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84% NOT ALL RIGHT Unit Test: The Gothic Novel: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

To summarize a text means to succinctly state the supporting details of the text in the author’s words. central ideas of the text using the author’s words. descriptions of the main characters in one’s own words. central ideas of the text using one’s own word central ideas of the text using one’s own words. ….

Literary Terms for Julius Caesar

allusion an indirect reference to a person, place, or event in literature that would be widely understood (usually from the Bible, or history) allusion Example: “Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world / Like a Colossus, and we petty men / Walk under his huge legs, and peep about…” analogy compares two things, which…

Abeka American Literature Quiz 8

Moby Dick America’s only epic Ishmael narrator of Moby Dick Starbuck Captain Ahab’s first mate Fedallah became entangled in the ship’s lines and drowned Moby Dick’s odor first caused the men to realize that the whale was nearby his family of whom Captain Ahab spoke longingly to Starbuck at the story’s opening Starbuck said “Shall…

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Connotation and Denotation

Denotation Literary definition of a word or the dictionary definition Example of Denotation Snake-any of numerous scaly, legless, sometimes venomous reptiles Connotation What you emotionally relate to a word. Example of Connotation Snake-could mean evil or danger

Prentice Hall Literature: Bronze Level: Poetry Words

narrative poetry poetry that tells a story lyric poetry verse that expresses a poet’s thoughts and feelings about a single idea or image figure of speech an expression that is not meant to be taken literally simile a comparison between two unlike things using like or as metaphor a comparison between two unlike things without…

ASL literature

Narratives Story told using ASL and typically deals with Deaf cultures and issues or historically significant events or triumphs ion Deaf life often dealing with deaf life in a hearing world ASL poem Uses ASL to tell a poetic story in many genres through sign. Clayton Vallie, Ella Mae Lentz Handshape rhyme Uses one hand…

Realism & Naturalism in literature

What time period did Realism occur? 1865-1900 What caused the Realistic period? the post civil war era (a reaction against romanticism) people who determine value and meaning through the test of consequences or utility Pragmatists the dialects, customs, sights, and sounds of each region of America regionalism (local color) Realism or Naturalism: “truthful treatment of…

Abeka 11th grade American Literature Test 12 (final exam)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Wrote Paul Revere’s Ride Ralph Waldo Emerson Wrote Concord Hymn Daniel Webster Wrote Libery and Union Billy Sunday Wrote Nuts for Skeptics to Crack Jonathan Edwards Wrote Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God William Cullen Bryant Wrote Thanatopsis James Fenimore Cooper Wrote A Rescue Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Wrote A World Split…

American Literature Test 1

Colonial New England period is also known as what? Puritan Era When was Jamestown established? 1607 When did the Separatists come to the New World? 1620 When did the Puritans come to America? 1630 When the Puritans came to America, where did they land? Massachusetts Bay What are the literary characteristics of the Colonial New…

Puritanism and Rationalism

What is a Literary Movement? A philosophy as reflected in literature. It influences and is influenced by the people and time period.And influences past time period. and is later defined in retrospect Why is Puritanism important? First tradition or culture to be fully defined in literature and it was the most thriving and influential in…

Characteristics of Contemporary Literature

Multiple meanings of the word “game” War, mind games, jax Evidence of the men being crazy in “Game” Playing jax, writing on the walls, repetition of phrases, & being obsessed with each other’s weapons What the men in “Game” represent Russia & USA acting childish in war What are the men’s hidden guns represent? Nuclear…

The Giver: Study Guide- Chapter 13

Why does Jonas care about the color of his tunic? Jonas realizes that having different colors of clothing means having choices. And, while the color of his shirt isn’t important, it is the ability to choose or decide which is very important. (Lowry 123) On page 124, Jonas comes to a different conclusion about allowing…

GCA AP English Vocab Abstract – Zeugma

Abstract An abstract style in writing is typically complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, and seldom uses examples to support its points. Academic As an adjective describing style, this word means dry and theoretical writing. When a piece of writing seems to be sucking all the life out its subject with analysis, the…

