20 terms

King Arthur

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dolorous
sorrowful
flashforward
when the narration skips ahead to tell you what will happen in the future
portcullis
a gate that hangs at the entrance to a castle; it can be lowered to prevent others from entering
leech
in medieval times, referred to a physician
siege
in medieval times, referred to a seat, especially one at the Round Table
hart
a male deer
palfrey
a light saddle horse meant for a woman to ride
cur
an inferior dog or one of mixed breed; a mutt
smite
to inflict a heavy blow, especially with a weapon
joust
a combat between two mounted knights using lances and shields
boon
a blessing, a reward
palisade
a fence or surrounding
alight
to come to rest, to settle
closet
one's private chambers
taper
a candle
pathetic fallacy
a literary device in which the weather patterns mimic the emotions of the characters
dramatic irony
when the reader knows more than the characters do
adder
a snake
motif
a recurring theme or image in a piece of literature
scythe
a long, curved blade meant for cutting grass