English- Renaissance Test

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  1. He went blind in 1651 (Glancoma) and his wife died a year later, leaving him with 3 daughters to raise
    John "the lady" Milton
  2. Began writing "Paradise Lost" in 1660- He was blind and had to rely on assisstants to transcribe his words- Andrew Marvell for awhile, then his oldest two daughters who hated him robbed him blind
    John "the lady" Milton
  3. Wrote widely his support for the execution of Charles I- When Charles II was crowned, he was in trouble, but Andrew Marvell interceded and talked Charles II into fining him heavily, but allowing him to live
    John "the lady" Milton
  4. Named Poet Laureate by James I. Ancient tradition dating back to classical times- Government appointed position that is usually held for lifetime- expected to compose poetry for official government functions
    Ben Jonson
  5. Killed an actor in a duel and was sentenced by saved his life by reciting a "Neck Verse"
    Ben Jonson
  6. Introduced the concept of "humors"- a controlling personality trait in romantic comedies
    Ben Jonson
  7. Metaphysical Poetry
    -Uses conceits which are long elaborate metaphors that can take a few to several lines to play out
    -requires deep thought to analyze "Poetry of the mind, not the heart"
    NO particular form or rules for this structure
    John Donne
  8. Most noted for beginning "metaphysical" poetry movement
    John Donne
  9. In Medias Ras means...
    In the middle of the action
  10. The act of calling on a diety or a spirit for aide, protection, or inspiration
    Invocation
  11. Narrative in which the characters, events or settings stand for something other than themselves
    Allegory
  12. 9 lines; first 8 are in iambic pentameter and the last one is an alexandrine
    Spenserian Stanza
  13. Died ill and buried in poet's corner
    Edmund Spenser
  14. Published The Shepeards Calender which was rich with allusions and archaic language
    Edmund Spenser
  15. His masterpiece, The Faerie Queen, was a long allegorical poem dedicated to Queen Elizabeth. Were supposed to be 12 more books in the series, but he only completed 6. It's the longest noteworty poem in the English Language.
    Edmund Spenser
  16. Greatest Achievement- adapting blank verse to the stage
    Christopher Marlowe
  17. He is one of the most well respected playwrites of this period
    Christopher Marlowe
  18. His great plays are "Tamburlaine","Doctor Faustus", and "The Jew of Malta"
    Christopher Marlowe
  19. Accused of co-authoring atheistical papers- a capital offense- Found innocent by the Privy Council, but 10 days later was killed over a bill. The killer was employed by the brother of the head of the queen's spy network
    Christopher Marlowe
  20. True Renaissance Man
    Sir Walter Raleigh
  21. Beheaded for starting a fight with Spaniards while treasure hunting
    Sir Walter Raleigh

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