SMHS English IV Final

  1. 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
  2. How were stories passed down through the ages during the Old English period?
    Oral Tradition
  3. What kinds of poems were recited, where were they recited, and what sort of person performed these poems?
     Epic and eulogy, Meade Hall, scops
  4. From what language (still in use today) did Old English develop?
  5. What are some of the texts first written in Old English? Be able to name at least two texts.
    Beowulf and Anglo Saxon Chronicle
  6. In what year was the famous epic, Beowulf, first written in Old English?
  7. What is an epic poem? What character must it have to be considered epic?
    A long poem it must have a hero
  8. 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
  9. When and where did William the Conqueror invade England?
    1066 in Battle of Hastings
  10. What language did King William I and the Norman invaders speak?
  11. What language influenced but did not replace Old English?
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Who was the first pilgrim to be described in Chaucer’s Prologue to The Canterbury Tales?
    The Knight
  15. According to the Wife of Bath, what do women most desire?
    Control over the man
  16. What is a Papal Pardoner supposed to do?
    Deliver the popes pardons
  17. How did poor, country folk respond to the Pardoner’s Tale about greed?
    They felt bad and so they gave money
  18. What is ironic about the Pardoner?
    He talks about being greedy, but he is greedy by telling tales and asking for money- hypocrite
  19. In what century did Chaucer write The Canterbury Tales?
  20. 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
  21. What title did Chaucer earn for what he accomplished with English poetry?
    Father of English poetry
  22. What time period did the Middle Ages span?
  23. What secondary effect did the Bubonic Plague (Black Death) have for peasants of England?
    They rioted and got more rights because of it
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Why does Sir Gawain come to King Arthur in a dream?
    To warn him about death- battle
  27. What parts of Morte d’Arthur involve the supernatural?
    The dream, the women who came to get him in the boat
  28. What is the main theme of Morte d’Arthur?
  29. About what time (century or years) did the English Renaissance begin?
    1485 – 15th century
  30. What happened during this time that made it a renaissance?  What does renaissance mean?
    Things started to look up, art, and sciences; means rebirth
  31. Who were the mother and father of Queen Elizabeth I?
    King Henry VIII and Ann Boelyn
  32. What other name did people call Queen Elizabeth I?
    The Virgin Queen
  33. How did Thomas More respond to King Henry VIII’s desire for a divorce?
    He said nothing
  34. What did William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, and Sir Walter Raleigh all write in?
    Modern English
  35. When did English language changed from Middle English to Modern English? 
    during the English Renaissance
  36. What is King Henry VIII is most famous for?
    designating himself as the Supreme head of  the Church of England
  37. What did Elizabeth I build up?
    • The English Navy
    • art
    • music
    • drama
    • poetry
  38. What did Marlowe and Raleigh make famous?
    Pastoral (love in nature) poetry
  39. 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
  40. What does a Shakespearean sonnet have?
    • 14 lines of iambic pentameter
    • 3 quatrains
    • one heroic couplet.
  41. What is the font and size of the text in our essays?
    New Courier 12
  42.  What are the five elements are in the heading? 
    • Name
    • Course and Period
    • Teacher
    • Assignment 
    • Due Date
    • All on the left
  43. When does a quote need to be “blocked.”
    If its more than 4 lines
  44. How many times do you tab for a blocked quote?
  45. What element needs to appear first in a WC entry for a book with one author?
    Last name
  46. What is the most important component of any essay?
  47. What must be included in every essay’s conclusion?
    Statement of the thesis
  48. What must be stated in a literary analysis essay’s introduction?
    Title and the author
  49. What do good titles do for or give to readers?
    Set attention- gives a sense of what they essay is about
  50. What two ways may a writer organize a comparison-contrast essay?
    Point by point or subject by subject
  51. What is the best support for a claim about a work of literature?
  52. What is the best way to introduce a quote, paraphrase or summary?.
    Giving reasoning
  53. What must a writer do following presented evidence
    Explain relating to the thesis
  54. Myth (n.)
    a story that explains something most humans don’t understand, not false
  55. Eucatastrophe (n.)
    Disaster with a good outcome
  56. Philology (n.)
    The study of language
  57. Runes (n.)
    angular germanic alphabet letters
  58. Indo-European (n.)
    vast fmaily of languages half the world speaks
  59. Old English (n.)
    Anglo Saxen language
  60. Beowulf (n.)
    Only epic poem to survie in old english
  61. Flummoxed (v.)
    To bewilder, Confuse
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