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

Unferth
Envious Dane

Canterbury
Site of Martydom

Shallot
Island of Medieval Fable

Sutton Hoo
Archeological Site. Anglo Saxon artifacts.

Lyrical Ballad
Start of Romantic Period. Written by wordsworth/ Coleridge

Charles Dickens
Champion of the poor

William Shakespeare
The Bard

Samuel Johnson
Lexicographer

Daniel Defoe
Novelist & Travel Journalist

Richard Lovelace
Cavalier Poet

Gulliver
Prisioner of lilloutians

Heathcliff
Master of WutheringHights

Everyman
Morality Play

Most Popular English Shrine in Medieval Ages?
Canterbury

Shakespeare wrote what subgenres?
Plays & Sonnets

What is the purpose of the porters speach in Macbeth?
Commedic Relief

What was the 1st English “Short Story”?
Beowulf

How do you best fully conquer a country?
Conquer/ change its language

Where are the majority of Old English manuscripts?
Book of Exeter

Where does English come from?
Protoendoeuropean

What did Marie de Franc write?
Lais

What disability did John Milton overcome?
Blindness

What is a beast Fable?
Talking animals

A Modest Proposal is about what country?
Ireland

Which Romantics died before they reached their potential?
Byron, Keats, Shelly

Criticism
An evaluation of a piece of writing.

Epic
Poem telling a story.

Elevated language.

Elegy
Mournful Poem

Conceit
Over extended metaphor

Cliche
Overused expression

Blank Verse
no Rhyme. Has Iambic Pentameter

Free Verse
No Ryme. No Iambic Pentameter.

What is a Kenning?
Compound word describes 3rd unmentioned thing.

Ballad
Poem that tells a story.

Exemplum
Story telling morals

Aside
On stage person can talk to themself… whisper…

Verisimilitude
Appearance of truth

Apostrophe
addressing something that cant talk back

Irony
Opposite Happens

Tragedy
Main Character Dies

Iambic Pentameter
Stressed unstressed. 10 sylables.

Hyperbole
Exaggeration for effect.

Theme
Main Idea.

Soliloquy
in drama, a character speaks alone on stage to allow his/her thoughts and ideas to be conveyed to the audience

Poetic License
Change something to fix ones needs.

Epigram
Short saying. piece of truth.

Apocryphal
lacking authenticity.

Satire
Criticize something

Pastoral
poem takes place in country side or references shepards, ect.

Neoclassicism
18th century. Revival of classical ideas

In Media Res
Starts in the Middle of the Story

Heroic Couplet
2 lines of poetry. Rhyme. Iambic Pentameter.

Foreshadowing
Referencing to future events

Analogy
Comparison- aid.

Caesura
Pause or Break mid line of poetry.

Kenning
Compound word describing a 3rd unmentioned word.

Sonnet
14 line poem.
3 kinds
1. Italian/Petrarchan
2. Spenserian
3. Elizabethan/ Shakespearean

Ode
Pays homage (praise)

Lyric
A short poem that expresses the personal feelings and thoughts of a single speaker

Alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words

Epitaph
a brief statement written on a tomb or gravestone

Dramatic Monologue
a poem in which an imaginary speaker addresses an imaginary audience. revealing something. 1st person dialogue.

Banquo
Father of Kings

Tabard Inn
Starting Point for Elegy

Herot
Mead Hall for drinking & eating. Beowulf

Beowulf
Anglo Saxon Epic

“Get up and Bar the Door”
Ballad- Medieval

“In Memorium”
Elegy- Tennyson

Supreme Nature Poet
Wordsworth

Mystic Artist Poet
William Blake

National Poet of Scotland
Robert Burns

Metaphysical Poet
John Donne

Saw truth in Beauty
Keats

Known for Satire
Jonathan Swift

Trivial loss made immortal
Belinda

Aesthetic “art for art sake”
Oscar Wilde

Matthew Arnold
Poet, critic…

Destroyed by Magic Sword
Grendel’s Mother

Charles Darwin
Well known biologist

Dante Rossetti
English poet and painter
Leader of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Conversion Important
King Edwin

Start of Romantic Period
Dickens

Shallot
Island

Who was murdered at Canterbury?
Thomas A Beckett

Kipling
Beast Fables, Jungle book

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