Spring Final 2017 Study Guide for English 1
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a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. Ex: he drowned in a sea of grief.
Mood (in writing):
feeling of author- happens in you
Tone (in writing):
attitude author wants- happens in him
based on facts
based on fake events
Tragedy (as a literary genre):
A play, novel, or other narrative the depicts serious and import story events in which the main character comes to an unhappy end.
Comedy (as a literary genre):
Shakespearean comedy is one that has a happy ending, usually involving marriages between the married and unmarried characters, and a tome and style that is more light-hearted than shakespeare's other plays.
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken seriously. Ex: I'm so hungry I could eat a horse
A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction.
Theme (in literature):
In contemporary literary studies, a theme is the central topic a text treats. Themes can be divided into two categories: a work's thematic concept is what readers "think the work is about" and its thematic statement being "what the work says about the subject". Themes are universal and enduring.
a longer speech by one character in a play (Mercutio's Queen Mab speech)
a longer speech in which a character is speaking to himself; it reveals the thoughts and feelings of that character
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. Ex: Sally sells sea shells.
be a warning or indication of (a future event).
a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid. Uses "as" or "like."
A play on words that have similar sounds but more than one spelling or meanings
giving something that's not human, human traits
the place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place.
An oxymoron occurs when contradictory words are paired. Shakespeare continues his theme of contrasts by pairing words such as "O heavy lightness! Serious vanity!" Ex: nothing is written in stone... it is written in stone. Ex: icy hot.
Know the three literary works that are still culturally relevant.:
Romeo and Juliet, The Book Thief, and The Odyssey
Think about why the themes and characters of the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, and the book The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak are so enduring and relevant to our culture today.
The Book Thief:
The Power of Words
The Kindness and Cruelty of Humans
The Responsibility of the Living to the Dead
Romeo and Juliet:
Love vs lust- "Love is patient, lust is always in a hurry."
Fate vs chance- star crossed lovers, or poor decisions?
Love vs hate- does love conquer hate or does hate conquer love
Know your steps to research that are found in the Bedford Handbook and your notes (such as choose a topic, gather reliable sources, pose a central question, etc.)
1)Choose a topic that is focused and specific
2) Gather and evaluate sources from experts on this topic and skim their content
3) Pose a central question worth exploring.
Create an open-ended central question that is focused, challenging, and grounded
4) Begin researching your sources... Create an annotated bibliography
5) Create a working thesis that clearly answers your central question
6) Create a plan for your research paper and attach it to the back of your finished paper
7) Write the first draft of your research paper.
8) Revise your paper and proof read it; add your works cited page (MLA format)
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