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Viking Literature Myths

Ginnungagap The vast chasm from which life began Ymir Frost Giant the forefather of all the frost giants known as Aurgelmir Audumla The cow formed from the melted fluid from Ginnungagap. She locked the ice to form the first man Buri The first man licked out of the ice by Audumla Asgard The first level…

Old Testament chapter 19

poetical books Job Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song of Songs Which poetical does not provide a predominant literary form? Ecclesiastics Why did Ecclesiastics become associated with the poetical books? because of its affinities with Hebrew wisdom literature common characteristics of Hebrew Poetry meter: certain accent pattern last words of the line often rhymeparallelism: the most important…

Mid-semester Quiz Terms: Literature

Parable Brief narrative that teaches a moral. Moral is not stated specifically, it needs to be interpreted. Characters are human Point of View Is described by the role the narrator plays in the events and any limits placed on his or her knowledge of the events Nonparticipant or third-person narrator Can posses different levels of…

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English Literature: Old English

600-1200 (Beowulf) Old English period (Anglo-Saxon) Earls; Churls Anglo-Saxons had two classes: The ___ were the ruling class and the ___ were the lower class, of the bondsmen. Royalty; loyalty Anglo-Saxons assumed the value of ___ and ___. Immortality Anglo-Saxons were religious and worshipped many naturalistic gods. Like jihad, dying in battle was believed to…

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…

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…

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