Poetry Context, GCSE English
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The Romantic Movement
What was Lord Byron a leading figure in?
Mrs Anne Beatrix Wilmost, his cousin.
Who is 'She Walks in Beauty' said to be inspired by?
In what century was Lord Byron born?
The second generation
What generation of Romantic poets was John Keats a main figure of?
Who was John Keats unable to marry due to his financial situation?
Its emphasis on emotion and the beauty of nature.
What is Romanticism known for?
He was extremely depressed due to his longing for Frances.
In what state did Keats write 'La Belle Dame' in?
The declining status of rural people in Britain.
What was one main aspect of life that Thomas Hardy was critical of?
What poet was a Victorian realist?
Britain and the United States
What two countries was Elizabeth Barrett Browning popular in?
15 years old
At what age did Elizabeth Barrett Browning fall ill?
Her head and spine
Where in her body did Elizabeth Barrett Browning suffer intense pain?
The abolition of slavery.
During her life, what did Elizabeth Barrett Browning campaign for?
Her husband Robert Browning
Who was the poem 'Sonnet 43' written for?
Their irony and dark humour
What are Robert Browning's poems known for?
Alfonso Il d'Este and his child wife Lucrezia
Who was 'My Last Duchess' said to be inspired by?
A dramatic monologue
'My Last Duchess' is an example of what?
What kind of poet is Wendy Cope OBE?
The everyday, mundane aspects of English life
What is Wendy Cope's poetry usually based off of?
Oppression, gender, and violence.
What does Carol Ann Duffy's poems often address?
Britain's Poet Laureate.
What position was Carol Ann Duffy appointed in May 2009?
Her lyric poetry and mastery of form
What is Elizabeth Jennings known for?
What group was Elizabeth Jennings a part of?
What religion was Elizabeth Jennings devoted to?
During the punk rock era of the late 1970's
When did John Cooper Clarke first become famous?
an English performance poet
John Cooper Clarke is an example of what?
What sport was Vernon Scannell passionate about?
World War II
Which war did Vernon Scannell fight in?
He revolted in Africa, during WWII
Why was Vernon Scannell court-martialed?
He was shot in both legs.
Why did Vernon Scannell's time in the war end?
A dry Yorkshire wit, combined with a realist style
What is Simon Armitage's poetry often characterized by?
What did Simon Armitage demonstrate a strong concern for?
A gold mining town
In what type of town did Ingrid De Kok grow up in?
What country did Ingrid De Kok emigrate to in 1977?
University of Cape Town
Which university is Ingrid De Kok a fellow for?