English II: Unit 8 SG
Terms in this set (13)
How a piece of literature is written
The personality of the writer
What creates voice?
Diction, tone, and imagery
What are the protagonist's greatest strengths in "The Pit and the Pendulum"?
Resourcefulness, persistence, and intelligence
What is the artillery man actually experiencing in "The Artilleryman's Vision"?
Flashback caused by trauma of war
What reason does the neighbor give for maintaining the wall in "Mending Wall"?
Good walls make good neighbors
What two elements create Cisneros' style in "Only Daughter" and "Caramelo"?
Conversational language and personal anecdotes
In what way did Cisneros go against her father's expectations in "Only Daughter"?
She went to graduate school to become a writer, and she did not get married immediately.
Identify two characteristics of Poe's style in "The Pit and the Pendulum". Provide a piece of evidence for each characteristic.
Grotesque: rats eating food off him to break bindings
Eerie: the beginning of the story is confusing and abrupt
In "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" what makes the speaker stand in awe of the stars?
Experiencing it instead of the astronomer's scientific explanations.
Identify one simile and one metaphor from Frost's poems "Birches" and "Mending Wall".
"Birches": Line 19 (simile); lines 35-38 (metaphor)
"Mending Wall": Lines 15-17 (simile); line 40 (metaphor)
What narrative progression do Frost's poem's have?
Observation of nature, imagines an explanation, and meaningful conclusion
In "Only Daughter" what theme about traditional roles does Cisneros communicate?
Traditional roles can be limiting.
Motivated individuals can still achieve their goals.
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