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Quarter 2 Test Review Guide

English 12 Regular

I. Key Terms. Be able to identify the following key terms/people:

a. Tone j. Pastoral poetry


b. Age of Exploration k. Metaphysical poetry
c. Henry VIII l. Conceit
d. Elizabeth I m. Paradox
e. Humanism n. Charles I
f. Italian/Petrarchan sonnet o. Oliver Cromwell
g. Spenserian sonnet p. Epigram
h. Shakespearean sonnet q. Neoclassicism
i. Synecdoche

II. Passage Identification. Identify the title, author, & significance of each of the
following excerpts:

a. “But my heart burns, I cannot silent be./ Then since, dear life, you fain would
have me peace,/ And I, mad with delight, want wit to cease,/ Stop you my mouth
with still still kissing me.”

b. “A gown made of the finest wool/ Which from our pretty lambs we pull;/ Fair
lined slippers for the cold,/ With buckles of the purest gold;”

c. “Thy gown, thy shoes, thy beds of roses,/ Thy cap, thy kirtle, and thy posies/ Soon
break, soon wither, soon forgotten,/ In folly ripe, in reason rotten.”

d. “Go and catch a falling star/ Get with child a mandrake root,/ Tell me where all
past years are,/ Or who cleft the Devil’s foot,”

e. “If they be two, they are two so/ As stiff twin compasses are two;/ Thy soul, the
fixed foot, makes no show,/ To move, but doth, if th’other do.”

f. “Rest in soft peace, and, asked, say here doth lie/ Ben Jonson his best piece of
poetry.”

g. “Such sweet neglect more taketh me/ Than all th’adulteries of art./ They strike
mine eyes, but not my heart.”

h. “Had we but world enough, and time,/ This coyness lady were no crime.”

i. “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,/ Old time is still a-flying;/ And this same
flower that smiles today/ Tomorrow will be dying.”
j. “Know then thyself, presume not God to scan:/ The proper study of mankind is
man.”

k. “With too much knowledge for the skeptic side,/ With too much weakness for the
stoic’s pride.”

l. “When I took the first survey of my undertaking, I found our speech copious
without order and energetic without rule: wherever I turned my view, there was
perplexity to be disentangled and confusion to be regulated;”

m. “For, as Homer tells us, that the blood of the gods is not real blood, but only
something like it; so we found that the brain of the beau is not a real brain, but
only something like it.”

III. Short Essay. Given a poem, write a well-organized, well-supported essay of at least 4
paragraphs (intro, 2 body, conclusion) that uses direct quotes from that poem to
illustrate how it reflects Neoclassical beliefs and ideals.

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