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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…

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Catullus Poems, Translations

Catullus 12 Marrucinus Asinus, you do not use your left hand well in joke or in wine. You steal napkins of the more negligent people. Do you think that this is clever? It flees from you, idiot. However dirty the thing is it is also unattractive. Do you not believe me? Believe your brother Pollionus,…

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…

Literary Terms "conflict...hyperbole"

conflict struggle between two opposing forces in a short story, novel, play, or narrative poem. conceit an ingenious and fanciful notion or conception, usually expressed through an elaborate analogy, and pointing to a striking parallel between two seemingly dissimilar things. connotation the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its…

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-…

Anglo-Saxon Poetry, The Seafarer and The wanderer, The Wife's Lament

Six characteristics of Anglo-Saxon poetry alliteration, epithets, kennings, understatements, repetition, and caesuras Define alliteration the repetition of the 1st consonant sound in a single line of poetry Define epithets an adjective only used for describe a certain noun Define kennings two nouns to describe one well-known noun Define understatements a statement making a scene less…

Poetry: Boots of Spanish Leather / from The Song of Hiawatha

Ballard a narrative poem that is meant to be sung and focuses on a single tragic event. Narrative Poem poem that tells a story Epic a long narrative poem about the life of a hero whose actions reflect the values of the group he or she belongs to Blackout Poem When you take a text…

English Test 4 Poetry, Drama, and Fiction in an absurd post modern world

Modernity: -Historical condition largely defined by advances in technology and industry -Invention of the automobile cited as the seminal event that the era began Major events that impacted Modernity: -1871-1914 Industrial Revolution Major events that impacted Modernity: -1914-1918 The Great War Major events that impacted Modernity: -1929-1930s The Great Depression Major events that impacted Modernity:…

9th Grade: Poetry Unit

aesthetic effects the reactions a reader has to the form, content, and/or beauty of a work and that engender enjoyment or an emotional reaction in that reader EX- When I read “Ode to my socks” I wished that I wore socks that day, I also thought it was a funny poem. alliteration the repetition of…

Anglo-Saxon lyric poem "The Seafarer" Test

Anglo-Saxon the rhythmic poetry composed in the Old English language before A.D.1100; generally divided by pauses, spreaded orally caesuras a natural pause in the middle of a line of poetry kennings two-word poetic renaming’s, like “whales home” for the sea assonance repeated vowel sounds in unrhymed, stressed syllables alliteration repeated initial consonant sounds in stressed…

ASL Clayton Valli

Valli got his PhD in what ASL poetry Where did Valli teach Gallaudet Valli’s poetry is captured on two videos, Poetry in _____, and ASL Poetry: Selected Works of Clayton Valli. motion Valli believed ASL poetry was something for everyone to _____ and enjoy. create Some of Valli’s best known works are “Dandelion”, _____, and…

Mary Oliver - A Poetry Handbook vocabulary

Alexandrine A pure iambic, six-foot line Alliteration The repetition of the initial sound of words in a line or lines of verse Allusion A reference to something that belongs properly to a world beyond the specific sphere of the poem Anapest Two light stresses followed by a heavy stress Assonance The repetition of vowel sounds…

Sonnets and metaphysical poetry

Sonnet a poem usually of 14 lines in which the poet examines two usually contrasting ideas, emotions, states of mind, beliefs, actions, events, images, etc., by juxtaposing the two against each other, and possibly resolving or just revealing the tensions created and operative between the two 3 types of sonnets • Italian • Spenserian and…

IEW Poetry - Level 2

How Doth the Little Crocodile Lewis Carroll At the Seaside Robert Louis Stevenson Rebecca, Who Slammed Doors for Fun and Perished Miserably Hilaire Belloc Fog Car Sandburg Some One Walter de la Mare The Duke of Plaza-Toro W. S. Gilbert God and the Soldier Author Unknown Jabberwocky Lewis Carroll 2 The Height of the Ridiculous…

Types of Diction

Slang Refers to a group of recently coined words often used in informal situations. Colloquial Expressions Non standard, usually regional. Ways of using language appropriate to informal or conversational speech and writing. (Y’all) Jargon Words and expressions characteristic of a particular trade, profession and pursuit. Dialect A nonstandard subgroup of a language with its own…

sonnet test - sonnet and pastoral poetry background

sonnets developed by petrarch petrarch was an italian poet a group of related sonnets that tells a loose story and has repitition of themes sonnet sequences definition of sonnet a poem of 14 lines written in iambic pentameter common themes of sonnets idealized love, beauty, the passing of time, youth/aging common literary devices in sonnets…

