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Hope Is the Thing with Feathers – Analysis

Emily Dickinson might be called an artisan, since most of her poems have fewer than thirty lines, yet she deals with the most deep topics in poetry: death, love, and humanity’s relations to God and nature. Her poetry not only impresses by its on going freshness but also the animation. Her use of language and…

Thomas Hardy – analysis of three poems

An epitaph is an inscription upon a tomb, in few verses for the casual observer to read carefully. It is usually carved in stone and is very synthetic. The Elegy is much more lengthy than an epitaph. The two genres differ not only in lengths, but also in subject matter, since the epitaph is a…

Literature of Poetry

Old English Period … What is Old English? name given to the earliest recorded stage of the English language, up to approximately 1150AD (when the Middle English period is generally taken to have begun). More information on Old English It refers to the language as it was used in the long period of time from…

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Literature Exam

“As the sentiments of men are known not only by what they receive, but what they reject also, I will state the form of the Declaration as originally reported.” Author: Thomas Jefferson Title: The Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson Crucial dynamic of biographical writing. Here he is giving a version of his own history. He can…

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!!! http://www.chompchomp.com/terms.htm Prefixes: a, ab- as- contra- e- in- inter- mal- pre- trans- Simple Meaning away, away from to, toward against out, forth, away into, within between bad, abnormal, inadequate before across Suffixes: -able, -ible -al, -ial -ate -ary -ion -ive -ian -or, -er Simple Meaning capable of, able to process, act of doing to…

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…

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…

Elegy written in a country Churchyard

Pastoral, taken from the Latin ‘Pastor’, meaning ‘Shepherd’, refers to literary work dealing with shepherds and the rustic, countryside lifestyle. The pastoral represents more of an idealized view rather than that of a realistic one. “If we would copy Nature, it may be useful to take this idea along with us, that pastoral is a…

Poems – Love and Relationships

When We Two Parted – Summary About a betrayal from a passed lover, however, their relationship was a secret When We Two Parted – Context *Lord Byron (1788 – 1824)* > Romantic poet > Thought to be about his affair with Lady Webster – doesn’t mention her name > Broke off affair to save her…

British Literature: Part 2

Neoclassical Period (1660-1790) also called the Enlightenment Period; was based on the concept that people could find perfection and happiness through reason and knowledge; essentially humanist vision was characterized by a resistance to religious authority John Dryden (1631-1700) was an English poet and dramatist; some famous poems include “Astrea Redux”, “Absalom and Achitophel”, and “The…

Glossary of Literary Terms (Based on "A Handbook to Literature", by Harmon and Holman)

accent the prominence or emphasis given to a syllable or word. In the word “po-etry”, the accent (or stress) falls on the first syllable. alexandrine a line of poetry that has 12 syllables. The name probably cromes from a medieval romance about Alexander the Great that was written in 12 syllable lines. alliteration The repetition…

Major Literature Time Periods (British)/Authors & Works

800 – 400 BC Period CHARACTERISTICS: Dominated by Homer and other Greek tragedians. MAJOR WRITERS/WORKS: “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey” by Homer “Oedipus the King” by Sophocles “Medea” by Euripedes 250 BC – AD 150 Period CHARACTERISTICS: Dominated by Roman Empire writers. MAJOR WRITERS/WORKS: Famous authors from this period: Virgil, Horace, and Ovid (poets of…

English Literature Love Through The Ages Quote Bank

Family Love Prose “All these young souls were passengers in the Durbeyfield Ship- entirely dependent on the judgement of those two adults for their existence”-Tess, 19th “Tomorrow I will do something that will damage and scar them” “Our last evening as an innocent, complete, ideal family”- Intimacy, Hanish Kureishi, PM “I’m not going to have…

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…

The Norton Anthology literary terms

accent (synonym “stress”): a term of rhythm. The special force devoted to the voicing of one syllable in a word over others. In the noun “accent,” for example, the accent, or stress, is on the first syllable. act The major subdivision of a play, usually divided into scenes. aesthetics (from Greek, “to feel, apprehend by…

Praxis 5038 English Lang. Literature, Novels/Authors

James Fenimore Cooper First novel 1820 – famous series – Leatherstocking Tales (5) incl. The Pioneers (1823), The Last of the Mohicans (1826), The Prairie (1827), The Pathfinder (1840), The Deerslayer (1841). First book was Precaution, which attempted to Satirize Jane Austen’s novels. Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper – 1826 Main character- Natty…

Nobel Prize Literature Winners

(Sully) Prudhomme 1901; first winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature; Stances et Poèmes (Stanzas and Poems); Le vase brisé (Christian Matthias Theodor) Mommsen 1902; Second Nobel Prize winner for literature; worked with Roman Law (Bjørnstjerne Martinus) Bjørnson 1903; One of the Four Greats; wrote the lyrics to Norweigan National Anthem; De Nygifte (The Newly…

