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is used to answer the question “What is the worth of the writer saying it?”
Evaluation

is used to answer the question “What does the writer say?”
Interpretation

is used to answer the question “How does the writer say it?”
Analysis

Writing the critical essay
Knowing the text
Selecting the topic
Finding evidence
Outlining
Writing

POETRY AND PROSE

“Golden slumbers kiss your eyes”
personification

“And be you blithe and bonny”
alliteration

At last he set her both his eyes / She won, and Cupid blind did rise”
allusion

Fair-lined slippers for the cold / with buckles of the purest gold.

imagery

“We are . . . the sheep of his pasture”
metaphor

Something _______ is not able to be perceived by the senses.
abstract

Something _______ can be perceived by one or more of the five senses.
concrete

To _______something or someone is to give it lasting fame.
immortalize

A(n) _____ is a figure of speech which compares two dissimilar things.
conceit

All the Elizabethan songs were decorative and elaborate.

false

All sonnets have the same rhyme scheme.
false

The sonnet, as a definite form of poetry, originated in Italy.
true

A sonnet has a ______ thought where the rhyme scheme changes.
turn

No English version of the Bible existed before the King James Version.
false

Phoebus Apollo is the sun-god of Greek mythology.
true

addresses his sonnets to Stella
sidney

bases his sonnets on a love for his future wife
Spenser

bases his sonnets on religious thought
Donne

addresses some of his sonnets to a “Dark Lady”
Shakespeare

All sonnets contain _____ lines.

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14

The rhythm pattern of all sonnets is called
iambic pentemeter

A short fictitious story that illustrates a moral or spiritual lesson is a
parable

In Greek mythology, _____ is the personification of beauty and charm.
Charis

Which of the following is not a sonnet popularly used during the Elizabethan Age?
All were used (Spenserian, Petrarchan, Italian, English)

In the New Testament, the word _____ is used to identify letters the disciples sent to early Christian communities.
epistle

Order the chronological development of English drama.
Church
mystery
morality
Elizabethan

theater
Elizabethan play

pageant
mystery play

innyard
morality play

to teach a religious lesson
morality play

to amuse or entertain
court interlude

to dramatize salvation history
mystery play

to instruct people in the liturgy
church play

Elizabethan scenery and costumes were elaborate.
false

Elizabethan theater flourished primarily because of the support of local authorities.
false

Because the Elizabethans had such great respect for drama, the profession of a playwright and actor was an honored one.
false

Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616.
true

Shakespeare spent most of his life in his hometown with only an occasional trip to London.
false

Shakespeare’s marriage was short-lived because his wife was eight years younger than he and very immature.
false

The roles of women in Shakespeare’s plays were taken by boys.
true

Because of pride and patriotism, the Elizabethans refused to admit any new words into their vocabulary.
false

One of the major contributions toward a uniform English language was William Caxton’s introduction of the printing press into England.
true

All sonnets have a total of ____ lines.
14

The rhythm pattern of a sonnet is
iambic pentameter

The original name of Shakespeare’s acting company was Lord Chamberlain’s Men.
true

Poets often use ______ to help the reader see, hear, touch, taste, or feel the subject.
imagery

The crowds who stood or sat in the open area in front of an Elizabethan stage were called
groundlings

The literary technique whereby human qualities are given to things not human is called
personification

Something which is out of its proper historical time is said to be _____.
anachronistic

The repetition of initial consonant sounds is called _____.
alliteration

Using a reference to someone or something that is well known is called _____.
allusion

A parable is a _____.
short fictitious story that teaches a lesson

A metaphor _____.
a direct comparison

The exciting force in Hamlet occurs when Polonius forbids Ophelia to see Hamlet again.
false

The climax of Hamlet is generally considered to occur when Hamlet does not take the opportunity to kill the praying Claudius.
true

All Elizabethan sonneteers used the same rhyme schemes.
false

The English language has undergone major changes since Shakespeare’s time.
false

The King James Version was completed by scholars selected by James I.
true

An Elizabethan sonneteer, other than Shakespeare, is
Donne

A(n) ____ is a dramatic technique whereby a character gives a speech alone on stage.
soliloquy

The name of the theater with which Shakespeare is usually associated is the _____ Theater.
Globe

Shakespeare’s hometown is
Stratford-on-Avon

considers appearances more important than quality of character
Polonius

weak rather than evil
Gertrude

simple, innocent, obedient
Ophelia

achieved balance between emotion and reason
Horatio

no-to-be trusted friends
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

a young Dane who jumps to conclusions and makes resolutions rashly
Laertes

shrewd, practical, and materialistic
Claudius

intelligent and idealistic
Hamlet

Arrange the events below from Act I of Hamlet in chronological order.
The Ghost appears to Bernardo, Marcellus, and Horatio.
Claudius explains, to the court, his hasty marriage to Gertrude.
Claudius gives Laertes permission to return to Paris.
Laertes gives advice to Ophelia; Polonius gives advice to Laertes before his departure.
The Ghost appears to Hamlet.

