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What are the dates for the European Renaissance?
1500-1650
What does the term Renaissance mean?
Rebirth
In what country did the Renaissance begin?
Italy
What was the emphasis on in Italy?
Visual arts
What was the emphasis on in England?
Literature, mainly drama
Where was Petrarch born?
July 13th, 1304 in Arezzo, Italy
How many lines do Petrarchan sonnets have?
14- first 8 are octave next 6 are sestets
Which Italian word means “song book”?
Canzoniere
On what day did Petrarch meet the love of his life?
April 6, 1327 in Avignon at the church of St. Clare
What was Petrarch’s lover’s name?
Laura
Who introduced the Petrarchan sonnet to England?
Sir Thomas Wyatt
What are the sections of a poem called?
Stanza
Who wrote “The Prince”?
Niccolo Machiavelli
What does the title of Chapter 16 of “The Prince” mean?
Generosity versus the lack there of in my own interpretation
Machiavelli believes it is much more secure to be feared than loved. What does he mean by that?
To be feared is safer for himself and his people, people will throw away love for greed or anything else. To be feared means that there is punishment for disobedience. It keeps everything in line.
What mythological beast Machiavelli believe that every man must have a small element of within himself?
Centaur
Machiavelli uses a personification to describe “fortune”. What does personify fortune to be?
A Woman.
Where was shakespeare born? and on what day?
Stratford on Avon, England. April 23, 1564
Who was Shakespeare’s father and his occupation?
John Shakespeare, glove maker and mayor of stratford.
Shakespeare’s Wife?
Anne Hathaway
Shakespeare’s first theater group and their changed name.
1st The lord chamberlain’s men. 2nd The King’s Men
Number of Shakespeare’s children?
3- 1st Susannah, twins- hamnet and judith
What kind of school did Shakespeare attend?
Local Grammar school where he studied Latin and the Classics.
What is a name of a long speech made by a solo actor on the stage?
A Soliloquy
Plays or dramas are divided into?
Acts then into scenes
Day of Shakespeare’s death
April 23, 1616
What is a revenge tragedy?
A play where the plot focuses on an attempt to avenge the murder of a family member.
What were some of the theater names during Shakespeare’s time?
The Theatre, The Curtain, The Rose, The Globe
Who Killed King Hamlet?
Claudius
What country is hamlet set in?
Denmark
What is the name of the castle that hamlet is set in?
Elsinore Castle
Where has Hamlet been away to school?
University of Wittenberg in Germany
Who does Hamlet say is “a little more kin.. less than kind”?
Claudius
Who is Ophelia ?
? Is the daughter of Polonius, sister of Laertes, potentially Hamlet’s wife/girlfriend
Who is Ophelia’s father?
Polonius- the chief counselor to the king
Who is Ophelia’s brother?
Laertes
Where is Ophelia’s brother attending school?
Paris, France
Where is Hamlet sent to be killed?
England
Whose skull does Hamlet talk to while in the graveyard?
Yorick
Who kills Polonius?
Hamlet
Who is Hamlet’s Mom/Aunt
Gertrude
Who is the Ghost at the beginning?
Hamlet’s father/ King Hamlet
Who is Horatio?
A friend of Hamlet
What is the name of the “play within the play”?
The murder of Gonzaga
Who wrote Origin of the species in 1859?
Charles Darwin
Who wrote Vindication on the rights of women?
Mary Wollstonecraft
Who wrote Songs of Innocence and song of experience?
William Blake
Who wrote leaves of grass?
Walt Whitman
What is an allusion ?
An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference
What is personification?
The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form
Who wrote, “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey”?
William Wordsworth
What is the theme of that poem “lines composed a few miles above tinters abbey”?
The power of nature to renew ones spirit
What is alliteration
The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words
Which poet did we read and study who turned out to be a recluse?
Emily Dickinson
Who was the “announcer of Romanticism in England”?
William Wordsworth and maybe Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Who was Thomas Wentworth Higginson?
He was a Boston writer and critic who published Emily Dickinson’s poems
What happened to Tom Dacre’s hair in “The Chimney Sweeper”?
His head was shaved
Who were his friends that were locked up in “coffins of black”?
Dick, Joe,Ned, and Jack.
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