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The Sonnets of John Milton Essays

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Barriers to love

The poetry collection provides us with a myriad of examples of how many have to face barriers to love – some of our speakers struggle, whilst many prove love to be an indestructible force, mainly seen by writers during the earlier periods who followed more traditional values, believing in a more courtly style love such…

Frankenstein/Poems/Romanticism

Literary Movement a time period in which a number of writers write in the same style, and their writing shares certain characteristics Time of Romanticism beginning of nineteenth century (1797-1832) Characteristics of Romantic Poetry -portrays/depicts an emotion -avoids “poetic discussion” (overused expressions; can only be used when subject matter of the poem prompts such use;…

AP English – John Donne ~ John Milton

Metaphysical Poetry (History/Coined) a collection of different poets… *not a genre or a group that interacted!!. • Coined by Samuel Johnson (after the fact) Metaphysical Poetry (Definition) “meta” – after “physical” – world Questions that go beyond science I.e. religion, predestination? free choice? God(s)? Chief techniques used in Metaphysical Poetry (2) *Conceits* – extended metaphors…

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Renaissance Period and 17th Century Poetry

estate satire Estates satire praised the glories and purity of each class in its ideal form, but was also used as a window to show how society had gotten out of hand. Frame Narrative a story that allows other stories inside of it The Renaissance • The rebirth of classical learning • Philosophy of the…

English Unit 5 Quiz 3

All sonnets have fourteen lines. a. True b. False a The climax of Hamlet is Ophelia’s death. a. True b. False b The philosophy of Romanticism manifested itself in a concern for the rights and dignity of the individual. a. True b. False a Wordsworth and Coleridge were identical in their personalities and poetic styles….

English review

John Bunyan Pilgrim’s Progress Robert Browning “My Last Duchess” Charles Dickens (2) Great Expectations, Oliver Twist Geoffrey Chaucer (4) Canterbury Tales, hous of fame, troilus and criseyde, chaucer’s book of the duchesse John Milton Paradise Lost Gerald Manley Hopkins “God’s Grandeur” George Gordon, Lord Byron Don Juan Samuel Coleridge (3) Kubla Khan, christabel, the rime…

MUSH 101 PART 8

Of the following, which is NOT a subcategory of postmodern art? abstract expressionism Aleatoric music represents a move toward greater complexity. False Of the following, which does NOT describe postmodernism? It is a more radical form of modernism. What art movement drew themes from modern urban life, including machines, comic strips, and commercial advertisements? pop…

AP Lit Vocab

Accentual Verse Verse whose meter is determined by the number of stressed (accented) syllables—regardless of the total number of syllables—in each line. Many Old English poems, including Beowulf, are accentual; see Ezra Pound’s modern translation of “The Seafarer.” More recently, Richard Wilbur employed this same Anglo-Saxon meter in his poem “Junk.” Traditional nursery rhymes, such…

english 2nd semester

abstraction something not; a quality separated from an object complemented that which filled up or completed or brought to perfection concrete something that can be perceived by the senses (smelled, tasted, felt, heard or seen) equating treating or regarding as the same Queen Elizabeth I Five members of the Tudor family ruled England from 1485…

Malik Price 7

In The Deserted Village, the villagers are driven from their homes because the Enclosure Acts have enabled a wealthy landowner to buy the public property. True or False True In The Deserted Village, the poet says that the villagers will either go to America or to crowded, corrupted charity homes. True or False False In…

Poetry: Forms and Types

Acrostic A poem in which the first letter of each line spells out a word, name, or phrase when read vertically. See Lewis Carroll’s “A Boat beneath a Sunny Sky.” Alexandrine In English, a 12-syllable iambic line adapted from French heroic verse. The last line of each stanza in Thomas Hardy’s “The Convergence of the…

Early Seventeenth Century Poetry: the Jacobean Era, the Caroline Era, and the Civil War

Metaphysical poetry A term coined by an 18th century critic, Samuel Johnson, to describe a loose group of English lyric poets of the early 17th century whose work was characterized by the inventive use of conceits to speculate about topics such as desire, fidelity, or religious devotion. These poets were willing to use strange or…

British Literature Final Exam

Chaucer Father of English Poetry Mallory Father of Le Morte d’ Artur Macduff Part of Prophecy Bede Father of English History Beowulf Anglo-Saxon Epic Fleance Escaoed the Murderers Macbeth Villan & hero Beowulf Hero/ Deliverer Hrothgar Good Rulers of the Danes Wiglaf Helped Beowulf Hygelac Ruler of Geats Rudyard Kipling Beast Fable Herot Mead Hall…

GRE Literature Subject test – literary terms

kenning A device employed in Anglo-Saxon poetry in which the name of a thing is replaced by one of its functions or qualities, as in “ring-giver” for king and “whale-road” for ocean. appositive A noun or a pronoun placed beside another noun or pronoun to identify or describe it. variation use of parallel and appositive…

Heaven: Poetry and Milton

November 8th 2013 Poetry Heaven The sonnet is one of the most common methods in poetry. Sonnets are very restrictive because there is only 14 lines predominantly in iambic pentameter. This restricts the poetry writing, but that is what makes it so beautiful. Sonnets are usually about love. Their tone sound very nice, easy to…

Diyanni Literature Terms

Allegory A symbolic narrative in which the surface details imply a secondary meaning. Allegory often takes the form of a story in which the characters represent moral qualities. The most famous example in English is John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, in which the name of the central character, Pilgrim, epitomizes the book’s allegorical nature. Kay Boyle’s…

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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