Flashcards - NES ELA: The Renaissance in English Literature

Flashcards - NES ELA: The Renaissance in English Literature
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allegory
As a literary device, an allegory in its most general sense is an extended metaphor
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Macbeth
Macbeth is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, thought to have been first performed in 1606
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King Lear
King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare
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Hamlet
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet , is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602
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Julius Caesar
Gaius Julius Caesar , known as Julius Caesar, was a Roman politician, general, and notable author of Latin prose
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Renaissance
The Renaissance is a period in European history, from the 14th to the 17th century, regarded as the cultural bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history
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Renaissance
The Renaissance is a period in European history, from the 14th to the 17th century, regarded as the cultural bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history
Julius Caesar
Gaius Julius Caesar , known as Julius Caesar, was a Roman politician, general, and notable author of Latin prose
Hamlet
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet , is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602
King Lear
King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare
Macbeth
Macbeth is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, thought to have been first performed in 1606
allegory
As a literary device, an allegory in its most general sense is an extended metaphor
sonnet
A sonnet is a poem in a specific form which originated in Italy; Giacomo Da Lentini is credited with its invention
Richard III
Richard III was King of England from 1483 until his death in 1485, at the age of 32, in the Battle of Bosworth Field
Pentameter
Iambic pentameter /aɪˈæmbɪk pɛnˈtæmᵻtər/ is a commonly used type of metrical line in traditional English poetry and verse drama
John Donne
John Donne was an English poet and a cleric in the Church of England
printing press
A printing press is a device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a print medium , thereby transferring the ink
Octavius
Augustus was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, ruling from 27 BC until his death in AD 14
Claudius
Claudius was Roman emperor from 41 to 54

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