English Literature Flashcards

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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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 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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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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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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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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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: 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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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 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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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 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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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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Abeka English Literature Test 6 (1st Final)

Was killed in Vanity Fair Faithful Diffidence giant Despair’s wife Crawled over the wall Formalist & Hypocrisy Thrown into hell from the gates of the city Ignorance Goodwill Helped Christian through the gate Locked Christian and Hopeful in his castle Giant Despair Directed Christian to the Wicket-Gate Evangelist went home after the slough Pliable Shows […]

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Abeka 12th English Literature Test 2 Study List

rhyme the correspondence of sounds rhythm the reoccurrence of sounds blank verse unrhymed iambic pentameter drama form of literature written in prose or poetry or a combination of the two which relies on action to portray life or character dialogue the speeches between two or more characters or all the speeches of the play taken […]

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The glossary of literary terms for the ap English literature and composition exam

abstract Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, and seldom uses examples to support its points Academic Adj describing style, dry and theoretical writing, sucking all the life out of its subject with analysis Accent In poetry, refers to stressed portion of word, also matter of opinion Aesthetic “Appealing to the senses”, coherent study […]

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English Literature 2

Stopping by Woods, Robert Frost Whose wood these are I think I know His house is in the village though He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow My little horse must think it queer To stop with out a village near Between the woods and frozen lake […]

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English Literature Clep Answers

Old English A time in history where literature was written to foster bravery and promote heroic deeds. Middle English A time in history where literature was written to promote knightly ideals that stabilized social hierarchy. Renaissance A time in history where literature was written to entertain through stage plays, comedies, and histories. Augustan Period A […]

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English Literature – Semester 1 – Midterm Exam – Review

scops an Anglo-Saxon poet who travels from court to court and performs in mead halls caesura a break/pause in a line of poetry, dictated, usually by the natural rhythm of the language (Grendel gongan godes yrre baer) alliteration the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words […]

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English Literature: Timeline Events

Old English (Anglo-Saxon) Period Express religious faith and give moral instruction through literature; Early English epic poems such as Beowulf, The Wanderer and The Seafarer Elizabethan Age Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”, “Much Ado about Nothing” and “Richard III” Marlowe’s “Tamburlaine the Great”, “Dr. Faustus”, “The Jew of Malta”, and “edward II” Spencer’s “The Faerie Queene” Jacobean […]

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