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honors british literature review
main frame of Canterbury tales
what setting does Chaucer supply in th…
how does frame and setting make readin…
what social ideas, both positive and n…
a story within a story
on a pilgrimage to St. Thomas of Beckett
there is an understanding of the people's backstories and why…
positive:... ~ Men still have feelings (knight marries old wome…
main frame of Canterbury tales
a story within a story
what setting does Chaucer supply in th…
on a pilgrimage to St. Thomas of Beckett
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Honors British Literature Vocab
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Apostrophe
A story in which a second meaning is to be read beneath the s…
The repetition of the same consonant sound at the beginning o…
A reference to a person, place, or event that is meant to cre…
A locution that addresses a person or personified thing not p…
Allegory
A story in which a second meaning is to be read beneath the s…
Alliteration
The repetition of the same consonant sound at the beginning o…
British Literature Honors Dates
Angelo Saxon Dates
Medieval Period Dates
Renaissance Dates
Enlightenment Dates
449 - 1066
1066 - 1485
1485 - 1660
1660 - 1798
Angelo Saxon Dates
449 - 1066
Medieval Period Dates
1066 - 1485
15 terms
British Literature Honors Notes
majordomo
untenable
perambulate
veneer
a chief butler or assistant
impossible to defend or justify
to walk about; to stroll
a thin,attractive layer that conceals something common or coa…
majordomo
a chief butler or assistant
untenable
impossible to defend or justify
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Honors British Literature-Mythology
Zeus
Poseidon
Hades
Hera
Jupiter/ruler of the heavens
Neptune/god of the sea
Pluto/god of the underworld
Juno/goddess of women and childbirth
Zeus
Jupiter/ruler of the heavens
Poseidon
Neptune/god of the sea
Honors British Literature Final
Appearance, Sound, Meaning
monosyllabic
polysyllabic
euphonious
words that have three levels to them and are selected based o…
single-syllable words-don't lead to intelligence w/o dramatic…
words w/ 2 or more syllables; more complexity present
pleasant-sounding: repeated vowels/smooth consonants
Appearance, Sound, Meaning
words that have three levels to them and are selected based o…
monosyllabic
single-syllable words-don't lead to intelligence w/o dramatic…
Beowulf - Honors British Literature
Important qualities of Anglo-Saxon/Old…
Old English
Qualities of an epic poem
What contemporary genres have similar…
Bleak, sea-faring, pagan religions (until Christianity 300 AD…
449-1100 (Mid 1100-1500, Modern 1500+), shifts took 100s of y…
Hero (noble birth, male, legendary or historical importance),…
Fantasy/fiction, almost all stories have a hero, dystopian
Important qualities of Anglo-Saxon/Old…
Bleak, sea-faring, pagan religions (until Christianity 300 AD…
Old English
449-1100 (Mid 1100-1500, Modern 1500+), shifts took 100s of y…
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Honors British Literature
blasphemy
enmity
erroneous
garner
an insult to something holy
hostility
an error
to gather; to collect
blasphemy
an insult to something holy
enmity
hostility
British Literature Honors Midterm
Does Beowulf grow in stature as an epi…
Describe England during the Anglo-Saxo…
Why was a mead-hall such a significant…
Define allegory. Which Idyll from Tenn…
Yes, Beowulf does grow in stature as an epic hero in several…
During this time period, England that the people that inherit…
A mead hall is significant to this time period because it was…
An allegory as a literary device is a story that is symbolic…
Does Beowulf grow in stature as an epi…
Yes, Beowulf does grow in stature as an epic hero in several…
Describe England during the Anglo-Saxo…
During this time period, England that the people that inherit…
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Honors British Literature Vocabulary 1
bigot
hamper
kindle
noxious
narrow-minded; prejudiced person
hinder; obstruct
to start a fire
harmful; poisonous, lethal
bigot
narrow-minded; prejudiced person
hamper
hinder; obstruct
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Honors British Literature Lesson Seven
clamor
contract
duplicity
equivocal
loud noise - noun
to become smaller - verb
deceit - noun
vague - adj
clamor
loud noise - noun
contract
to become smaller - verb
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Honors British Literature Lesson Five
copious
dearth
eloquent
jargon
plentiful; large amount
a shortage
persuasive and moving, especially in speech
nonsensical talk; specialized language
copious
plentiful; large amount
dearth
a shortage
British Literature Honors vocab
Rancor
Admonish
Desolation
Hapless
Bitterness or resentfulness, especially when long standing.
Warn or reprimand someone firmly.
Anguished misery or loneliness.
(Especially of a person) unfortunate.
Rancor
Bitterness or resentfulness, especially when long standing.
