English Literature Flashcards

English Literature GCSE ‘Love and relationships’ anthology key quotes

When We Two Parted “They name thee before me, a knell in my ear” Love’s Philosophy “See the mountains kiss high heaven” Porphyria’s Lover “That moment she was mine, mine, fair, Perfectly pure and good” Sonnet 29 “I think of thee! – my thoughts do twine and bud about thee” Neutral Tones “The smile on […]

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AH Unit 1 Three Worlds Meet

For what reason did the “first Americans” most likely migrate to the Americas? to search for food & shelter How did the ¨first Americans¨ most likely reach the Americas? crossing a land bridge between Siberia & Alaska Major advantages of complex societies: large labor force Which type of society built towns or villages but moved […]

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English Literature: 1600-1700 Authors

Samuel Rutherford Scottish Presbyterian pastor, theologian and author, and one of the Scottish Commissioners to the Westminster Assembly. He has been described as the Prince of Letter Writers. His political book “Lex, Rex” was written in response to John Maxwell’s “Sacro-Sanctum Regus Majestas” and presented a theory of limited government and constitutionalism that raised him […]

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English Literature Exam Study Guide~Epic Conventions

Invocation of the Muse Inspires a work Epic Simile An extended simile that is used typically in epic poetry to intensify the heroic stature of the subject Epic Question An overarching question to solve In Medias Res Beginning the story in the middle Epic Hero A character in an epic poem who is noble and […]

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Abeka English Literature Unit 7– Part 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge one of the finest English poet-critics whose great poetic masterpiece was *The Rime of the Ancient Mariner*; also wrote *Biographia Literaria*, “Kubla Khan,” “Christabel,” and “Frost at Midnight” *The Rime of the Ancient Mariner* Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s great poetic masterpiece; the greatest of all English literary ballads; the most famous art ballad […]

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IB English Literature: Drama – Tragedy Terminology

Exposition Act I: creates mood, tone, setting; introduces characters and conflict(s). The play’s Exposition conveys information that is relevant to understanding the plot such as setting, events that have already occurred, mood, and main characters. Complication Act II: action rises and tension builds because of conflicts between various characters Climax Act III: peak of action […]

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English literature – subject terminology

Alternate rhyme When every other line rhymes Prose Any writing that is not poetry Soliloquy a long speech made by a character in a play while no other characters are on stage. They speak with the audience to reveal thoughts Oxymoron A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase. […]

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AP English Literature and Composition Exam: Terms and Definitions

Apostrophe An address to someone not present, or to a personified object or idea Caricature A portrait that exaggerates a facet of personality Conceit Refers to a startiling or unusual metaphor Controlling image An image dominates and shapes an entire work Couplet A pair of lines that end in rhyme Diction The author’s choice of […]

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English literature exam

What are the three aspects of setting in miss hinch? Old times Subway Child labor jobs What is the atmosphere of top man and what ways does it enhance the conflicts? Anticipation and don’t know what will happen Do you think the lions paw could be propaganda too? Yes both cause it persuades you cause […]

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Short Story: "Civil Peace" by Chinua Achebe Practice and Quiz

Read the selection below from “Civil Peace” by Chinua Achebe and answer the question that follows. “My frien,” said he at long last, “we don try our best for call dem but I tink say dem all done sleep-o . . . So wetin we go do now? Sometaim you wan call soja? Or you […]

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Abeka English 12 Literature Test 7 Study Guide

Robinson Crusoe What was the first novel to gain worldwide recognition? Jonathan Swift Who is known for being the greatest English prose satirist? John Dryden Who is known as the Father of Modern Literary Criticism Journalism The two greatest literary forms during the eighteenth century were the novel and… Daniel Defoe Who laid the foundation […]

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English Literature Exam 1

Philip Sidney 1554-1586 Poetry is “unelected vocation” English Nobleman; much time to write Relic Part of a deceased holy person’s body or a holy object; pilgrimages to be around the holy were common “Fool”, said my Muse to me, “look in thy heart and write.” Astrophil and Stella I by Sir Philip Sidney -Astrophil is […]

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English: Literary Movements

Victorian era (c. 1832-1901)The period of British history when Queen _______ruled; it includes the entire second half of the nineteenth century, a time when Britain was the most powerful nation in the world. The __________period was known for a rather stern morality. It was also marked by a general earnestness about life and by a […]

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Abeka English Literature Unit 3 Questions And Answers

Drama The literary genre which reached its zenith during the Elizabethan period William Shakespeare Renaissance drama is epitomized in Shakespeare England’s greatest writer Utopia An ideal society More Wrote Utopia Cranmer The major figure to develop the Book of Common Prayer The Book of Martyrs, Foxe “God be praised, good people, I am come away […]

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English Literature- Christmas Carol

Which of the spirits does not speak to Scrooge? The ghost of christmas yet to come. What is Jacob Marley forced to drag about as a result of his sinful life? Heavy chains forged from ledgers and lockboxes. Why does Scrooge like darkness? It is cheap. Who is in the grave in Stave Four? Ebonezer […]

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medieval english literature

When (approx. years and work to work) Caedmon’s Hymn (end of 7th century) – Everyman (beginning of 16th century) more than 800 years long -1066-1487 What is left? 30.000 lines of Old english poetry (some just fragments of grater works) Most dates still unknown.. those we know are mostly guesses presentism the act of judging […]

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English Literature Clep Test Questions

heroic couple a rhyming pair of iambic-pentameter lines, first used extensively in English by Chaucer and later developed as a syntactically complete unit, esp. by Dryden and Pope (Ex.: “In every work regard the writer’s end, Since none can compass more than they intend”) terza rima -(tert′sə rē′mə) a verse form of Italian origin, made […]

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English Literature: Sound and Sense All Literary Terms

Masculine Rhyme A rhyme in which the repeated accented vowel sound is in the final syllable of the words involved Metaphor A figure of speech in which an implicit comparison is made between two things essentially unlike. Meter The regular patterns of accent that underlie metrical verse; the measurable repetition of accented and unaccented syllables […]

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WJEC/Eduqas English Literature GCSE Poetry Anthology

The Manhunt – Quotes – “After the first phase, / after passionate nights and intimate days, // only then would he let me trace”: ‘only then’ repeated – “blown hinge of his lower jaw” – “the parachute silk of his punctured lung” – “feel the hurt / of his grazed heart” – “sweating, unexploded mine […]

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English Literature Unit 7 Test Questions

The man who possessed the greatest mind of the Romantic Movement Samuel Taylor Coleridge The five poets who dominated the Romantic Age Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats The type of essay developed during the age familiar essay Three types of novels produced during the Romantic Age Gothic, historical, manners The perfecter of the novel […]

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English Literature 12: Chapter 3

The Renaissance era (1485-1660) In what year parameters was it considered as the English Reformation? It was the period from the end of the fifteenth century through the first part of the seventeenth century. Perhaps no era in English history or literature has matched the color and vitality How did the Reformation began? When ties […]

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