English 4B – Flashcards

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publication of Jane Austen’s novels
Which event did not occur between 1750 and 1800?
In order to be socially acceptable, a family needed?
increased because of lowered mortality rates from diseases
Between 1760 and 1815, England’s population?
first public railways opened in England
What was an important improvement in transportation during this time period?
romantics valued emotion and imagination
How does Romanticism differ from the Enlightenment?
sensibility and imagination
Early Romantic writers valued?
all of these
Robert Burns was?
True or false? The speaker in “Auld Lang Syne” values friendship.
the poem demonstrates strong sentiment
How does “Auld Lang Syne” reflect early Romantic ideas?
influencing the movement for women’s rights
Mary Wollstonecraft is best known for?
society neglects women’s education
According to the excerpt from A Vindication of the Rights of Women, women are weak mainly because
she emphasizes the natural differences between men and women
Which of the following is not a way that Wollstonecraft gives credibility to her arguments?
women have become weak because society expects them to be attractive and pleasing rather than well educated
Which statement is the best summary of Wollstonecraft’s thesis?
his unusual imagination and interest in the supernatural
William Blake was known for
transition between thoughts
In the poem selections by Blake, the author uses quatrains to
What is the tone of the poem “London”?
harsh of sinful experiences overcome innocence and commitment
Which of the following summarizes the symbolic idea of the final stanza in “London”?
The poem from songs of innocence is hopeful
How does the tone of “The Chimney Sweepers” in Songs of Experience differ from the poem of the same title in Songs of Innocence?
True or false? Both of the poems titled “The Chimney Sweeper” show how children in British society were affected by poverty.
concern for others, simple language, imaginative imagery
Which elements of Romanticism are demonstrated in all three of Blake’s poems?
True or false? Because Jane Austen married early in life, she understood the necessity of marriage that is portrayed in the novel Pride and Prejudice.
finding husbands for her daughters
In Pride and Prejudice, Mrs. Bennet is most concerned with
women cannot own property and must marry a man with wealth to have a secure future
The men in Pride and Prejudice are described by the amount of money they make per year because
At the ball, Mr. Darcy appears to be
third person omniscient
Pride and Prejudice is told from what point of view?
he has a sharp with that she does not seem to notice
In Chapter 1, the dialogue between Mr. and Mrs. Bennet shows that
bingley is good natured and happy about the ball
Towards the end of Chapter 3, the conversation between Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley reveals that
show interest in natural elements
Romantic literary works often
man is not moved by nature
In “The World Is Too Much With Us,” the speaker laments the fact that
does not stop to think about nature’s connection to God
In “It Is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free,” the child
emphasize the rainbow
Wordsworth uses enjambment in the first two lines of “My Heart Leaps Up” to
Both Dorothy Wordsworth and her brother describe
she is fond of nature and notices the details around her
What do the observations in Dorothy Wordsworth’s journal suggest about her?
he is frightened by the tale but is wiser because of it
In The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, how does the Wedding Guest change over the course of the Mariner’s tale?
he killed an albatross
What is the Mariner’s crime?
the sailors’ death to the killing of the albatross
The final stanza of Part III connects
the mairner blessing the sea creatures “unaware”
What is the turning point or climax of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner?
In the introduction to Frankenstein, Shelley describes a dreary place in __________ wear she spent as a child
The appearance of Shelley’s monster came from
William Wordsworth
coleridge’s friend
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
well known for literary criticism
Mary Shelley
gothic writer
William Blake
known for having religious visions
Jane Austen
never married
dark ages
Which historical period appealed to the Romantics?
True or false? Lord Byron spent his entire life living in England.
True or false? The British government exiled Byron because of crimes he committed.
True or false? The woman described in “She Walks in Beauty Like the Night” is beautiful because of her appearance only.
True or false? “Apostrophe to the Ocean” is written in free verse, with no particular rhyme scheme.
True or false? Throughout the poem, Byron uses imagery to juxtapose the power of the ocean with the insignificance of man.
True or false? “Apostrophe to the Ocean” exemplifies the Romantic notion that man cannot tame nature.
