Upgrade to remove ads
Literature Second Semester Exam
Terms in this set (115)
what is one in which the greatest good in public honor; the worst that can happen is public shame
who was the god of war, who was despised by the greeks and by the other Olympians; the Romans felt more positively toward him
who was the god of fire; the forger; he made weapons and other artifacts for the Olympians; the only lame and ugly god; he was well-liked
what is the background info
who is the main character
what was believed to predict future events
what i the comparison between two unlike entities
what is an advanced hint of what is to come
what are the 4 conflicts
character vs. character
character vs. nature
character vs. society
character vs. self
what is as series of stories linked together by same character place or theme but apart by plot, purpose or subtact
what is a multi-dimensional character who exhibits the complexity of a real individual
a round character, like a real person may surprise you
what are one-dimensional character who exhibits a single strait; a flat character is unlikely to surprise you
what is the emotional atmosphere of a work; maybe create through word choice, details and setting
what is the underlying meaning of a literary work
what is the event, or events that lead up to the climax
when a story slows begin trying up loose ends of plot
what is the denouement story concludes
what are the 3 most common types of point of view
3rd person objective
what used I, me, my, mine, we, ours
what manuals, recipes, poetry, and uses you and yours
what is an observer/ telling only the action and dialogue uses he, she, it, they
third person objective
what is a form or type of literature
what is a journey undertaken, to retrieve something of value that has been lost or to discover some life- giving elixir or spiritual truth involves danger, trials, tests, obstacles
what is the most important part about the heroic code
fame, honor, glory, a name to live after him
what is a pile of combustibles for burning a corpse
what was the sacred obligation between host and guest
strangers were to be welcomed and their needs met before questions were asked host was obligated to provide guests with protection and guests were obligated not to harm their hosts
what is a long narrative poem that presents characters of high rank in adventures of importance to the history of a nation or a people
what is the struggle between two opposing forces; basic ingredient of a literary plot it intensifies until the narrative reaches its climax
what is any ceremony that marks movement from childhood to adulthood
rite of passage story
what is a time and place in which the events of a narrative occur
what is a setting that carries its own literal meaning and other deeper meanings as well
what is a reference to an historical or fictional person, place, event, etc...that the author expects the reader to recognize
what one does not mean the statement that they said
what was where the audience and characters are unaware of the implication of the real situation
what is the contrast between what appear to be or is expected and what really is
who wrote the Iliad
who wrote the Odyssey
who wrote The Fall of Troy?
what work did it come from?
who wrote The Coronation of Arthur?
Sir Thomas Malory
who wrote The Lady of Shallot?
Alfred Lord Tennyson
who wrote The Death of Arthur?
who wrote Through the Tunnel?
who wrote The Interlopers?
Who wrote The Monkey's Paw?
W. W. Jacobs
What is the expression of a writer's attitude toward subject, audience, and self.
how does the Iliad begin?
a bitter argument breaks out between Agamemnon, the military commander of the Greeks, and Achilles, the greatest warrior
what does in medias res mean?
in the middle of things
what was the address to one of the 9 muses asking for skill knowledge to create a poem worthy off subject matter
invocation to the Muse
what is a person who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes with another; opponent; adversary
what is the decisive moment that is of maximum intensity or is a major turning point in a plot.
what is a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, as in "she is like a rose."
what is a person who gives an account or tells the story of events, experiences, etc.
who was the supreme ruler of the Greek gods
who was the ruler of the underworld
who was the god of light, sometimes called the sun god; the god of truth whose oracle was called the oracle of Delphi, like his sister, he was an archer
who was the rule or the sea; god of earthquakes; provider of the horse to man
who was the goddess of wisdom; she is said to have sprung full-grown from her father's head
who was the messenger of the, who wore winged sandals and a low-crowned winged hat
who is the son of the military man Peleus and the sea-nymph Thetis. The most powerful warrior in The Iliad, he commands the Myrmidons, soldiers from his homeland of Phthia in Greece. Proud and headstrong, he takes offense easily and reacts with blistering indignation when he perceives that his honor has been slighted. His wrath at Agamemnon for taking his war prize, the maiden Briseis, forms the main subject of The Iliad (hints the first line)
who was the King of Mycenae and leader of the Achaean army; brother of King Menelaus of Sparta. Arrogant and often selfish, He provides the Achaeans with strong but sometimes reckless and self-serving leadership. Like Achilles, he lacks consideration and forethought. Most saliently, his tactless appropriation of Achilles' war prize, the maiden Briseis, creates a crisis for the Achaeans, when Achilles, insulted, withdraws from the war.
who is Achilles' beloved friend, companion, and advisor, He grew up alongside the great warrior in Phthia, under the guardianship of Peleus. Devoted to both Achilles and the Achaean cause, He stands by the enraged Achilles but also dons Achilles' terrifying armor in an attempt to hold the Trojans back.
who was A son of King Priam and Queen Hecuba, He is the mightiest warrior in the Trojan army. He mirrors Achilles in some of his flaws, but his bloodlust is not so great as that of Achilles. He is devoted to his wife, Andromache, and son, Astyanax, but resents his brother Paris for bringing war upon their family and city.
who was the Queen of Troy, wife of Priam, and mother of Hector and Paris?
who was the King of Troy and husband of Hecuba?
who reputed to be the most beautiful woman in the ancient world, she was stolen from her husband, Menelaus, and taken to Troy by Paris. She loathes herself now for the misery that she has caused so many Trojan and Achaean men. Although her contempt extends to Paris as well, she continues to stay with him?
