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Hon. English final

Ms. Quigley's 2nd period hon english final
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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