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16 terms
British Literature
Anglo-Saxon epic (800-1000)
The most famous playwright in the world
Years Shakespeare was mostly active
A fake traveller's tale from 1719
Beowulf
William Shakespeare
1590-1610
Robinson Crusoe
Anglo-Saxon epic (800-1000)
Beowulf
The most famous playwright in the world
William Shakespeare
British Literature
Beowulf
Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer
Le Morte D'Arthur, Thomas Malory
John Donne
A hero from Geatland rescues King Hrothgar and the Danes from…
Told by Geoffrey Chaucer; a pilgrimage to St. Thomas a Becket…
Arthurian Legend - Camelot: King Arthur becomes king by pulli…
Metaphysical poet; "Death, Be Not Proud," "A Valediction Forb…
Beowulf
A hero from Geatland rescues King Hrothgar and the Danes from…
Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer
Told by Geoffrey Chaucer; a pilgrimage to St. Thomas a Becket…
48 terms
British Literature
metaphysical poetry
trepidation
piety
paradox
poetry characterized by intellectual displays
trembling
devotion to sacred duties
images appearing self contradictory
metaphysical poetry
poetry characterized by intellectual displays
trepidation
trembling
BRITISH LITERATURE
abhor
bigot
counterfeit
enfranchise
hate
narrow-minded, prejudiced person
fake; false
give voting rights
abhor
hate
bigot
narrow-minded, prejudiced person
25 terms
British Literature
codger
meek
kip
fillet
eccentric old man
gentle; submissive
room or bed in a rooming house
narrow ribbon worn as a headband
codger
eccentric old man
meek
gentle; submissive
27 terms
British Literature Unit 1
portmanteau
malapropism
figurative language
metaphor
Coined by Lewis Carroll, based on the concept of two words pa…
the act of using an incorrect word in place of one that is si…
language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that i…
a figure of speech which makes an implicit, implied or hidden…
portmanteau
Coined by Lewis Carroll, based on the concept of two words pa…
malapropism
the act of using an incorrect word in place of one that is si…
15 terms
British literature
Consternation
Conundrum
Coterie
Emollient
Dismay or worry; concern
A puzzle or dilemma; a problem
A small group of people who share interests and associate fre…
Something softening; soothing to the skin
Consternation
Dismay or worry; concern
Conundrum
A puzzle or dilemma; a problem
36 terms
British Literature
The Dream of the Rood form
The Dream of the Rood method
Medieval Period philosophy
Medieval Period focus
dream vision
contrast
Roman Catholicism and chivalry
good deeds and romantic love
The Dream of the Rood form
dream vision
The Dream of the Rood method
contrast
British Literature
Celts Year
Norman's Year
Vikings Year
Romans Year
800-600 B.C
1066
793
55-407 A.D
Celts Year
800-600 B.C
Norman's Year
1066
British Literature
Proselyte
Raillery
Hidebound
Caterwaul
(N) one who has been converted from one religious belief or o…
(N) good-natured teasing or ridicule
(Adj.) stubbornly prejudiced, narrow-minded or flexible, espe…
(N) a shrill, noisy howl or cry... (V) to howl or have an argume…
Proselyte
(N) one who has been converted from one religious belief or o…
Raillery
(N) good-natured teasing or ridicule
37 terms
British literature
Rational soul
Cognitive
Reason and understanding
Appetitive
Possesed by angels and mankind (alone among earthly creatures)
Reason and understanding
1. speculate reason the power to grasp self evident truths an…
The will ... Freedom... Intellectualist- bound to "will" only what…
Rational soul
Possesed by angels and mankind (alone among earthly creatures)
Cognitive
Reason and understanding
74 terms
British Literature
Beowulf
Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer
Le Morte D'Arthur, Thomas Malory
John Donne
A hero from Geatland rescues King Hrothgar and the Danes from…
Told by Geoffrey Chaucer; a pilgrimage to St. Thomas a Becket…
Arthurian Legend - Camelot: King Arthur becomes king by pulli…
Metaphysical poet; "Death, Be Not Proud," "A Valediction Forb…
Beowulf
A hero from Geatland rescues King Hrothgar and the Danes from…
Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer
Told by Geoffrey Chaucer; a pilgrimage to St. Thomas a Becket…
28 terms
British Literature:
Deism
Mock Epic
Pastoral Lit.
Prosody
Belief in god based on rational grounds. God is a clock-maker!
satire/parody that mocks the common classical stereotypes of…
Literature that relates back to pastoral roots after the time…
pattern of rhythm and sound within poetry.
