Exercises for Romanticism

Exercises for Romanticism

1. For the Romantics, _______is not only the major source of poetic imagery, but also provides the dominant subject matter. A. love B. man C. nature D. death 2. The Romantic writers would focus on all the following issues EXCEPT the ___. A. individual feelings B. idea of survival of the fittest C. strong imagination D. return to nature 3. “Ode on a Grecian Urn” shows the contrast between the____ of art and the____ of human passion. A. glory,ugliness B. permanence, transience C. transience, sordidness D. glory, permanence 4. Which of the following is taken from John Keats “Ode on a Grecian Urn”? A. “I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!” B. “They are both gone up to the church to pray.” C. “Earth has not anything to show more fair.” D. “Beauty is truth, truth beauty.” 5. It is said that all Keats s personality seems to be breathed into his odes, of which the more famous odes are “Ode to Autumn”, “Ode on Melancholy”, “Ode on a Grecian Urn” and “Ode to a Nightingale”, all with the praise of _______ as their general theme. A. love B. beauty C. nature D. art 6. In terms of Pride and Prejudice, which is not true? A. Pride and Prejudice is the most popular of Jane Austen s novels. B. Pride and Prejudice is originally drafted as "First Impressions". C. Pride and Prejudice is a tragic novel. D. In this novel, the author explores the relationship between great love and realistic benefits. 7. The prevailing tone in Pride and Prejudice is _________. A. bitter satire B. mild satire C. strong approval D. strong disapproval 8. Romantic writers employ all the following EXCEPT __________. A. the commonplace B. the natural C. the simple D. the abstract 9. “Ode to the West Wind” is concluded with _______ mood. A. triumphant and hopeful B. pessimistic and skeptical C. desperate and sad D. indifferent 10. In ________, William Wordsworth set forth his principles of poetry, “all good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feeling”. A. The preface to Lyrical Ballads B. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner C. A Defense of Poetry D. “Ode on a Grecian Urn” 3. it an “epic satire”, “a satire on abuses of the present state of society”. 5. Two prevailing themes of Pride and Prejudice 6. The main idea running through the dramatic poem Prometheus Unbound is that of 7. and gave great impetus to the rise of the Romantic 1. What are the general features of English Romanticism?

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