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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…

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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Postmodernism (1945-1970)

What era precedes postmodernism Modernism (~1910-1945) and The Harlem Renaissance (1917-1935) What era comes after postmodernism Both the Contemporary Era and Multiculturalism (both 1970-present) What was the Beat Generation Group of authors whose literature explored and influenced American culture in the post-WWII era. Bulk of work was published and popularized throughout the 1950s -includes Allen…

BOLD 207 ODEN MIDTERM

Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished. Synthetic Parallelism A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression. Synonymous Parallelism A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, envy makes the bones rot. Antithetical Parallelism Robert Lowth…

Love and Relationships poetry quotes

When we two parted Pale grew thy cheek and cold, colder thy kiss Walking Away Like a satellite, wrenched from its orbit Walking away Love is proved in the letting go Loves Philosophy The moonbeams kiss the sea- What are all these kissings worth, if thou kiss not me? Eden rock She “looks my way/…

1 Homer and Epic Poetry

aulos an ancient Greek double-reeded wind instrument lyre an ancient Greek string instrument harmonia an ancient Greek concept concerning the unification of parts into an orderly whole. In music, this manifested in how more importance was given to notes that had mathematically pleasing intervallic relationships, such as ratios of 1:2 or 2:3 on a plucked…

Poetry Forms – English 10

english sonnet a type of poem with 14 lines in three 4-line stanzas (quatrains) and one 2-line stanza (couplet) with a rhyming scheme of ABAB CDCD EFEF GG; also known as a Shakespearean sonnet; the end couplet usually plays a pivotal role, often a refutation, amplification, or conclusion of the three quatrains; in some, there…

Terms from Past AP Poetry and Prose Essay Prompts

tone An attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience, generally conveyed through the choice of words or the viewpoint of a writer on a particular subject. word choice Refers to a writer’s selection of words based on meaning (both denotative and connotative), specificity, level of diction, tone, and audience. Also called diction,…

English Sublime Poetry

Paradise Lost John Milton A Valediction Forbidding Mourning John Donne Death Be Not Proud John Donne The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Samuel Taylor Coleridge A Bird Came Down the Walk Emily Dickinson Ode on a Grecian Urn John Keats There’s a Certain Slant of Light Emily Dickinson Anecdote of the Jar Wallace Stevens The…

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