English literature began with the ( ) settlement in England 正确答案:Anglo-Saxon
Beowulf, written about the life of England in the ( ) society, is said to be the national epic of the English people. 正确答案:feudal
Beowulf is written in the form of ( ), a popular form of poetry in Anglo-Saxon literature. 正确答案:alliterative verse
The medieval period is often called the Dark Age for the dominating power of ( ) over everything in the society. 正确答案:the Church
The central character of a romance is ( ), who follows the code of behavior called chivalry. 正确答案:the knight
The stories of ( ) are the most well-known ballads, songs of stories told orally in 4-line stanzas. 正确答案:Robin Hood
Piers the Plowman written by William Langland in the form of ( ) represents the achievements of popular literature of Medieval England 正确答案:allegory
( ) is considered the father of English poetry, whose most representative work is The Canterbury Tales. 正确答案:Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales, a collection of stories strung together and told by 30 pilgrims on their way to pilgrimage, is written in the form of ( ). 正确答案:heroic couoplet
The key-note of the Renaissance is ( ). 正确答案:humanism
It was ( ) who first introduced and reformed the English drama which reached its climax in the hands of William Shakespeare. 正确答案:University Wits
Great writers of the English Renaissance who are known for humanism, took ( ) as the centre of the world and voiced the human aspirations for freedom and equality. 正确答案:man
Shakespeare is hailed by ( ), contemporary with Shakespeare, as "not of an age, but for all time". 正确答案:Ben Jonson
Hamlet is characterized as a(an) ( ) on that, he loves good and hates evil; he is a man free from prejudice and superstition; he has unbounded love for the world and firm belief in the power of man. 正确答案:humanist
Edmund Spenser was considered the ( ) for his achievements in poetry. 正确答案:"the Poets' Poet"
( ) is a distinctive verse form adopted by Edmund Spenser in his works incluiding his masterpiece The Faerie Queene. It has 9-line stanzas, rhyming in ababbcbcc. 正确答案:"The Spenserian Stanza"
Francis Bacon won for himself the first English ( ) for his achievements in English literature of the Renaissance.