Byronic heroes are unhappy and fight only for their personal ideals
How is the Byronic hero different from the traditional hero?
One modern-day example of a Byronic hero is
he lived to be almost 30 years old
Which of the following is true of Percy Bysshe Shelley?
none of his works remain
What is ironic about the words on the statue of Ozymandias?
a barren desert
What is the setting of the poem “Ozymandias”?
The king Ozymandias can be best described as
the wind is a dominating force of nature, affecting earth, sky, and sea
What do sections 1-3 of “Ode to the West Wind” reveal about the speaker’s understanding of the West Wind?
develops sensory images of nature
Shelley’s use of diction in “Ode to the West Wind”
John Keats was concerned about_______ in both his life and his poetry
quest for truth
The poem “When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be” demonstrates the Romantic
dying alone
Which is not one of the speaker’s fears in “When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be”?
the urn
“Ode on a Grecian Urn” is an apostrophe to
True or false? Keats focuses on the urn by not referring to himself, the speaker, in the “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”
True or false? The idea that beauty and truth are related and important is a typical Romantic idea.
True or false? The speaker in “Ode on a Grecian Urn” envies the “fair youth,” “bold lover,” and “melodist” because they will not be affected by time.
True or false? The speaker in “Ode on a Grecian Urn” describes the urn with a series of similes in lines 1-3.
reject : spurn :: spoil :
split : cleave :: song :
collect : glean :: full :
True or false? Both Keats and Basho use structured forms for their poetry.
the effects of time
Both Basho and Paz describe
Keats and Basho
Which poets use imagery to describe seasons?
Which poet includes spiritual imagery along with his description of the natural world?
nuclear power
Which of the following was not an invention or discovery during the Victorian Age?
What percentage of the world’s population was ruled by Queen Victoria by the year 1897?
charles dickens
Which of the following is a novelist who spoke about the plight of the poor in Victorian society?
charles darwin
Naturalism was greatly influenced by the work of
people were hopeful about progress but doubtful about new ideas
Which of the following describes attitudes during the Victorian Age in general?
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
poet laureate of england
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
married another famous poet
Gerard Manley Hopkins
jesuit priest
Lewis Carroll
well known for children’s literature
In “Crossing the Bar,” the imagery creates a_______ mood
the speaker compares death to a crossing bar in hope that he will meet God
Which is the best summary of “Crossing the Bar”?
he fills as though his life at home is not exciting of fufilling
In the poem “Ulysses,” how does Ulysses feel about his life at home?
an older man
Based on the poem, we know that Ulysses is
his life in not fully used yet
What is the meaning of the metaphor in lines 18-23 of “Ulysses”?
a life well lived is one that continues to strive for achievement
Which is a theme of the poem “Ulysses”?
interest in progress and optimism about the future
What Victorian values are exhibited by Ulysses?
Which literary element does not occur in “Sonnet 43”?
her past was unhappy
What can you infer about the speaker’s past in “Sonnet 43”?
“Pied Beauty” describes
in God and the spiritual nature of man
In both “Pied Beauty” and “Spring and Fall: To a Young Child,” the speaker believes
her own mortality
In “Spring and Fall: To a Young Child,” Margaret is really worried about
show that man is a part of nature, not master over it
Victorians felt that they could bend nature to their own purposes. Hopkins’s poems
a boy slays the Jabberwock and returns home as a hero
Which is the best summary of “Jabberwocky”?
the atmosphere begins fearful but heroic and ends joyful
How does the atmosphere of the poem “Jabberwocky” change?
extended metaphor
Which element is not created by nonce words in “Jabberwocky”?
affects life and the world
All of these works about love agree that love
love is not all: it is not meat nor drink
Which of these works says that love is not as important as others sometimes make it seem?
sonnet 43
Which work has the least realistic tone?
_____ is restrained by love. _____ is set free by love.
romantic love has remained constant for centuries
In the essay, one argument states that love is a cultural delusion. What fact from the essay “What Is Love?” best refutes this argument?
she was married at a young age
Which does not describe the life of Charlotte Brontë?
