Master notes for english exam1 - Master notes for exam 1 Exam bring something to write with closed book objective questions(5 minutes-multiple choice

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Master notes for exam 1!! Exam: bring something to write with; closed book objective questions (5 minutes--multiple choice) authors, titles, genres, chronology, characters, critical terminology i.d. and significance (40 minutes) identify four (4), then pick two (2) for higher analysis explicate (analyze); don’t paraphrase Exam on Friday- Bring something to write with- closed book 12 objective questions (five minutes- multiple choice) 4pts a piece Authors, titles, genre, chronology, characters, critical terminology Id and significance (40 minutes) Identify four (4), and then pick two for higher analysis Explicate (analyze); don’t paraphrase LECTURE NOTES—CHAUCER—FIRST DAY—FRIDAY AUGUST 28 TH Three literary modes: lyric, dramatic, narrative LYRIC--from ‘song’, a short poetic form--often with first-person voice, emotion example—Keats, “Ode to a Nightingale” Dramatic--conflict unfolded through action and dialogue example—Shakespeare, King Lear Narrative--story: a series of events presented as a whole example—Austen, Pride and Prejudice Geoffrey Chaucer—c. 1340-1400 -so-called “Father of English Literature” -Important for writing in the vernacular- ‘vernacular’ = language generally spoken
-travelled through France and Italy; exposed to secular literature there -Our most sophisticated storyteller The Canterbury Tales —tale collection organized around a fictional pilgrimage to the shrine of Thomas Becket, a martyred English churchman. The General Prologue—called “general” because it begins whole work, and also to distinguish it from the individual prologues of various tale-tellers. First to be introduced in the cant tales: the knight (the knight represents a character that plays their role to perfection). He represents all that a knight should be. About 29 pilgrims Chaucer creates a version of himself in Canterbury tales (Chaucer the pilgrim) who overhears the other pilgrims and becomes aware of things that Chaucer the writer would not know. The 3 idealized portraits; (pilgrims who are perfectly suited in their roles) 1. Parson: devoted to the grp. 2. Plowman 3. Knight (chivalrous, noble, etc) The rest of the pilgrims have more flaws and are not perfectly suited for the roles they play. Canterbury tales is peppered with “Chaucerian Irony” (it tends to be double speaking without overt criticism or malice) -Notice the first active verb in the opening sentence—“longen”. -Some thematic clusters in this opening sentence: calendrical : April, March meteorological : showers, Zephyrus hydrological : bathed, licour agricultural : crops geographical : Engelond, Canterbury religious : pilgrimages, palmeres, holy blissful martyr SOME MODIFIERS TO TAKE NOTE OF soote, young, tendre, yonge, halve, small, open, sondry, every, holy blissful
rhyme: the repetition of vowel sounds at the ends of poetic lines melodye (9-10) corages pilgrimages (11-12) ende wende (15-16) seeke seke (17-18) anaphora : the repetition of words or groups of words at the beginning of consecutive sentences, phrases, or clauses Whan that April . . . .

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