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Art

A one point linear perspective occurs when lines are drawn on the painting in such a way to represent lines pointing too single object. In this painting Velazquez has a focal point, which is the young princess, the infant Margarita. Yes, both of the formal qualities, representing a three dimensional space and one-point linear perspective,…

Time and Place Poetry Quotes

‘Where we…the sea’ Where the Picnic was Fire is a universal imagery of life briar is wild plant – similar to his wild and free emotions at the time establishes a pastoral image (One Quote) ‘Last relic of the band/Who came that day!’ Where the Picnic was merriment lost in time relics are religious/precious exclamation…

Crime Poetry -- Violence

‘Peter Grimes’ Victims suffer blows and bruises which eventually end in their brutal death. ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ The criminal explains calmly that ‘he found a thing to do’, and swiftly murders victim. ‘My Last Duchess’ The criminal cannot stand the victim’s perceived promiscuity, so commissions their death. ‘The Laboratory’ The violence is vividly imagined in this…

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Romantic & Metaphysical Poetry

The writing of metaphysical poetry began during the – 1600s Of or relating to the transcendent or to a reality beyond what is perceptible/ abstract and theoretical reasoning Metaphysical To explore abstract concepts, the metaphysical poets use (2 things) Intellect and logic The central figure of the metaphysical movement John Donne Samuel Johnson criticized the…

The First Snowfall by James Russell Lowell Q & A

Who is the speaker? the father, James Russell Lowell What is the setting? inside the house looking out of the window What is the subject? a father grieving over the death of his child’s death Who is the addressee? general audience What is the occasion? remembering the day his child was buried What kinds of…

Poetry Reading Test #4 Questions and Answers

The First section of the poem (lines 1-12), the speaker seeks to convey a feeling of contentment In context, “saddening” line 7 suggests that the clouds have become darker The speaker gives symbolic significance to which of the following? 1,2,3 only Lines 11 and 12 (the.. silence) are best understood to mean which of the…

Harlem Renaissance Unit Test Poetry Themes

“Dream Variation” Aspirations “Elevator Boy” Lack of economic opportunities “For a Lady I Know” Racism reflected in religion “Golgotha is a Mountain” Racial / religious persecution “Harlem Wine” Life neglected due to racism “Hatred” Rejection of/ by race, religion, or rejected lover “I, Too” Pride in self “Incident” Traumatic experience “Long Gone” Freedom/ lack of…

American Poetry: Imagism, Ezra Pound & Amy Lowell

Pound: Born-Died 1885-1972 Born, Hailey, Idaho Died in Venice, Italy, with wife Olga Rudge Pound’s Poetry style – Modern verse–of ellipses to indicate panicky tone – “Make it new” – Magic moments, experimental; free verse; instant of time – “Poetry must be as well written as prose” – No fluff: minimalistic approach – Inspiration from…

Poetry: The Sorrow of True Love

Poet Edward Thomas Speaker Someone broken hearted Summary The speaker is talking of how love is positive until it ends and that is the true sorrow. Theme A broken heart Form 12 line sonnet Structure – enjambment – rhyming couplets Removed eternally from the sun’s law. last line Of drops that from remorse and pity…

Poetry of William Blake (all questions!)

Where in the poem does the speaker wonder if the tiger may have been created by God? What imagery tells us that the tiger could also be a demonic creation? Right at the middle the speaker wonders if the tiger was created by God. There is a lot of imagery that tells us the tiger…

Poetry Midterm

Verse 1) Any single line of poetry 2) any composition written in separate lines of more or less regular rhythm, in contrast to prose Paraphrase Restatement in one’s own words of what one understands a poem to say or suggest. Similar to a summary, not as brief or simple. Subject The main topic of a…

Henry Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Born in Portland, Maine Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Watched ships while thinking Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Published first poem at 13 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Went to Bowdoin College Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Knew foreign languages very well Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Married Mary Potter Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Became a professor at Bowdoin College Henry Wadsworth Longfellow…

Fleur Adcock Poems

Choices Variety is essential to human happiness. Last Song That which humans deem as beautiful will eventually fade. Everything that we see as normal changes and shifts. Drowning A person’s soul should be preserved despite the severity of his/her crimes. (alt. interpretation: Resisting oppression and dying is healthier for the soul than submitting to it)….