What was a hollow wooden statue of a horse in which the Greeks concealed themselves in order to enter Troy?
The Trojan Horse
Who was one of the princesses of Troy, daughter of Priam and Hecuba? According to the Myth, this person was astonishingly beautiful and blessed with the gift of foreseeing the future. Her curse was that no one believed her
Who were a son of Priam and Hecuba and brother of Hector? His abduction of the beautiful Helen, wife of Menelaus, sparked the Trojan War. He is self-centered and often unmanly. He fights effectively with a bow and arrow (never with the manliest sword or spear) but often lacks the spirit for battle and prefers to sit in his room making love to Helen while others fight for him, thus earning both Hector's and Helen's scorn.
who was Penelope?
wife of Odysseus
who un wove the shroud for Laertes?
what is the medieval ritual that called for a lady knight to dedicate himself to the love of a lady whom he had no chance of marriage
what is a perfect society; Camelot appears to be an example of this for a time
who were the 3 goddesses in the Judgement of Paris narrowed down to get the apple that says "for the fairest"?
Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite
who is Helen already married to?
King Menelaus of Sparta
who stops the winds from blowing?
En route, the fleet angers, Artemis
who is forced to sacrifice his own daughter, Iphigenia?
who came up with the idea of the trojan horse
how long was Odysseus away from Ithaca?
what is with 12 feet and 6 heads on long, snaky necks, each head having a triple row of sharklike teeth she lives in a cave
what is a whirlpool?
who in Greek mythology, seduced Odysseus and kept him for years away from his wife, Penelope, until Athena intervened; eventually Calypso had to let him go and even helped him to build his boat
who invited them all to a grand feast, which a lot of Odysseus' companions attended but not him. At the feast, one of the dishes was laced with a magical potion; when Odysseus' companions ate it, she made a quick move with her wand and turned them into pigs. Only one of the companions escaped unharmed and informed Odysseus. The hero, after taking advice from Hermes, protected himself from the spell by using a holy herb and managed to befriend her and save his companions.
The local inhabitants, whose distinctive practice is indicated by their name, invited Odysseus' scouts to eat of the mysterious plant. Those who did so were overcome by a blissful forgetfulness; they had to be dragged back to the ship
what was the name Arthur's sword
who are seductive female creatures in Greek mythology probably best known for their part in the Odyssey where their song lured sailors to their death. Odysseus ordered his crew to plug their ears with wax (on the advice of Circe) so as not to be lured by their song
The famous one-eyed giant of Greek mythology who according to Homer, the giant was the son of Poseidon, the sea god
what was his name?
who is Arthur's half-sister who used her magical powers to trick Arthur into fathering Mordred
Morgan Le Fay
who was the nephew of Arthur and knight of the Round Table? His strength like that of the sun grows each morning and then wanes during the afternoon
who is Arthur's queen? The Round Table is her dowry.
who were over a hundred of these guys appearing at the home of Penelope and Telemachus while Odysseus is gone? Because everyone believes Odysseus is dead, they fight for the hand of Penelope
who was the mythological figure associated with Camelot, may have been based on a 5th to 6th-century British warrior who staved off invading Saxons.
who is a prophet and enchanter who arranges for Arthur to be raised by Sir Ector and who "educates" Arthur during his youth
who was the King of Britain and father of Arthur? He gives his son to Merlin for secret upbringing and dies two years later.
who was the bravest of Arthur's knights?
what is a mystical island to which the wounded Arthur is taken after his final battle
who was a knight of the Round Table is Arthur's nephew
who tried to take the throne from Arthur
what is the moral and social code that governed life among the noble class in the middle ages
what is the economic and social system of the Middle ages that was based on a series of loyalties and service between lords and vassals
what is to take a position of authority away from another through force or guile
what are tales of chivalry and adventure that usually include magical elements
who is the lady in love with Sir Lancelot?
The Lady of Shalott
what is the making of a casual or indirect reference to something
what are the Characteristics of epics?
lengthy formal speech
made to be performed orally
lend dignity to the subject matter
what are the 3 openings of epics?
1. statement of theme
2. invocation to the muse
3. begin "in Medias res"
what is the theme of the Iliad?
the destructive power of wrath
what is the theme of the Odyssey?
what is the climax of the Odyssey?
the tension of Telemachus and the suitors
what is the intervention of the gods in the Odyssey?
Zeus intervenes with a storm which leads Odysseus' men to the lotus eaters
Polyphemus calls to Poseidon (Polyphemus' father) for vengeance against Odysseus
what is the primary difference between legendary heroes and mythological heroes?
mythological heroes: human, have strength and courage, favored and receive gifts from the gods, remembered after death, are reminded of their mortality, have divine connections Legendary heroes: Mystery surrounding their birth good but not perfect dedicate life to something bigger than their self
what is the theme for the monkey's paw?
The Danger of Wishing
what is a symbol in the monkey's paw?
The Monkey's Paw
what is LAMB?
the four people who are left after the battle ended
what are the unrealistic elements in Lancelot Du Lake?
he managed to save Sir Kay 3 times
You might also like...
Odyssey Part 1 Study Guide
romeo and juliet test review
HONORS WRITING AND LIT ANALYSIS FINAL CHARACTERS
Other sets by this creator
Physics Chapter 1
Egar allen poe
Roots Prefixes and suffixes 14-17
Literature for Romanticism