Colonial and Puritan Literature

Basic Puritan beliefs (TULIP) (1) Total depravity (2) Unconditional election (3) Limited Atonement (4) Irresistible grace (5) Perseverance of the “saints” Total depravity through Adam’s fall, every human is born sinful – concept of Original Sin Unconditional election God “saves” those he wishes – only a few are selected for salvation; concept of predestination Limited…

Abeka American Literature Test 12 (Final Exam)

jonathan edwards who wrote Sinners In The Hands of An Angry God francis hopkinson who wrote The Battle Of Kegs timothy dwight who wrote Psalm 137 billy sunday who wrote Nuts for Skeptic to Crack william bradford who wrote Of Plymouth Plantaion anne bradstreet who wrote Author of Her Book benjamin franklin who wrote Poor…

Pearson literature common core grade 9 unit 2

Adroit (adj.) Skillful, expert in the use of the the hands or mind Amicable (adj.) Peaceable, friendly Averse (adj.) Having a deep-seated distaste; opposed; unwilling Belligerent (adj.) (n) Combative, aggresive. One at war Benevolent (adj.) Kindly, charitable Cursory (adj.) Hasty, not thorough Duplicity (n) Treachery, deceitfulness Extol (v) Praise extravagantly Feasible (adj.) Possible, able to…

literature the odyssey book 1-8

lusty, arrogant what words are used to describe the suitors? disguised as mentes how does Athena present herself to Telemakhos? Nesto and Menelaus athena tells Telemakhos to seek information about his father from which men? Odysseus would do anything to get home what is the one piece of information athena gives to Telemakhos about his…

American Literature Short Stories Analysis

Round Character a character in fiction whose personality, background, motives, and other features are fully delineated by the author. Flat Character an easily recognized character type in fiction who may not be fully delineated but is useful in carrying out some narrative purpose of the author. Antagonist a person who is opposed to, struggles against,…

The Trojan war literary allusions

throwing the apple of discord intentionally causing trouble a helen a beauty a hector or to hector a person bully, braggart, heckler a cassandra a person whose warnings of misfortune are never believed an achilles heel an area or action where a person feels vunerable; a weak or sore point a trojan horse someone or…

How to Read Literature Like a Professor Ch 1-13

Quests Chapter 1: “Every trip is a quest (except when it is not)” A quest consists of 5 things: a quester, a place to go, a stated reason to go there, challenges on the way, & a real reason to be going there The real reason for a quest is always self-knowledge, self-fulfillment, self-discovery Ex:…

Definition dictation connotation

Credible Believable Denotation Dictionary definition Connotation Associations with the word Figurative Language that must be interpreted imaginatively Literal language Says exactly the meaning of the term Tone The writers attitude Mood The emotional atmosphere of a piece of literature Diction The authors choice of words

Escape Literature vs Interpretative Literature

Main purpose is entertainment escape literature emphasizes plot twists, surprises escape literature meant to bring us closer to understanding reality interpretative literature takes readers away from problems escape literature usually states (directly or indirectly) a cliche escape literature contains a sympathetic hero or heroine escape literature usually has a realistic ending that makes the reader…

Melting Point Lab

What is Melting Point? one of the characteristic physical properties of a solid What is Melting Point used for? to characterize a known compound (if you had to choose between several known compounds) to record a physical characteristic for a new compound (important for comparison between compounds) to establish purity of a known compound (if…

Chapter 11 Rome and Christianity Section 1 OLD

Cicero Cicero was a philosopher and gifted orator who wanted to limit Caesar’s power and give more power to the Senate. orator On orator is a public speaker. Julius Caesar Julius Caesar was a gifted orator and general who conquered most of Gaul. He became a key figure in Roman politics because of his leadership…

Edgar Allan Poe/American gothic literature

Gargoyles Supposed to ward off evil spirits and was considered the “mascot” of the gothic Considered the “master” of the gothic form Edgar Allan Poe Writers way of incorporating gothic Writers were peering into the darkness at the supernatural (evil) Writers way of incorporating romanticism Writers celebrated the beauties of nature (hope) Where did the…

