the 18th cen review
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the 18th cen review
when pepys woke up at about seven in the morning he
thought that the fire had abated and wasnt too concerned
who tell the king about the fire?
what recommendation does pepys make about the fire?
tear down houses in path of fire
H. F.'s details about the plague include
violence, madness, and lunacy of the sick people
How effective were the physicians' remedies for swelling?
often more painful than the symptoms
The purpose of the detailed story about the gentleman in the garret of the pied bull inn is to
provide credibility to the idea that infected people can unknowingly spread the plague
Which statement best expresses the meaning of the poem at the end of this selection?(away yet i alive)
Thousands of people died during the plague but i was spared
the lilliputians candidate who jumps highest on a rope without falling
qualifies for a vacant position in a high office of the court
what is swift's purpose in describing the way political candidates leap over emporor's sticks
to show that politicians do what more powerful people want them to do.
At the end of "a voyage to lilliput" reldresal implies that the emperor
hopes that gulliver will help to defend lilliput against an attack by blefuscu
Which of the following items best describes how swift satirizes the differences between political parties in lilliput?
swift mocks the petty differences betwwen the parties
swift writes satire in an attempt
to improve human conduct
in the story of the battle over which end of the egg to break, swift is criticizing
the foolisness of reasons of going to war
gulliver has difficulty coping with flies in brogdingag because
they leave excrement on his food and sting him
what purpose is served by gulliver's conversation with the royal family of brobdingnag
they set forth justified criticisms of english politics and society
Which of the following statements best describes the king of brobdingnag's treatment of gulliver?
he treats gulliver gently but mocks the politics of his country
which of the following statements is true
gulliver's initial revulsion to the brobdignnags immense bulk eventually vanishes
in "a voyage to brobdingnag" swift's principle target is
the vices of legislatures
in "a voyage to brobdingnag" swifts views are presented by
the king of brobdingnag
satire can be defined as
a kind of writing the ridicules human weakness, vice, or folly in order to bring about social reform
Which of the following statements is the best example of satire in "a voyage to brobdingnag"
the king claims that vice and ignorance are the qualificatoins for an english legislator
the purpose of a modest proposal is to satirize
english policy in ireland
Which of the following does the narrator identify as the problem that needs solving?
too many poor children
the narrator's statement that some scruptulous people might be apt to consure the pracitce of selling children as food as a little boardering upon cruelty which i confess- is verbal irony because
the narrator doesnt seem to understand that his proposal is more than a little cruel
the irony in the long paragraph that lists and rejects other solutions to the problems of ireland is that-
no one with any sense would propose solutions that are so unfair
the tale of the executionerwho sold the carcass to persons of quality is
an emotional appeal
Which of the following items could not be said to be an advantage anticipated by the modest proposal?
the proposal will decrease the number of marriges
the narrator claims to have no personal motive behind his proposal because
his child is too old to be sold, andhis wife is too old to have more children
swifts diction in s modest proposal creates a tone that is
the title of a modest proposal is ironic because the speakers ideas are
by referring to children as a commodity the speaker implies that they are
the title the rape of the lock refers to the
theft of a lock of belinda's hair
what does umbriel bring from the cave of the spleen?
the line "at every word a reputation dies" is a description of
gossip at hampton court
during the fight between belinda and the baron
belinda throws snuff at the baron
a mock epic parodies an epic by treating
trivial subjects in a heroic manner
popes point in the poem is summarized in the line
what mighty contests arise from trivial things
how is the line while China's earth recieves the smoking tide, an example of a mock epic?
it puts something as trivial as a cup of coffee into epic proportions
the lines ine speaks glory of the brit queen/ and one describes a charming indian screen, is an example of
the juxtaposition of the grandoise and the trivial
what is the meaning of the couplet, but when to the mischief mortals/ how soon they will find fit
once a person decides to be bad the rest is easy
the subject of the elegy is
the common folk buried in the churchyard
the phrase "far from the maddening crowd's ignoble strife refers to the
solitude fo the small town where the dead once lived
while the curfew, tolls the knell of parting day
bells are ringing and the sun is setting
wihch if the following statements is the best evidence that this poem is an elegy?
the speaker is thinking about the dead
gray's elegy is considered a pastoral elegy because it
has a rural setting
what best describes the mood set at the beginning of the poem?
solemn and mournful
whose epitaph does thomas gray write at the end of the poem?
what does gray mean when he writes, some mute inglorious milton/ some cromwell guitless,
people who never had the opportunity to do something important in life are buried here
what does gray mean when he writes, full many a flower is born/and waste its sweetness
many talented people will never be discovered or enjoyed
what does gray mean when he writes the paths of glory lead but to the grave
you may exp glory but life is short and transitory