A story with a literal and an implied level of meaning
The repetition of similar consonant sounds within a group of neighboring words or lines. Often initial consonant sounds are repeated. This poetic device often increases the musical effect of the language
A reference within a work of literature to something outside it
A force or character who struggles against the protagonist
A brief statement, often witty, that expresses a principle, truth, or observation about life
The addressing of non personal object as if it were able to reply
A short, simple narrative song
A nonfiction account in which the author tells the true events that makeup the life of a real individual other than himself
Unrhymed iambic pentameter
Major pauses within lines
Drama that ends happily
A of comparison that draws a striking parallel between two dissimilar things
The opposition of two or more characters or forces; the three main conflicts are man against man, man against himself, and man against a greater force
Two consecutive lines in poetry, often wrong then in iambic pentameter, with end words that rhyme
Regional variations within the same language, as spoken in different areas of a country
A poem in which the main character addresses an identifiable by silent listener at a time of crisis in the speakers life
A mournfully contemplative poem that mourns death of someone, or the loss of something
A poetic device in which lines flow past the end of one verse line and into the next with no punctuation at the end of the first verse line
A long, stylized narrative poem celebrating the deeds of a national or ethnic hero
A metaphor that is developed beyond a single sentence or comparison
An artful deviation from literal speech or normal word order
A story originally in oral tradition
A literary device that supplies clues that hint at later plot developments
A literary technique that sometimes serves as a companion piece to a story within a story
The use of language to convey meaning other than what is stated or a contradiction in what is expected to happen and what actually happens
A form of poetic imagery commonly found in Anglo-Saxon. A metaphorical phrase or compound word that is used to indirectly name a person, place or thing
A short, melodic, personally expressive poem
The regular recurrence of accented syllables in a line of poetry
Broadly, the expression of one thing in terms of other. In stricter ways, it is the stated or implied equivalence at two things
The giving of personal characteristics to something that is not person
The main character of the story
The attempt in fiction to create an illusion of actuality by the use of scemingly random detail or by the inclusion of the ordinary of unpleasant in life
A reaction agonies the cultural climate and values of neoclassical. It insisted on the greater importance of individualism, imagination, nature, and the distant
Corrective ridicule in literature or a work that is designed to correct an evil by means of ridicule
A recurring or emerging idea in a work of literature
The belief that human reason than revolution or authority is the source of all knowledge and the only valid basis for search
An ethical system developed by Jeremy Bentham based on the human desire for pleasure rather than pain and, politically, on the principle of the greatest good for the greatest number
A reverence for tradition as a source of authority of values in religion, morality, or art
The preference for an uncivilized life, either for the simple, rustic life4 an earlier era or for the “natural” existence of present-day tribal communities
A movement originating among the German disciples of Immanuel Kant that sought a higher religious view than Christianity and higher artistic deal the neoclassicism
Romantic pessimism as expressed in philosophy, religion, and ethics. Agnostic, relativistic, and antiauthoritarian, it regards with God and the external world as unknowable; denies the existence of all values external to the individual; and holds that the assertion of the will is necessary to selfhood
Belief that there is a multiparty of view points and that no single view point is universally valid
Instruction in literature
The Old English Period
450 to 1100
The Middle English Period
1100 to 1485
The Tudor Period
1485 to 1603
The Stuart Period
1603 to 1688
The Neoclassical Period
1688 to 1789
The Romantic Period
1789 to 1832
The Victorian Period
1832 to 1914
The Modern Period
1914 to Present
Sea-stream and sea-flood are examples of
How does Beowulf arm himself for this crucial battle against Grendel’s mother ?
He uses Grendel as a hostage to pacify his mother
Geoffrey Chaucer was born in
Who is the host of the Tabard Inn ?
Chaucer characterized his pilgrims how ?
Vividly, with frank descriptions and often satirical
What did the writers of the Middle English period declare to be the primary remedy for the ills of society ?
A return to the ideals of the past
Which decree officially divorced England from the Roman Catholic church ?
Act of Supremacy
Elizabeth’s religious policy is best described as
Who produced the first complete Bible in English ?