While at Gateshead, Jane Eyre is treated like a (an)
believes that she is kind to Jane because she has taken her in
Which of the following describes Mrs. Reed from Jane Eyre?
she is intimidated and miserable
Based on the descriptions in Jane Eyre, how does Jane feel about her surroundings?
cause social reform
Charles Dickens intended his novels to
he is insensitive
In Oliver Twist, the man in the white waistcoat does not understand why Oliver is crying. What does this reveal about him?
cruelty can be disguised as kindness
Which of the following is a theme of both these excerpts from Oliver Twist and Jane Eyre?
Robert Browning
happily married to another poet
Matthew Arnold
proponent of arts and sciences in education
A. E. Housman
a professor who tutored his siblings

Thomas Hardy


wrote about themes of love in marriage
a duke
Who is the speaker in “My Last Duchess”?
she is too friendly with other men
How does the speaker of “My Last Duchess” feel about the duchess?
she is either murdered or sent away
What happens to the Duchess in “My Last Duchess”?
the irregular meter reinforces the flow of the sea
How does the meter in the first two stanzas of “Dover Beach” support the imagery?
love can overcome difficulties
What is the theme of “Dover Beach”?
when he won a race and when he died
In “To an Athlete Dying Young,” when is the subject of the poem carried “shoulder-high”?
the dog is not digging to mourn the death of the speaker
In “Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave?”, how is the dog’s response ironic?
the tone in the darkling thrush is pessimistic
How does “The Darkling Thrush” differ from earlier poems of the Victorian era such as “Crossing the Bar”?
stoical man with a good heart
At the beginning of the book, Mr. Utterson is described as a
he steps on a young girl who has run into him
What is the first violent event involving Mr. Hyde?
mr hyde had been seen entering there
What is the importance of the door mentioned in the first chapter?
dr jekyells will mentions mr hyde
How does Mr. Utterson know about the connection between Mr. Hyde and Dr. Jekyll?
the will mentions the possibility of mr jekylls disapperance
What is strange about Dr. Jekyll’s will?
science is somehow at the root of the mystery
What is foreshadowed by revelations such as Lanyon’s disagreement with Jekyll and Hyde’s entering only through the laboratory entrance?
utterson thinks “if he be mr hyde, i shall be mr seek”
How does the reader know that Mr. Utterson will look for Mr. Hyde?
he is small and somehow mishappen
What does Mr. Hyde look like?
utterson believes that jekyll is in danger if hyde finds the will
At the beginning of the chapter “Dr. Jekyll Was Quite at Ease,” Utterson is glad to speak to Jekyll after his dinner party because
jekyll has a great interest in hyde
Jekyll asks Utterson to help Hyde because
a maid saw him attack an older man
Mr. Hyde is thought to be a murderer because
mr utterson identified the body
The victim is known to be Sir Danver Carews because
mr hyde attacks him with a cane
Sir Danver Carews dies
like something from a nightmare
As Mr. Utterson leads the police to the home of Mr. Hyde, he describes the changing hues of twilight. The paragraph begins with “It was about nine in the morning, and the first fog of the season.” Mr. Utterson believes that the atmosphere in the city is
few people have seen him
Mr. Hyde may be difficult to locate because
utterson knows that they are going to meet in secret
What is not learned during the conversation between Utterson and Jekyll in “The Incident of the Letter”?
disappears for months
Following the murder, Hyde
jekyll returns to normal life
What happens first in the chapter “The Remarkable Incident of Doctor Lanyon”?
jekyll lives in seclusion
What happens second in the chapter “The Remarkable Incident of Doctor Lanyon”?
dr. lanyon dies
What happens third in the chapter “The Remarkable Incident of Doctor Lanyon”?
utterson receives a letter to be opened if jekyll dies or has gone missing
What happens fourth in the chapter “The Remarkable Incident of Doctor Lanyon”?
jekyll is terrified and shuts the window
When Utterson and Enfield see Jekyll in his upper window, what is unusual about their conversation?
poole is afraid
Utterson goes to Jekyll’s because
hyde is found dead
What is the climax of the story?
a suicide note from hyde
Which is not found as Utterson and Poole search the laboratory?
