Cultural and Literary 18t/19th Centuries
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Complete the following sentence. Tennyson's In Memoriam and Browning's dramatic monologues can best be seen as combining neoclassicism with romanticism through their:
neoclassical emphasis on traditional form and romantic subjectivism.
romantic rejection of science and neoclassical use of mythology.
romantic emphasis on personal feelings combined with a neoclassical focus on social context.
romantic critique of industrialization and neoclassical use of satire.
Which of the following statements does NOT accurately characterize a lyric poem?
The lyric poem is a popular form in the Romantic era.
The lyric poem has a song-like quality.
The lyric poem creates a personal sense of emotion.
The lyric poem focuses on action.
What was the "white man's burden" that Kipling speaks of in his poem of the same title?
The pressure of conforming to preexisting social conventions
The burden of white colonizers who are forced to learn to live in new lands
The Eurocentric idea that the colonizer has a social responsibility to civilize other nations
The concept that all white men do not share the same imperial duties
Complete the following sentence. Robert Browning's poem "Porphyria's Lover" is:
a sonnet expressing his devotion to his wife.
a dramatic monologue spoken by a murderer.
a dramatic monologue spoken by Browning.
an epic describing a great romance.
Which of the following does NOT accurately describe Robinson Crusoe's and Oroonoko's relationship to central features of the early English novel?
Where Oroonoko foregrounds supernatural agents, Robinson Crusoe avoids religion completely.
Both are largely set in South America, reflecting the relationship between empire and the early English novel.
Oroonoko seems to defend the aristocracy, where Robinson Crusoe elaborates the struggles of the middle class.
Both make claims to historical veracity.
In which of the following ways did Hopkins revolutionize poetry?
He created a radically new form.
He used unusual, arcane words.
He made obscure allusions.
All of these answers
Which poet did Arthur Henry Hallum associate with "the picturesque"?
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"O my death mother! I am miserable, truly miserable! But yet, don't be frightened, I am honest! God, of his goodness, keep me so!" These lines characterize Samuel Richardson's Pamela in all of the following ways EXCEPT:
through the personal, direct appeal enabled by his epistolary form.
by emphasizing the character's fright.
by emphasizing sexual morality.
through the sentimental attempt to make readers strongly identify with the character's feelings.
Which of the following works is considered to be the first Gothic novel?
Congreve's The Way of the World
Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho
Walpole's The Castle of Otranto
Complete the following sentence. According to Edmund Burke, the French Revolution was:
the ultimate expression of humankind's ability to control its own destiny.
a misguided attempt to overthrow human nature by rejecting tradition.
a necessary change that was beginning to go astray.
an event that had little consequence to England.
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