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Who wrote a famopus group of plays called "Social Problems Plays"?
George Bernard Shaw
Who was considered the greatest playwright since Shakespeare?
George Bernard Shaw
Who wrote "Mrs. Warren's Profession"?
George Bernard Shaw
What is "Mrs. Warren's Profession" about?
Prostitution
Who wrote "Pygmalion"?
George Bernard Shaw
What is "Pygmalion" about and what will it later turn into? Who wrote it?
- about class system and poverty
- turned into "My Fair Lady"
-George Bernard Shaw
Who wrote a book poetry called "Shropshire Lad"?
AE Housman
What is the name of the famous poem from the book "Shropshire Lad"?
To an athlete dying young
What are the themes from "To An Athlete Dying Young"?
- wrote about decaying love.
- breaking apart of friendships.
- sudden coming of death.
When was the "Shropshire Lad" written?
1896
When does the modern era start (event and year)?
WWI in 1914
What did WWI teach us (2 things)?
- The world is not safe.
- the horror of trench warfare.
How many people were killed in first day of the Battle of Somme?
60,000
How many total people were killed in the Battle of Ypres?
300,000
What happened to the first wave?
almost all of them were killed.
How long did it take for almost all the male population to be wiped out?
4.5 yrs
Who was born into the highest level of English society?
Siegfried Sassoon
Whose poetry started very positive?
Siegfried Sassoon
Who enlisted as a patriot and idealist?
Siegfried Sassoon
Whos poetry affected Winston Churchill?
Siegfried Sassoon
Who tried to become a martyr of the war cause?
Siegfried Sassoon
Who was shellshocked as a result of the war?
Siegfried Sassoon
Who wanted to be a court-marshalled after resigning (from the war?)?
Siegfried Sassoon
Who was friends with Wilfred Owen?
Siegfried Sassoon
Who was the better of the trench poets?
Wilfred Owen
Who was master of the half-rhyme?
Wilfred Owen
What term describes the word in the middle of the line that rhymes with the last word of the line?
half-rhyme
Who wanted to follow in John Keats footsteps?
Wilfred Owen
Who joined the British Army but was not drafted?
Wilfred Owen
Who was killedone week before the war ended?
Wilfred Owen
Who only published 4 poems?
Wilfred Owen
Who was the most influential English Poet over a span of three decades?
T.S. Eliot
Who was born in St. Louis, Missouri?
T.S. Eliot
What happened in 1927 to T.S. Eliot?
-he became a British citizen.
-joined the Church of England.
When did TS Eliot when the Nobel Prize for Lit?
1948
Whos voice expressed dislocation and despair in the 20th cent?
T.S. Eliot
What is a short things taht introduce longer works?
prelude
Who was seen by people as a 20th cent metaphysical poet?
T.S. Eliot
Who was the pioneer of the Celtic Revival?
William Butler Yeats
What happened to William Butler Yeats in 1914?
-he turns his life around
- writes book, "Responsibilities"
When does William Butler Yeats win the Nobel Prize?
1923
Who helped establish the Abbey Theatre?
William Butler Yeats
What was the name WH Auden gave to the 20th cent?
"The Age of Anxiety"
When did WH Auden become a US citizen?
1946
Who taught at the University of Michigan
WH Auden
Who became the professor of poetry at Oxford?
WH Auden
When was Responsiblities by William Butler Yeats written?
1914
When did TS Eliot become a British citizen?
1927
When did TS Eliot join the Church of England?
1927