Enriched English 1-2 Final Exam Prep: Spring 2012

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Pernicioius

deadly or fatal

Mutiny

violence, overthrow

grievance

injustice, complaint

transgression

wrong doing or sin

disparage

insult

fair

beautiful woman

cunning

cleverness, slyness

vile

worthless

predominant

having dominant influence over others

lamentable

distressing; sad

fallant

brave and noble

fray

noisy fight

martial

military

eloquence

speech that is vivid, forceful, graceful, and persuasive

fickle

changeable

pensive

thinking deeply or seriously

wayward

headstrong; willful

dismal

causing gloom or misery

loathsome

discusting

prostrate

lie face down in humble submission

remnants

remaining persons or things

ambiguities

statements or events whose meanings are unclear

amorous

full of love

woe

great sadness, tragedy

What is ordinary writing that is not poetry? It is incomplete sentences and paragraphs...

prose

Verse that is written in stanzas. Usually has rhythm, often it rhymes.

Poetry

Playwright

the author of a play

actors

the person who perform

acts

the units of action
like "parts" of a book

scenes

the individual parts of the acts; they change with the setting (time and place)
like "chapters" of a book

stage directions

the part of the script of a play that tells actors how they are supposed to move and how they should speak their lines

Monologue

a long speech by one single character (spoken while other people are on stage)

soliloquy

a long speech made by one single character, revealing his/her private thoughts and emotions (spoken when on stage alone)

aside

a quick comment made by a character that is directed at the audience but is not heard by the other characters onstage

tragic hero & tragic flaw

a literary character who makes an error of judgement or has a fatal flaw that combined with fate and external forces brings on a tragedy; the character defect that causes the downfall of the protagonist of a tragedy

tragedy

drama where the main character(s) suffer disaster or great misfortune (often death)

motive

the intention behind an action

simile

comparison of two unlike things using "like" or "as"

metaphor

a direct comparison of two unlike things

personification

giving human-like qualities to inanimate (lifeless) objects or nonhuman things

alliteration

repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words

assonance

repetition of vowel sounds in neighboring words

verbal irony

the speaker means something totally different from what he is saying

dramatic irony

the audience knows information the characters in the play, movie, or story do not know

situations irony

an outcome that turns out to be very different than expected

mood

the emotion the reader feels while reading

tone

the authors attitude or feeling toward the subject which influences a certain mood

oxymoron

two consecutive words that have contradictory meaning

hyperbole

an extreme exaggeration

symbols

a particular object that represents an idea larger than itself

allusion

a brief usually indirect reference to a person, place, or event--real or fictional

pun

a funny play on words

comic relief

a technique a playwright uses to lighten the mood

imagery

descriptive words that appeal to the 5 senses

theme

central idea explored by a literary work (a play/story may have more than one theme)

iambic pentameter

a meter in poetry; it refers to a line consisting of 5 iambic feet
unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable

blank verse

unrhymed iambic pentameter

couplet

two lines that rhyme

quatrain

4 lines of poetry

When was Shakespeare born?

April 23, 1564

Where was Shakespeare born?

Stratford-Upon-Avon

What was a typical school day?

6AM-5PM

How many plays did Shakespeare write?

37

What types of plays did Shakespeare write?(3)

Tragedies
Histories
Comedies

What is censorship?

restricting access to images or ideas because they offence or disturb someone or because someone disagrees with it.

What is the difference between a challenged book and a banned book?

A challenged book has simply had a complaint made against it either in spoken or written words; while, a banned book had been officially removed form a library's collection or from use in a school by the administrators of either institution.

One threat to free speech since 9/11 is the ______ Act. This, in part, require that libraries hand over records o what people have checked out upon the governments' request or risk being arrested if they don't cooperate.

Patriot

Imaging, inferring, and questioning help you to ____ and ____ what you read.

understand, remember

another word for engaged is an ____ reader.

active

imaging is like....

watching a movie in your mind

inferring is NOT

restating something that the text already says

When asking questions, you should be thinking about your _____.

purpose

What literary device helps you practice the reading strategy of imaging?

imagery

brevity

shortness

furtive

sneaky

nondescript

dull; with no special or interesting qualities

facade

the front part of a building that faces the street

waning

becoming less bright, intense, or strong

iota

very small amount

congenital

describes something in existence at birth, such as a week heart

elucidate

to explain

feral

wild or savage

infallible

unfailing, certain

auspicious

favorable, advantageous

contemptuous

to have the feeling that one is better than something or someone; that others are beneath them or worthless.

asinine

stupid or silly

entailment

a legal situation where only certain people can inherit a property

pensive

deeply or seriously thoughtful

fanatical

going beyond what is reasonable, characterized by extreme enthusiasm or zeal

assuage

to lessen or to calm

recluse

somebody who stays away form society and the company of others

procure

got/get

volition

free will

acquit

to find not guilty, innocent

denounce

to strongly disapprove or condemn of something

vexation

something that causes annoyance or problems

taciturn

almost always silent

benevolence

kindness, generosity

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