British Literature Final Exam

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Chaucer
Father of English Poetry
Mallory
Father of Le Morte d' Artur
Macduff
Part of Prophecy
Bede
Father of English History
Beowulf
Anglo-Saxon Epic
Fleance
Escaoed the Murderers
Macbeth
Villan & hero
Beowulf
Hero/ Deliverer
Hrothgar
Good Rulers of the Danes
Wiglaf
Helped Beowulf
Hygelac
Ruler of Geats
Rudyard Kipling
Beast Fable
Herot
Mead Hall
Unferth
Envious Dane
Canterbury
Site of Martydom
Shallot
Island of Medieval Fable
Sutton Hoo
Archeological Site. Anglo Saxon artifacts.
Lyrical Ballad
Start of Romantic Period. Written by wordsworth/ Coleridge
Charles Dickens
Champion of the poor
William Shakespeare
The Bard
Samuel Johnson
Lexicographer
Daniel Defoe
Novelist & Travel Journalist
Richard Lovelace
Cavalier Poet
Gulliver
Prisioner of lilloutians
Heathcliff
Master of WutheringHights
Everyman
Morality Play
Most Popular English Shrine in Medieval Ages?
Canterbury
Shakespeare wrote what subgenres?
Plays & Sonnets
What is the purpose of the porters speach in Macbeth?
Commedic Relief
What was the 1st English "Short Story"?
Beowulf
How do you best fully conquer a country?
Conquer/ change its language
Where are the majority of Old English manuscripts?
Book of Exeter
Where does English come from?
Protoendoeuropean
What did Marie de Franc write?
Lais
What disability did John Milton overcome?
Blindness
What is a beast Fable?
Talking animals
A Modest Proposal is about what country?
Ireland
Which Romantics died before they reached their potential?
Byron, Keats, Shelly
Criticism
An evaluation of a piece of writing.
Epic
Poem telling a story. Elevated language.
Elegy
Mournful Poem
Conceit
Over extended metaphor
Cliche
Overused expression
Blank Verse
no Rhyme. Has Iambic Pentameter
Free Verse
No Ryme. No Iambic Pentameter.
What is a Kenning?
Compound word describes 3rd unmentioned thing.
Ballad
Poem that tells a story.
Exemplum
Story telling morals
Aside
On stage person can talk to themself... whisper...
Verisimilitude
Appearance of truth
Apostrophe
addressing something that cant talk back
Irony
Opposite Happens
Tragedy
Main Character Dies
Iambic Pentameter
Stressed unstressed. 10 sylables.
Hyperbole
Exaggeration for effect.
Theme
Main Idea.
Soliloquy
in drama, a character speaks alone on stage to allow his/her thoughts and ideas to be conveyed to the audience
Poetic License
Change something to fix ones needs.
Epigram
Short saying. piece of truth.
Apocryphal
lacking authenticity.
Satire
Criticize something
Pastoral
poem takes place in country side or references shepards, ect.
Neoclassicism
18th century. Revival of classical ideas
In Media Res
Starts in the Middle of the Story
Heroic Couplet
2 lines of poetry. Rhyme. Iambic Pentameter.
Foreshadowing
Referencing to future events
Analogy
Comparison- aid.
Caesura
Pause or Break mid line of poetry.
Kenning
Compound word describing a 3rd unmentioned word.
Sonnet
14 line poem.
3 kinds
1. Italian/Petrarchan
2. Spenserian
3. Elizabethan/ Shakespearean
Ode
Pays homage (praise)
Lyric
A short poem that expresses the personal feelings and thoughts of a single speaker
Alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
Epitaph
a brief statement written on a tomb or gravestone
Dramatic Monologue
a poem in which an imaginary speaker addresses an imaginary audience. revealing something. 1st person dialogue.
Banquo
Father of Kings
Tabard Inn
Starting Point for Elegy
Herot
Mead Hall for drinking & eating. Beowulf
Beowulf
Anglo Saxon Epic
"Get up and Bar the Door"
Ballad- Medieval
"In Memorium"
Elegy- Tennyson
Supreme Nature Poet
Wordsworth
Mystic Artist Poet
William Blake
National Poet of Scotland
Robert Burns
Metaphysical Poet
John Donne
Saw truth in Beauty
Keats
Known for Satire
Jonathan Swift
Trivial loss made immortal
Belinda
Aesthetic "art for art sake"
Oscar Wilde
Matthew Arnold
Poet, critic...
Destroyed by Magic Sword
Grendel's Mother
Charles Darwin
Well known biologist
Dante Rossetti
English poet and painter
Leader of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Conversion Important
King Edwin
Start of Romantic Period
Dickens
Shallot
Island
Who was murdered at Canterbury?
Thomas A Beckett
Kipling
Beast Fables, Jungle book