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Literature Circle Jobs

Discussion Director Guides the group and keeps everyone on task. Asks questions throughout the meeting. Word Wizard Picks out unfamiliar words or phrases to discuss with the group. Literary Luminary Finds memorable passages to share with the group and explains why they chose each one. Stellar Summarizer Writes a summary of the part of the Read More

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Victorian Age Literature

Robert Browning My Last Duchess Robert Browning Porphyria’s Lover Robert Browning Childe Roland Elizabeth Barrett Browning Cry of the children Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonnets from the Portuguese Alfred Lord Tennyson The Lady of Shallot Alfred Lord Tennyson Tears, Idle Tears Alfred Lord Tennyson Crossing the Bar Christina Rossetti Goblin Market Gerard Manley Hopkins God’s Grandeur Read More

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Charlotte Huck’s Children’s Literature

Children’s Literature The imaginative shaping of life and thought into the forms and structures of language. Examples of Children’s Literature Margery Williams’s The Velveteen Rabbit, A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. Age Scope of Material Contained in the text. Birth-14 Phonological Development Toddlers who were read to Read More

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New Testament History & Literature

Alexander “The Great” Took an army of 25,000 soldiers and conquered the 300,000 men Persian army. Conquered most of the world and responsible for the spread of Hellenism. Hellnization The spread of all things Greek Seleucids Alexander’s general who ruled over Syria and Babylon after his passing. Ptolemy Alexander’s general who ruled over Palestine and Read More

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British Literature: Romantic and Victorian Literature

Immanuel Kant Associated with Transcendentalism Beliefs of Transcendentalism 1. Only truth is in NATURE 2. Bible is DISCARDED 3. Things in nature are EQUAL 4. Man is naturally GOOD 5. INDIVIDUAL is more important than society Characteristics of Romantic Literature 1. Personal Expression 2. Setting: solitary, rural, remote 3. Original and Pretentious 4. Speaker AND Read More

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AP American Literature Vocabulary

diction the word choices made by a writer (diction can be described as: formal, semi-formal, ornate, informal, technical, etc.) figurative language language employing one or more figures of speech (simile, metaphor, imagery, etc.) rhetoric the art of presenting ideas in a clear, effective, and persuasive manner rhetorical devices literary techniques used to heighten the effectiveness Read More

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American Literature Critics

Parrington The depression years of the thirties brought forth a good deal of undiluted utopian thinking Topham The partygoers in the Great Gatsby cannot see anything beyond their own enjoyment Armstrong Such a hopeful attitude to life is untenable with the materialistic wasteland that Modern America had become Levant Denotes the emergence of the group Read More

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Rise of Realism-English 3( Tenney)

List the 8 elements of the Modern American Hero 1) courage 2) self-made 3) disillusioned 4) grace under pressure 5) hardworking 6) integrity in question to protect himself 7) search for identity 8) questions morality and values of the past List the 3 elements of the modern American Dream 1)USA is the new “Eden” ; Read More

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Logical Fallacies, Literary Devices

alliteration use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse allusion passing reference or indirect mention connotation an idea that is implied or suggested denotation dictionary meaning imagery the ability to form mental images of things or events figurative language writing or speech that is not meant Read More

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American Literature: Renaissance Writers

oral tradition is a series of stories passed down from generation to generation through storytelling, as opposed to writing them down. elements that many of the Native American stories have in common A hero’s journey, A trickster God interferes, Nature changes, Worlds are created things that distinguish Puritan writing Focus on God and the Bible, Read More