Glossary of english cda

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Les Miserables
Author: Victor Hugo
Genre: Epic Novel
POV: 3rd Omniscient
Themes: French Revolution, Love, Social Justice, Resurrection
Main Characters: Jean Valjean, Cosette, Fantine, Javert

The Importance of being Ernest
Author: Oscar Wilde
Genre: Comedy
Characters: Jack, Algernon, Gwendylon, Cecilly, Lady Bracknell, Miss Prim, Dr.

A Tale of Two Cities
Author: Charles Dickens
Themes: Resurrection, Everyone is capable of endeering sacrifice, the power of the mob

Pride and prejudice
Author: Jane Austen
Characters: Elizabeth, Jane, Mr.Darcy, Mr&Mrs Bennet, Wickham, Mr. Collins,
Themes: love, Class, Reputations

with power and reason men could accomplish anything. opposite of romanticism
Jonathan Swift
he was a satirist who attacked any and everyone in his works. he lived in england and ireland for most of his life. author of GULLIVER'S TRAVELS and A MODEST PROPOSAL.
Samuel johnson
Alexander Pope
was an essayist, critic, and satirist. grew up in london. he got TB and lived the rest of his life with a hunchback. Wrote THE RAPE OF THE LOCK
Rape of the Lock
Author: Alexander Pope
Characters: Belinda, the Baron, Ariel, Umbriel
theme: materialism is bad, triviality

Francois-Marie Arouet
Voltair. frnehc juvanlist satirist. wrote CANDIDE.
John Dryden
english poet. became poet laureate. he was a people pleaser and switched religions and opinions quite often to go with the trends. He wrote ANNUS MARIBILUS, THE HEROIC STANZAS ON THE DEATH OF CROMWELL
William Cowper
english poet. wrote THE CASTAWAY
Thomas Gray
english poet who was a loner. he was offered to be poet laureate but refused because he didn't like attention. he hated fire. He wrote ODE ON THE DISTANT PROSPECT OF ETON COLLEGE, ON THE DEATH OF A FAVORITE CAT DROWNED IN A BOWL OF GOLDFISHES, HYMN TO ADVERSITY, ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD
Jean-Jaques Rousseau
born in Geneva, Switzerland. mother died and father fled the country so he grew up with his aunt and uncle. profound philosopher that though society was the source of men's unhappiness. influenced education y saying children learn more from experience than reading. wrote CONFESSIONS
Author: Rousseau
Characters: Rousseau
Theme: argues for more freedom and personality

Samuel Coleridge
mystic, dreamer, and dramatic who was addicted to opium. he wrote lyrical ballads with Wordsworth. after reading Voltaire, he converted to an unorthodox religion but then converted back to Anglican by his physician. his addiction cost him his marriage. he wrote in a willing suspension of disbelief which means you know things can't happen but you go along with it anyway. he wrote RHYME OF THE ANCIENT MARRINER and KUBLA KHAN
William Wordsworth
in his travels he experienced the French Revolution. collaborated with Samuel Coleridge. primary focus was nature and the human mind. he wrote, THE PRELUDE, I WANDER LONELY AS A CLOUD (DAFODILLS) THE WORLD IS TOO MUCH WITH US
William Blake
english poet, painter, and printmaker. had religious visions like angels appearing to him. wife said he "was so often in paradise". believed in wisdom found in the innocence of children. he wrote THE TYGER, SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND EXPERIENCE, CHIMNEY SWEEPER
Lord Byron
raised in an impoverished family but then became extremely wealthy. ladies man. joined the rebellion for Greek independence, that's how he died. created the Byronic hero. epic settings in his works. wrote with biblical themes even though he wasn't Christian. he wrote THE DESTRUCTION OF THE SEMACHERIB, CHILDE HAROLD'S PILGRIMAGE, EVE OF WATERLOO, THE DYING GLADIATOR
Percy Shelley
good friend of Lord Byron and Keats. loose idea of sexual morality. married to Mary Shelley. very effeminate man who appreciated nature. death brings life. after Keats died he wrote MOURN NOT FOR ADONIS in which he says he wants to join him in death, soon after he drowns. he wrote OZYMANDIUS, ENGLAND IN 1819
John Keats
agnostic. "melancholy is more interesting than happiness". gravestone reads "here lies one whose name is written in water". wrote odes. used Greek mythology. focused on death and sorrow. wrote ODE TO MELANCHOLY, ON FIRST LOOKING INTO CHAPMAN'S HOMER, LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI, BRIGHT STAR
Robert Burns
Sir Walter Scott
scottish poet. interested in border tales and ballads. childhood illness left him lame in the right leg. he wrote LACHNIVAR, LADY ASHTON'S SONG, PATRIOTISM
Alfred, Lord Tenyson
writing poetry at age 8. longest run as poet laureate. "tis better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all". reactionary. blind. wrote ULYSSES, CROSSING THE BAR, THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE.
bron in Portland, Maine. sent to school at age 3. became a college professor. gave America her legends. resigned in order to write. works A PSALM OF LIFE, MEZZO CAMIN, THE DAY IS GONE
Robert Browning
made references no one would really know. thought Shelley was the best poet ever. devout christian. inspired by the romantic era. wrote poems in the style of dramatic monologues. wrote PROSPICE, MY LAST DUCHESS
Elizabeth Browning
eldest of 12 children. daddy's favorite. genius. loved ancient Greece. overprotected. "caged nightingale". was weaned off of opium by Robert and her nurse. very popular. she wrote HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS...
Jesuit priest. wanted to give up writing but another priest told him to keep doing it for the glory of god. works deal with suffering and struggle. used alliterations a lot. he wrote GOD'S GRANDEUR, CARRIORN COMFORT
Author: Mary Shelley

Wuthering Heights
Author: Emily Bronte
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Author: Robert lUIS Stevenson
A picture of Dorian Grey
Author: Oscar Wilde

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