Ela_quiz_review - Significant Characters \u25cf Boccaccio is the author of the Decameron \u25cb Dioneo the guy with wit who is allowed to pick a theme for the

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Significant Characters Boccaccio is the author of the Decameron Dioneo- the guy with wit who is allowed to pick a theme for the stories he tells and reflects Boccaccio’s outlook on things Don Quixote: name Intended o satirize the embodiment of chivalry Candide- A naïve young man who embarks a journey of realization from a teacher by the name of Pangloss Pangloss: philosopher about the world and it’s abundance of opportunities Important Terms & Background Facts Renaissance=Rebirth Rediscovery of classical art Vast exploration Earth revolves around sun Rude in trade & invention Period of great status & devastation Black Plague (1340s) Great power to kings, nobles lose ground as security threatened by gunpowder Humanism—cultural movement, return to classical studies and ideals Started in Italy Chivalry Sonnets Quick Facts 14 line poem in iambic pentameter Italian Sonnet Octave and Sestet Octave builds up some idea’s problem Sestet creates resolution English Sonnet
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