break into jekyll’s room and remove a drawer
Jekyll’s letter asks Lanyon to
hyde drinks a mixture while in lanyon’s home
Lanyon understands Jekyll’s secret because
jekyll=father hyde=son
Which quote best describes the emotional relationship between Jekyll and Hyde?
works in jekylls home
doctor who experiments with the duplicity of man
utterson’s cousin
has professional differences wit jekyll
accused of violent acts
mr hyde
“It wasn’t like a man; it was like some damned Juggernaut.”
mr utterson
“In this character it was frequently his fortune to be the last reputable acquaintance and the last good influence in the lives of down-going men.”
dr lanyon
“The rosy man had grown pale. . . he was visibly balder and older; and yet it was not so much these tokens of a swift decay that arrested the lawyer’s notice, as a look in the eye and quality of manner that seemed to testify to some deep-seated terror of the mind.”
dr jekyll
“. . . it was as an ordinary secret sinner, that I at last fell before the assaults of temptation.”
British expansionism and colonziation
British imperialism is
Which of the following is not a characteristic of modernism in art and literature?
steam engine
Which of the following is not an important discovery or invention of the Modern Age? (Hint: Use the timeline.)
True or false? Winston Churchill became an important leader during World War II.
True or false? Modernist authors used realism as a way to portray the violence of war.
True or false? Authors such as Virginia Woolf and George Orwell influenced public political opinions.
British Imperialism
Rudyard Kipling was a staunch supporter of
takes place in India and uses Indian words and terminology.
In “Miss Youghal’s Sais,” there are many vocabulary footnotes because the story…
He wants to see Miss Youghal.
Why does Strickland become a sais?
British Imperialism.
What political ideas of the time period are reflected in “Miss Youghal’s Sais”?
True or false? Kipling shows his lack of support for British imperialism by criticizing British influence in India throughout the story “Miss Youghal’s Sais.”
he senses it through the constant desire for expensive items.
In “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” Paul is aware of his mother’s desire for money because
something will happen to Paul
Throughout the story, foreshadowing is used to suggest that
money is more important that love in modern society
The final lines of the story suggest that
He avoids the mundane reality of the world.
What so the narrator’s illusions and disillusions reveal about his personality?
in the last sentence of the story
In “Araby,” when does the epiphany occur?
He understands that his romantic feelings for Mangan’s sister aren’t real.
How does the epiphany change the narrator in “Araby”?
The atmosphere of “The Demon Lover,” can be described as
reveal the relationship between Kathleen and a soldier
In “The Demon Lover,” flashback is used to
a supernatural element
In “The Demon Lover,” the appearance of the letter and the ending of the story reveal
the soldier never really loved her.
Through her flashbacks, Mrs. Drover, from “The Demon Lover,” realizes that
Rudyard Kipling
won the Nobel Prize for literature
D.H. Lawrence
outspoken critic of World War I
James Joyce
lived on the street where his story takes place
Elizabeth Bowen
part of the Bloomsbury Group
William Butler Yeats
“We should write out our own thoughts in as nearly as possible the language we thought them in, as though in a letter to an intimate friend.”
Dylan Thomas
“A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it.”
T.S. Elliot
“The experience of a poem is the experience both of a moment and of a lifetime.”
Siegfried Sassoon
“I am not protesting against the conduct of the war, but against the political errors and insincerities for which the fighting men are being sacrificed.”
W.H. Auden
“Poetry makes nothing happen. It survives in the valley of its saying.”
soldiers dream of their everyday life to avoid thinking about the war.
the poem “Dreamers” may be titled this because
The tone shows the hopelessness and sorrow of the war and its aftermath.
How does the poem “Dreamers” reflect the historical or cultural ideas of the Modern Age?
He loves her inner nature.
In “When You Are Old,” how does the speaker’s love differ from the others?
art and song
In “Sailing to Byzantium,” what is immortal?
a dark, dirty city
What is the setting is presented by the sensory images in “Preludes”?
flowery language to romanticize war
Which is not an element of Modernism shown in “Preludes”?
that modern life may not be perfect.
