Brit Lit Midterm
Card Set Information
Brit Lit Midterm
Neoclassic Literature Period
Neoclassical Information. Dates, literature, etc.
The Augustan Age (or Age of Pope)
The Age of Sensibility (or Age of Johnson)
The Neoclassic Period
Neoclassic Period, influenced by...
Contemporary French literature
The Restoration (1660) is marked by...
The restoration of the monarchy
The triumph of reason and tolerance over religious and political passion.
During the Age of Sensibility, literature reflected ________ and began to emphasize___________.
the worldview of Enlightenment.......instinct and feeling, rather than judgment and restraint
1700-1745: The Augustan Age is AKA
The age of Pope
The Age of Sensibility is AKA
The Age of Johnson
The Wife's Resentment: Roderigo
Main character. Knight, Count, Cheater, Killed
The Wife's Resentment: Violenta
The Wife's Resentment: Donna Camilla
The Wife's Resentment: Brothers
The Wife's Resentment: Ianthe
Maid, helped murder
The Wife's Resentment: Count's Valet
Witness, took him to Violenta's
The Wife's Resentment: Aurelia
Count's second wife
The Wife's Resentment: Don Ramires
Count's second wife's dad
The Wife's Resentment: Magistrates and Officers of Justice
Came to the crime scene
The Wife's Resentment: Vice-Roy and Judges
Listened to Violenta's story
The Wife's Resentment: Duke of Calabria
Violenta executed in front of him
The Wife's Resentment: Bandwell
says that the maid was killed
The Wife's Resentment: Paludanus
Spaniard who says the maid was not found
Cromwell has Charles I beheaded
Charles II restored to the throne
Reopening of theatres.
Beginning of Neoclassic period
Great Plague of London
Last of plague
Great fire of London
The "Popish Plot" inflames anti-Catholic feeling
Act of Union with Scotland
Abolition of slave trade
Beginning of French Revolution
Interregnum -- Oliver Cromwell OR no on is on the throne
Mary II of Stuart, ruled 1689-1694 William III of Orange, ruled 1689-1702 (w/ Mary)
Rape of the Lock: Belinda
Girl with the hair
Rape of the Lock: Shock
Rape of the Lock: Ariel
Rape of the Lock: Canto 1
She dreams. Ariel tells her it is going to be a dangerous day. Beware of men. She wakes up and gets ready for the day.
Rape of the Lock: Canto 2
Travels by river to party. Description of curls. Baron prays for the ability to get the hair. Makes sacrifice of past love items. Gods grant him half of his wish.
Rape of the Lock: Baron
Wants lock of hair
Rape of the Lock: Brillante
Gaurd of earrings
Rape of the Lock: Crispissa
Gaurd of her hair
Rape of the Lock: Momentia
Gaurd of her watch
Rape of the Lock: Petticoats
Rape of the Lock: Canto 3
Belinda plays cards and almost loses. Coffee is served. Ariel senses an earthly lover lurking at her heart and gives up. Baron cuts lock after 3 tries.
Rape of the Lock: Umbriel
Passes through Belinda and gets the bag of sighs, sobs, and passions
The Rape of the Lock: Thalestris
Belinda's friend who delivers a speech.
The Rape of the Lock: Sir Plume
Her Beau, asks limply for her hair back
The Rape of the Lock: Canto 4
Umbriel passes through and gets bag of sighs, sobs, and passions. Thalestris delivers his speech. Sir Plume asks for hair back. Belinda and Baron argue.
The Rape of the Lock: Canto 5
Clarissa delivers speech about vanity of women. Attack on Baron. Belinda peppers him with snuff and demands lock. It's lost. Now it's a constellation--more envy there than on earth.
Helped edit Gentleman's Magazine
Married Elizabeth Porter (more than 20 years his senior)
Left Oxford w/o degree
wrote dictionary. 40,000 words. Took 9 years.
Sought diversion and companionship in coffee houses and taverns
Goldsmith’s "Deserted Village" overall facts...
May be modeled on Lissoy, Ireland.
Ideal town. Narrator comes back and it is deserted.
Auburn metiphically a prostitute.
Political motivation... rich could seize land from poor.
Rape of the Lock: was based on
Rape of the Lock: is an
underground to the queen of spleen
Rape of the Lock: At cards, Belinda
A Modest Proposal: Unstated assumption
England already is killing people
dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Ireland
British and Irish
British rule. Irish subordinate
Irish national hero
A Modest Proposal: Numbers
120,000 children affected
50,000 pounds per year
100,000 children sold per year
A Modest Proposal: Form
City Shower: Overall plot
When it rains, everyone gets wet. Washes into river. It stinks. Every day events.
foremost professional female author of the Age of Queen Anne.
Wrote "Wife's Resentment" based on her own story.
Prison warden mistress
Arrested by Whigs for libel
Wrote New Atlantis
Miris Anibelis subject
destruction of London by fire
Miris Annibelis quote
Dryden’s comparison of the conflagration to a Cromwell-like “dire usurper” sent “To scourge his country with a lawless sway”New Atlantis
Miris Annibelis overall ideal
The poem conveys a sense of new beginnings, of a nation starting from scratch but with confidence in its unlimited potential.
Inspired the rebuilding of London
first feminist writer
never married and was supported throughout her life by a series of wealthy female friends
reflection on marriage written by
wrote A Serious Proposal to the Ladies
Rule Britannia: famous because
broke neoclassic tradition. Preromantic
peronification of Britan
Rule Britannia illustrates
Only child to survive past infancy, all others died
He and his mother left an abusive father/spouse
Attended Eton... subject of poem
his friends would take his poems and publish themwithout his knowledge
Kitty's name for real
Kitty poem written for
Kitty poem from this POV
“A favorite has no friends”
one false step is never retrieved
moral of kitty poem
all that glitters isn’t gold
Eton cottage poem is known as a
Horation ode—contemplative, pensive, calm and peaceful
opposite is the Pindaric ode
“I am a man, a sufficient excuse for being miserable”
time in churchyard
close of day = close of life
people are dead and quickly forgotten
universal elegy for all people who are dead and forgotten