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1 Exercises for Romantic Literature
British Literature Exercises for Romantic Literature

2 Exercises in Romantic Period
I. Fill the blanks. 1. The Romantic Age began in _____ when Wordsworth and ______ published their joint work “The Lyrical Ballads” and came to an end in 1832 when the last Romantic writer _______ died. 2. The glory of the Romantic Age lies in the poetry of_____.

3 3. ______is the leading figure of the
English Romantic poetry, the focal poetic voice of the period. His short poems, according to the subjects, can be classified into two groups: poems about ____ and poems about _____. 4. The English Romantic Age produced two major novelists. They are ____.

4 5. The prose writing of the Romantic Period
was represented by _______. 6. Who are called Lake Poets? 7. The famous poems with the theme on nature and country life written by Wordsworth are _______. 8. The first poem in "The Lyrical Ballads" is Coleridge's masterpiece "______".

5 9. In 1805, Wordsworth completed a long
autobiographical poem entitled "______" which contains together 14 books. 10. Name Byron's two famous long poems. 11. The following statements are about "Childe Harold"s Pilgrimage" . Which are true?

6 a. Byron used his own experiences as the
material of the long poem. b. The first canto deals with the hero's journey in Portugal and Spain. c. The second canto describes Albania and Greece. d. In the third canto appeared his description of Waterloo. e. The fourth canto describes Italy. f. It is written in Spenserian stanza.

7 12. Name the poetic dramas written by
Byron. 13. _______is a poem based on a traditional Spanish legend of a great lover and seducer of women. The poem was written in Italy and contains 16 cantos. This is a great______of the early 19th century. The unifying principle in the poem is the basic ironic theme of _______ and _______.

8 14. Byron's first volume of poems is
"__________" 15. "Byronic Hero" appears in Byron's poem "______". As a leading Romanticist, Byron's chief contribution is his creation of the "Byronic Hero", a proud, mysterious _____figure of ____ origin.

9 16. Name Shelley's masterpiece, four-act
poetic (lyrical) drama. The story was taken from Greek mythology. 17. "______" is Shelley's first long poem of importance. It was written in the form of a fairy tale dream. 18. Which are Shelley's lyrics on nature?

10 19. Shelley wrote an elegy ______
lamenting the early death of his fellow- poet ____. 20. Which were Shelley's political lyrics? 21. Shelley‘s work of literary criticism is ______. 22. Name Walter Scott's masterpiece. 23. Four immortal odes written by Keats are _______.

11 24.______expresses the contrast between
the happy world of natural loveliness and human world of agony. While "Ode on a Grecian Urn" shows the contrast between the ________of art and the _____of human nature. 25. Name two of Austen's masterpieces?

12 26. In style, Jane Austen is a ____advocator,
upholding those traditional ideas of order, reason, proportion and gracefulness in novel writing. Her main literary concern is about human beings in their _____relationships. 27. ______marked the transition from romanticism to the period of realism which followed it.

13 28. The principal elements of ____ novel
are violence, horror, and the supernatural, which strongly appeal to the reader's emotion. This form of novel has exerted a great influence over the writers of the Romantic period.

14 II. Answer the following questions.(Choose two of them)
1. Tell the story of Pride and Prejudice. 2. What are Austen's writing features? 3. What is Austen's chief interest? 4.What are the themes of Pride and Prejudice? 5. Make your comment on irony in Pride and Prejudice.

15 III. Write following writers’ representative works.
William Wordsworth G.B. Byron Percy Bysshe Shelley John Keats Jane Austen Walter Scott

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