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english midterm RCHS


Semicolon used instead of a period to connect two independent clauses or in complex lists
phrase has no subject and verb
clause has subject and verb
clause with the word that noun clause
subordinating words also, while, as, if, when, because, that
adverbial phrase uses when or how
participial phrase EX. LOOKING AT THE LATEST ISSUE OF COSMO, the man who always sits in the back of the bus began to hum to himself a song from a strip tease act.
signified concept
signifier sound image
sign combination of signifier and signified or concept and sound image
why language is only made of negatives all words say is that this thing is not everything else
parole individual utterances
old english 450-1150 based on old low German, slows down english's evolution
middle english 1150-1500 based on French
modern english 1500 on based on Latin
purpose of language communication exertion of power
Romantic poetry years 1770-1850
reaction to rationalism, objectivity, the enlightenment
themes of romantic poetry nature, remembered childhood, unrequited love, individualism, self fulfillment, growth through expierience, libery/freedom, exotic
first generation poets William Blake, Robert Burns, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge
manerism after figuring out how something was done the first time, copies it
second generation poets Lord Gordon, George Byron, John Keats, Percy Byssle Shelley
revenge tragedy roots in seneca, has exaggerated rhetoric, bloodthirsty details, ghosts and magic, thyests
Arristotle's tragedy anagorisis, perapetia, inspires fear and pity, switch from good to bad, no double plot, complex plot