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17th, 18th Century Poets

“Graveyard Poets” “Churchyard Poets” or “Graveyard Poets” is a critical term applied in retrospect to a number of English poets of the 1740s to the 1790s who wrote in the vein of Thomas Gray’s Elegy in a Country Churchyard (1750). These poets are also sometimes called “pre-Romantics.” Despite the name, the term encompasses at least…

American Renaissance

American Renaissance Outburst of American culture contributed to by romanticism and new methods of transportation. New market for fiction. Emphasized emotion and inner feeling and created a more democratic literature, accessible to everyone. Women also contributed literary works. Cooper, Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller, Melville and Whitman were all involved in this movement. Edgar Allen Poe Was…

William Shakespeare : Life of Drama

What is William Shakespeare known as? The Beard Who was the reigning monarch throughout most of Shakespeare’s career? What was the name of this era? Queen Elizabeth I is reigning monarch throughout most of is career. The name of the era is Elizabethan. When are where was Shakespeare born? Shakespeare was born Spring of 1564-…

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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…

English Poetry Vocabulary

Sonnet A lyric poem that is 14 lines long. Italian (or Petrarchan) sonnets are divided into two quatrains and a six-line “sestet,” with the rhyme scheme abba abba cdecde (or cdcdcd). English (or Shakespearean) sonnets are composed of three quatrains and a final couplet, with a rhyme scheme of abab cdcd efef gg. Assonance The…

AP Lit Terms "Abstract" to "Conceit"

Abstract/Concrete classifications of imagery Adage a familiar proverb or saying Allegory a literary work in which characters, objects, or actions, represent abstractions Alliteration the repetition of initial sounds in successive or neighboring words Allusion a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize Ambiguity purposeful multiple meanings, as…

English- Literary Terms Quiz- 9-16-07

Action what happens in a story: the events or conflicts. Allegory a story in which people, things, and actions represent an idea or generalization about life. Allusion a reference in literature to a familiar person, place, thing, or event. Analogy a comparison of two or more similar objects, suggesting that if they are alike in…

Prentice Hall Literature Poetry Test Collection 6 and Alphabet Poem

Haiku a three-line Japanese verse form with a 5-7-5 syllable pattern, usually about nature Concrete Poem a poem with a shape that suggests it’s subject Limerick a humorous, rhyming, five line poem with a specific meter and rhyme scheme Basic Idea of Haiku to Describe a winter storm in a forest of deciduous trees. Basic…

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)….

AP Shakespeare Poetry Vocabulary

Allegory Symbolic narrative in which surface details imply a secondary meaning; often takes form of story in which characters represent moral qualities Alliteration Repetition of consonant sounds, especially at beginning of words Anapest Two unaccented syllables followed by an accented one (comprehend; intervene) Antagonist Character or force against which a main character struggles Assonance Repetition…

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