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Flashcards in Blank Verse Deck (14):
1

It is an ? With ? And ?
It is ?
It is traditionally associated with ?

Iambic line / ten stresses /five beats
Unrhymed
Dramatic speech and epic poetry

2

The lack of rhyme makes what more possible and effective

Enjambment

3

It is often identified as the poetic form

Closest to human speech

4

Boni verse cane into English poetry from ?
The Italians called blank verse ?

Italian literature
Verse sciolti da rima: verse free from rhyme

5

There was intense interest at the time in finding an ?

Unrhymed line that would match the heft and weight of the classical epic

6

This was after all the ? When ? Was still priority for poets

Reinassnce
Imitation of the classical epic its scope and purpose

7

Italian poets such as ? We’re already ?
But there blank verse was composed with ?
There was still a need to ? In ?

Luigi alamanni and trissino were already using blank verse for plays in early part of 16th century

11/10/9 syllables

Naturalize the whole project of blank verse in English language

8

Inventor of blank verse in England
Powerful influence in poetry they do not?
Born in ? The son of a man who would become
He would die at age of ? Executed for ? By? Except that ?

Henry Howard earl of surrey
Do not completely master
1517
Duke of Norfolk
30/Henry VIII
Advised his sister to become the kings mistress and for some other minor offenses

9

Two major innovations in English poetry ?

Helped Thomas Wyatt bring sonnet to England
Translated the Aeneid into this strain he meter of blank verse

10

His intention was to produce a ?

Strict ten syllable line

11

The establishment of blank verse as a convention that could be used in English poetry had an?
Without ? There was suddenly ?

Immediate effect
Rhyme/ far more handed of natural and unforced speech

12

With whom did blank verse come into its own ?
Born ?
Electrified London theatre with his production of (when published and performed)

Christopher Marlowe
1564
Tamburlaine the great
1590

13

Here for the first time blank verse was revealed to be a ?
Where ? Could be ?

Natural vehicle for rhythmic and sustained speech
Complex argument and emotion sustained without
Being drowned out by rhyme

14

Shakespeare chose ? Although usually made it a near neighbor of
Who took it farther again
Arguing his ?
That this measure was preferable to ? And that it provided ?

Blank verse for most of his plays
Rhyme and song
John Milton : arguing his prose at the beginning of paradise lost
The jingling sound of like endings
Music and example of the sense variously drawn out from one verse to another