Deism
Belief in god based on rational grounds. God is a clock-maker!
Mock Epic
satire/parody that mocks the common classical stereotypes of…
148 terms
British Literature
499
1066
Alfred the Great
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
When was the invasion of England by the Angles, Saxons, and J…
When was the Battle of Hastings; the last successful invasion…
Who began the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle?
What was the first move towards political unification for Eng…
499
When was the invasion of England by the Angles, Saxons, and J…
1066
When was the Battle of Hastings; the last successful invasion…
11 terms
British Literature
Stock Epithets
Caesura
Alliteration
Kenning
Points out specific traits for people or things
A line divided in two parts by a pause
Repetition of consonant sounds
A descriptive phrase that replaces a noun
Stock Epithets
Points out specific traits for people or things
Caesura
A line divided in two parts by a pause
British Literature
Verse
Caesura
Alliteration
Alliterative Verse
Language organized into lines, usually based on a regularly r…
A pause in the middle of a line of verse... Ex:
The repetition in a series of words of an initial consonant s…
Verse in which each line alliterates; usually, one stressed s…
Verse
Language organized into lines, usually based on a regularly r…
Caesura
A pause in the middle of a line of verse... Ex:
British Literature
Metaphysical
Cavalier
Conceit
Romanticism
-witty, inventive use of language... -figures out the world thro…
-not religious... -carpe diem themes... -short, pointed... -witty ... -no…
-witty, includes a far-fetched metaphor comparing two dissimi…
-emotional... -imaginative... -embraces freedom... -focuses on individ…
Metaphysical
-witty, inventive use of language... -figures out the world thro…
Cavalier
-not religious... -carpe diem themes... -short, pointed... -witty ... -no…
20 terms
British literature
Constraint
Delude
Disparaging
Docile
A limitation or restriction
Impose a misleading belief
Expressing the opinion that something is of little worthy
Ready to accept control or instruction
Constraint
A limitation or restriction
Delude
Impose a misleading belief
7 terms
British Literature
Modern Period Dates
Contemporary Period Dates
Name 3 things technology provided that…
After World War I, writers began to fo…
1900-1945
1945-1999
Electricity, Telephone and Automobile
Human weakness
Modern Period Dates
1900-1945
Contemporary Period Dates
1945-1999
10 terms
British literature
Engender
Innocuous
Insipid
Lament
To cause, to produce,to create
Harmless, producing no injury
Boring and stupid
To mourn or to express sorrow in a demonstrative manner
Engender
To cause, to produce,to create
Innocuous
Harmless, producing no injury
15 terms
British literature
Abject
Aberration
Abjure
Abnegation
Adjective ... extremely unpleasant... Wretched... Pleasant or enjoyable
Noun... A departure from what is usual or expected... Abnormality... N…
Verb... Solemnly renounce or formally reject... Reject... Accept
Noun... The denial or rejection of a belief... Rejection... Acceptance
Abject
Adjective ... extremely unpleasant... Wretched... Pleasant or enjoyable
Aberration
Noun... A departure from what is usual or expected... Abnormality... N…
13 terms
British literature
kenning
appositives
•Celts (800-600 BC)
•Roman Invasion (55BC-407AD)
Clever ways of renaming familiar things ex a four legged thing
Nouns or pronouns with modifiers that identify, explain, or r…
Britons settled in Britain... Gaels settled in Ireland... •They wer…
Julius Caesar 55 BC He invaded Britain.... •Spread out and const…
kenning
Clever ways of renaming familiar things ex a four legged thing
appositives
Nouns or pronouns with modifiers that identify, explain, or r…
24 terms
British Literature
Epic
Gothic
Fiction
venerable bede
A long stylized narrative poem a national or ethnic hero
medieval in setting, gloomy mysterious and nightmarish in atm…
...
Ecclesiastical history of the English people''Caedmon's Hymns…
Epic
A long stylized narrative poem a national or ethnic hero
Gothic
medieval in setting, gloomy mysterious and nightmarish in atm…
British Literature (1)
Old English Literary time period
Medieval
Renaissance
Neoclassical
650-1000(1066: Battle of Hastings)(Beowulf)
1000(1066)-1500 (Canterbury Tales; Chaucer)
1500-1660 (Shakespeare-1600)
1660-1798
Old English Literary time period
650-1000(1066: Battle of Hastings)(Beowulf)
Medieval
1000(1066)-1500 (Canterbury Tales; Chaucer)
48 terms
British Literature
How was Grendel a metaphor?