Metaphysical-Cavalier English 3

time period 17th century, 1625-1660bce English Civil War between cavaliers (support king) vs. roundheads (puritan peeps who back parlament) Oliver Cromwell head of puritans, arrests Charles 1st, set up Republic of England/ English commonwealth, wanted to unite nation but divided, stubborn, ruled 1653-1658 what other nations support the cavaliers Scottland (support charles 2nd) and irish…

types of verse, meter, rhyme, poetic devices, and figurative language

lyric subjective, reflective poetry with regular rhyme scheme and meter which reveals poet’s thoughts and feelings to create a single, unique impression narrative non-dramatic, objective verse with regular rhyme scheme and meter which relates a story or narrative sonnet a rigid 14-line verse form, with variable structure and rhyme scheme according to type: Shakespearean (English)…

haiku and Basho

Lexicon Critical vocabulary, feelings and emtions. Kokoro Mind and feeling of the poetry Amari no kokoro Heart and soul of poem Mono no kokoro Natural poignancy of things Aware Feeling Kajitsu Great and beautiful poem Ka Surface Jitsu Core Wit Cleaverness Irony Surprise Wabi Simplicity Sabi Aloneness Wabi sabi Ideal. Simple and solitude. Edo Birth…

Grade 10- poetry terms:sound devices, structure, types AND Literature

onomatopoeia A word that imitates the sound it represents. rhyme Repetition of sounds at the end of words alliteration Repetition of sounds at the beginning of words consonance Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in close proximity. assonance Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close proximity…

English tanka

Haiku Traditional Japanese 3 line poem Prefigures the “Romantic” movement Celebrates nature over civilization Values emotion and imagination over reason Haiku/Tanka Explore harmony between mankind and nature, need for solitude, discovery of true self by means of nature Pre-dates the European “movement” by a century and more. Matsuo Basho 1644-1694 Matsuo Basho Greatest of Japanese…

Poetry Scansion Quiz

1 Foot monometer 2 Feet dimeter 3 Feet trimeter 4 Feet tetrameter 5 Feet pentameter 6 Feet hexameter 7 Feet heptameter 8 Feet octameter iamb (iambic) unstressed, stressed trochee (trochaic) stressed, unstressed anapest (anapestic) unstressed, unstressed, stressed dactyl (dactylic) stressed, unstressed, unstressed spondee (spondaic) stressed, stressed phyrric (phyrric) unstressed, unstressed

March Madness Poetry Terms

Accent the emphasis or stress placed on a syllable, especially in a line verse. When marking accents, a “U” stands for unstressed and a “/” stands for stressed. Accented Rhyme rhyme with emphasis on the end of words in a line. AKA a masculine or rising rhyme. Alexandrine in French prosody a line of twelve…

Charles Sandburg poetry

Sayings memories of the past brought a tornado of emotions , what type of speech would you call this? Metaphor In Charles sandburg’s poem grass what does the grass symbolize The passage of time In Charles sandburg’s poem grass why is it significant that the train passengers can’t tell they’re looking at Olde Battleground? Over…

American Romanticism

What is the American journey a quest for? For opportunity. What are the goals of eighteenth century America? A reaching out for independence, prosperity, commerce, and urban civilization. According to Rationalists, what is the city a place for? A place for chances and success. According to Romantics, what is the city a place for? A…

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…

"Sound and Sense" Poetry Terms - Duple meter - Irony

Duple meter a meter in which a majority of the feet contain two syllables. Iambic and trochaic are both this End rhyme rhymes that occur at the ends of the lines End-stopped line A line that ends with a natural speech pause, usually marked by punctuation English (Shakespearean) sonnet A sonnet rhyming ababcdcdefefgg. Its content…

Meter and Scansion- Poetry

amphibrach a foot with unstressed, stressed, unstressed syllables ex- chicago anacrusis an extra unaccented syllable at the beginning of a line before the regular meter begins ex- mine / by the right / of the white / election amphimacer a foot with stressed, unstressed, stressed syllables ex- attitude catalexis an extra unaccented syllable at the…

Metaphysical and Cavalier Poetry and Authors

what does metaphysical poetry refer to? the work of group of English lyric poets from the 17th century (not its own movement Who coined this term and when? Samuel Johnson in 1744 metaphysical concerned with abstract thoughts or subjects, like existence, causality, or truth; highly abstract or subtle Sig Fig Poets John Donne and George…

WJEC 2017 Poetry Anthology Comparisons

Death The Manhunt, The Soldier, A Wide in London, Dulce et Decorum Est, Mametz Wood. Location London, Living Space, Hawk Roosting, The Prelude. War The Manhunt, The Soldier, A Wife in London, Dulce et Docurm Est, Mametz Wood. Relationships The Manhunt, Sonnet 43, Cozy Apologia, Valentine, A Wife in London, Afternoons. Grief The Soldier, As…

Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar- Poetry

I know why the caged bird sings! The line suggests that at the end of the poem the speaker realizes what it like to have no freedom. To show he is not singing because he is happy The poet includes the words “It is not a carol of joy or glee” To emphasize the pain…

Poem 1-A Poison Tree (Conflict Poetry)

