English: Literary Movements

Victorian era (c. 1832-1901)The period of British history when Queen _______ruled; it includes the entire second half of the nineteenth century, a time when Britain was the most powerful nation in the world. The __________period was known for a rather stern morality. It was also marked by a general earnestness Read more…

English Literature CLEP

heroic couple a rhyming pair of iambic-pentameter lines, first used extensively in English by Chaucer and later developed as a syntactically complete unit, esp. by Dryden and Pope (Ex.: “In every work regard the writer’s end, Since none can compass more than they intend”) terza rima -(tert′sə rē′mə) a verse Read more…

English Literature Quiz 6

Duncan the king of Scotland at the beginning of the play Sleepwalking is the action showing Lady Macbeth guilty Daggers are in men’s smiles according to Donalbain Lady Macbeth said,” Look like th’ innocent flower,/But be the serpent under ‘t” the Globe was the name of the first theater in Read more…

English Literature Exam 1

Philip Sidney 1554-1586 Poetry is “unelected vocation” English Nobleman; much time to write Relic Part of a deceased holy person’s body or a holy object; pilgrimages to be around the holy were common “Fool”, said my Muse to me, “look in thy heart and write.” Astrophil and Stella I by Read more…

medieval english literature

When (approx. years and work to work) Caedmon’s Hymn (end of 7th century) – Everyman (beginning of 16th century) more than 800 years long -1066-1487 What is left? 30.000 lines of Old english poetry (some just fragments of grater works) Most dates still unknown.. those we know are mostly guesses Read more…

Abeka English Literature Unit 7– Part 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge one of the finest English poet-critics whose great poetic masterpiece was *The Rime of the Ancient Mariner*; also wrote *Biographia Literaria*, “Kubla Khan,” “Christabel,” and “Frost at Midnight” *The Rime of the Ancient Mariner* Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s great poetic masterpiece; the greatest of all English literary ballads; Read more…

English Literature Unit 7

The man who possessed the greatest mind of the Romantic Movement Samuel Taylor Coleridge The five poets who dominated the Romantic Age Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats The type of essay developed during the age familiar essay Three types of novels produced during the Romantic Age Gothic, historical, manners Read more…

Abeka English Literature Unit 3

Drama The literary genre which reached its zenith during the Elizabethan period William Shakespeare Renaissance drama is epitomized in Shakespeare England’s greatest writer Utopia An ideal society More Wrote Utopia Cranmer The major figure to develop the Book of Common Prayer The Book of Martyrs, Foxe “God be praised, good Read more…

the falcon characters

Ambrosius Merlin’s father Cadal Servant assigned to Merlin Uther Merlin’s uncle Budec King who protected Uther and Ambrosius Mithras Soldier’s god Vortigern Enemy of Ambrosius Belasius Merlin’s tutor; high-priest of goddess cult Constantius King who was killed by his regent Ulfin Servant to Merlin’s tutor

English Literature: 1600-1700 Authors

Samuel Rutherford Scottish Presbyterian pastor, theologian and author, and one of the Scottish Commissioners to the Westminster Assembly. He has been described as the Prince of Letter Writers. His political book “Lex, Rex” was written in response to John Maxwell’s “Sacro-Sanctum Regus Majestas” and presented a theory of limited government Read more…