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Muslim Achievements and Contributions

How did Europeans learn about Greek ideas? Muslim scholars in Spain translated many ancient Greek works into Arabic, and the Arabic versions were later translated into Latin. What science tool did Muslims improve? Astrolabe What is an astrolabe? An astrolabe is a tool used by sailors to study the stars and chart their location. The…

Literature Chapter 6: Irony

Author of “The Golf Links Lie So Near the Mill” Anonymous Author of “Earth” John Hall Wheelock Author of “A Special Occasion” Joyce Cary Author of “A Considerable Speck” Robert Frost Author of “Letter from a West Texas Constituent” J. B. Lee Jr. Author of “Scylla Toothless” Anonymous Author of “At the Aquarium” Max Eastman…

Lit Terms 4 didactic literature

epistolary novel a novel in letter form written by one or more characters (Ex. Dracula or The Color Purple) exemplum a tale that illustrates a moral truth (Ex. “The Pardoner’s Tale”) farce a comic drama with exaggerated, ridiculous, and/or stereotypical characters and farfetched humorous situations (Ex. The Three Stooges) fiction untrue prose, poetry, or play…

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English Vocab – Mood/Tone/Theme

Descriptive words Words that express quality, kind or condition. Details Small elements that collectively make up a work. Dialect The form of language spoken by people in a particular region or group. Imagery The use of descriptive language to create vivid word pictures that appeal to the senses. Irony An intentional contrast between what is…

Propaganda/Literary Terms

bandwagon Everyone else is doing it, so you should, too. Persuade the audience to follow a crowd. testimonial Convince the audience by telling them what well-known, respected people think. plain folks Dumb things down and speak to the audience like you are one of them. Convince the audience that the speaker has humble origins and…

Literature Words (Rhyme Scheme—>Surprise Ending)

Rhyme Scheme is the pattern of end rhyme in a poem Rhythm refers to the pattern or beat of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry Romance refers to any imaginative story concerned with noble heroes, gallant love, a chivalric code of honor, daring deeds, and supernatural events Romanticism refers to a literary…

American Literature Poets and Movements

Fireside poets -Traditional yet scholarly -Conventional form (regular meter/regular rhyme scheme) -Patriotic and traditional morals -Story tellers well known for narratives -“Schoolroom” or “Household” poets -Rival British poets in popularity Romantic movement -Reaction to Age of Reason, Industrial Revolution, Second Awakening -Optimism and Individualism -Kinship with nature -Dark side Civil War -Interrupts development of Romantic…

African American Literature Exam

T/F Sojourner Truth’s speech indicates that she has some knowledge of Biblical principles. Truth T/F According to the Anti-Slavery Bugle Reporter’s version, Truth directs this speech to an abolitionist group, where she was an invited speaker. Truth T/F Truth was described as a petite, but powerful woman. False Which language was Sojourner Truth’s first language?…

English III – Trickster Tales & Native American Literature

trickster tale a folk tale about an animal or person who engages in trickery, violence and magic in order to explain how a human nature or world came into being how many characters are usually in a trickster tale? not many, usually 2 how are trickster tale characters characterized? one character is “good”, one character…

GRE Literature Supplement 2

The Castle of Otranto Horace Walpole, 1765 (Enlightenment) C LIST A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Mary Wollstonecraft, 1792 (Early Romantic) D LIST The Monk M.G. Lewis, 1796 (Early Romantic) C LIST Gothic Novel. Songs of Innocence William Blake, 1789 (Enlightenment) C LIST Songs of Experience William Blake, 1789 (Enlightenment) C LIST “Marriage of…

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