English Vocab Final

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characteristics of a Byronic Hero
-supernaturally gifted/ talented/ huge ego-in exile, isolated from society-rebellious, defies authority-lacks respect for rank and privilege-dislikes society, government or social institutions-highly passionate and moody-hides something from the past-is ultimately self-destructive

characteristics of gothic literature
a form of literature in which events take the reader from the reasoned order of the everyday world into the dark and dreadful world of the supernatural

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Q. which of the following best describes gothic literature?
A. form of lit in which a byronic hero fights against the hegemony of societyB.

form of lit in which events tak the reader from the reasoned order of the everyday world into the dark and dreadful world of the supernaturalC. Form of lit in which the hero goes on a journey that involves a departure and adventure and finally a return journeyD. form of lit in which nature and death are the primary elements

Tennyson
the lady of shalott: lady in the tower with mirror looks at camelot and gets the curse

elements of arthurian legend
Camelot

allusion
reference to other work, or idea. in this case king arthur

dramatic monologue
a type of lyric poem in which a person speaks to a silent audience and in the course of doing so, reveals a critical aspect of his own character it is proposed that there are three pars to a dramatic monologue 1) the reader takes the part of the silent listener 2) the speaker uses a case-making , argumentative tone 3) the reader completes the dramatic scene from within, by means of inference and imagination.

elements of a sonnet
14 lines, ??

irony
incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs

speaker and context
Lady speaking, context is dog is the one digging on grave

Houseman
to an athlete dying young, YOLO, go out with a bang

juxtaposition
placing two elements side by side to present a comparison or contrast (life vs. death)

Q in “Ah, are you digging on my grave?” who is digging on the speaker’s grave?
A. her husbandB. an enemyC.

her dogD. her sister

social satire
mocking of social customs and situations (poor= prision, poverty leading to prision)

Q. what had the forge once symbolized for pip? (before visiting ms. havisham)
A. the road to manhood and independenceB.

Joe’s acceptance and loveC. and escape from mrs. JoeD. the road to becoming a gentleman

MODERN LIT
Poems can be found in book:Yeats: 1140-?Eliot: 1156, 1163Lawrence: 1246

where do i find info on these?
LOOK AT MODERN LIT PACKET, QUIZES, POEM POSTER REVIEW, AND BOOK

Q. To whomm is the poem “when you are old” by Yeats addressed? ANSWER B
A. the speaker considering his advancing yearsB. a woman once loved by the speakerC.

the speaker’s motherD. all readers as they consider the future

Huxley, Aldous
Brave new world

themes of modernism
-alienation and isolation-dissatisfaction with the world around them-disillusionment-denunciation of traditional values, beliefs, and ideals-chaos in the world

characteristics of modern literature
-emphasis on self-artistic effect-non-traditional subjects and forms

frame narrative
a story within a story (wuthering heights)

disillusionment
something isnt as it was thought to be

alienation
the feeling of being alienated from other people

tone
The attitude of the author toward the audience and characters (e.g., serious or humorous).

dystopian novel
opposite of a utopian novel; creation of a nightmare world, or dystopia, where utopian ideals have been subverted (brave new world)

social satire
A humorous attack on the weakness and absurdity of a society

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