english final study guide

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affliction

an associate, partner

benediction

a blessing

calumny

a false and malicious accusation

defunct

no longer in existence

elite

the choice or best of a group

enmity

deep-seated hostility, often mutual

facade

deceptive outward appearance; front part of a building

desist

to stop; forbear

deplete

to use up gradually

delude

to mislead; to fool

deceive

to trick

cadaverous

or or like a corpse; pale, gaunt, thin

carp

to complain or to find fault in a petty or nagging way

beget

to produce; to be the parent of

antiquated

no longer used or useful; very old

adjunct

a subordinate; an assistant

climax

the point of highest interest and suspense in a literary work

allegory

a work in which each element symbolizes, or represents, something else

analogy

a comparison oc two things that are alike

antagonist

opponent; villian

flashback

a section of a literary work that presents an even or series of events that occurred earlier than the current time in the work

foreshadowing

act of presenting events that occur in the future

imagery

language that creates a concrete representative of an object

irony

difference between appearance and reality

interior monologue

presents the private sensations, thoughts, and emotions of a character

motivation

a force that moves a character to think, feel, or behave in a certain way

plot

series of events related to a central conflict

point of view

vantage point from which a story is told

regional dialect

dialect from a particular place

setting

the place and time from where a story is told

stereotype

an uncritically accepted fixed or conventional idea, particularly such an idea held about whole groups of people

symbolism

when a symbol stands for or represents both itself and something else

paradox

a seemingly contradictory statement, idea, or event

theme

a central idea in a literary work

imminent

impending; threatening; about to occur

indelible

permanent; incapapble of being erased or removed

indifference

lack or concern

livid

black and blue; colored like a bruise

deftly

skillfully

elated

filled with joy

odious

disgusting; offensive

surmise

imagine or infer on slight sounds

hogan

A cone-shape Navajo shelter built by covering a log frame with adobe

relent

give in or slacken

A caucasian man, the 15 year old boy, bobby fischer, and Lindo jong

who were the characters in Rules of the Game?

SHerlock holmes, Watson, Dr. Roylott, Julia, Helen, Miss Stoner,

who were the cahracters in Speckled Band?

Mrs. Wilson, Johnny, Boyd

who were the characters in After You, My Dear Alphonse?

Chee, Old Man Fat, Chee's daughter

who were the characters in Chee's daughter?

the barber, the customer Torres,

who were the characters in Lather and Nothing Else?

Framton Nuttel, the neice, Mrs. Sappleton

who were the characters in The Open Window?

Mme. Loisel, her husand, Madame Foestier,

who were the characters in the Necklace?

Amy Tan

Rules of the game author?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Speckled band author?

shirley jackson

after you, my dear alphonse author?

juanita platero and syowin miller

chee's daughter author?

hernando tellez

lather and nothing else author?

sake

the open window author?

guy de maupassant

necklace author?

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