Tribal groups
How was NB similar to Medieval feudali…
Oral tradition
He represented sin, evil, plague, fate, etc.
Comitatus
Top-down pyramid government, system of rewards for support.
Recited by scops, at Mead halls, inclusion in the songs meant…
How was Grendel a metaphor?
He represented sin, evil, plague, fate, etc.
Tribal groups
Comitatus
65 terms
British Literature
Date of Medieval Ages
Date of Old English
Date of Middle English
Date of Elizabethean
5th to the 15th century
Anglo-Saxon 700-1066... Anglo-Norman 1100-1350
Late 15th- Mid 18th
1558-1603
Date of Medieval Ages
5th to the 15th century
Date of Old English
Anglo-Saxon 700-1066... Anglo-Norman 1100-1350
8 terms
British Literature
Anglo-Saxon Period
Inhabitants prior to the English
Celts were invaded by...
AD449
A.D. 449-1066
Celts
1. Romans... 2. Picts and Scots... 3. Driven out by Angles, Saxons,…
Begins the Anglo and Saxon invasions on the Celts
Anglo-Saxon Period
A.D. 449-1066
Inhabitants prior to the English
Celts
31 terms
British Literature
Anglo-Saxon epic (800-1000)
The most famous playwright in the world
Years Shakespeare was mostly active
A fake traveller's tale from 1719 by D…
Beowulf, poem by 2 anonymous poets
William Shakespeare
1590-1610
Robinson Crusoe
Anglo-Saxon epic (800-1000)
Beowulf, poem by 2 anonymous poets
The most famous playwright in the world
William Shakespeare
British Literature
Sayers (Dorothy L Sayers)
Moore (Alan Moore)
Shaw (George Bernard Shaw)
George de Maurier
The author of "Gaudy Night" and "Whose Body?*
The author of "Lost Guns" and "Voice of the Fire"
The writer of "Pygmalion" and "Man and Superman"
The author of "The Martian" and "Trilby"
Sayers (Dorothy L Sayers)
The author of "Gaudy Night" and "Whose Body?*
Moore (Alan Moore)
The author of "Lost Guns" and "Voice of the Fire"
64 terms
British Literature
Old English Period
Old English Period
Old English Period
Middle English Period
Beowulf
Caedmon
Cynewolf
Geoffrey Chaucer
Old English Period
Beowulf
Old English Period
Caedmon
10 terms
British Literature
Old English
Middle English
Elizabethan Age
Jacobean Age
-450-1066... -stories and poems coming from oral traditions... -dif…
-1066-1500... -mostly religious writings... -The Canterbury Tales i…
-1558-1603... -lyric, poetry, prose, and drama were all styles... -…
-1603-1625... -dealt with social abuse and rivalry... -mainly prose…
Old English
-450-1066... -stories and poems coming from oral traditions... -dif…
Middle English
-1066-1500... -mostly religious writings... -The Canterbury Tales i…
13 terms
British Literature
The Canterbury Tales
Pride and Prejudice
Emma
Sense and Sensibility
Geoffrey Chaucer
Jane Austen
Jane Austen
Jane Austen
The Canterbury Tales
Geoffrey Chaucer
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
10 terms
British Literature Vocabulary #3
purge (v)
relish (v)
talon (n)
taut (adj)
to cleanse or purify
to enjoy keenly
a claw as on an eagle
pulled tight
purge (v)
to cleanse or purify
relish (v)
to enjoy keenly
22 terms
British Literature terms
epic
chivalry
aside
soliloquy
a long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral traditio…
Code of conduct for knights during the Middle Ages
A line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended fo…
A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character…
epic
a long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral traditio…
chivalry
Code of conduct for knights during the Middle Ages
8 terms
British Literature
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
British poet of 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'
British poet of 'Crossing the Bar'
British poet of 'Ulysses'
British poet of 'In Memoriam A.H.H'
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
British poet of 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
British poet of 'Crossing the Bar'
29 terms
British Literature
The Elizabethan Era
The Italian Renaissance
Roger Ascham
Reformation
Reign of Elizabeth I ushered in a renassance that led to the…
Greatly influenced the Renaissance in England. In 16th centur…
Queen Elizabeth's tutor, who wrote in English.