“The Unknown Citizen” uses __________ irony to show __________
unsuccessful businessman
Which of the following is not part of the description of the man in “The Unknown Citizen”?
their words were not well received
In “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night,” the wise men should rage against death because
death and life
What might dark and light symbolize in “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night”?
the opposition is portrayed in a frightening or unattractive manner.
What do the British and German posters have in common?
What is the tone of the yellow “Beware” poster?
to show the strength of the German nation
What is the message of the German poster?
create support for the war effort
The article explains that the purpose of propaganda is to
sponsorship from a famous person
What is not a persuasive technique used in the article “Down and Out in Europe”?
Reagan is responsible for strong economic policies
In the Reagan commercial, the main idea is that
Each focuses on past strengths
How are the two commercials similar?
Which candidate won the election in 1980?
British Imperialism
What historical element is most clearly shown in “Shooting an Elephant”?
to avoid looking like a fool
Why does Orwell shoot the elephant in “Shooting an Elephant”?
He sympathizes with the Burmese People
Based on “Shooting an Elephant” what is Orwell’s overall impression of British colonization?
Laborers are called coolies
What is the importance of the therm coolie in “Shooting an Elephant”?
World War I
The article “The Great War and Modern Memory” deals with
as a noun referring to the soldiers killed each day
As explained in “The Great War and Modern Memory” how did soldiers use the word wastage?
In “A Room of One’s Own” Woolf’s idea that gifted women during the 16th century would have gone crazy or committed suicide could be considered an example of
What element of style is used throughout “A Room of One’s Own” to develop the author’s tone?
because women may have written these works but could not use their names
In “A Room of One’s Own” why does Woolf mention authors who used “Anon” rather than a name when publishing their works?
both appeal to emotion more than intellect
How does the speech “Be Ye Men of Valor” compare to the posters?
9 years
how long food rationing continued in Britain after the end of Wold War II in 1945?
800 million
About how many people throughout the world speak English as a first or second language?
all except for Antarctica
Which continents have countries that belong to the British Commonwealth of Nations ?
Britain’s economy was crumbling because of expenses following World War II.
What was a major factor causing Britain’s reduction of colonies abroad?
the era of literature after the Modern period.
The term post-modern refers to
civil warfare
What was one common problem in former British colonies as they gained their independence from Britain?
True or false? Several recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature wrote in English but were neither British, Irish, or American.
the people thought he was playfully waving.
In “Not Waving but Drowning” why didn’t anyone rescue the man?
the cold water caused his heart to fail
In “Not Waving but Drowning” “They” believe he died because
emotional distance
In “Not Waving but Drowning” what is one connotation of the words “too far out”?
He did not follow in his father’s way of life.
Why might the speaker of “Follower” feel haunted by the memory of his father?
memories of the speaker’s family
The three selections “Follower”, “Mnemonic”, and “Photograph” all depict
vivid imagery
All three selections, “Follower”, “Mnemonic”, and “Photograph”, develop a picture for the reader by using
The house is compared to the sea, a goblet, and a plant with roots.
Which is an example of mixed metaphors in “Wind”?
is no longer friends with the visitor
Based on the conversation in “That’s All,” you know that Mrs.A
In “That’s All” what other than dialogue is used to convey meaning?
what she can do to help
In “A Mild Attack of Locusts” Margaret struggles with the internal conflict of
“B.Wordsworth” is set in
He may be from a higher social class or have been educated in British schools
In the story, B.Wordsworth uses standard English. What does this indicate about him?
Wordsworth does not wan the boy to witness his death
Why does B.Wordsworth ask the boy never to return?
has learned to be a poet like B.Wordsworth
In “B.Wordsworth” the boy’s tears show that he
mankind honors losses but does not protect the fragile earth
What is the overall theme of “Elegy to Giant Tortoises”?
the tortoises battling for survival
In “Elegy to Giant Tortoises” what image is created by the metaphor of the tortoise shells as “useless armor”?
Stevie Smith
worked as a secretary
Seamus Heaney
taught at Harvard
Margaret Atwood
lived in the forests of Quebec
Ted Hughes
wrote poetry, children’s books, and plays
Doris Lessing
banned from South Africa
Harold Pinter
an actor
V.S. Naipaul
born on the Trinidad in the Caribbean
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