Elizabethan Literature Quiz

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Which monarch's reign does Elizabethan literature refer to?

Queen Elizabeth I

What new poetic forms emerged during the Elizabethan era?

The sonnet and the Spenserian stanza

Which major writer is associated with the Elizabethan era?

William Shakespeare

What notable accomplishment occurred during Elizabeth I's reign?

Voyages of discovery

What influenced English playwrights during the Elizabethan era?

Medieval theatre and the Renaissance's rediscovery

Who coined the term 'Metaphysical poets'?

Samuel Johnson

What characterized the work of the Metaphysical poets?

Inventive use of conceits

How were the Metaphysical poets regarded until the 20th century?

Not highly regarded

What did Samuel Johnson suggest as a more useful name for the Metaphysical poets?

Baroque poets

What did Samuel Johnson refer to in his Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets?

The beginning of the 17th century poets

Test your knowledge of Elizabethan literature with this quiz! Explore the works of poets and playwrights from the splendid age of English literature, including the sonnet, Spenserian stanza, and dramatic blank verse. Delve into the historical chronicles, pamphlets, and prose of this influential era.

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