is eternal truth" _____.( is the theme of "Ode to a Grecian Urn", is a theme for all of the Romantics, is Wordsworth's philosophy, none of these)

is Wordsworth's philosophy

To which of the following does Shelley compare the clouds in the sky in "Ode to the West Wind"? (a sheep's wool, paint splattered all over the canvas, the hair of a mad woman, none of these)

the hair of a mad woman

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