English Final Exam
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a play or story meant to be performed before an audience
a play in which a main character suffers a major downfall.
a figurative language that make a comparison in which one thing is spoken of as though it were something else.
A figure of speech that directly compares two seemingly unlike things using comparing words such as like or as.
a figuative language that combines apparently contradictory or opposing ideas. Deafening silence, sweet sorrow, bittersweet, honest theif, wise fool
of a poem is its rhythmical pattern. The pattern is determined by the number and types of stresses, or beats, in each line.
a long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage.
is a rhythemical pattern of words which are said with a rhythm of unstressed to sressed. Words together sound like a heart beat: daDUM, daDUM, DaDUM, divine, caress, bizzare, delight.
is defined by its rhythm of pairing ten syllables for each line into five pairs. Each pair is called a "foot".
specific format used to document a source used in a research paper or project
a page that includes all the citations created from sources used in a research paper or project; also called a Works Cited page
3 x 5 card created for a source used for a research paper or project
using someone else's words or ideas and not giving them credit
putting information into your own words
locating main ideas of a piece and putting them together
using the exact words (or near exact words) from another source
Modern Language Association-formatting style used in English( the rules for writing your research paper)
Unrhymed verse written in iambic pentameter
Another word for poetry
stressed "preceded" by unstressed syllables
10 syllables per line in verse
commas and periods
When reading Shakespeare when do you know to pause when reading aloud?
briefly state the main points in a piece of writing
What do you do when you summarize a piece of writing?
to set the scene for the play
What is the main purpose of the Prologue to Shakespeare's play
conversation between or among characters
What is the definition of dialogue?
to provide information about unfamiliar language
What is the purpose of text aids?
a brief remark by a character revealing his or her true thoughts or feelings, unheard by other characters
a long speech
express the same message in different words
A literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy
The reason behind a characters thoughts or actions.
The specific instructions a playwright includes concerning sets, characterization, delivery, etc.
(theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
A humorous scene or speech intended to lighten the mood
The sequence of events in a story
The basic situation of a story-where the reader leans the background information necessary to understand the story
The part of the story which occurs between the exposition and climax. Here is where conflicts occur which build up te story and make it interesting
The turning point or highest point of action in a story.
The part of the story which occurs after the climax and before the resolution. Here is where loose ends are tired up toward the end of the story.
The final outcome of a the story
interrupting the sequence of events to include information about an event that happened in the past.
A conflict that occurs within a character's mind. (man vs. himself)
A conflict that occurs between a character and an outside force. Man vs. man, man vs. nature, for example.
The most important characters in a story. The story revolves around these character's lives
They interact with the main characters, but the plot does not revolve around them
They sometimes experience a conflict and change as a result. A character with many qualities and personality traits. They seem like real people.
His or her main purpose is to reveal things about other characters or move the plot along. A character with only a couple characteristics. For example, a patient on a hospital TV show.
A character who changes throughout the story. They are typically major round characters.
A character who does not change throughout the story.
The main character of a story- often considered to be the hero of the story.
The character who frustrates, deceives, or works against the main character.
the characteristics of a character that emerge through narration and dialogue
The narrator makes telling comments about the character.
We learn about the character through his or her speech, thoughts, feeling, actions, physical appearance and through other characters' thoughts, feelings, and speech about her.
When there is a contrast between what a reader or character expects and what actually exists or happens
Saying one thing, but meaning something else...knowingly exaggerating
The audience or reader knows something another character does not know
Character who tells the story to the audience
1st person point of view
The narrator is a character in the story and uses "I" or "me" when telling the story
2nd person point of view
The narrator brings "you", the reader, into the story when telling the story
3rd person LIMITED point of view
The narrator tells only what one character things, feels, and observes,and uses "he", "they", "she"
3rd person Ominscient Point of view
The narrator sees into the minds of more than one character when telling the story-uses "he", "she", "they", etc...
Where and when the story takes place. Place, time, weather conditions
The way in which a work of literature is related to the themes and issues of its time period
Mental pictures or images created by the author for the reader to show rather than tell the events of the story. Figurative language is often used.. Relies on the 5 senses.
The use of hints or clues to indicate events and situations that will occur later in the plot
The excitement of tension a reader feels when reading
The emotions that you feel while you are reading. Some literature makes you feel sad, joyful, or angry. The general atmosphere created by the author's words and imagery. Types could include scary, romantic, violent, hopeful, mysterious, joyful
The manner in which written words might be said. For example: sarcastic, hateful, witty, angry. Can change throughout a story.
Different types of writing
An observation about life that the writer conveys to the reader. I applies to the story and life in general
A person, place, thing, or event that stands for itself and for something beyond itself as well.
List the transitions which would be best to indicate 3 ideas to be introduced.
List two transitions or transition phrases you would start with to begin a summary CONCLUSION paragraph or sentence.
What are 5 ways to show support in your position on an issuer? Hint: "E"s
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