The Outsiders: Vocabulary 11.5/Examples of Literary Devices

hyperbole “Johnny was scared of his own shadow.” simile “I knew I was as white as I felt, and I was shaking like a leaf.” metaphor “Life was one big joke to Two-bit.” personification “Two-Bit’s dancing gray eyes were stormy.” oxymoron “I started at a dead run for the church, and the man caught my…

Preface and Introduction Vocabulary from "How to Read Literature Like a Professor" by Thomas C. Foster

idiosyncrasy a mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual milquetoast a person who is timid or submissive incredulous (of a person or their manner) unwilling or unable to believe something apparatus a group or combination of instruments, machinery, tools, materials, etc., having a particular function or intended for a specific use…

To kill a mockingbird secondary solutions chapters 1-2 vocabulary

apothecary pharmacist assuaged soothe; relieve indigenous native malevolent hateful mortification humiliation piety devotion sojourn brief visit unsullied pure wallowing indulge in vexations annoyance

Apush Chapter 15 Analysis

Deists like Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin endorsed the concept of a supreme being who created the universe Religious revivals of the Second Great Awakening resulted in a strong religious influence in many areas of American life The religious sects that gained most from the revivalism of the Second Great Awakening were the Methodists and…

Contemporary Literary Criticism

What does Joan Elizabeth Easterley’s thesis propose about “Young Goodman Brown”? Goodman Brown’s wife, Faith, is one symbol in the short story Which of the following is not a biblical symbol? Faith’s pink ribbon Which of the following abstract nouns is central to “Young Goodman Brown”? Doubt Which of the following titles from Young Goodman…

APUSH Ch. 14-15

Life on the frontier was Downright grim for most pioneer families All of the following gave rise to a more dynamic, market oriented, national economy in early 19th centuryAmerica except Government regulations of all major economic industry In the early 19th century America, population Was growing at an unprecedented rate The dramatic growth of American…

the epic of Gilgamesh :( based on fat elements of literature book

Anu god of the heavens; the father-god (not really involved in the excerpt) Ea god of wisdom, usually a friend to humans; warns Utnapishtim about the flood Enkidu Gilgamesh’s friend who dies early in the excerpt of the story Enlil god of the air, the wind, and the earth Gilgamesh King of Uruk; epic hero…

American Literature: American Renaissance

What is the origin of American Renaissance? Scholar originated the phrase “American Renaissance: Art and expression in the age of Emerson and Whitman In American literature, the American Renaissance was a period of what? During which many literary works most widely considered America masterpieces were produced. The American Renaissance was inspired in part by what?…

Elements of southern gothic literature

SOURCE CARD for 1-6 Donaldson, Susan V. “Making a Spectacle: Welty, Faulkner, and Southern Gothic.” Mississippi Quarterly Fall 1997: 567-83. Rpt. in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Ed. Janet Witalec. Vol. 142. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Literature Resources from Gale. Web. 9 Dec. 2013. . Steeotypes Southern Gothic stereotypes its characters as grotesque, racist, sexist, and as having…

Examples of sentences (periodic and strung-along)

periodic sentence And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. strung along sentence (loose) Bells rang, filling the air with their clangor, startling pigeons into flight from every belfry,…

Realism, Naturalism, and the Harlem Renaissance

1861-1864 dates of realism era civil war realist literature was created during and after the… realism literature that accurately portrays what is going on in society and how ordinary people are living their lives what is going on in society, ordinary people live their lives realism accurately portrays _____ and how _____ photograph realist writing…

The Literature of the Americas II Test

Which of the following words *best* describes Francesca’s tone? commanding In “Lifeguard Rules!,” how does the author mostly reveal the character of Francesca? through other peoples’ views of her Which of the following statements *best* identifies a lesson the reader can learn after reading “Lifeguard Rules?” Although pools are fun, reckless behavior can be dangerous…

Interpretive literature

Walt Whitman When i heard the learned astronomer Terrance Hayes Root Spencer Reece The Manhattan Project Ee Cummings She being brand Juan Felipe Herrera 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross The Border (remix) Robert Hayden Those winter sundays Crystal Williams In search of aunt Jemina Sylvia Plath Metaphors Anne Bradstreet The Author To Her Book Langston…

