English Level Final Exam Vocab (from wordly wise, Night, poetry vocab, TKAM, and poem authors

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74 terms · all vocab for final

audacious

disposed to venture or take risks

embark

set out on (an enterprise, subject of study, etc.)

lackadaisical

showing little spirit or enthusiasm

pilfer

to steal in small quantities

prudent

showing wise self-restraint in speech and behavior especially in preserving prudent silence

rebuke

an act or expression of criticism and censure

slovenly

untidy, dirty, careless

assimilate

become similar to one's environment

calamity

a serious event causing distress or misfortune

dissension

disagreement, sharp difference of opinion

elapse

to pass or slip by (used with time)

imminent

about to happen

lionize

to treat as a celebrity

meticulous

marked by extreme care in treatment of details

holocaust

an act of great destruction and loss of life, extermination of the jews, gypsies, mentally disabled and others by Hitler and the Nazies

desensitization

reduction in emotion-related physiological reactivity

dehumanization

The deprivation of human qualities, rights, or understanding.

genocide

the deliberate destruction of a group of people

assuaged

to lessen or to calm

malevolent

malicious, wicked

nebulous

cloudy, misty, vague

illicitly

unlawfully

contentious

quarrelsome

auspicious

favorable, successful

vigil

religious festival; watch kept during sleeping hours

tentativly

uncertain or unsure

devoid

completely lacking

prowess

superior skill or ability

elucidate

make clear, clarify

irrelevant

having nothing to do with the subject, not related to the matter at hand

impudent

brash, bold, disrespectful, characterized by improper bold behavior

sordid

filthy, dirty (ex. Mr. Ewell)

articulate

expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language

accent

emphasis given to a syllable or word

alliteration

repetition of same or similar sounds at the beginning of words

apostrophe

words that are spoken to aperson who is absent or imaginary

assonance

repetition of similar sounds especially vowel sounds

ballad

a songlike poem

blank verse

written in iambic pentameter

consonance

repetition of similar consonant sounds

couplet

a pair or couple of lines, 2 line stanza

Epic

a long serious poem, tells a store of a heroic figure

free verse

no set meter, more of a "moder" style poetry

haiku

Japanese poem of 3 unrhymed lines of 5, 7, and 8 syllables

limerick

humorous rhyme, rhyme scheme aabb

metaphor

comparison of two like things NOT using like or as

meter

pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

metonymy

one word is substituted for another which it is closely associated

narrative

poem that tells a story

ode

serious and thoughtful poem

onomatopoeia

words are used to imitate the sounds they describe

personification

human attributes are given to an object, animal, or idea

refrain

sound, word, or phrase given throughout a poem

rhyme

same or similar sounds at the end of words

simile

comparison of 2 things using like or as

sonnet

lyric poem that is fourteen lines long

stanza

group of lines that form one of the units of a poem; usually same length

hyperbole

deliberate exaggeration is used for emphasis

Elegy

a sad or mournful poem

Mother To Son

Langston Hughes

The Road Not Taking

Robert Frost

Jabberwocky

Louise Card

Cremation of Sam McGee

Robert Service

O Captain! My Captain!

Walt Whitman

Easter Wahiawa 1959

Kathy Song

There was a Child Went Forth

Walt Whitman

Sometimes I Cry

Tupek Shakur

Acquainted with the Night

Robert Frost

I Like toi See it Lap the Miles

Emily Dickenson

Lochinvar

Sir Walter Scott

Gettysburg Address

Abe Lincoln

I Have a Dream

Martin Luther King Jr.

I Sing America

Walt Witmen

I, too, Sing America

Langston Hughes

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