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Strands (2nd Nine Weeks)

Alice Munro Canadian author known for short stories, especially in tendency to move forward and backward in time. 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature for her work as “master of the contemporary short story”, 2009 Man Booker International Prize for work. Isabel Allende Chilean-American writer whose works are known for magical surrealism, famous for novels such…

AP Poetry Terms 6 – Rhythm and Meter

rhythm the regular recurrance of the accent or stress in a poem or song; the pulse or beat we feel in a phrase of music or a line of poetry caesuras pauses within a line of poetry (indicated by commas) meter the measure or patterned count of a poetic line; the count of stresses we…

Renaissance and Pastoral Poetry — English 10

couplet a two line stanza of a poem quatrain a four line stanza of a poem sestet a six line stanza of a poem octave an eight line stanza of a poem sonnet 14 line lyric poem Italian Sonnet Sonnet form popularized by author Petrarch English Sonnet Sonnet form popularized by William Shakespeare volta a…

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Symbol An object, person, or place that has meaning within itself but stands for something else in the context of the story/poem. Imagery When an image is evoked through the use of really descriptive language Figurative Language Includes (but is not limited to) simile, metaphor, hyperbole, repetition, alliteration,etc. Tone The attitude an author takes on…

Crime Poetry — Violence

‘Peter Grimes’ Victims suffer blows and bruises which eventually end in their brutal death. ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ The criminal explains calmly that ‘he found a thing to do’, and swiftly murders victim. ‘My Last Duchess’ The criminal cannot stand the victim’s perceived promiscuity, so commissions their death. ‘The Laboratory’ The violence is vividly imagined in this…

AP Literary Terms (Expanded)

abstract An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or research adage A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience and often couched in metaphorical language allegory A story in which the narrative or characters carry an underlying symbolic, metaphorical, or possibly an ethical meaning alliteration The repetition of one or more…

Fog and Fire&Ice poem

In the fog poem what is the fog being compared to? Little cat feet In the fire and ice poem , What is the mood ? Mean . In the fire and ice What is fire and the ice being compared to? Fire is being compared to desire , Ice is being compared to hate…

Harlem Renaissance Unit Test Poetry Themes

“Dream Variation” Aspirations “Elevator Boy” Lack of economic opportunities “For a Lady I Know” Racism reflected in religion “Golgotha is a Mountain” Racial / religious persecution “Harlem Wine” Life neglected due to racism “Hatred” Rejection of/ by race, religion, or rejected lover “I, Too” Pride in self “Incident” Traumatic experience “Long Gone” Freedom/ lack of…

Oedipus the King/Tragedy/Amadeus

Tragedy Literal Meaning Tragedy literally means “Goat Song” Dithyrambic Poetry Tragedy had its beginnings in an improvisational type of poetry called dithyrambic poetry Who was dithyrambic poetry sung by? Dithyrambic poetry was sung by a group of dancers The chorus dressed up as satyrs and performed during festivals celebrating the god of Dionysus What was…

AP Lit Key Terms: Conceit-Flashback

Conceit A comparison of two unlikely things that is drawn out within a piece of literature, in particular an extended metaphor within a poem. Conceits might be the idea of tracing a love affair as a flower growing, budding, coming to fruition, and dying, for example. Hair might be spun gold; teeth like stars or…

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