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;…

Mock Epic: from TheRape of the Lock

Exulting rejoicing Repast meal Desist stop Recesses secluded or hidden places Titillating exciting; stimulating Dejects casts down; dispirits Nymphs young ladies Snuff powdered tobacco product sniffed or rubbed on the teeth and gums Omber card game for three players, popular in the eighteenth century Berries coffee beans While The Rape of the Lock was intended…

Literary Devices of Prose & Poetry

Setting The time and place in which the events of a literary work take place. Plot Structure: A. Exposition Gives background information on such things as character and setting. Plot Structure: B. Rising Action/Conflict A series of complications that develop Plot Structure: C. Crisis/Climax/Turning Point An accumulation of events that reach a turning point Plot…

POETRY- Good Friday (Am I a stone and not a sheep)

What is the context surrounding the poem? Rossetti’s religious beliefs- Good Friday is a Holy Day commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus. Attitudes towards women. What are the main themes shown throughout the poem? Extent of religious faith and the consequences/ rewards of it. Hope given through religious faith. How does Rossetti show these themes through…

An Examination of the Poetry of Anne Bradstreet

Prologue Summary -Anne is humble, believing that she isn’t good as men, but believes women still deserve a chance How does Bradstreet view herself in comparison to other poets or writers of the time? -She doesn’t believe she is as talented as other people of her time What is Bradstreet’s concept of Art? -Art is…

Poem Analysis

My Last Duchess Robert Browning [1812-1889] -duke is speaking with an ambassador for a potential wife telling the story of how he killed his old wife (last duchess) because she expressed joy in everything, like compliments -talking while looking at painting of old wife -imagery, enjambment, caesura I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud William Wordsworth…

T.S. Eliot: Macavity the mystery cat

T.S. Eliot Humorous poems T.S. Eliot More serious and complex poems T.S. Eliot Born in the U.S. but lived in England T.S. Eliot Teacher and bank clerk T.S. Eliot One of world’s leading poets T.S. Eliot Won Nobel prize in literature 1948 Briefly describe Macavity’s appearance. He’s long, ginger, has sunken eyes, deeply lined brow,…

Puritan Poetry

Anne Bradstreet wrote To My Dear and Loving Husband and Upon the Burning of Our House “Huswifery” was written by Edward Taylor The speaker claims at the beginning of “To My Dear and Loving Husband” that her relationship is the best that there ever was Metaphor Comparison of two unlike things NOT using like or…

English Lit - John Milton "Paradise Lost"

Latin language in which John Milton wrote prose Milton mainly wrote in ___ Paradise Lost Milton’s masterpiece epic poem type of poem that “Paradise Lost” is Paradise Lost poem that established Milton as equal to Chaucer and Shakespeare middle class to which Milton belonged political pamphlets second type of writing Milton used God’s poet felt…

English 11/ Final Exam (Practice) Part 1

“May George, beloved by all the nations round, Live with heav’ns choicest constant blessings crown’d!” Wheatley uses the word crown’d to express the idea that the king deserves reward for his goodness. Which statement best describes how Wheatley’s word choice in “To the King’s Most Excellent Majesty” expresses her colonial values? Using hyperbole, it stresses…

Metaphor, Simile, Alliteration, Hyperbole, and Poetry Review

Metaphor A comparison of two unlike objects without using like, than, or as. Example :: The blue shirt was a deep sky-blue. Simile A comparison of two unlike objects using “like” or “as” Example :: “That ball is yellow like the sun.” Alliteration The repetition of initial consonant sounds. Examples :: Bed Bath & Beyond…

Power and Conflict Poetry - The Charge of the Light Brigade (quotes)

“Valley of death” The soldiers felt as if they were going to die and many of them did. “Six hundred” Emphasises the huge loss of human life, suggests that it is a waste. “Boldly” “Charging” Reminds us how the soldiers were brave – charged into what they thought was certain death, conflict can inspire this….

