A Beka 12th English Literature Units 1-2

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John Wycliffe
Considered to be the greatest prose writer of fourteenth-century England
pageant
Movable platform on which plays were preformed
morality play
Kind of medieval play that depicted an allegorical battle in which vices and virtues wage for the possession of a human soul
Everyman
Best morality play
mystery plays
Kind of medieval play that depicted Bible stories
miracle plays
Kind of medieval play that depicted the life of Jesus
Pearl Poet
Author of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”
medieval romance
A form of writing based primarily on the adventures of knights and often abounding in the supernatural
The Cherry-Tree Carol
Name the story: “Oh I shall be as dead, mother, as the stones in the wall…”
goodman
Who eventually got up and barred the door?
lovesickness
Why did both Barbara Allan and John Graeme die?
1066
When did William the Conqueror invade England?
lyric
A short poem characterized by emotion, melody, and imagination
kenning
Strong metaphorical expressions that are usually compound words
scop
Anglo-Saxon poet
glee-man
Anglo-Saxon performer of poetry
caesura
The break in the middle of a line of Anglo-Saxon poetry
parallelism
Repetition of ideas in slightly differing forms
alliteration
Beginning words with the same consonant sound
accent
Stressing certain syllables or words
poetry
First Anglo-Saxon literature
Hrothgar
Whose mead-hall did Beowulf defend?
Beowulf
Oldest surviving epic of any Germanic people
Honey-Mead
Name the story: “Drained into vats, I’m dangerous grown. I tie up my victim, and trip him, and throw him;”
The Venerable Bede
Author of the Ecclesiastical History of the English People
Grendel
First foe that Beowulf fought
Grendel’s mother
Second foe that Beowulf fought
dragon
Third foe that Beowulf fought
Good-Deeds
Who is the only one who accompanies Everyman to the judgement seat?
spring
What time of year do the pilgrims start towards Canterbury?
Canterbury
Where are the pilgrims going?
thirty
How many pilgrims are going to Canterbury?
exemplum
Short tale or anecdote told to teach a lesson
the love of money is the root of all evil
What lesson does “The Pardoner’s Tale” teach?
Sir Thomas Mallory
Author of Morte D’Arthur
Geoffrey Chaucer
Author of Canterbury Tales
popular ballad
Short narrative folk song which tells of a single (usually tragic) event in an objective, unbiased manner
carol
Popular art form which originated in medieval France
one hundred years
How long was it until literature written in English was found after the Norman conquest?
William Caxton
Made the first printing press
Categories: English Literature