brit lit metaphysical poetry unit Flashcards

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bellow
to roar
voluble
talkative;fluent;gilb;characterized by flowing words
1650
Thomas Hobbes publishes Leviathan
rancor
bitter resenment; ill will; malice
tenor
idea being expressed (old age)
impious
not pious; lacking reverence; disrespectful
1644
Milton publishes plea for moderation
tyranny
an arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power;despotic abuse of power; a state ruled by a tyrant
guile
insidiously cunning in attaining a goal; craftiness; artful deception
tempestuous
characterized by being like tempest; stormy; tumultuous
1645
Milton is totally blind, writes paradise lost through dictation to his daughters
1628
Parliament passes petition of right (sets out liberties that king cannot infringe upon)
rebuke
to express stern disapproval, to reprimand, to chastise
vehicle
is the image created in the metaphor
bestial
acting like beast; of base behavior; lacking reason or intellegence
satan
eyes blaze and sparkle, shaped like whale? sea beast, lake is burning
Satan's accomplices
Beelzebub (next in crime), many others
unctuous
excessively suave or smug, oily, or greasy, affectedly earnest
metaphor
an analogy identifying one object with another
Neoclassical
age of reason, 18th century, scorned metaphysical poets
ambrosia
the food of the gods, something delicious to taste or smell
trangress
to violate a law, command, or moral code; to pass over limits; to go beyond boundaries
suppliant
a person who implores or begs; a petitioner
England under puritan control
theaters closed, strict rules, restricting entertainment
Paradise Lost
Many years in the making, satan is pitiable at first, milton didn't just write it because of civil war, wanted to write a great epic. Chapters counter one another- satan, god, heaven, hell, satan's fall, adams fall. starts in media res. rich language, filled with allusions, you need footnotes
Holy Sonnet #10
John Donne explores death, mocks it, says its a slave, uses apostrophe, paradox (death will die), reassures himself
5 epic hero qualities
role model, journey to underworld, quest, special power, unusual background
to his coy mistress
iambic tetrameter, speeds up towards the end, he's mocking the love poets
Robert Herrick
To the Virgins, to make much of time, cavalier poet, son of ben
Divine Right of Kings
Kings rule because god allows them to
part 3 of to his coy mistress
urges lady to act now, carpe diem, iambic tetrameter
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