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Age of Reason

*poet laureate of period John Dryden
biographer Johnson
*dean of st patricks Jonathan Swift
*under secretary of state Addison
*dwarf person Pope
*shorthand writer Samuel Pepys
*perfected heroic couplet Pope for satire
*worked at pay office Samuel Pepys
*spokesman for lower classes Daniel Defoe
Satire a technique that employs wit (wordplay) to ridicule a subject, usually some social institution or human failing with the intention to inspire reform; “A Modest Proposal”
Juvenalian satire a bitter, angry, destructive wordplay that ridicules a subject in a scathing way; “A Modest Proposal”
Horatian satire Employs light witty ridicule that makes society laugh at itself; more wordplay and more humorous than Juvenalian; “Letter to Chesterfield”
mock epic long heroic comical poem that merely imitates features of the classical epic; “Paradise Lost”
diary record of the events of someone’s life written by the person; focused more on the personal reaction to the events; The Diary
Journal an account of day to day events meant for publication, focuses on observation; Journal of the Plague Year
biography the summation of a person’s life written by someone other than the person who wrote it; The Life of Samuel Johnson
elegy lyric poem about death longing for things no longer present; formal piece; solemn, reflective; “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”
Grub Street areas where the writers who were selling their works for profit lived; Defoe and Johnson
Muse supernatural being who inspires a writing; John Caryll Rape of the Lock
Essay serious, dignified, logically organized prose discussion written to inform or persuade; “Essay on Man”
Periodical any publication that comes out at intervals of longer than one day (weekly, monthly, yearly): the forerunner to the modern magazine; The Tatler, The Spectator, The Rambler
periodical essay a brief prose discussion contained within a publication that comes out at intervals of longer than one day; “Will Wimble”
heroic couplet two lines of rhyming iambic pentameter; Rape of the Lock
verisimilitude written so well as to be considered fact; Journal of the Plague Year
Aphorism short statement that embodies a moral lesson; “Essay on Man”
Epigram short witty verse ending with a wry twist; “Essay on Criticism”
epigraph a short quotation at the beginning of a work, usually written in a foreign language, that summarizes the content of the piece; “Alexander Selkirk”
epitaph inscription on a tombstone in memory of the person buried there; “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”
ode long lyric poem that is formal in style and complex in form often written to commemorate or celebrate a special quality, object, or occasion; “Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat”
/u/ The Diary Pepys
"A Modest Proposal" Swift
"Will Wimble" Addison
"Alexander Selkirk" Steele
"Essay on Criticism" Pope
"Essay on Man" Pope
/u/ Rape of the Lock Pope
/u/ The Dictionary Johnson
"Letter to Chesterfield" Johnson
/u/ The Life of Samuel Johnson Boswell
"The Elegy" Gray
"Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat" Gray
Created by: swimmingninja42



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