Admonish
Warn or reprimand someone firmly.
Honors British Literature
Epic
inverted syntax
Latinate style
in medias res
a long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral traditio…
occurs when lines do not follow traditional sentence patterns…
Latinate prose style.
into the midst of things
Epic
a long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral traditio…
inverted syntax
occurs when lines do not follow traditional sentence patterns…
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British Literature Honors
King Aurthur
Friar
Outhouse
Money
Thus tale takes place in the days of __________ (time period)
The wife gets back at the __________ for interrupting her dur…
The way she gets back at him is by placing the blame for the…
Though her jab, the wife subtly suggests that friars are inte…
King Aurthur
Thus tale takes place in the days of __________ (time period)
Friar
The wife gets back at the __________ for interrupting her dur…
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British Literature Honors Review
acquisitive
animadversion
atrophy
banal
(adj.) able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned…
(n.) comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
(n.) the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progress…
(adj.) hackneyed, trite, commonplace
acquisitive
(adj.) able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned…
animadversion
(n.) comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
Honors British Literature WOTD
agog (adj)
giddy (adj)... giddiness (n) giddily (a…
palliate (v)... palliation (n) palliato…
misanthropy (n)... misanthropic (adj) m…
highly excited by eagerness or anticipation
light-headed; dizzy, frivolous (silly)
to make seem less serious; to mitigate
hatred of mankind
agog (adj)
highly excited by eagerness or anticipation
giddy (adj)... giddiness (n) giddily (a…
light-headed; dizzy, frivolous (silly)
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HONORS BRITISH LITERATURE
"The Conversion of King Edwin"
"The Story of Caedmon"
"The Wife's Lament"
Anglo Saxon Riddles
Author: St. Bede ... Summary: Paulinus converts King Edwin to Ch…
Author: St. Bede... Summary: He saw an angel and suddenly became…
Author: ... Summary:... EXETER BOOK
EXETER BOOK
"The Conversion of King Edwin"
Author: St. Bede ... Summary: Paulinus converts King Edwin to Ch…
"The Story of Caedmon"
Author: St. Bede... Summary: He saw an angel and suddenly became…
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Honors British Literature Vocab
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Apostrophe
a tale in verse or prose in which characters actions or setti…
repetition of the beginning sound
an indirect reference, knowledge of something not actually me…
a mark (') used to indicate an omission of a letter, i.e. I'l…
Allegory
a tale in verse or prose in which characters actions or setti…
Alliteration
repetition of the beginning sound
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Honors British Literature
Middle Age Dates
Middle Ages Time Period
William the Conqueror
War of the Roses
1066-1485
living to die... focusing on afterlife and survival... religion w…
Middle Ages... AKA William the Bastard: Duke of Normandy who le…
Lancaster- red... York- white... both families fighting over powe…
Middle Age Dates
1066-1485
Middle Ages Time Period
living to die... focusing on afterlife and survival... religion w…
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(Honors)British Literature 215
Beowulf
Lanval
The Canterbury Tales, General Prologue
The Canterbury Tales, The Miller's Pro…
Author : Not known... An epic poem of heroic duties. Beowulf mus…
Author : Marie de France... Lanval is overlooked by Arthur, then…
Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Author : Geoffrey Chaucer... The Miller interrupts the telling o…
Beowulf
Author : Not known... An epic poem of heroic duties. Beowulf mus…
Lanval
Author : Marie de France... Lanval is overlooked by Arthur, then…
Honors British Literature 1
Alacrity
Burgeon
Deleterious
Euphemism
eagerness; enthusiasm; quickness
grow; flourish; put forth new shoots
harmful
a polite phrase to cover something unpleasant
Alacrity
eagerness; enthusiasm; quickness
Burgeon
grow; flourish; put forth new shoots
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Honors British literature Beowulf
Gables
gorges
hoards
Laments
Decorative Triangular roof
eats greedily
a hidden or carefully guarded supply of valuables
cries of grief
Gables
Decorative Triangular roof
gorges
eats greedily
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Honors British Literature Vocab
Agog
Giddy
Palliate
Misanthropy
Highly excited by eagerness or anticipation
Light-headed; dizzy, frivolous
To make seem less serious; to mitigate
Hatred of mankind
Agog
Highly excited by eagerness or anticipation
Giddy
Light-headed; dizzy, frivolous
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Honors British Literature Final
Enlightenment
Examples of Enlightenment writing
Enlightenment texts which we read
Romanticism
known as the age of reason, emphasized order, balance, logic…
satires and parodys
Frankenstein, a vindication of women, A Modest proposal
Derivative of the term romance, focuses on feelings, more dev…
Enlightenment
known as the age of reason, emphasized order, balance, logic…
Examples of Enlightenment writing
satires and parodys
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Honors British Literature WOTD
agog (adj)
giddy (adj)... giddiness (n) giddily (a…
palliate (v)... palliation (n) palliato…
misanthropy (n)... misanthropic (adj) m…
highly excited by eagerness or anticipation
light-headed; dizzy, frivolous (silly)
to make seem less serious; to mitigate
hatred of mankind
agog (adj)
highly excited by eagerness or anticipation
giddy (adj)... giddiness (n) giddily (a…
light-headed; dizzy, frivolous (silly)
11 terms
Honors British Literature
Theocentric
Humanistic
Naturalistic/Scientific
Scientisism
Divine plan at work - The world will make sense ultimately -…
We chart our destiny
Natural as oppose to spiritual formation of the world. Follow…
Reality is reducable top what can be analyzed through science.
