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Last updated: December 13, 2019

pleasure dome
what Kubla Khan wants to build

satyre
Animal Farm is an example of this

Rush
rock group that wrote about Kubla Khan

Victorian Age
literary period from 1837-1901

legend
traditional tale handed down from generation to generation based on history

metaphysical
highly philosophical type of poetry during the 17th century

Elizabeth Browning
wrote over 40 love poems to her husband

the death of Arthur
“le Morte d’Arthur”

Romantic Age
literary period from 1798-1837

Anglo-Saxon
literary period from 449-1066

George Orwell
author of 1984 and Animal Farm

Mary Shelley
Author of the book Frankenstein

italian
another name for a Petrarchan sonnet

folk ballad
the poem “Sir Patrick Spens” is an example of this

Lewis Carroll
most famous got Through the Looking Glass

passionate shepherd
“come with me and be my love”

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
“water, water everywhere; and all the boards did shrink; water, water everywhere; nor any drop to drink”

Hamlet
“to be or not to be/that is the question”

albatross
the Mariner causes many problems by killing this animal

Paradise Lost
considered to be one of the most popular epic poems

ode
a long lyric poem

John Keats
romantic poet most famous for “Ode on a Grecian Urn”

Percy Shelley
poet most famous for “Ode to the West Wind”

Jutes
3 tribes who invaded Britain were the Saxons, Angles, and the…

sun
“my mistress’ eyes are nothing like the…”

romanticism
literary movement of the late 18th and early 19th centuries that emphasized nature and the self

Cavalier poets
mid 17th century poets who took the side of the loyalists during the civil war, surprisingly, not from Cleveland

byronic hero
a character who embodies the yearnings of the Romantics; often a wanderer

Spenserian
the 3 types of sonnets are Shakespearean, Petrarchan, and…

wedding guest
the Mariner speaks to him

Elizabethan Age
literary period from 1485-1625

Beowulf
the oldest epic poem composed in English

Brontë
famous literary family of the Victorian Age

A Modest Proposal
the speaker suggests the cooking and eating of poor, unwanted children

Chaucer
composed Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tales
“when in April the sweet showers fall/and pierce the drought of March to the root”

pastoral
a work that depicts the simple pleasures of rural life

iambic pentameter
type of meter often used in the works of Shakespeare

John Donne
author of “Death Be Not Proud”

myth
anonymous traditional story with roots in the cultural folk beliefs that rely on the supernatural to explain as aspect of human behavior

gothic
Frankenstein is an example of this type of novel

Lord Byron
poet described as “mad, bad, and dangerous to know”

kracken
mysterious monster of the deep

carpe diem
latin for “seize the day”

fear
“______ No More the Heat of the Sun”

William Blake
a poet known for his engravings as well as his poems

Victor
the protagonist of Frankenstein

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