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Question 1: At the close of the eighteenth century, ________ ushered in a renewal of blank verse with his volume of kaleidoscopic meditations, "The Task", published in 1784.
William CowperJohn MiltonPoetryEngland

Question 2: These were the Lake Poets William Wordsworth and ________.
William BlakeGeorge Gordon Byron, 6th Baron ByronSamuel Taylor ColeridgePercy Bysshe Shelley

Question 3: Romantic English poets such as William Wordsworth, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and ________ used blank verse as a major form.
John KeatsWilliam BlakeMary ShelleyGeorge Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

Question 4: However, Shakespearean blank verse was used with some success by ________ and Thomas Middleton in their plays.
English literatureJohn WebsterWilliam RowleyThomas Dekker (writer)

Question 5: Gilbert's dialogue is in blank verse throughout (although the other 13 ________ have prose dialogue).
OperettaBallad operaSavoy operaOpéra féerie

Question 6: ________, meanwhile, used a tighter blank verse with less enjambment in his great comedies Volpone and The Alchemist.
Ben JonsonBen Jonson foliosEnglish Renaissance theatreWilliam Shakespeare

Question 7: ________ was the first English author to make full use of the potential of blank verse, and also established it as the dominant verse form for English drama in the age of Elizabeth I and James I.
Francis BaconChristopher MarloweBaconian theoryShakespeare authorship question

Question 8: In English, the meter most commonly used with blank verse has been ________ (as used in Shakespearean plays).
PoetryMeter (poetry)SonnetIambic pentameter

Question 9: Blank verse is a type of ________, distinguished by having a regular meter, but no rhyme.
NovelPoetryLiteratureLyric poetry

Question 10: He was possibly inspired by the ________ original, as classical Latin verse (as well as Greek verse) did not use rhyme; or he may have been inspired by the Italian verse form of Versi Sciolti , which also contained no rhyme.
Vulgar LatinLatinRoman EmpireOld Latin

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