The greatest English literature was written for what purpose ?
Th moral improvement of mankind
In what year did restoration take place ?
Rationalism can be denied as
The rule of reason in all areas of life
What was Defoe’s most lasting contribution to the novel ?
What fundamental question does An Essay on Man seek to answer ?
Why does evil exist ?
Which of Pope’s characteristics did Dryden lack ?
How did England’s domination of the seas help advance the industrial revolution ?
By crowding out the French, Dutch, and Spanish from valuable markets and raw materials
What three main beliefs of Scripture did deists reject ?
Deity of Christ
bodily resurrection and miracles of scripture
What is the purpose of satire ?
To upbraid and to warn
Over what issue did the Wesleys and Whitfield sharply disagree ?
The Calvinistic doctrine of limited atonement
True/False: Swift stated that the purpose of Gulliver’s Travels was to entertain
True/False: According to John Wesley’s Journal, he had a grasp of Greek and enjoyed secular as well as sacred reading
Utilitarianism evaluates the goodness or badness of an action based on its production of
Christians would agree with romantics on all the following points except that
Freedom from limitations is needed
Characteristics of romantic poetry include who of the following ?
The poet as the primary
A highly individual perspective
An name-inspiring atmosphere
(all of the above)
Wordsworth credited which of the following as being the major formative influence on his writing ?
The primary mood of Lamb’s essays is
The Byronic hero is characterized by all the following except
Remorse and repentance
Section IV of “Ode to the West Wind” reveals Shelley’s agreement with the romantic belief in
The superiority of childhood innocence and communion with nature
In Wordsworth’s definition of the poetic process, what idea reflects the romantic dislike of control ?
The deception of poetry as “spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings”
What question, which is probably the most famous rhetorical question in English literature, expresses the theme of Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind” ?
If Winter comes - Can Spring be far behind ?
True/False: The common element in all areas of romantic thinking - political, philosophical, and artistic - is freedom from limits
All of the following statements about the religious climate of nineteenth-century England are correct except
Optimism increased as the century wore on and England began to achieve its promise
Tennyson’s poetry was deepened and enriched by
The death of his best friend
In Tennyson’s In Memoriam, all of the following ideas are mirrored except
A stoic resignation to accept loss of faith and its subsequent despair
Most of Lewis Carroll’s poems in the Alice books are best described as
“The Darkling Thrush” reflects all of the following except the
Consoling power of man’s ability to rise above the past
All the following are true statements about A.E. Housman’s “To an Athlete Dying Young” except
Though dead, the boy will know bitterness when his record is broken
According to the doctor, what was the cause of McGoggin’s conversion ?
Name at least two missionaries sent out by evangelicals in Victorian England and tell the places in which they serve (short answer)
William Carey in India
Hudson Taylor in China
List the two areas in which Carlyle had his greatest impact on Victorian England
Religious thought and social criticism
What was Hardy’s attitude toward the peasantry ?
“Noble” rustics or contended pagans
“The Conversion of Aurelian McGoggin’ was said to be what form of literature ?
True/False: German Biblical scholars had an even more devastating effect on orthodox Christianity of the Victorian period than did Darwin’s ideas
A nationalist poet who wrote in dialectic
“A Red, Red Rose”
Complied and edit the dictionary of the English language
After trying to reform Anglicanism, he converted to Catholicism
John Henry Newman
Wrote Satirical Travel Literature
Essay on Criticism
I Wondered lonely as a Cloud
Stephen’s son who was hanged
Champion of the native cause; he was murdered
Reverend who sent for Stephen and helps in Johannesburg
Priest from England who found a free lawyer
Donates milk, a church, and other goods to help the native cause
Stephan rented a room from her in Johannesburg
Main character of the novel; looks for his brother, sister, and son
Stephen’s brother, a politician
The word for “pastor” or “reverend”
What does the typical poem relies on ?
What maintains the strongest influence on writers of the modern period ?
What is the intellectual position most characteristics of the modern period ?
Who was the founder of modern psychology who helped foster the existentialist philosophy ?
According to the modern writer, what is fatal to art ?