10 Characteristics of a Ballad

Number 1 A song that tells a story Number 2 Concentrates on a single episode Number 3 Deals with material of universal appeal Number 4 Uses vocabulary of everyday speech Number 5 Includes dialogue Number 6 Lack of specific detail Number 7 Has an abrupt ending Number 8 Includes some sort of refrain or repeated…

Poetry Presentation

Robert Browning Thought of as the most important Victorian poet after Tennyson; an adventurous/experimental poet; barely 5 yrs old when he wrote his first poem Dramatic Monologue Imagines speakers utter thoughts to implied listeners (what they say is not necessarily what they mean) My Last Duchess Based on life of Alfonso II, duke of Ferrara,…

Keats: Selected Poems

‘O solitude! If I must with thee dwell: key themes Presentation of nature The imagination The individual Solitude ‘O solitude! If I must with thee dwell: key points and analysis Use of address: archaic feature of poetry (particularly Greek and Roman)- personifies solitude; thus solitude is more to Keats (e.g. imagination/state of mind) Juxtaposition of…

Poetry sentence starters-Welsh

I think that Credaf fod I think Credaf There is a lot of…here Ceir llawer o…yma There is good use of adjectives Ceir defnydd da o ansoddeiriau Last stanza Penill olaf Third stanza Trydydd penill Second stanza Ail bennill The poet says Dywed y bardd The poet shows Dengys y bardd First stanza Pennill cyntaf…

Puritans and Literary Devices

Puritan Plain Style short words, direct statements, and references to ordinary, everyday objects; clearly expressed only useful or religious ideas; used by Anne Bradstreet and Benjamin Franklin anastrophe Make me, O Lord, Thy spinning wheel complete.- Huswifery slant rhyme Then dye the same in heavenly colors choice. All pinked with varnished flowers of paradise. –…

English Unit 1 Quizzes

How can reading out loud help you understand difficult lines in Shakespeare’s plays? The lines were meant to be read aloud; doing so might aid understanding. How does Shakespeare make certain lines within his plays seem more important than others? By having some lines contain more than 10 syllables Why do some playwrights use meter?…

Madrigal Poetry Vocab

abstract refers to language that describes concepts rather than concrete images (ideas and qualities rather than observable or specific things, people, or places) ex: love, faith, friendship alliteration the repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words. ex: she sells seashells allusion a reference to something which is presumably commonly…

Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole with Examples

Simile a comparison using “like” or “as” Personification giving human qualities to animals or objects Metaphor Time is money. Hyperbole extreme exaggeration Metaphor comparison not using the word “like” or “as” Personification The sun played hide and seek with the clouds. Simile She is as sweet as pie. Personification The stars in the sky blinked…

Maya Angelou Sources Notecards

“She came down creeping here to the black arms waiting now to the warm heart waiting rime of alien dreams befrosts her rich brown face She came down creeping” (In her poem concerning perhaps the confusion of her heartland, “The Mothering Blackness,” Angelou writes,) 1 Angelou, Maya. “The Mothering Blackness.” Poetry Foundation, Poetry Foundation. n.d….

Analyzing Ekphrastic Poetry Assignment

What does the difference in size between Icarus and the farmer at the forefront most clearly suggest? The farmer plays a bigger role in the landscape than Icarus. What detail of the myth is suggested in the poem but not in the painting? What connection between the painting’s landscape and the myth does this detail…

English : the rose that grew from concrete

The Rose that Grew from the Concrete by American rapper Tupac Shakur is about reaching our goals in life despite the hardships and conflicts that we face on the way. The poem is highly inspirational and motivating the readers to focus and realize their dreams to make them come true. Summary: The poet begins the…

Sir Philip Sydney "Apology for Poetry"

Poetry as “first light-giver to ignorance” “the great passport” to knowledge “it beautifies our mother tongue” Poet as “Vates” Romans saw poets as diviners, seers: poetry as divine (Psalms as example): more attentive to what’s possible than the general public Claims that even philosopher Plato had poetry as the skin to his philosophy Poet as…

English 4 From the middle ages

In the Middle Ages, Christians were expected to visit a priest yearly to offer confessions Read the excerpt from The Canterbury Tales. “God’s arms!” exclaimed one of these debauchees, “Is the fellow then so dangerous to meet? In highways and in byways, street by street, I’ll seek him out, I vow it on God’s bones….

