renaissance poetry Flashcards

Terms Definitions
George Herbert
Hard work
metaphysical poet
23rd Psalm
The Collar
George Herbert
Country youth; Shepard
Paradise Lost
John Milton
to his coy mistress
To His Coy Mistress
Andrew Marvell
sir walter raleigh
to the queen
Democritus Junior to the Reader
Robert Burton
In 1642, Parliament condemned Charles as a...
On the Morning of Christ's Nativity
John Milton
"When youth and blood are warmer" (line 10)- "To The Virgins, To Make Much Of Time"
"The Nymph's Reply" by Sir Walter Raleigh is an example of this type of poem
England's independence from the Catholic countries of the Mediterranean was ensured by...
English Royal Navy
The Bad Season Makes the Poet Sad
Robert Herrick
John Donne
Which Renaissance poet is considered a metaphysical poet?
In "Holy Sonnet 10," Donne uses the word poppy to refer to...
"Upon Julia's Clothes"
Robert Herrick (pg 1664):"WHENAS in silks my Julia goes,Then, then, methinks, how sweetly flowsThat liquefaction of her clothes.Next, when I cast mine eyes and seeThat brave vibration each way free ;O how that glittering taketh me !"
"Comes the blind Fury with th' abhorred shears,/And slits the thin-spun life"
Lycidas, John Milton
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
Robert Herrick
What term is used to describe when the author of a poem changes topics in order to make their point?
In 1649, the English abolished the monarchy by...
beheading Charles I
"Song: To Celia"
Ben Jonson (pg 1436):"Drink to me, only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine ;Or leave a kiss but in the cup, And I'll not look for wine.The thirst, that from the soul doth rise, Doth ask a drink divine :But might I of Jove's nectar sup, I would not change for thine.I sent thee late a rosy wreath, Not so much honoring thee, As giving it a hope, that there It could not wither'd be.But thou thereon didst only breathe, And sent'st it back to me :Since when it grows, and smells, I swear, Not of itself, but thee."
"cemented with tears" "a heart alone is such a stone" "each part of my hard heart meets in this frame"
The Altar, George Herbert
Carpe Diem
"To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time" by Robert Herrick and "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell are examples of this type of poem
"Nay, profanation to keep in/Whenas a thousand virgins on this day/Spring, sonner than the lark, to fetch in May"
Corinna's Going A-Maying, Robert Herrick
"lord, who created man in wealth and store, though foolishly he lost the same" "with thee let me combine, and feel this day thy victory"
Easter Wings, George Herbert
"Thou best of men and friends! we will create/A genuine summer in each other's breast;/And spite of this cold time and frozen fate/Thaw us a warm seat to our rest"
The Grasshopper, Richard Lovelace
"My lines and life are free, free as the road, Loose as the wind, as large as store. Shall I be still in suit?"
The Collar, George Herbert
"To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time"
Robert Herrick (pg 1659):"GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may, Old time is still a-flying :And this same flower that smiles to-day To-morrow will be dying.The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, The higher he's a-getting,The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he's to setting.That age is best which is the first, When youth and blood are warmer ;But being spent, the worse, and worst Times still succeed the former.Then be not coy, but use your time, And while ye may go marry :For having lost but once your prime You may for ever tarry."
What did Charles 1 do to anger the Puritans?
Dismissed parliament and tried to establish an Anglican church
"The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,/The higher he's a getting,/The sooner will his race be run,/And nearer he's to setting"
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time, Robert Herrick
Why did so many English citizens and rulers of other countries challenge Elizabeth's right to the throne?
She was the bastard daughter of Henry and Anne
George Herbert
To avoid
petrarchan sonnet
The Windows
George Herbert
Drooping; lacking vitality
The New Atlantis
Francis Bacon
Holy Sonnet X
John Donne
An apparent contradiction, which proves, upon closer examination, to be true
This sound device helps people remember the words in a poem when reciting it
What royal head established himself/herself as the head of the Church of England?
Henry VIII
Eve's Apology in Defense of Women
Aemilia Lanyer
Which device is gives human qualities to inanimate objects?
William Shakespeare
Which Renaissance poet wrote between 130 and 160 sonnets total?
To Lucasta, Going to the Wars
Richard Lovelace
"Such was that happy garden-state,/While man there walked without a mate"
The Garden, Andrew Marvell
This sound device is the repetition of consonant sounds that are not at the beginning of words in a line of a verse
What was the time period of the English Renaissance?
"To John Donne"
Ben Jonson (pg 1429):"DONNE, the delight of Phoebus, and each Muse, Who, to thy one, all other braines refuse ;Whose every work, of thy most early wit, Came forth example, and remaines so, yet ;Longer a knowing, than most wits do live ; And which no affection praise enough can give !To it, thy language, letters, arts, best life, Which might with halfe mankinde maintaine a strife ;All which I meant to praise, and, yet, I would ; But leave, because I cannot as I should ! "
"I envy no man's nightingale or spring; Nor let them punish me with loss of rhyme, Who plainly say, My God, My King."
Jordan, George Herbert
Edmond Spenser created an original rhyme scheme for his poetry. What was this Spenserian stanza?
a-b-a-b, b-c-b-c, c-d-c-d, ee
"Poor verdant fool! and now green ice!"
The Grasshopper, Richard Lovelace
Most Puritans were against the king's ______ on which Charles insisted
Divine right to rule
"A sweet disorder in the dress/Kindles in clothes a wantonness"
Delight in Disorder, Robert Herrick
"Now therefore, while the youthful hue/Sits on thy skin like morning dew,/And while thy willing soul transpires/At every pore with instant fires"
To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell
"Ring out, ye crystal spheres,/Once bless our human ears/ (If ye have power to touch our sense so)"
On the Morning of Christ's Nativity, John Milton
"I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers,/Of April, May, of June, and July flowers./ I sing of Maypoles, hock carts, wassails, wakes"
The Argument of His Book, Robert Herrick
Why were so many people in England dissatisfied with the Church of England?
They felt that the Church was insufficiently reformed and merely a copy of Catholicism
"But if that golden age would come again,/And Charles here rule as he before did reign"
The Bad Season Makes the Poet Sad, Robert Herrick
What is the message of Meditation 17 by John Donne?
Don't take life for granted and get your junk straightened out before you die
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