SMHS English IV Final
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SMHS English IV Final
SMHS English IV final study guide
What is a “kenning” and a “caesura”? Be able to recognize these figures.
Kenning- 2 nouns put together to form a new word ex. Whaleroad; Caesura- a pause for emphasis and emotion
How were stories passed down through the ages during the Old English period?
What kinds of poems were recited, where were they recited, and what sort of person performed these poems?
Epic and eulogy, Meade Hall, scops
From what language (still in use today) did Old English develop?
What are some of the texts first written in Old English? Be able to name at least two texts.
Beowulf and Anglo Saxon Chronicle
In what year was the famous epic, Beowulf, first written in Old English?
What is an epic poem? What character must it have to be considered epic?
A long poem it must have a hero
Who is Hrothgar? What famous place did Hrothgar build? Why did Hrothgar close it?
The King of Danes, Meade Hall, he closed it so Grendel couldn’t attack it
When and where did William the Conqueror invade England?
1066 in Battle of Hastings
What language did King William I and the Norman invaders speak?
What language influenced but did not replace Old English?
How is the result of Henry II’s anger with the Church important to English Literature?
Brought death of Thomas Beckett Canterbury became religious center of England – place where people made pilgrimages
Why do pilgrims travel to Canterbury?
Honor Beckett and to get close to Beckett to absolve their sins- they hope to get well if they are sick
Who was the first pilgrim to be described in Chaucer’s Prologue to The Canterbury Tales?
According to the Wife of Bath, what do women most desire?
Control over the man
What is a Papal Pardoner supposed to do?
Deliver the popes pardons
How did poor, country folk respond to the Pardoner’s Tale about greed?
They felt bad and so they gave money
What is ironic about the Pardoner?
He talks about being greedy, but he is greedy by telling tales and asking for money- hypocrite
In what century did Chaucer write The Canterbury Tales?
How does Chaucer structure his many tales? What name does this structure have?
He has a story after story, it is called a frame story
What title did Chaucer earn for what he accomplished with English poetry?
Father of English poetry
What time period did the Middle Ages span?
What secondary effect did the Bubonic Plague (Black Death) have for peasants of England?
They rioted and got more rights because of it
What is King Arthur’s epitaph? What does it imply?
"Here lies King Arthur, who was king and will be king again” that king Arthur is not really dead and will come again in the future for Britain’s salvation
Who are the main characters in Morte’dArthur? What allusions or symbolism is in their actions?
Gueniver, King Arthur(Jesus), Sir Mordred, Sir Lancelot, Sir Bedivere(St. Peter), Sir Lucan
Why does Sir Gawain come to King Arthur in a dream?
To warn him about death- battle
What parts of Morte d’Arthur involve the supernatural?
The dream, the women who came to get him in the boat
What is the main theme of Morte d’Arthur?
About what time (century or years) did the English Renaissance begin?
1485 – 15th century
What happened during this time that made it a renaissance? What does renaissance mean?
Things started to look up, art, and sciences; means rebirth
Who were the mother and father of Queen Elizabeth I?
King Henry VIII and Ann Boelyn
What other name did people call Queen Elizabeth I?
The Virgin Queen
How did Thomas More respond to King Henry VIII’s desire for a divorce?
He said nothing
What did William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, and Sir Walter Raleigh all write in?
When did English language changed from Middle English to Modern English?
during the English Renaissance
What is King Henry VIII is most famous for?
designating himself as the Supreme head of the Church of England
What did Elizabeth I build up?
The English Navy
What did Marlowe and Raleigh make famous?
Pastoral (love in nature) poetry
Who commissioned the translation of the Bible from Latin to English and why?
King Henry VII because he wanted to be able to read it in English, their language, at church services
What does a Shakespearean sonnet have?
14 lines of iambic pentameter
one heroic couplet.
What is the font and size of the text in our essays?
New Courier 12
What are the five elements are in the heading?
Course and Period
All on the left
When does a quote need to be “blocked.”
If its more than 4 lines
How many times do you tab for a blocked quote?
What element needs to appear first in a WC entry for a book with one author?
What is the most important component of any essay?
What must be included in every essay’s conclusion?
Statement of the thesis
What must be stated in a literary analysis essay’s introduction?
Title and the author
What do good titles do for or give to readers?
Set attention- gives a sense of what they essay is about
What two ways may a writer organize a comparison-contrast essay?
Point by point or subject by subject
What is the best support for a claim about a work of literature?
What is the best way to introduce a quote, paraphrase or summary?.
What must a writer do following presented evidence
Explain relating to the thesis
a story that explains something most humans don’t understand, not false
Disaster with a good outcome
The study of language
angular germanic alphabet letters
vast fmaily of languages half the world speaks
Old English (n.)
Anglo Saxen language
Only epic poem to survie in old english
To bewilder, Confuse