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Victorian/Modernism Quiz (Honors English)
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Accession of Queen Victoria
Publication of Sonnets from the Portuguese by E.B. Browning
Publication of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Death of Prince Albert
The 2nd Reform Bill
The Boer Wars
Death of Queen Victoria/Accession of Edward VII
Publication of Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Foundation of the Abbey Theater (Dublin) by John Millington Synge
Publication of Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
World War I
Married women over 30 win the right to vote
Irish Free State was formed
Publication of the Waste Land
Publication of To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (Lord, no)
Abdication of Edward VIII/Accession of George VI
World War II
Death of George VI/Accession of Queen Elizabeth II/Birth of Ms. Cecil.
Founded by William Holman Hunt, John Everett, Millais, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, this group sought to recapture the innocence and beauty of Italian forms before Rapheal (master painter and high architect of the Italian Renaissance) in protest against what they saw as the prevailing "frivolity" of art of their day.
Work of fiction in which the thoughts, feelings, and motivations of the characters are of equal or greater interest than in the external action of the narrative.
Is a character whose telling of the story is not completely accurate or credible due to problems with the character's mental state or maturity
(Took place in the late nineteenth century) It was a rebellion against two different aspects of Victorian life: the proliferation of mass-produced stuff, often poor design, and the belief that the purpose of arts was to teach morality and virtue. "Art for arts sake"
A literary movement that developed in the middle of the 19th century in France and then spread like wildfire throughout the rest of Europe... It portrays the meaningfulness of ordinary life. "A reaction against romanticism."
Was a late nineteenth century movement in literarure that sought to portray common values of the ordinary individual as opposed to such movements as Romanticism and surrealism. This was an outgrowth of realism.
Describes a series of radical movements in literature. It encompasses the works of artists who rebelled against nineteenth century academic and historic traditions, believing that earlier aesthetic conventions were becoming outdated. It stated that there was no asbolute truth to things
A poem in the form of a speech, or narrative by an imagined person, in which the speaker inadvertently reveals aspects of their character while describing a particular situation [
"My Last Duchess"]
Is a term describing various styles of poetry that are not written using strict meter or rhyme, but are still recognizable by poetry. [Used in Ezra Pound's magnum opus and The Cantos]
A sonnet consisting of an octave rhyming abba abba and a sestet rhyming in various patterns
A four-line stanza in iambic meter in which the first and third unrhymed lines have four metrical feet and the second and fourth rhyming lines have three metrical feet
Stream of Consciousness
Is a literary technique, used primarily in poetry and fiction, which seeks to portray an individual's point of view by bringing the written equivalent of the character's thought processes, either in a loose interior monologue, or in to his or her sensory reactions to external occurrences [
"The Lady in the Looking Glass"]
The second longest monarch to rule England (for 64 years) Despite the people's concerns, she marries her first cousin Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Albert was very level-headed, surprising the civilians -- he helped to keep her from being too rash. When he died, she went into a long mourning that allowed the British constitutional monarchy to become the way it is in modern society.
Creator of the modern conservative movement in Britain; he was a statesman and literary figure that served twice as the prime minister. He is noted for his efforts in the passing of the Second Reform Bill, which allowed wage-earning (middle class) white men and farmers to vote. He's also known for his Jewish heritage, which was all sorts of rare at the time
Starting out living easily, his life turned upside down when he moved with his family to England. His father soon died, and he had to drop out of school to work. He does eventually go back to school and becomes one of the most influential realist writers; he gives most of the characters in his novels happy endings. (Somewhat unrealistic)
One cannot forget Emily and Charlotte, but one always forgets that there's a third sister named Anne.
George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)
an English novelist who was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, set largely in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological perspicacity. Victorian literature, particularly the novel, largely reflected the Victorian virtues of hard work, moral acuity and sober living. She represented an attempt to delve beneath bourgeois society and values into the psychological depths of her characters.