An attempt to return to pure Christianity. 1517 by Luther's t…
The Elizabethan Era
Reign of Elizabeth I ushered in a renassance that led to the…
The Italian Renaissance
Greatly influenced the Renaissance in England. In 16th centur…
10 terms
British Literature List #11
admonish (v)
diligent (adj)
gloat (v)
irreverence (n)
to scold gently, to correct in a well meaning way
tending to do something with careful and steady effort
to show mean-spirited happiness; to be happy about someone's…
disrespect
admonish (v)
to scold gently, to correct in a well meaning way
diligent (adj)
tending to do something with careful and steady effort
16 terms
British Literature
Anglo-Saxon epic (800-1000)
The most famous playwright in the world
Years Shakespeare was mostly active
A fake traveller's tale from 1719
Beowulf
William Shakespeare
1590-1610
Robinson Crusoe
Anglo-Saxon epic (800-1000)
Beowulf
The most famous playwright in the world
William Shakespeare
British Literature
works cited
t or f: if there is no parenthetical c…
what should a parenthetical citation c…
if there is no author name, how can yo…
a list of works that have parenthetical citations throughout…
true
-author's last name... -page/line number(s)
use article title instead
works cited
a list of works that have parenthetical citations throughout…
t or f: if there is no parenthetical c…
true
27 terms
British Literature
Charles Dickens
Emily Bronte
Charlotte Bronte
George Eliot
Christmas Carol
Wuthering Heights
Vilette
The Mill on the Floss
Charles Dickens
Christmas Carol
Emily Bronte
Wuthering Heights
19 terms
11th Grade British Literature
Satire
Verbal Irony
Dramatic Irony
Situational Irony
A way of using humor to show that someone or something is foo…
When a speaker says one thing but means another.
Used in a narrative when an event occurs whose significance t…
When something happens and a reversal of expectations occurs.
Satire
A way of using humor to show that someone or something is foo…
Verbal Irony
When a speaker says one thing but means another.
Macbeth Vocabulary - British Literature
valor
treason
imperial
sovereign
bravery, courage
a betrayal of one's country
having supreme authority
having supreme power or rank
valor
bravery, courage
treason
a betrayal of one's country
British Literature Week 1
Barney
Codswallop
Yob
Elevenses
a noisy quarrel, a scuffle, a slight fight.
utter nonsense, baloney
thugs, hooligans, punks
a break for coffee
Barney
a noisy quarrel, a scuffle, a slight fight.
Codswallop
utter nonsense, baloney
10 terms
British Literature 6
coherent
cohesive
discourse
eloquence
(adj.) holding or sticking together; making a logical whole;…
sticking together
Conversation
expressiveness; persuasive speech
coherent
(adj.) holding or sticking together; making a logical whole;…
cohesive
sticking together
30 terms
British Lit: Anglo Saxon Literature
elegy
kenning
alliteration
caesura
a sad poem or song : a poem or song that expresses sorrow for…
A device employed in Anglo-Saxon poetry in which the name of…
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
A natural pause or break in a line of poetry, usually near th…
elegy
a sad poem or song : a poem or song that expresses sorrow for…
kenning
A device employed in Anglo-Saxon poetry in which the name of…
76 terms
British Literature
Piers Plowman
Allegory
The Tragical History of the Life of Dr…
Allusion
Langland's allegorical poem in a dream vision
Story that operates on at least two levels
Marlowe's tragedy about selling one's soul to devil
Reference to history or literature within a literary work.
Piers Plowman
Langland's allegorical poem in a dream vision
Allegory
Story that operates on at least two levels
10 terms
British literature
Minion
Madulate
Moribund
Morose
A follower or underling of a powerful person, especially a se…
Exert a modifying or controlling influence on
(Of a person) at the point of death
Sullen and ill-tempered
Minion
A follower or underling of a powerful person, especially a se…
Madulate
Exert a modifying or controlling influence on
british literature
kenning
alliteration
caesura
riddle
an elaborate expression for id an object or person
repetition
break or pause
intellectual puzzle
kenning
an elaborate expression for id an object or person
alliteration
repetition
british literature
satire
parody
cornivalesque
meter
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose…
an imitation of style of a particular writer with deliberate…
explains humor and chaos, writer is mikhail
a unit of rhythm in poetry, pattern of beats also called a fo…
satire
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose…
parody
an imitation of style of a particular writer with deliberate…
29 terms
British Literature
Poetry
Prose
Warriors and Rovers
Freedom
The first literature of the Anglo Saxons
Written or spoke in original form
The Anglo Saxons were Hardy______ and Sea_____
Love of ?
Poetry
The first literature of the Anglo Saxons
Prose
Written or spoke in original form
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