English Literature Test 3

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mystery play
Medieval Period
“Bookworm”
Anglo-Saxon Period
Spenserian stanza
Elizabethan Period
the Pearl Poet
Medieval Period
scop
Anglo-Saxon Period
love of freedom, strong religious convictions
Anglo-Saxon Period
“Bonny Barbara Allan”
Medieval Period
romances such as King Arthur and Sir Gawain
Medieval Period
William Shakespeare
Elizabethan Period
“Sonnet 18”
“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”
“The Passionate Shepherd to His Love”
“Come live with me, and be my love. And we will all the pleasures prove.”
“Bonny Barbara Allan”
“Since my love died for me to-day, I’ll die for him to-morrow.”
The Faerie Queene
“Upon a great adventure he was bound, The greatest Gloriana to him gave.”
Beowulf
“Revenging a wrong is more goodly than grieving; Let us follow.”
Banquo
the ghost that haunted Macbeth at the banquet
Malcolm
King Duncan names him to the throne after him
sleepwalking
Lady Macbeth develops this habit as a result of her guilt
Macduff
kills Macbeth
lust of power
the tragic flaw of Macbeth that leads to his downfall
Macbeth
“False face must hide what the false heart doth know.”
Lady Macbeth
“A little water clears us of this deed.”
Banquo
“Thou hast it now, King, Cawdow, Glamis, all, as the weird women promis’d
Lady Macbeth
“Had he not resembled My father as he slept, I had done’t.”
Macbeth
“It is a tale Told by an Idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.”
Macbeth
“So foul and fair a day I have not seen.”
Lady Macduff
“When our actions do not, Our fears do make us traitors.”
Macbeth
“Come what may, Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.”
Lady Macbeth
“All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.”
Donalbain
“There’s daggers in men’s smiles.”
Lady Macbeth
“Look like th’ innocent flower, But be the serpent under ‘t.”
Francis Bacon
the first essayist in English literature
William Shakespeare
the greatest writer of all time
Ben Johnson
England’s first poet laureate
drama
this literary genre reached its peak during the Elizabethan period.
morality play
this represented allegorically the battle which the vices and virtues wage for the possession of the human soul
medieval romance
based primarily on the adventures of knights, kings, or distressed ladies
exemplum
a short tale of anecdote told to teach a lesson
the virtue of Holiness
In The Faerie Queene, the Red Cross Knight represents this
Utopia
a selection which describes an imaginary ideal society
“On the Life of Man”
this selection is a comparison of man’s life to a play of passion
“A Hymn to God the Father”
this selection shows the speaker’s response to God’s chastening
Beowulf
the oldest surviving epic
four qualities of an epic
about a great national hero, written in a lofty language, contains supernatural elements, explores the struggle of good and evil
“The Seafarer”
this poem shows the irony of a seaman longing for the sea despite the hardship of the sea.
Everyman
this selection teaches the important lesson that death comes for every man when least expected
“The Pardoner’s Tale”
this selection teaches that the root of all evil is the love of money
the Venerable Bede
Ecclesiastical History of the English People
Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales
Sir Walter Raleigh
“The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd”
Ben Johnson
“Song to Celia”
the Pearl Poet
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Thomas Malory
Morte Darthur
William Shakespeare
“Sonnet 16”
Sir Thomas More
Utopia
Christopher Marlowe
Doctor Faustus
John Foxe
The Book of Martyrs
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