Theocentric
Divine plan at work - The world will make sense ultimately -…
Humanistic
We chart our destiny
Honors British Literature Vocabulary
interloper (n)
internecine (adj)
interpolate (v)
interregnum (n)
one who intrudes by meddling or trespassing on the rights of…
very destructive to both sides in a conflict; involving slaug…
to insert or add something between other parts, especially in…
any period of time when a state is without a ruler or has a p…
interloper (n)
one who intrudes by meddling or trespassing on the rights of…
internecine (adj)
very destructive to both sides in a conflict; involving slaug…
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Honors British Literature Vocabulary
Astute
Asylum
Atone
Atrocity
Keen of mind and judgement, especially in practical matters.
Any place offering protection or security
To make up for or repent
A savagelly cruel, brutal, or inhuman deed
Astute
Keen of mind and judgement, especially in practical matters.
Asylum
Any place offering protection or security
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British Literature Honors
pugnacious
extricate
inexorable
precipitous
(adjective) having a quarrelsome or combative nature; truculent
(verb) to free or release from entanglement; disengage
(adjective) unyielding; unalterable
(adjective) of nature or characterized by precipices, extreme…
pugnacious
(adjective) having a quarrelsome or combative nature; truculent
extricate
(verb) to free or release from entanglement; disengage
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Honors British Literature
Who wrote Beowulf?
How was Beowulf told traditionally?
Did Beowulf originate before Christian…
Why is Beowulf important?
unknown author
in old English and passed on orally
After Christianity had come to that part of the world
It is the first book to be written in Old English instead of…
Who wrote Beowulf?
unknown author
How was Beowulf told traditionally?
in old English and passed on orally
60 terms
Honors British Literature
Taciturn
Countenance
Vex
Propriety
Uncommunicative
Facial Expression
To annoy or disturb
Correct behavior
Taciturn
Uncommunicative
Countenance
Facial Expression
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Honors British Literature Vocabulary
Lassitude
Incredulous
Convalescence
Vivacity
Weariness of body or mind from strain
Disinclined to believe
Gradual recovery of health/strength after illness
State of being lively
Lassitude
Weariness of body or mind from strain
Incredulous
Disinclined to believe
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Honors British Literature Terms
Quantities requirements/characteristic…
Humanism
Line, meter, rhyme scheme that Macbeth…
Soliloquy
Noble birth/high social status ... Series of poor decision ... Trag…
A worldwide view view centered on human excellence/ability in…
Blank verse - un rhymed iambic pentameter
Any extended speech delivered solely to the audience, reveali…
Quantities requirements/characteristic…
Noble birth/high social status ... Series of poor decision ... Trag…
Humanism
A worldwide view view centered on human excellence/ability in…
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Honors British Literature Exam
What began the French Revolution? When…
What is the Bastille?
Who were the Jacobins?
Who led the Jacobins in the Reign of T…
A mob stormed the Bastille on July 14, 1789
A Paris prison for political prisoners
A radical group
Maximilian de Robespierre
What began the French Revolution? When…
A mob stormed the Bastille on July 14, 1789
What is the Bastille?
A Paris prison for political prisoners
British Literature Honors Midterm
What four languages came together to c…
What years did old english and anglo-s…
What year was Beowulf written in?
