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Brit Lit II Midterm

Chiasmus A figure of speech in which two or more clauses are related to each other through a reversal of structures in order to make a larger point; the clauses display inverted parallelism
Dramatic Poet A poem that recounts a drama or tells a story in 3rd person
Chameleon Poet A poet who disappears into the subject of the poem
Negative Capability A poets ability to dwell in uncertainties, mysteries without reaching for facts or an explanation. poetry should trigger an encounter with beauty.
Conversation Poem blank-verse (unrhymed) lyric of description and meditation, directed to a silent listener.
Lyrical Ballads (1798) Published by Coleridge and Wordsworth. Manifesto of principles of Romantic poetry.
Egotistical Sublime Belonging to or designating to the highest sphere of though, existence, or human activity; intellectually or spiritually elevated. transcends the realm of human thought or experience.
Generation The realm of common human experience, suffering and conflicting contraries. the world is divided.
Beulah A natural, pastoral condition of comfortable innocence without a clash of contraries. The world is whole.
The Sublime Opposites coming together.
The Dark Sublime An experience of clashing opposites and destructive, as well as life-giving, power is at the heart of existence.
Ode Poem addressed to a single audience, takes on a symbolic meaning as the poem unfolds.
Sonnet 14 lines, octet, sestet, volta (turn)
Epistemology Philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods and limits on human knowledge, "How we know what we know."
Lyric 1st person, direct out poor of private thoughts
Ironic Lyric Gap between the poet and the speaker, between what the speaker says and the message of the poem.
Dramatic Monologue Single character addresses one audience at a critical moment, reveals himself and the dramatic situation
"Art for Art's Sake" Slogan developed by the Decadents that were bored of the propriety and moral seriousness of the Victorian upper class.
Angel in the house a women must be smart enough to not embarrass her husband, but cannot be smarter than him.
Poetry vs. Prose Poetry- actual, represents experience Prose- ideal, presents a solution
Gothic Genre Catches readers up between the attraction and terrors of a past once controlled by aristocrats. Desires to rejects such a past yet still remains fascinated by aspects of it.
The Female Gothic Women are trapped under destructive power connected with male dominance- too little power Women exercise destructive power connected with male dominance- too much power
Prescriptive Verses vs. Descriptive Poetry Prescriptive- what you should feel, engaged i current events, outer world, other-self Descriptive- how you feel, inner world, inner self, sublime experience, fantastical/immaginative
Female Epic Aurora Leigh
Romantic Era (features) 1785-1830 Industrial Revolution Enclosure of land England- 2 nations Investment in the power of Revolutions (American, French) Dominant poet: Wordsworth
Victorian Era (features) 1837-1901` no significance on individuals expansion of empire, urbanization, industrialization height social class divisions breakdown of social systems organized around Aristocrats high moral seriousness tennyson dom. poet no faith print media
Romanticism (Compare/Contrast in diff. poets) new way of seeing "let nature be your teacher" imagination, subjectivity/innocence of child revolutionary theme, form emphasis on individual opposites coming together elevation of role of poet/poetry lyric form, myth, symbol rejection of authority
William Blake The Lamb The Tyger The Divine Image The Garden of Love Infant Joy Infant Sorrow The Human Abstract
William Wordsworth We Are Seven Expostulation and Reply The Tables Turned Lines My Heart Leaps Ode
John Keats On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer La Belle Dame Sans Merci Ode to a Nightingale Ode to a Grecian Urn
Elizabeth Barrett Browning The Cry of the Children Aurora Leigh
Alfred, Lord Tennyson The Lotos Eaters verses; 54,55,56,57
Elizabeth Gaskell The Old Nurse's Story
Robert Browning Porphyria's Lover My Last Duchess
Matthew Arnold Dover Beach
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