Lit part 2

  1. a form of literature written in prose or poetry or a combination of the two which relies on action to portray life and character
    Drama
  2. A lyric poem in which a single character engages in conversation with a silent listener, revealing a dramatic situation. It was developed by Robert Browning
    Dramatic Monologue
  3. The plot of a play in the following sequence:
    Exposition
    Rising Action
    Turning Point
    Catastrophe
    Dénouement
    Dramatic Structure
  4. Introduces the characters and conflict and provides necessary background
    Exposition
  5. The events that advance and complicate the action
    Rising Action
  6. The crisis where the action changes its course
    Turning Point
  7. The final outcome of a tragedy
    Catastrophe
  8. The resolution or tying up of all the loose ends
    Dénouement
  9. A poem characterized by sober meditations on death
    Elegiac Poem
  10. A melancholy poem which reflects on nature and death
    Elegy
  11. a dignified poem usually written in honor of a friend who has died. It expresses feelings of grief but declares that circumstances ultimately work out for the best
    Pastoral Elegy
  12. A London theater where many of Shakespeare's plays were performed. The three-story structure could accommodate over two thousand people
    Elizabethan Playhouse (Globe)
  13. The protestant reformation in England. During this time, Henry VIII severed England's ties with the Church of Rome and helped to establish Protestantism in England. The Bible was also translated into English during this time.
    English Reformation
  14. Also referred to as the Elizabethan Period (1485- 1625). During this era, England experienced a revived interest in Greek and Roman literature. Also, the Italian Renaissance greatly influenced English literature. Perhaps the most important fact of the English Renaissance was that it occurred at the same time as the English Reformation. Because the English Reformation helped to bring the biblical truth to the English, they were better able to appreciate and evaluate the literature of Greece and Rome
    English Renaissance
  15. a long, Narrative poem based on a series of heroic adventures that are important to the advancement of a certain race or country.
    Epic
  16. Originally, any brief poem, often used as an inscription for monuments or tombs. In modern times, it is a concise saying, often witty or satiric.
    Epigram
  17. A work of moderate length in which the writer tries to develop his own thoughts on same subject. The word ______ means "attempt."
    Essay
  18. Written in the Romantic Age, an informal and more personal essay than those written in the eighteenth century. It is characterized by its intimate style; light humor or wit; emphasis on individual tastes, experiences, and opinions; and a wide range of subject matter from everyday life. The familiar essay was perfected by Charles Lamb, William Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, and Thomas De Quincey.
    Familiar Essay
  19. Used to explain scientific theories to the general public.
    Formal Essay
  20. A short tale or anecdote told to teach a lesson. For example, "The Pardoner's Tale" is an _________ on the text "the love of money is the root of all evil."
    Exemplum
  21. Material that introduces the characters, the main conflict, and necessary background for a literary work.
    Exposition
  22. The pattern in a line of poetry consisting of one accented syllable and one or two unaccented syllables. The following are types of ______.
    Foot
  23. Two unaccented syllables followed by an accented one.
    Anapest
  24. An accented syllable followed by two unaccented ones.
    Dactyl
  25. The most common type of rhythm in English verse; consists of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented one
    Iamb
  26. One accented syllable.
    Monosyllabic
  27. Two accented syllables.
    Spondee
  28. An accented syllable followed by an unaccented one.
    Trochee
  29. Poetry having no metrical pattern. It differs from prose only in that it is written in lines.
    Free verse
  30. Poets who lived during the rule of King George V (1910-1936) and who idealized the beauties of nature. they included Rupert Brooke, Walter de la Mare, and John Masefield.
    Georgians
  31. A professional performer who sang poetry or recited poetry to a musical accompaniment.
    Gleeman
  32. A popular meter consisting of five iambic feet.
    Iambic Pentameter
  33. A Brief picture, sketch, or scene; short works describing pleasant scenes of country or domestic life.
    Idyll
  34. The use of words which appeal to the senses.
    Imagery
  35. The use of precise concrete images, free verse, and suggestion rathe than complete statement
    Imagism
  36. Poetry having no metrical pattern. It differs from prose only in that it is written in lines.
    Free Verse
  37. Poets who lived during the rule of King George V (1910-1936) and who idealized the beauties of nature. They included Rupert Brooke, Walter de la Mare, and John Masefield
    Georgians
  38. A professional performer who sang poetry or recited poetry to a musical accompaniment.
    Gleeman
  39. A popular meter consisting of five iambic feet.
    Iambic Pentameter
  40. A brief picture, sketch, or scene; short works describing pleasant scenes of country or domestic life.
    Idyll
  41. The use of words which appeal to the senses.
    Imagery
  42. The use of precise concrete images, free verse, and suggestion rather than complete statement.
    Imagism
Author
Rayna
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344715
Card Set
Lit part 2
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A Beka 12th grade literature terms
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