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…

English Literature CLEP

Old English A time in history where literature was written to foster bravery and promote heroic deeds. Middle English A time in history where literature was written to promote knightly ideals that stabilized social hierarchy. Renaissance A time in history where literature was written to entertain through stage plays, comedies, Read more…

JNHS Periods of English Literature

Old English Period, 428-1100 began with invasion of England by Angles, Saxons, Jutes; ended with establishment of Norman Rule under William the Conqueror. Major works are Beowulf, Caedmon’s Song, Domesday Book; first mention of King Arthur; Whitby (N. England) was center of poetry; Winchester (S. England) was center of prose Read more…

Sonnet in English literature

A sonnet is… A fourteen lined poem in iambic pentameter with a prescribed rhyme scheme Who developed the sonnet? Italian poet Petrarch Who introduced the sonnet into English lit? Sir Thomas Wyatt Wyatt modeled his sonnet after the subjects of who? Petrarch Wyatt’s rhyme scheme came from where? Other Italian Read more…

English Literary History

What is Literary History? Literary History is not just out there – it is something we construct from various facts we connect and emphasize – it is constantly re-written – it is a narrative within national and cultural discourses – Globalization started early within literature. Encountering other cultures via literature. Read more…

english literature test 11

Unity Sallet : character Tony Kytes Mr. Murdstone :character David Copperfield Colonel Pickering :character Pygmalion Mrs. pearce :character Pygmalion Hannah Joliver :character Tony Kytes “London Coffee House” Thomas Barbington Macaulay “Under Ben Bulben” William Butler Yeats “The Unknown Citizen” W.H. Auden “The Soldier” Rupert Brooke “The Hollow Man” T.S. Eliot Read more…

AP English Literature and Composition Key Terms

Allegory Narrative with multiple levels of meaning Allusion Literary, historical, religious, mythological reference Anecdote brief story or tale Antagonist Force opposing main character/protagonist Archetype Recurrent patterens of action, themes, images, characters in wide range of literature Ballad Narrative poem originally meant to be sung Blank Verse unrhymed lines in iambic Read more…

English Literature: Timeline Events

Old English (Anglo-Saxon) Period Express religious faith and give moral instruction through literature; Early English epic poems such as Beowulf, The Wanderer and The Seafarer Elizabethan Age Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”, “Much Ado about Nothing” and “Richard III” Marlowe’s “Tamburlaine the Great”, “Dr. Faustus”, “The Jew of Malta”, and “edward II” Read more…