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Alcorta Exam general

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Touchstone
a hard stone used for sharpening metal
Whetstone
a hard, fine-grained stone for honing tools.
men, manners, morals
What did Bacon's essays examine?
histories, tragedies, comedies
What did Shakespeare write?
1564-1616
When did Shakespeare live?q
Cultural Memory
Information and ideas that are passed down from past generations that teach us about our history and life.
Library of Alexandria burning down and Nazis burning books
What were Bradbury's inspirations?
Transcendentalism
This was a literary and philosophical movement that focused energy on the human spirit and developing freedoms of the individual.
1953
When was F451 written?
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an expected custom or behavior of a social group.
Creatio ex nihlio
Creation from nothing
Earth-dividing
Creation from the Earth, or parts of the Earth.
Creatio ex Deo
Creation from a god's body.
Verbal Creation
creation from a song of from words
Archetype
pattern
kosmos
order
mythology
a codified, organized body of literature that can be either oral or written, that explains the beliefs, values and more of a culture.
Genesis
the beginning or the birthplace
Flood hero
represents our never-ending urge for new beginnings in his placental ark.
trickster
sometimes a negative force and sometimes a cultural hero.
the creator
the primal, ordered form that brings order to the universe.
first man/ woman
continue the creator's work of creation in our own time and space. often fall from the creator's grace and are punished.
cosmogony
a brach of astrophysics that studies the origin and structure of the universe.
convention
a widely used device or an expected pattern a story will take.
1844 Nineveh Layard
Fill in the blanks: Gilgamesh was found in (_year_) in (_place_) by archaeologist (_Person_)
Shamash
He is the sun-god who is Gilgamesh's supernatural help.
Utnapishtim
immortal human who lives on an island.
Urshanabi
the boatman that takes Gilgamesh to the island of the immortal human.
720 B.C.
When was the Odyssey written?
1200 B.C.
When did the story of the Odyssey take place?
700's B.C.
When did Homer live?