Theme 1 that the poem uses? THEME- Anger-How we deal with angry is extremely important EVIDENCE/QUOTES- ‘I was angry with my friend/I told my wrath, my wrath did not end’ ‘I was angry with my foe/I told it not, my wrath did grow’ ANALYSIS- The first stanza deals with two different ways of dealing with…

POETRY, MOOD & TONE, SOUND DEVICES

MOOD The overall feeling or emotion felt by the reader. TONE The author’s attitude toward his subject; sets the mood. POETRY Literature written in verse with a blend of imagery and sound to tell a story or create an emotional response. VERSE A single line of poetry. STANZA A group of lines within a poem;…

spanish poetry terms

ritmo rhyme verso line lírico emotional poem épico epic story poem dramático dramatic poem el verso llano the last word has emphasis on the second to last syllable, count syllables normally el verso agudo the last word has an emphasis on the last syllable, take the number of syllables and add 1 el verso esdrújulo…

Literary Terms from Word Search

Rhyme repetition of ending sounds of words Simile comparison using the words “like” or “as” Hyperbole the use of exagerration Personification animals, ideas or inanimate objects are given human characteristics Setting time and place in a story Symbol a word or object that stands for another word or object Theme a common thread or repeated…

Pre-1900 Poetry Context

Sir Thomas Wyatt Believed to have had a sexually charged relationship with Anne Boleyn before she marrird Henry VIII, lyrical poet William Shakespeare First 126 sonnets dedicated to a Mr WH. Elizabethan times, marriage was subservient contract and grim reaper was popular. Features popular Elizabethan beauty ideals John Donne Metaphysical and carpe diem poetry. Renaissance…

Bible books of poetry/major prophets

Who was known as the weeping prophet? jeremiah Who interpreted dreams of the king? daniel what was the date of the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians? 586 bc Who wrote the book of Lamentations? jeremiah Who wrote the majority of the psalms? david Who wrote the book of Ecclesiastes? solomon which book of poetry…

Meta Poetry: Poetry about Poetry

Read the excerpt from “Poetry.” In the meantime, if you demand on the one hand, the raw material of poetry in all its rawness and that which is on the other hand genuine, you are interested in poetry. What is the theme of this excerpt? Poetry should convey truthful content and emotion. Which words from…

Western Civilization Ch.3-5 Review

Greeks made contact with the _____ in the ninth century B.C.E. Phoenicians. The Greeks referred to some people with whom they came into contact as barbarians because they: did not speak Greek. Hubris is: excessive pride, which was punished by the gods. Homer’s poetry describes a world in which: warrior aristocrats competed for status and…

Greek & Roman Theatre

amphitheatre large oval, circular, or semi circular outdoor theatre with rising tiers of seats around an open playing area atellan farce Form of Roman theatre; improvised comedic pieces dealing with exaggerated family situations or satirizing historical or mythological figures. orchestra the cirrcular, level space where the chorus would sing, dance, and interact with the actors…

Humanities 1301-Chapter 14

In the Medieval period in India, the term “sati” meant the wife threw herself on her mate’s funeral pyre Which of the following events in Indian history approximate events of the Western Middle Ages in Europe? the end of the Gupta dynasty to the Mongol invasion of India The devotion of an upper-caste Hindu woman…

BIBL 104 - Quiz 4 Study Guide

When God finally responds to Job (38:1-41:34), a dialogue takes place where Job asks God questions regarding suffering, and God replies with the answers. False. (2.5 out of 2.5) How is the Hebrew term hevel (“meaningless”, “vapor”, or “futility”) used throughout the book? To describe various aspects of life in a fallen world and our…

Traditional Vs. Organic Poetry

traditional follows fixed rules traditional regular rhythm and or rhyme traditional epic sonnet haiku ballad organic no rules organic no pattern of rhythm or rhyme organic free verse

Music 120 Quiz 2

The term “Dark Ages” formerly referred to the time: between 500 and 1000 c.e. The two centers of power during the early Middle Ages were the church and: newly formed centralized governments led by kings. The most important patron of music in the Middle Ages was: the Roman Catholic Church. The late Middle Ages witnessed…

English 10 A Unit 1 Pretest

Identify the subject and mood of the poem. Discuss how the poet’s use of figurative language, imagery, and symbolism contribute to the reader’s understanding. There’s a resentful mood. There is personification, imagery, and figurative language. Her mother’s house represents the attitude of her mother; the walls stood at attention, the air knew to hold its…

Robert Frost Poetry Quote Test

A Late Walk I end not far from my going forth, by picking the faded blue of the last remaining aster flower to carry again to you The Last Word of a Bluebird And perhaps in the spring he would com back and sing The Last Word of a Bluebird And look for skunk tracks….

English 10 A Unit Test

“Metonymy” is best defined as a figure of speech in which one noun is substituted for another with which it is closely associated Which excerpt best reflects Byron’s appreciation of beauty? “the nameless grace/Which waves in every raven tress” “Conceit” is best defined as a lengthy or extended metaphor Which of the following techniques does…

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….

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