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Spenser’s Sonnets Sonnet 29 The Renaissance 10 Point 20 Points 30 Points 40 Points 50 Points 10 Point 20 Points 30 Points 40 Points 50 Points 30 Points 40 Points 50 Points Sonnet 18 Sonnet On It
How many sonnets did Shakespeare write? A. 95 B. 100 C. 154
Which of the following statements is not true in regards to the sonnets? A.Each of the sonnets follows the rules of the sonnet form. B. Each sonnet has a logical organization of ideas. C. Each sonnet has sixteen lines. D. The order of them was probably published without Shakespeare’s consent.
C. Each sonnet has 16 lines. (Each has 14.)
In the form known as the Shakespearean sonnet, the requirements are that the fourteen lines are divided into: A.Three quatrains and a couplet B. Four quatrains C. Six couplets and a quatrain
A. Three quatrains and a couplet
Which of the following statements is NOT true of iambic pentameter: A. It is a rhyme scheme Shakespeare invented. B. One line consists of five metrical feet of poetry. C. An “iamb” is an unstressed and a stressed syllable in a line of poetry.
A. It is a rhyme scheme Shakespeare invented. (He didn’t.)
In a Shakespearean sonnet, which below is the correct logical organization? A. A situation, a question, followed by an answer. B. A question and tentative answers, followed by a turn and a final answer. C. A setting, rising action, a climax, falling action, and a resolution D. A conflict; possible solution; a resolution
B. A question and tent- tative answers, followed by a turn and a final answer
The first line in Sonnet 30 - My love is like to ice, and I to fire contains which literary device? A. rhyme C. metaphor B. alliteration D. simile
What is the rhyme scheme in the following Spenserian sonnet? My love is like to ice, and I to fire How comes it then that this her cold so great Is not dissolved through my so hot desire But harder grows the more I her entreat? A. AABBC. ABCD B. ABABD. ABAC
In Spenser’s Sonnet 75, what is the meaning of the word strand: One day I wrote her name upon the strand, But came the waves and washed it away; A.wet concreteC. tree B. sandD. tattoo
In the lines What more miraculous thing may be told That fire which all things melts, should harden ice… what literary device does Spenser use? A.rhyme B.paradox C.allusion D.satire
“Not so,” quod I, “let baser things devise To die in dust, but you shall live by fame: My verses your virtues shall eternize, And in the heavens write your glorious name.” What is the idea about love Spenser makes? A.The sonnet preserves their love and people still read about it. B.The poet believes his love more beautiful than earthly things. C. Love can change the natural tendencies of things. D. Love is stronger than death.
A. The sonnet preserves their love and people still read about it.
“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” What is the literary term for these four lines? A. a quatrainC. rhyming couplet B. iambic hexameter D. all of these
A. a quatrain
What is the meaning of the line And summer’s lease hath all to short a date. A. Summer lasts too long. B. Summer is the least season. C. A date is like a summer’s day. D. Summer is too short.
What literary device is used in this line: And summer’s lease hath all to short a date. A. hyperboleC. metaphor B. AlliterationD. simile
Identify the line which contains the turn in Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” A. Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimmed; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimmed. B. But thy eternal summer shall not fade, Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest, Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st C. So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, D. So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
B. But thy eternal summer shall not fade
What is the turn in a Shakespearean sonnet? A. the climax of the poem B. an example of instruction in the poem C. the resolution of the poem D. the shift in focus or thought in the poem
D. the shift in focus or thought in the poem
What is the best paraphrase of this, the first line of Sonnet 29? When in disgrace with Fortune and men’s eyes, A.When I am a disgrace to myself B.When life has dealt harshly to me and others think little of me C.I am sick because I am not as beautiful as I once was D. I have nothing to live for in my old age
B.When life has dealt harshly to me and others think little of me
How are these lines best understood? For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings That then I scorn to change my state with kings. A.The poet wishes to leave his lover a large inheritance. B. The feelings the poet has for his beloved have changed. C.The poet sees his love as of lesser value than money. D. The poet sees his love as better than any amount or kind of wealth.
What literary device is used in the following line from Sonnet 29? Haply I think on thee, and then my state, Like to the lark at break of day arising A.simileC. personification B. MetaphorD. allusion
Identify the turn in the following lines: A.Wishing me like to one more rich in hope Featured like him, like him with friends possessed, B. Desiring this man’s art, and that man’s scope, With what I most enjoy contented least; C. Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising, D. Haply I think on thee, and then my state Like to the lark at break of day arising….
C. Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
In a Shakespearean sonnet, the 14 lines can be understood to have a formal organization, consisting of: A. A question and tentative answers, a turn, and a final answer B. A mixture of sorrow and gladness C. Four quatrains D. A rhyme scheme
A. A question and tentative answers, a turn, and a final answer
What does the French word “renaissance”mean?
In Europe, what civilizations’ writings received a renewed interest?
Ancient Greece and Rome
Where in Europe did the Renaissance begin?
What invention helped spread the new knowledge of the Renaissance?
the printing press
Who was nicknamed “the Virgin Queen”?
Queen Elizabeth I
Make your wager
Who said the following: “To be a king and wear a crown is more glorious to them that see it than it is a pleasure to them that bear it.”