ecruciating distress or suffering pain
having an excessive opinion of ones ability appearance etc, self centered
seriousness or importance
lack of interest or concern
exaggerated and emotional or sentimental, overdramatic
grievous trouble; severe suffering
to use as a typical example of something
active, devoted or dilligent
when the initial constanant sound is repeated multiple times throughout a sentance
an incidental mention of something
when the narrator refers to an unseen person thing or idea as if it can respond.
reaccurng themes, characters, plot details throughout different cultured literature
narrator tells you what a character is like directly
character who changes
speech that dosnt mean what is really said
ex: im so hungry i could eat a horse
obvious or intensional exxaggeration
language that appeals to the senses
you have to infer what a character is like based on their actions
when something is meant to mean the opposite of what is actually said
comparison using "is"
atmosphere portrayed by the story, the way it makes the audience feel
a word that imitates a sound
es: boom, pow
ex: cruel kindness, jumbo shrimp
when a contridctory statement reveals a deeper truth
giving human characteristics to a nonliving thing
character whom the story revolves around
comparrison using like/as
opposite of what is expected occurs
speaker of a poem
not the author
an image that is kept in your mind throughout most or all of the story
character who stays the same
when something means more than it may seem, may be deeper
central idea of a work of literature
The authors attitude towards the subject he/she is writing about
ex: sarcastic, negative, nuetral
representing something in a weak way, not fitting to the actual size
how did greek theature start?
started as a celebration for the God Dionysus
a work of dramatic literature that shows the downfall of a person, usually of hgh birthe or noble status.
what emotions does a greek tragedy trigger
pity and fear
4 characteristics to a tragic hero
-noble status/high rank
-realize mistake and regret it
-death literal or metephorical
tragic flaw of oedipus
trying to change your fate out of pride, acting like God
themes in oedipus
-effects of metephorical blindness
-impact of destiny
-eyes do not see all
releasing of extreme emotions
type of lit that presents things in a real way
social issues adressed
symbolism in "a Dolls house"
mailbox keys=control in the relationship
krogstad's frst letter=the truth
taking off costume=character changing
to hell and damnation=rebellion
themes in "a Dolls House"
A good marriage or relationship is based on honesty, respect, and communication
roooted in realness but has qualties that are too fantastic
Symbolism in "the handsomest drowned man"
esteban symbolizes unity, hope for a better future
summary of "two friends"
2 old freinds decide to go fishing and get captured by prussians. the prussians wanted the password into france and then men wouldnt give it to them.
what kind of characters were the men in "two friends"
dynamic- at first they thought war was stupid in the end they died for the war
sustained image in "pride"
rock and ocean
sustained image in "Diameter of a bomb"
rippling destruction af the bomb
free verse poem
poem with no rules/structure
author of "A dolls house"
author of "oedipus"
what do you include in the intro Paragraph ?
general plot summary
"title" and author
thesis- 3 controls
grammer rules for paragraphs
NO: past tense, you, i, me, us, one
try to avoid "this"
may use contractions
3 ways Nora changed
1. at the beggining of the play she was portrayed as a naiive child, at the end she was mature and independant
3 ways that Oedipus changed throughout the story
1. went from being high and noble to blind and banished
2.was kind of oblivious to what was really going on, in the end hs eyes were opened to everything
3.went from thinking that he could change his fate to realizing that it couldnt be changed