12th Abeka English Literature Test 1

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Poetry
The first literature of the Anglo-Saxons
Caesura
The abrupt break in the middle of each line
Accent
Stressing certain syllables or words
Caedmon
First Anglo-Saxon poet whose name we know
Kennings
Strong metaphorical expressions
Wiglaf
Beowulf’s friend who helped kill the dragon
Dragon
The last creature Beowulf killed
Venerable Bede
Wrote Ecclesiastical History of the English People
Romance
Of which the tales of King Arthur and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight are good examples
Popular ballad
A short narrative folk song
Bonny Barbara Allan
“Sir John Graeme”
Get Up and Bar the Door
“They made a paction tween them twa,
They made it firm and sure,”
Bonny Barbara Allan
“Since my love died for me to-day,
I’ll die for him to-morrow.”
Joseph and Mary
Characters in The Cherry-Tree Carol
Medieval romance
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a
The Pearl Poet
Wrote Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
“When New Year was fresh and but newly come, the court was double on the dais.”
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
“To the green chapel go thou, I charge thee, to receive such a blow as thou has dealt. Thou deserve at to be promptly paid in New Year’s morn.”
Wycliffe
The greatest prose writer of fourteenth century England.
Mystery plays
Plays on biblical subjects
Miracle plays
Plays dealing with legends of saints
Pageant or pageant wagon
Plays were often produced on a moveable platform called a
Morality plays
Plays represents allegorically the battle which the vices and virtues wage for the possession of the human soul
Everyman
The best of the morality plays
Everyman
The subject is the hour of death
Death
Came to Everyman first
Everyman
“Therefore thy book of count with thee thou bring,
For turn again thou cannot by the way:”
Everyman
“Full unready I am such reckoning to give”
Everyman
“Except my Good-deeds that bideth truly.”
Good-deeds
Joined Everyman within the story and continued to the end
Exemplum
A short tale or ancedote told to teach a lesson
Chaucer
Wrote The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
“When April showers with sweetness pierce the root
Of doughty of March, and make the buds upshoot,”
Canterbury
Where the people from “the Canterbury tales” went
Tabard
Where the people from “the Canterbury tales” departed from
30
How many people went on the journey in “the Canterbury tales”
Money is the root of all evil
The theme of The Pardoners Tale
Mallory
Wrote Morte Darthur
Sir Bedivere
Took King Arthur’s sword to the water in Morte Darthur
A hand caught it
What happened to King Arthur’s sword when it went in the water in Morte Darthur?
three man looking for death
“The Pardoner’s Tale”
Hrothgar
Beowulf
scop
Anglo-saxon poet
“The Seafarer”
poem shows irony of a seaman longing for the sea despite hardship
“Bookworm”
poem shows that a worm can destroy the words of a great man.
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