English Language Arts 11 - All Questions/Answers ( Introduction to Early American Literature - Sentence Fluency)

What is the most important idea of the second paragraph of Of Plymouth Plantation? The Pilgrims and ship’s officers discussed the damage to the ship and decided to continue the voyage. To whom would Of Plymouth Plantation be most useful? someone looking for information about how early immigrants traveled to Cape Cod Of Plymouth Plantation…

third grade poetry vocabulary

poetry words written in a verse stanzaa group of lines in a poem, like a paragraph in a story line one row of text in a poem rhyme scheme a way of describing the pattern of end rhymes in a poem repetition using the same word or phrase over and over again speaker / narrator…

Music Appreciation Final

Romanticism, as a stylistic period in western music, encompassed the years 1820-1900 Drawing creative inspiration from cultures of lands foreign to the composer is known as exoticism Program music is instrumental music associated with a story, poem, idea, or scene Which of the following statements is NOT true Fascination with the melodies, rhythms, and colorful…

Literary Terms (Cliche-Inversion)

Cliche is a word or phrase, often a figure of speech, that has become lifeless because of overuse Colloquialism a word or phrase in everyday use in conversation and informal writing but is inappropriate for formal situations Comic Relief the use of a comic scene to interrupt a series of intense dramatic moments Conflict the…

Emily Dickinson, "Success is counted sweetest..."

The alliteration in the first stanza serves to (A) soothe the reader (B) highlight the envious tone (C) complement the assonance in the fi rst stanza (D) contrast the consonance in the second stanza (E) emphasize the appeal of success by creating an appealing sound (E) emphasize the appeal of success by creating an appealing…

Literary Terms (Examples)

Alliteration the repetition of similar sounds, usually consonants, in a group of words (“whose heart hung humble” -The Open Boat by Stephen Crane) Allusion a reference to a person, a place, an even, or a literary work that a writer expects a reader to recognize (“He dreamed of Thebes and Camelot and Priam’s Neighbors”-Miniver Cheevy…

English Topic Test

What is a key reason to include metaphors in a literary work? to create new and surprising comparisons and deepen understanding Read the excerpt below from the poem “The Taxi” by Amy Lowell and complete the statement that follows. When I go away from you The world beats dead Like a slackened drum. Source: Lowell,…

Poetry vs. Prose Quiz

Poetry language sung, chanted, spoken, or written according to some recurrence that emphasizes the relationship of words according to sound as well as meaning. Prose the form of written language or everyday speech that is not organized according to the formal patterns of verse. Narrative Poetry the class of poems that tell stories. Ballard Form…

Metaphysical poetry and John Donne

Metaphysical poetry Highly intellectualized, use strange imagery, use frequent paradox, and contain emteremly conceptualized thought type of poetry (1/3) Metaphysical poetry This kind of poetry is not regarded as a genre of poetry (2/3) Metaphysics Deals with questions that can’t be explained by science (questions nature of reality in philosophical way) Metaphysical poetry (What kind…

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…

Bright star! would I were steadfast as thou art by John Keats

What is the poem alluding to? The North Star (a.k.a. Polaris) Why does the author want to be like the star? The star is never changing Who wrote “Bright star! would I were steadfast as thou art” John Keats You can infer that the narrator in the poem is a what, because he is referring…

Margaret Atwood Poetry

You Begin 2 Headed Poems- duality of relationships especially mother and child This is A Photograph of Me Circle Games in 1964, 1st big collection about identity lost, death and love, male and female relationships On the Streets, Love Circle Games, Male and female relationships At the Tourist Center in Boston Animals in that Country-…

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