English 324 Fall Final - Michaud
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A speech in which the speaker's goal is to convince the audience to agree with their point
A question asked in order to create a dramatic effect; not meant to have an answer
EX: Are you crazy?
Pieces of a sentence or composition that are grammatically similar. This can be a word, phrase, or entire sentence
EX: I like singing, kayaking, and dancing.
What you see is what you get.
Repeating the same idea using the same or similar words, phrases, or sentences
EX: When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, and I thought as a child.
Contrasting concepts, words, or sentences with parallel grammatical structures
EX: Easy on the eyes, hard on the heart.
Expressing the same idea in different words to stress it
EX: The poem was sublime, lofty and moving, and brought tears to my eyes.
A lecture, speech, or talk about moral or spiritual issues, especially in a religious setting
A written or spoken conversational exchange between two or more people
A part of the script that tells the actors how to move or speak
`The main underlying idea of a literary work, whether stated directly or indirectly
The need for safety
- Parris threatens her to death by whipping and Tituba is willing to say anything to live
- He knows his wife is not a witch and that the people accused are innocent
Exposing Abigail and guilting her husband
- She's hurt by the affair
- Told Hale his wife was reading but accidentally committed her to death
Lust and power
- She wants John all to herself so she cries witch on Elizabeth and others
-He wishes to buy his neighbor's land and is willing to cry witch in order to get it
- She lost 7 of her children to miscarriage and is willing to believe witchery is behind it
- She knows the witchery ordeal isn't real and refuses to lie
- She doesn't want Abigail to tell on her, so she keeps quiet and follows along with her lead
- Hale wants to learn the truth about what is happening and acts objectively to everyone as a result
- At first she fears Abigail like the others, but then she wants the truth to come out because she knows it's right
- He only wishes to save his wife from persecution
- Rebecca just wanted to spread the good word of God and not the accusation of witches
- Wants to root out the witchcraft
- Similar to Hathorne, he wants to root out witchcraft
- Not much is known about the Marshall, but we can assume he wants to root out witchcraft as well
Widespread in a particular area at a particular time
EX: The social ills prevalent in society today.
Disagreement between people
EX: The discord in the classroom was insane.
Guilty of or involving betrayal or deception
EX: A surfer was swept away in the treacherous waves.
Obtain something by force, threats, or other unfair means
EX: She would extort her family in order to get promotions.
Pretentious and vulgar display, especially of wealth and luxury, intended to impress or attract notice
EX: The office was spacious, but without any trace of ostentation.
Extreme unwillingness to spend money or use resources
EX: A great tradition of public design as been shattered by government parsimony.
Five Elements of Romantic Literature
3. Natures as a source of spirituality
4. Looking to past for wisdom
5. Seeing common man as hero
Accorded a great deal of respect
EX: The Queen was venerable, loved by all her kingdom
Person who lives by begging
EX: I used to be a mendicant, living on the sidewalks like a rat.
Characterized by trembling as from fear, nervousness, or weakness
EX: I was tremulous during my speech, so much so that I dropped my cards.
Concealed; secret; disguise
EX: We covertly snuck back in the barn.
EX: I groaned in exasperation at his nitpicking.
Active strength or force
EX: I'm often envious of the vigor my kids have.
The face, usually with reference to shape, features, expressions, etc.
EX: His visage was held taut, not giving way to his true emotions.
Showing respect or yielding to the judgement of another person's opinion or will
EX: I always acted deferential towards my brother.
Slowly so as to avoid notice
EX: He crept stealthily to avoid attracting attention in the quiet room.
EX: I impulsively grabbed for my blanket, only to find it gone.
Excessively particular, critical, or demanding; hard to please
EX: My sister was quite fastidious when it came to her toy selection.
EX: Her apartment was cavernous compared to mine.
Difference between Gothic Romanticism and Romantic Literature
- Bleak or remote settings
- Macabre or violent incidents
- Characters in psychological and/or physical torment
- Supernatural or otherworldly elements
- Strong language full of dangerous meaning
- More optimistic
- A peaceful feeling
Summary of Dr. Heidegger's Experiment
Dr. Heidegger invites 4 elderly friends to his study. He shows them a withered rose and a vase that is filled with water that is from the Fountain of Youth. This causes the rose to bloom again. His friends drink the water eagerly to become young again and act arrogantly, attempting to woo the woman among the group. The men begin to fight over the woman and smash the vase. They all transform back to their old age and travel to Florida to find the Fountain of Youth.
Summary of The Devil and Tom Walker
Tom Walker and his wife aren't good people and they dislike each other very much. One day, Tom Walker is walking among some lands and meets a man who is the devil. The devil says he'll give him some buried treasure if he opens a loan shark business. At first, he denies. But after his wife was killed by the devil, he agrees. Later he regrets this decision and attempts to become religious, but cannot avoid being taken by the devil.
Summary of The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls
Death is peaceful and not the end of the world. It will happen, but the world will keep moving and moving along.
Summary of The Cross of Snow
This poem is an elegy for his dead wife. He mourns for her through his words and about he carries this pain with him always.