Arrange the events below from Act II of Hamlet in chronological order.
Ophelia tells her father about Hamlet’s strange behavior and appearance.
Claudius decides that Hamlet has gone mad because Ophelia has rejected him.
Polonius suggests that he and the King spy on Hamlet and Ophelia during an arranged meeting.
Claudius asks Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to discover the cause of Hamlet’s strange behavior.
Hamlet decides to use the play, “The Murder of Gonzago,” to determine Claudius’s guilt.

Arrange the events below from Act III of Hamlet in chronological order.
Hamlet renounces his love for Ophelia and tells her to go to a nunnery.
Claudius abruptly leaves the performance of the play when the players act out the poison scene.
Hamlet sees Claudius at prayer and passes up his opportunity to kill him.
While speaking to his mother in her room, Hamlet stabs Polonius who is hiding behind the arras.

Arrange the events below from Act IV of Hamlet in chronological order.
Learning of Polonius’s death, Claudius sends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to find Hamlet.
Claudius reveals in a soliloquy that he has arranged for Hamlet’s death in England.
Returning from Paris, Laertes is distressed by his sister’s madness and angry about his father’s death.
Horatio receives a letter from Hamlet that says he is now back in Denmark.

Arrange the events below from Act V of Hamlet in chronological order.
Hamlet learns, at the grave site, that Ophelia is dead.
Hamlet learns that Claudius has arranged for a fencing match between him and Laertes.
Gertrude dies.
Claudius dies.
Hamlet dies.

Arrange the parts of the plot of a tragedy in chronological order.
exposition
rising action
climax
falling action
catastrophe

Hamlet’s tragic flaw was his inability to get over his father’s death and his mother’s remarriage.
false

The main source of support for the thesis of a critical essay should be the publications of well-known scholars and critics.
false

Although critics may disagree on the nature of Hamlet’s tragic flaw, they all agree that he was a well-intentioned young man.
false

The Greek root of the word criticism means to discern or to separate.
true

The three methods of approaching literary criticism may occasionally overlap.
true

The first step of writing a critical essay is to select the topic.
false

If something can be experienced with the senses, it is abstract.
false

All sonnets have fourteen lines.
true

All sonnets have a definite rhyme scheme.
true

To scan a poem means to determine its rhythm.
true

a play on words that sound alike but have different meanings
pun

giving human qualities to something not human
personification

reference to something well-known
allusion

a comparison between seemingly very dissimilar things
conceit

a comparison using “like” or “as”
simile

repetition of initial consonant sounds
alliteration

a direct comparison
metaphor

In a play, what will a critic primarily use to gain insight into characters and their motivations?
soliloquies, dialogues, and asides

After a critic selects his topic, he must search the text for
evidence

English drama had its origin in ____ plays.
church

The introduction to the characters, setting, and tone of a play is provided by the
exposition

The young man in Hamlet who best illustrates a balance between emotion and reason is
Horatio

The first character to die during Hamlet is
Polonius

Which of these topics are manageable (narrow enough) for an effective, moderately long critical essay?
The sincerity of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
The role of the Ghost in Hamlet
The climax of Hamlet
Hamlet’s relationship with his father

to “cleanse” or relieve the emotion
catharsis

About what in Hamlet did the character Hamlet procrastinate?
seeing justice done regarding his father’s murder

_____ leads the critic to ask the question: “What is the writer saying?”
Interpretation

______ leads the critic to ask: “What is the worth of what the writer says?”
Evaluation

_____ leads the critic to ask: “How does the writer say it?”
Analysis

The amount of detailed evidence determines the validity and value of an interpretation.
true

The major external conflict in Hamlet is the tension between Hamlet and
Claudius

The major internal conflict in Hamlet is the tension created within Hamlet by his tendency to
think rather than act

The exciting force in Hamlet is _____.
Appearance of the ghost to Hamlet

The climax in Hamlet is _____.
Hamlet missing the opportunity to kill Claudius

The catastrophe in Hamlet occurs in the ____ scene with the death of _____ following that of Gertrude, Claudius, and Laertes.
Final; Hamlet

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