Hon. English final

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Ms. Quigley's 2nd period hon english final

formidable

extremely impressive in strength or excellence

ravage

(usually plural) a destructive action

profusion

the property of being extremely abundant

sage

a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom

adversary

someone who offers opposition

stealth

avoiding detection by moving carefully

rancor

a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

abominably

in a terrible manner

ardor

intense and passionate feeling

tumult

violent agitation

suspense

reader's feeling of curiosity, uncertainty, even anxiety over the out come of a story

tone

attitude an author takes ttwords the subject of a work, character, or audience

motif

dominant idea in a story, part of the main theme

metonomy

like a metaphor; compares two unlike objects where something stands for something else

Gothic literature

is humanities fascination with the grotesque, unknown, frighting, inexplicable aspects of the universe

foreshadowing

use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen at the end of the story

paradox

a statement that seems contradictory but that actually may be true

symbol

anything that stands for or represents something else

irony

when the expected outcome differs form the actual outcome

situational irony

an event occurs that directly contradicts the expectations of the characters, the reader,or the audience

verbal irony

words are used to suggest the opposite of what is meant

dramatic irony

there is a contradition between what a character thinks and what the reader or audience knows to be true

imagery

the descriptive or figurative language used in literature to create word pictures for the reader

Epic

long narrative poem about the deeds of gods or heros

epic hero

some one larger than life

homeric/epic simile

elaborate comparison of unlike subjects

exposition

beginning of plot diagram

rising action

build to climax; second on plot diagram

Climax

high point of action; top of plot diagram

falling action

conclusion of climax; fourth on plot diagram

denouement

end of story; last on plot diagram

Artemis

daughter of zeus and leto, 1 of 12 Olympian gods; god of wild animals, hunt, and moon

demeter

godess of agriculture, harvest, fertility

orpheus and eurydice

o marries e. e is killed by a snake, o goes to get her, he looks behind him, she goes back, he is killed by the women of thrace an his head is said to be still singing on the island of dlebose

hermes

after he was born he snuck out and stoll apolo's cattle. apollo was mad, but they traded for a turtlegod of messnegers, tricksters, theves;

pandora

box, bad things, hope

apollo

god of healing, disease, mosaic, poetry, archery, protection of youth; baby from keronis raised to look after centars

ares

god of war, blood lust, spirit of battle; caught in the act with aphrodite

athena

godess of wisdom, war, crafts, cities, justice; born from zeus's head

hephestus

god of fire;disabled, grew up in cave, crafty

pan

goat horns on head with human face and body; god of shperds, flocks

hera

godess of marrige and child birth; zeus's wife

hestia

godess of hearth, fire, fire in the home, personal security, happiness;

aeolus

god of the four winds; boreas, zephryos, notos, euros

zeus

reinged over Mt. Olympus and all other gods

cupid and psyche

cupid falls in love with phyche. she is blown by winds to live in castle, only interacts with him at night, she hide light to see his face, she looses him b/c of that

hades

god of under world, helm of darkness; persephone

pyramos and thisbe

lived a wall apart, met at oak tree pyramos thought thisbe was killed, so he killed himself, she found him and did the same thing; why mullberries are red

persephone

daughter of demeter; hedes under world, pomegranets, seasons

aphrodite

godess of love, beauty, and fertility; trojan war

perseus

kille medusa, and killed the man who kept his mom captive, killed moster, and ditched andromeda

europa

daughter of dyonessus, had three son with zeus while he was in for of a cow

dionysus

god of sex wine and intoxicationsaved by zeus from his mother who was killed by hera and who had an affair with zeus

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