What years did Middle English and medi…
Latin... Gaelic ... Greek... Anglo-saxon
500-1000 ACE
750 ACE
1000-1500 ACE
What four languages came together to c…
Latin... Gaelic ... Greek... Anglo-saxon
What years did old english and anglo-s…
500-1000 ACE
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Honors British Literature Final
Ballad
Satire
Mock Epic
Symbolism
A song or song like poem that tells a story. EX: Lord Randall…
A kind of writing that ridicules human weakness, vice, or fol…
Comic poem that parodies epics by treating s trivial subject…
Advocates the use of personal symbols to suggest ideas, emoti…
Ballad
A song or song like poem that tells a story. EX: Lord Randall…
Satire
A kind of writing that ridicules human weakness, vice, or fol…
Honors British Literature Midterm
anonymous
edmund spenser
sir philip sydney
christopher marlowe
the wanderer, the seafarer, caedmon's hymn, the riddles
sonnet 1, sonnet 75
sonnet 1, sonnet 31, sonnet 72
the passionate shepard
anonymous
the wanderer, the seafarer, caedmon's hymn, the riddles
edmund spenser
sonnet 1, sonnet 75
51 terms
British Literature Honors Midterm
Caesura
Elegy
Exeter Book
Gielp
A pause in a line of poetry.
A poem for the dead.
10th century anthology of Anglo Saxon poetry.
Gloat, showboat, boast.
Caesura
A pause in a line of poetry.
Elegy
A poem for the dead.
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Honors British Literature Final
Zeus
Poseidon
Hades
Apollo
god of Thunder
god of ocean/earthquakes
god of underworld/Poseidon's brother
god of the sun, archery "perfect," a lot of things
Zeus
god of Thunder
Poseidon
god of ocean/earthquakes
84 terms
Honors British Literature Final
epic poem
folk epic ( kind of epic)`
literary epic
iambic pentameter
long narrative poem that relates the great deeds of a larger-…
oral compositions passed on from storyteller to storyteller a…
written compositions that are unchanged over time
a line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of o…
epic poem
long narrative poem that relates the great deeds of a larger-…
folk epic ( kind of epic)`
oral compositions passed on from storyteller to storyteller a…
Honors British Literature Final
Novel
Petulant
Profuse
Obsequious
New and original.
Unreasonably annoyed or upset.
Abundant.
Excessively eager to flatter/serve.
Novel
New and original.
Petulant
Unreasonably annoyed or upset.
36 terms
Honors British Literature Final
Symbolism
Motif
Diction
Connotation
A figure of speech that is used when an author wants to creat…
A recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a liter…
The choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing.
An idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its lit…
Symbolism
A figure of speech that is used when an author wants to creat…
Motif
A recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a liter…
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Honors British Literature Vocabulary 14
alacrity
alleviate
antithesis
appall
(n.) a cheerful readiness; brisk and eager action
(v.) to relieve, make more bearable
(n.) the direct opposite, a sharp contrast
(v.) to fill with dismay or horro
alacrity
(n.) a cheerful readiness; brisk and eager action
alleviate
(v.) to relieve, make more bearable
20 terms
Honors British Literature Vocabulary 15
abrasive
acclimate
chagrin
complacent
(adj.) causing irritation, harsh; grinding or wearing down... (n…
(v.) to adapt to a new climate, environment, or situation
(n.) irritation or humiliation caused by disappointment or fr…
(adj.) self-satisfied; overly content
abrasive
(adj.) causing irritation, harsh; grinding or wearing down... (n…
acclimate
(v.) to adapt to a new climate, environment, or situation
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British Literature Honors: Midterm Vocabulary
Portentous
Largesse
Apparition
Felicity
ominously significant or indicative.... marvelous; amazing; prod…
Generosity; liberality... generous bestowal of gifts
A supernatural appearance of a person or thing
Happiness; good fortune
Portentous
ominously significant or indicative.... marvelous; amazing; prod…
Largesse
Generosity; liberality... generous bestowal of gifts
25 terms
British Literature Honors Vocab 4
Concocted
Condemned
Confounded
Congealed
Prepared by mixing a variety of ingredients
Doomed
Confused
Thickened
Concocted
Prepared by mixing a variety of ingredients
Condemned
Doomed
20 terms
Honors British Literature Vocabulary 13
antipathy
applicable
asset
beset
(n.) a strong dislike, hostile feeling
(adj.) capable of being applied; relevant, subtle
(n.) something of value; a resource; an advantage
(v.) to attack from all sides; to surround, hem in... (adj., par…
antipathy
(n.) a strong dislike, hostile feeling
applicable
(adj.) capable of being applied; relevant, subtle
25 terms
British Literature Honors Vocab 2
Archive
Ardent
Arrested
Artifice
Collection of documents or other data
Eager; Enthusiastic
Checked or stopped in motion
Human skill or craft as opposed to what is natural. Trickery;…
Archive
Collection of documents or other data
Ardent
Eager; Enthusiastic
25 terms
British Literature Honors Vocab 1
Abated
Abides
Abominable
Abstain
lessened
Endures
Disgusting; Hateful
Refrain
Abated
lessened
Abides
Endures
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