British Literary History

The Old English Period c.450-1068 The Old English Period Begins with the invasion of Celtic England by Germanic tribes (Angles, Saxons, and Jutes) c.450 and lasts until William the Conquerer in 1066. // Writing in this time was primarily religious verse or prose The Old English Period Poetry: (Beowulf) (The Wanderer) (The Seafarer) Prose: (Writings…

Art, Literature and Culture (APUSH)

Phillis Wheatley Slave and poet in colonial America. First African American to publish; her work was well received, even by George Washington. Neo-Classicism Art of the colonial age. Reflected ideas of the Greeks and Romans. Logic, form, balance and reason. John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Benjamin West Romanticism Early 1800s. A reaction against the Enlightenment….

History of English literature- Enlightenment ;( ;(

period of stability and growth 18th century The Enlightenment movement that put reason on religion the motto of Enlightenment have courage to use your own understanding Isac Newton promotion of science- gravitional law, rational knowledge would believe to develop living conditions The Industrial Revolution 1760-1840s—The Industrial Revolution – shift from agrarian and handicraft to industrial…

Literary Groups

Graveyard School 18th century poets who wrote about death and morality. The poetry was related to early stages of the English Romantic Movement. Members include Thomas Parnell, Gray, Robert Blair, and Edward Young. The lasting effect of there poetry has been one element in the Gothic aspect of romanticism. Kailyard School “cabbage garden.” Scottish writers…

GRE Literature Supplement 2

The Castle of Otranto Horace Walpole, 1765 (Enlightenment) C LIST A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Mary Wollstonecraft, 1792 (Early Romantic) D LIST The Monk M.G. Lewis, 1796 (Early Romantic) C LIST Gothic Novel. Songs of Innocence William Blake, 1789 (Enlightenment) C LIST Songs of Experience William Blake, 1789 (Enlightenment) C LIST “Marriage of…

A Farewell to Arms A Modest Proposal and Other Stories A New England Nun A Raisin in the Sun A White Heron A. E. Housman Poems Absalom Absalom All Quiet On the Western Front Andrew Marvell Poems Animal Dreams Autobiography of My Mother Bartleby the Scrivener Beauty and the Beast and Other Tales Best Worst American Stories Bound Feet and Western Dress Burial Rites Charlotte Perkins Gilman Poems Charlotte Temple Christina Rossetti Poems Chronicle Of a Death foretold Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway Cry the Beloved Country Dead Souls Death Of a Salesman Donne Poems Doubt a Parable Dracula East Of Eden Empire Falls Equus Ezra Pound Poems Fanny Hill Fear Of Flying Girl in Translation Heart Of Darkness House Of Mirth I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings In Love and Trouble Stories of Black Women Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Inferno Jonathan Swift Poems Jorge Borges Short Stories Jorge Luis Borges Poetry Keats Poems and Letters Last Of the Mohicans Leaves Of Grass Letters From an american Farmer Literature Lolita Mark Twain Mary Oliver Poetry Maya Angelou Poems Metamorphoses Moby Dick Mrs Dalloway On Liberty Parable Of the Sower Paradise Lost Prometheus Rear Window Rebuttal Second Treatise of Government Short Stories of F Scott Fitzgerald Short Stories Of William Faulkner Short Tales of Joseph Conrad Song of Solomon The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn The adventures Of Tom Sawyer The Aeneid The Awakening The Bean Eaters The Book Of the City Of Ladies The Catcher in the Rye The Complete Poems of William Blake The Epic of Gilgamesh The Faerie Queene The Fault in Our Stars The House Of the Seven Gables The Love Song Of J alfred Prufrock The Most Dangerous Game The Poems Of Billy Collins The Poems of Ted Hughes The Poetry of Li Young Lee The Poetry Of Robert Penn Warren The School for Scandal The Souls of Black Folk The Sound and the Fury The Stranger The Sun also Rises The Yellow Wallpaper Thomas Hardy Poems To His Mistress Going To Bed Elegy 19 Ts Eliot Poems Twelve Years a Slave Uncle Toms Children Utilitarianism W H auden Poems Wallace Stevens Poems Walt Whitman Poems William Carlos Williams Poems William Dean Howells Short Stories Woman of Colour Novel Wuthering Heights
Schemes and Tropes

Anaphora Anaphora Definition In writing or speech, the deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect is known as Anaphora. Example #1 Shakespeare does not disappoint us in the use of anaphora too. Read the following example taken from his play “Richard II” Act 2 Scene 1:…

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