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English Renaissance Test


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way of life that focuses on human value and intrests
sense of national identity and pride
Renaissance Man
a man who is a master of many fields
Sonnet Sequence
a group of sonnets linked by subject matter or theme, and following certain conventions

ex: Astrophel and Stella by Sir Philip Sidney
Spenserian sonnet
14 lines
iambic pentameter
abab bcbc cdcd ee
interlocking rhyme
Petrarchan/Italian Sonnet
14 lines
iambic pentameter
Shakespearean/English Sonnet
14 lines
iambic pentameter
direct address to someoe or something that can't answer

ex: Sonnet 31

"With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'st the skies!"
talking to the moon
the turn
-turning point in the poem
shift in focus
always in 2nd half of the poem after line 8 or 12
eye or sight rhyme
looks like it rhymes

ex:Sonnet 31
"Leaves, lines, and rhymes, seek her to please alone,
Whom if ye please, I care for other none."
repeated vowel sounds

ex: Sonnet 1 by edmund spenser

And hAppy rhymes bAthed in the sAcred brook
repeated consonant sounds

ex:Sonnet 1

"my Soul'S long lacked food, my heaven'S bliSS
lyrics that celebrate a simple life in the country

ex:The Shepard to His Love
the shepard asks another girl to go with him and live in the simple life of the shephard life with pretty flowers in the spring
emotional over tones that accompany a word

in Utopia by Thomas More
he talks about sloth, the denotaion would be laziness and idleness,

the connotation would be a lazy negative person
dictionary definition
charged language
words with strong positive or negative connotations used to evoke emotion

ex: "I know i have the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart of a king and of a king of england, too..."

Elizabeth's speech before her troops
love songs sung in harmonized voices without instruments
Rhetorical Question
asked for effect no answer expected

ex: "WHO quarrel more than beggars do.?"
sir thomas more Utopia
situation when seems contradictory but true

ex: Sonnet 35

" plenty makes me poor"
contradictory phrase

ex: sonnet 39

The poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release..."
Antithetical structure
parallel phrases or clauses in which both positive and negative forms appear

ex: Sonnet 35

"But having pine and having not complain.
For lacking it they cannot life sustain,
And having it they gaze on it the more:"
end of war of the roses, start of tudor dynasty
columbus arrives in north america
luther's 95 theses, starts protestant reformation
Act of Supremacy
shakespeare born
spanish armada defeated
globe theater built
queen elizabeth dies, james 1 crowned
shakespeare dies
parallel structure
in which 2 or more similar sentence constituents are used in a row
parallel structure makes her speech sound more powerful
ex: "i myself will take up arms; i myself will be your general judge..."
rebirth/revive of civilization
inverted syntax
a change in order of the words in a sentence to make the rhyme scheme work
slant rhyme
a word that does not look like it rhymes with the other word, yet when pronounced, they both rhyme

ex:"My hungry eyes through greedy covetize,
...With no contentment can themselves suffice:"

Edumnd spenser Sonnet 35
a non human subject is given human characteristics
reasoned arguement
the use of one idea to logically support another
"Happy ye leaves when as those lily hands,
Which hold my life in their dead doing might,
Shall handle you and hold in love's soft bands,
Like captives trembling at the victor's sight,
And happy lines, on which with starry light,<
Edmund Spenser
Sonnet 1
"My hungry eyes through greedy covetize,
Still to behold the object of their pain,
With no contentment can themselves suffice:
But having pine and having not complain.
For lacking it they cannot life sustain,
And having it t
Edmund Spenser Sonnet 35 the eyes one
"One day i wrote her name upon the strand,
But came the waves and washed it away:
Again I wrote it with a second hand,
But came the tide and made my pains his prey.
"Vain man," said she, "that dost in vain assay,
Edmund spenser 75 sand one
"With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'st the skies!
How silently, and with how wan a face!
What, may it be that even in heavenly place
That busy archer his sharp arrows tries?
Sure, if that long-with-love-acquainted eyes
Sonnet 31 Sir Philip Sidney
"Come sleep! O sleep, the certain knot of peace,
The baiting place of wit, the balm of woe,
The poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release,
The indifferent judge between the high and low;
With shield of proof shield me from out th
Sonnet 39 Sir Philip Sidney
"When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
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William Shakespeare Sonnet 29
"When in the chronicle of wasted time
I see descriptions of the fairest wights,
And beauty making beautiful old rhyme,
In praise of ladies dead and lovely knights.
THen in the blazon of sweet beauty's best
Of hand, of foot,
William Shakespear Sonnet 106
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admid impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
On, no! It is an ever-fixed mark
That loks on tempest and is never shaken;
William Shakespeare Sonnet 116
My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun.
Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
William Shakespeare Sonnet 130

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