Brit Lit exam: Romantic Period
Terms in this set (30)
The speaker's questions "who made thee?" sugest that the subject is who?
the creator of the Lamb
Blake emphasizes the horror of children's lives as chimney sweepers by using the contrasting images of what?
black and white
In "The Chimney Sweeper" from songs of Innocence, the author symbolizes the loss of innocence in these lines with the...
shaving of Tom's head
What are the boys in Tom's dream able to play on the green plain?
an Angel unlocks the coffin that traps them
In the first stanza of "The Lamb" the speaker suggests that the lamb has everything it needs as well as the...
knowledge of who created it
The boy in "The Chimney Sweeper" in songs of experience suggests that his father sold him because the...
father was unable to care for the child
"The Chimney Sweeper" in songs of experience , Blake is critical of the church and government for...
turning their backs on the social evils of poverty
the 'howling storm" in the sick rose emphasizes that the worm is
the coffin in "The Chimney Sweeper" in songs of innocence most likely symbolizes
the boy's difficult lives as sweepers
"The Chimney Sweeper" in songs of experience, blake most likely uses the church to symbolize...
powers that oppress the weak
the speaker in the sick rose conveys a sense of loss because the
worm destroys the health of the rose
What idea do both chimney sweeper poems express?
some parents fore their children to work
the irony of Tom's dream is that
death alone will free him from his miserable life
T/F romantic poets preferred city settings over rural ones
T/F romantic poetry depicts the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the city
T/F the industrial revolution created harsh living conditions and working conditions for the urban poor
T/F romantic poetry expresses the belief that nature can overcome the woes of an industrialized life
T/F William Blake was a visionary
T/F romantic poets believed that nature had transforming powers
T/F the end of the 18th century was marked by peace and prosperity
T/F the french revolution had little to no impact on England
T/F the romantic period is said to have began with the publication of William Blake's Songs of Innocence
T/F The Romantics were disinterested in political and social events
T/F the romantics valued reason over emotion
T/F England was the first nation to experience the effects of an Industrial Revolution
T/F The misery and poverty concurrent with the Industrial Revolution were justified by an economic policy called laissez-faire
T/F the French Revolution began with the storming of Bastille prison
T/F Romantic literature is dominated by poetry
T/F the estates general in France was compromised of the clergy, nobility, and bourgeoisie
Compare songs of innocence and experience Chimney Sweeper poems
I:Tom gets Hope from and angel to keep pushing through, white hair and he shaves it to keep him pure and innocent
more happy to be there
E: his hope is gone because his parents left him in clothes of death, starts out as a blemish in white snow, not as happy because his parents left him to work and live on his own
same: comparisons of black and white, tom is still a working boy, he struggles in both