Deaf Literature

What is Deaf Lit -Masterpieces that offers unique insight into the Deaf Culture -Can be on one of two ways English – written English ASL – signed in ASL -Shares strong similarity with Native American Literature in that they are oral in the sense that they are passed down in non-print form Deaf Lit Offers…

Psychology-Ch. 4 Sleep and Dreams

biological rhythms are periodic physiological fluctuations in the body. biological rhythms We are unaware of most _______, such as the rise and fall of hormones and accelerated and decelerated cycles of brain activity, but they can influence our behavior. biological rhythms These rhythms are controlled by biological clocks, which include annual or seasonal cycles such…

Music in Sacred Places

Which of the following was a leader in the Protestant Reformation? Martin Luther The portion of the Mass that remains the same in every celebration of the service is called: the ordinary Which of the following does NOT characterize Gregorian chant? triadic harmonies The dominant composers of the early Renaissance came from: northern Europe A…

American Literature: Realism & Naturalism Period

1865-1910 The scope of the realist/naturalist period. Realism Interested in the mundane episodes of middle-class life. Tends to lean towards social reform. Writers of this discipline took it upon themselves to critically comment on America’s politics, economics, industry, and social issues. Naturalism A product of scientific determinism. You are controlled by your environment. There is…

Phil. Literature

Four Periods Pre-colonial, spanish, japanese, american period Pre-colonial period riddles, salawikain, folklores, folksongs, chants, stories of creation, legends/origins and epics Spanish period moro-moro and senakulo Japanese period Haiku and Tanaga American Period English language 21st century current century of Anno Domini(AD) era in accordance with the gregorian calendar 21st century began on January 1, 2001…

OT Test II

1. Which book is not considered a book of poetry? Esther 2. What is the most important feature of Hebrew poetry? Parallelism 3. What characteristic of Hebrew poetry is this: “Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! Many are they that rise up against me” (Ps 3:1) Parallelism 5. “I cried to thee, O…

Perrine’s Literature Structures, Sound, & Sense 11th Ed. (Drama)

Through actors First way drama presents its actions. On a stage Second way drama presents its actions. Before an audience Third way drama presents its actions. Soliloquy A speech which a character, alone on stage, addresses himself or herself. Aside A brief speech in which a character turns from the person being addressed to speak…

AP American Literature Unit 1 Quotes

Olaudah Equiano (Chapter I) “I believe there are few events in my life, which have not happened to many: it is true the incidents of it are numerous; and, did I consider myself an European, I might say my sufferings were great: but when I compare my lot with that of most of my countrymen,…

Abeka 11th grade American Literature, Quiz 16

Elisabeth Elliot “Mission Accomplished” Carl Sandburg “Young Abe Lincoln” Jesse Stuart The Thread That Runs So True Marian Anderson The author of the following quote: “I was born. ..in a room my parents had rented when they were married” Teacher Jesse Stuart’s occupation. “Mission Accomplished” This quote is from ” God, send me soon to…

Literary Characteristics of Wisdom Literature

synonymous parallelism second line repeats the same idea as the first with different vocabulary synonymous parallelism the fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the holy one is the beginning of understanding antithetical parallelism second line draws contrast with that is said “better this than that” antithetical parallelism A food…

Of Mice and Men Chapter 1 & 2 Study Questions

Where did the bus drop the two men off? 2 miles from the ranch near salinas river How is George described? short, small, slim, working man How is Lennie described? big, broad shoulders, walks like a bear, no arm movement when he walks What does Lennie take out of his pocket that gets him yelled…

English III A – Dark Romanticism Topic Exam – 100%

In Chapter 28 of Moby-Dick, which ailment of mankind is best symbolized by Ahab’s plight? In Chapter 28 of Moby-Dick, which ailment of mankind is best symbolized by Ahab’s plight? Which excerpt from Chapter 28 of Moby-Dick best develops the theme of the novel concerning man’s insistence on manufacturing his own destruction. And not only…

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