Particularly well known for his role in the aesthetic and decadent movements. He began wearing his hair long and openly scorning so-called "manly" sports, and began decorating his rooms with peacock feathers, lilies, sunflowers, blue china and other objets d'art. His plays include An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest. He was also the author of the novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Algernon Charles Swineburne
He was a Victorian era English poet. He was one of the founding members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Although, as a Pre-Raphaelite, he professed to be interested solely in the medieval and ancient classics, Swinburne was primarily influenced by the Elizabethan poets and playwrights such as William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson.
His works draw on the symbolism of the Romantics and the psychological acuity of the realist and modernist schools. Despite these affinities, He defies easy categorization. He saw in Western colonialism the failure of the "civilized world" to fulfill its moral responsibilities. He witnessed and then documented through his fiction how the "white man's burden," or the West's responsibility to the rest of the world, became clouded by selfish ambition through its quest for colonial domination.
D. H. (David Hubert) Lawrence
He was a controversial English writer of the twentieth century, and one of the most important writers in English Modernism. He was a prolific artist, with his output spanning novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, paintings, translations, literary criticism and personal letters. He is primarily remembered today for pushing the limits of what was acceptable in literary fiction; while other Modernists, like Joyce and Woolf, were content to radicalize the forms of literature, he was committed to expanding the range of literary subject-matter. In particular, he incorporated Freudian psychoanalysis, frank descriptions of sexuality, and mystical religious themes into his works that were quite shocking to the audiences of his time.
was King of Great Britain, Ireland, the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India from the death of his father, George V. Only months into his reign, he forced a constitutional crisis by proposing marriage to the American divorcée Wallis Simpson. Rather than give up Mrs. Simpson, he chose to abdicate, making him the only monarch of Britain, and indeed any Commonwealth Realm, to have voluntarily relinquished the throne. He is one of the shortest-reigning monarchs in British history, and was never crowned.
was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from December 11, 1936, until his death. He was the last Emperor of India (until 1947) and the last King of Ireland. He was not expected to inherit the throne and spent his early life in the shadow of his elder brother, Edward. He served in the Royal Navy during World War I, and after the war took on the usual round of public engagements. He married Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923, and they had two daughters, Elizabeth (who succeeded him as Queen Elizabeth II) and Margaret.
At the death of their father in 1936, his brother ascended the throne as Edward VIII. However, less than a year later Edward expressed his desire to marry the twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson. For political and religious reasons, the British Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, informed Edward that he could not marry Mrs. Simpson and remain king. So, Edward abdicated in order to marry. By reason of this abdication, unique in 2000 years of British history, he ascended the throne as the third monarch of the House of Windsor.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-born, he delved into the problems of a changing society even before the Edwardian age. Blending realism with witty satire, he evoked laughter while prodding theatergoers to think about social issues such as class prejudice, the role of women, etc.
Formed part of the Bloomsbury set. He portrayed the clash of British and Indian cultures in his most famous novel, A Passage to India
W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden
was an English poet and one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. Younger than William Butler Yeats and T.S. Eliot, the two titans who had dominated English turn-of-the-century verse, he assimilated the techniques of these and the other modernists, becoming a master of poetry that was both rigorously formal and radically new.
George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair)
was a British author and journalist. Noted as a political and cultural commentator, as well as an accomplished novelist, he is among the most widely admired English-language essayists of the twentieth century. He is best known for two novels written toward the end of his life: the political allegory Animal Farm (a fable ridiculing communism) and the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Assisted in the introduction of imagism; he was an American expatriate, poet, musician and critic who was a major figure of the modernist movement in early twentieth-century poetry. Combining an extensive knowledge of literary history with an eye toward modern experimentalism and acting as an instigator, patron, and formidable author in his own right, he laid the foundation for almost all the new directions poetics would take on in the twentieth century.
W. B. Yeats
He was an Irish poet, dramatist, mystic, and public figure. He is considered among the most influential figures in early twentieth-century English verse and regarded by some critics as among the greatest poets in the English language.
He revolutionized the form and structure of both the short story and the novel. In the Dubliners, he presents a group of realistic short tales about working class life in Dublin. He tried to have each story achieve what he called an epiphany
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