English Literature Final Exam

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The first literature of the Anglo-Saxons was _______.
the Anglo-Saxon poet
Beginning words with (or the repetition of) the same consonant sound
strong metaphorical expressions; metaphorical, compound words or phrases that refer to persons, places or things; characteristic of Anglo-Saxon poetry
oldest surviving epic
Grendel, Grendel’s Mother, the dragon
Beowulf’s 3 adversaries
mead-hall in Beowulf
The Venerable Bede
“Founder of English History”
Alfred the Great
“Father of English Prose”; the founder of English prose
first (Anglo-Saxon) poet whose name we know
Ecclesiastical History of the English People is about _______.
The Venerable Bede
Who wrote the ‘Ecclesiastical History of the English People’?
often anonymous works, produced from Anglo-Saxon times until the seventeenth century, through which the common people could be understood (ex. art___, popular___).
“Bonny Barbara Allan” and “Get Up and Bar the Door”
play about a saint or Bible character
play dealing with Biblical subjects
play: allegorical battle between vice and virtue
morality play about the hour of death
Geoffrey Chaucer
Who wrote “The Canterbury Tales”?
Sir Thomas Malory
Who wrote ‘Morte Darthur’?
King Arthur
passed away in ‘Morte Darthur’
Sir Bedivere
called by King Arthur to throw Excalibur into the water
the Elizabethan Period
When did drama reach its height?
no place
Utopia means______.
Sir Thomas More
Who wrote Utopia?
John Foxe
Who wrote the ‘Book of Martyrs’
Rowland Taylor
Who was martyred in the ‘Book of Martyrs’?
Christopher Marlowe
Who wrote “Dr. Faustus”?
Character: sold his soul to the devil for 24 years of pleasure
devil who gave a man 24 years of pleasure in exchange for his soul
Francis Bacon
first essayist in English literature
John Milton
Who wrote ‘Paradise Lost’?
Paradise Lost
greatest epic in English
Robert Burns
Scotland’s greatest poet
Robert Burns
Who wrote “To a Mouse”?
Robert Burns
Who wrote “The Cotter’s Saturday Night”?
John Newton
Who wrote “Amazing Grace”?
Jonathan Swift
Who wrote ‘Gulliver’s Travels’?
Daniel Defoe
Who wrote ‘Robinson Crusoe’?
the years of the Romantic Age
Lyrical Ballads
In 1798, Wordsworth and Coleridge published________.
Romanticism was written mainly through_______.
religion of the Romantic Age (Nature is God.)
William Wordsworth
main poet of nature
John Keats
poet obsessed with beauty
Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats
5 Romantic poets (last names)
John Keats
Who wrote “When I Have Fears”?
short story
What appeared during the Victorian Era?
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Who wrote ‘In Memoriam A.H.H.’?
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Who wrote ‘Idylls of the King’?
Charles Dickens
Who wrote ‘David Copperfield’?
William Butler Yeats
Who wrote “The Second Coming”?
Oswald Chambers
Who wrote “The Glories of the Desert Sky”?
Oswald Chambers
ministered to WWI troops in Egypt
G. Campbell Morgan
Who wrote “The Hidden Years at Nazareth”?
H.G. Wells
1st great writer of science fiction
Freudian Psychology
What influenced the modern short story?
Joseph Conrad
Who wrote “The Lagoon”?
James Joyce
Who wrote “Araby”?
George Orwell
Who wrote 1984 (“Ignorance is Strength”)?
Evelyn Waugh
Who wrote “Bella Fleace Gave a Party”?
C.S. Lewis
Who wrote “The Screwtape Letters”?
William Shakespeare
Who wrote ‘Macbeth’?
John Bunyan
Who wrote ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’?
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