Presentation on theme: "Exercises for Romantic Literature"— Presentation transcript:
1 Exercises for Romantic Literature British LiteratureExercises for Romantic Literature
2 Exercises in Romantic Period I. Fill the blanks.1. The Romantic Age began in _____ whenWordsworth and ______ published theirjoint work “The Lyrical Ballads” andcame to an end in 1832 when the lastRomantic writer _______ died.2. The glory of the Romantic Age lies in thepoetry of_____.
3 3. ______is the leading figure of the English Romantic poetry, the focal poeticvoice of the period. His short poems,according to the subjects, can be classifiedinto two groups: poems about ____ andpoems about _____.4. The English Romantic Age produced twomajor 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 onnature and country life written byWordsworth 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" . Whichare true?
6 a. Byron used his own experiences as the material of the long poem.b. The first canto deals with the hero's journeyin Portugal and Spain.c. The second canto describes Albania andGreece.d. In the third canto appeared his descriptionof 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 traditionalSpanish legend of a great lover andseducer of women. The poem was writtenin Italy and contains 16 cantos. This is agreat______of the early 19th century. Theunifying principle in the poem is the basicironic theme of _______ and _______.
8 14. Byron's first volume of poems is "__________"15. "Byronic Hero" appears in Byron'spoem "______". As a leadingRomanticist, Byron's chief contributionis his creation of the "Byronic Hero", aproud, mysterious _____figure of ____origin.
9 16. Name Shelley's masterpiece, four-act poetic (lyrical) drama. The story wastaken from Greek mythology.17. "______" is Shelley's first long poem ofimportance. It was written in the form ofa 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 Keatsare _______.
11 24.______expresses the contrast between the happy world of natural loveliness andhuman world of agony. While "Ode on aGrecian Urn" shows the contrast betweenthe ________of art and the _____ofhuman nature.25. Name two of Austen's masterpieces?
12 26. In style, Jane Austen is a ____advocator, upholding those traditional ideas oforder, reason, proportion andgracefulness in novel writing. Her mainliterary concern is about human beingsin their _____relationships.27. ______marked the transition fromromanticism to the period of realismwhich followed it.
13 28. The principal elements of ____ novel are violence, horror, and thesupernatural, which strongly appeal tothe reader's emotion. This form of novelhas exerted a great influence over thewriters 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 WordsworthG.B. ByronPercy Bysshe ShelleyJohn KeatsJane AustenWalter Scott