English Midterm

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English Midterm
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  1. Dramatic irony
    When we know more than the character
  2. Formal characteristics of Anglo-Saxon poetry
    • Doesn't rhyme
    • Alliteration
    • 4 stressed beats
  3. Thematic characteristics of Anglo-Saxon poetry
    • Death of substitute
    • Feast before battle (Last Supper)
    • Heroic boast
    • Extreme exaggeration
    • Fate (God)
    • Community
    • Fame
    • Loyalty to king (gift giver)
  4. Abglo-Saxon literary devices
    • Kenning
    • Litotes
    • Synecdoche
    • Metonymy
  5. Kenning
    • 2 or 3 word metaphor
    • only metaphorical, yopu have to guess the literal (mini riddle)
  6. Litotes
    • You say it's not the opposite
    • "not good" when it's really bad
  7. Synecdoche
    • PART to the whole metaphor- usually the most important part.
    • "Head count"
    • "All hands on deck"
    • Hint-- Neck=PART of me
  8. Metonymy
    • Refer to something closely CONNECTED to it.
    • "The White House said..."
  9. Elegiac
    • Poem of mourning
    • think eulogy
  10. One Corpse author
    Ellis Peters
  11. Town of One Corpse
    Shrewsberry
  12. Shire of One Corpse
    Salop
  13. One Corpse is set between
    • 1138
    • Normandy invasion- 1060
    • Magnacarta- 1215
  14. Red herring
    Gives you people who look like the murderer, but it's false.
  15. Father of english lit
    Geoffry Chaucer
  16. Why is Chaucer the father of english literature?
    • real, round characters
    • microcosm
    • iambic pentameter
    • rhymed couplets
    • frame stroy
    • authored
    • personna
  17. Microcosm
    • "small universe"
    • Society is represented in a small group of characters
  18. Canterbury tales journey
    London to Canterbury
  19. Personna
    • First person narrator disctinct from the author.
    • Geoffry Chaucer -> Geoffry Character
  20. Authored
    Not anonymous
  21. Frame story
    A story within a story
  22. Why do the pilgrims go on a journey?
    Pilgrimage to Thomas Beckett's grave, murdered in 1170
  23. Where do the pilgrims start?
    The Tabard Inn
  24. What city is the Tabard Inn in?
    Southwork (Shakspeare's Globe Theatre)
  25. Mideval romance
    • Quest
    • Mystical
    • Chivalry
    • Courtly love
  26. Strophe
    • Instead of stanza
    • Unequal lenghts
  27. Bob
    • End of strophe.
    • A short line of one, two, or three syllables
  28. Wheel
    • End of strophe, follows bob.
    • 4 rhymed lines
  29. Iambic
    u /
  30. Trochiac
    / u
  31. Anapestic
    u u /
  32. Dactylic
    / u u
  33. Ballad stanza
    Alternates iambic tetrameter and iambic trimeter
  34. Ballad stanza's are usually about
    Common people who tend to die. Humorus.
  35. Renaissance art
    Doesn't relect reality, it improves reality.
  36. Metaphors in sonnets
    Each quatrain has a same metaphor with metaphors inside the metaphor
  37. 2 Parts of metaphor
    • Literal- what it is. Same in every quatrain.
    • Metaphor- what it's compared to. Different.
  38. Apostrophe
    Directly addressing something inanimate.
  39. Pathetic fallacy
    • False feeling. (Moon is sad)
    • Puts own feelings into objects in nature.
  40. Sword and the Stone genre
    Parody of a medival romance
  41. Paraprosdokian
    The latter part of the sentence is unexpected, resulting in humor.
  42. Dramatic irony
    • Difference in knowledge.
    • You know more than the character,
  43. Schadenfreude
    • "Sorrow joy."
    • Joy we get from other's misery.
  44. Satire
    Pokes fun at something.
  45. Aside
    Character talks to himself with others on stage.
  46. Soliloquy
    Character talking to himself alone on stage.

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