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litotes
an understatement, opposite of hyperbole
synecdoche
part of something that represents the whole
simile
a comparison using like or as
symbol
an object, idea, or person that represents something important
allegory
a metaphor where all parts of the story have figurative meaning
analogu
comparison of an idea or situation to another
personification
giving human characteristics to an inanimate object
allusion
reference to a historical or mythical person,place or thing
metaphor
comparison without like or as
hyperbole
huge exaggeration
irony
difference beteeen what is said and what is meant
verbal irony
irony in the form of spoken words
dramatic irony
irony understood by the audience or reader but not by the characters
irony of the situation
actions have an effect that is opposite from what is intended
onomatopoeia
sound words
refrain
a stanza within a poem that repeats
alliteration
repetition of anstressed consonant
consonance
similarity between 2 words' sounds
assonance
repetition of vowel sounds without repeating consonants
repetition
repeating words phrases or lines
abstruse
very hard to understand
belligerent
war-like, hostile
cantankerous
grouchy, moody, mean
devout
holy and dedicated to a cause
elucidate
to make clear, to explain
feeble
weak due to old age
garrulous
too talkative
hackneyed
everyday boring routine
idiosyncrasy
emotional oddity or strangeness
jargon
confusing, technical language
kleptomaniac
one who's sickness causes them to steal
leviathan
enormous, giant sized
magnanimous
having a great sacrificial spirit
novice
an inexpensive beginner
outlandish
strange
pristine
naturally clean and pure
quagmire
a bad situation
recreant
fearful coward
stultifying
embarrassing, looking foolish
timorous
shy and timid
unfathomable
not understandable, unthinkable
vacillate
to go back and forth with opinions
wane
to be reduced or lessened
xylophone
a musical instrument with wooden keys
yearn
to desire or long for
zenith
highest point
asthetic
appealing to the sense of beauty
burgeon
to grow rapidly
corroborate
to support with evidence
desolate
lonely and inhabited
exhort
to urge or encourage someone to do something
fallible
capable of making mistakes
gingerly
cautiously and carefully
hubris
arrogance; too much pride
innocuous
harmless and not dangerous
jocular
joking and full of fun
ken
knowledge or understanding
labyrinth
a complex maze
machination
evil schemes or pland
nuance
a hint or shade of difference
ominous
threatening disaster or doom
paragon
perfect example of excellence
quell
to put down or stop
rebuke
to scold, fuss at, criticize
sulk
to move in a sneaky, secretive way
torpor
laziness; lack of energy
ubiquitous
being everywhere, spread out
vicariously
learning through another's experience
wan
lacking vitality; lifeless color
wretched
miserable; causing unhappiness
yore
a time long ago
zeal
eagerness, interest, strong passion
astute
very smart and keen minded
brusque
rough unpolished in manner and speed
capacious
javon plenty of space, roomy
disseminate
to spread out; distribute
emulate
to imitate or copy someone's mannerism
feasible
logical, possible, reasonable
gullible
easily fooled, tricked
globe theater
theater where Shakespeare's plays were performed
inner stage
interior scenes
stage doors
3 entrances, stage right,left and center
flag
to show there was a play going on
hut
special effects
heavens
zodiac signs
wardrobe
costume storage
gallery
balcony; musicians played here
dressing rooms
where actors changed
tiring house door
actors entered, opposite of main doors
tiring house
where actors wait to go on stage
stairs
led to the pit
trap door
bad/evil
hell
evil characters wait
pit
groundlings stood here, cheapest seats
stage
3/4 thrust- groundlings omn3/4 sides of the stage
main entrance
people entered here
lords room
queen/ lord sat here, bad view
corridor
hallway that led to sections and seats
middle gallery
somewhat expensive
william shakespeare
poet and playwrite who lived in the 1500s
why are baptism dates considered birth dates
infant mortality rates are high, not alive until baptism
John shakespeare
williams father, broker and politician, william went to school bc of this
what were shakespeare's sonnets used as
celebrations
lord chamberlain
#1 patron- gave money for theater troupe
who built the Globe Theater
shakespeare and the Lords men
julius caesar
first play performed in Globe theater
how many of shakespeare's works were published after his death
18 plays and 154 sonnets
harper lee
author of To Kill A Mockingbird
what was Lees job before an author
airlines reservation clerk
why did Lee not use her first name on the book?
to get more attention, male authors got more attention than female
when was TKMB published
1960
how is TKMB fiction
it's based off her childhood imagination
what award did Lee earn
Pulitzer Prize for Literature; Presidential Medal of Freedom
what did Lee not do when she was famous
didn't give interviews
setting of romeo and juliet
verona
climactic moment in romeo and juliet
mercutio is killed by tybalt, tybalt is killed my romeo
blank verse
poetry with no rhyme scheme written in iambic pentameter
setting of Romeo and Juliet
verona italy
major characters in Romeo and Juliet
romeo, juliet, tybalt, mercutio, benvolio, capulet, friar laurence, paris, nurse,
minor characters in Romeo and Juliet
montegue, lady montegue/capulet, rosaline, guards, musicians
resolution of Romeo and Juliet
everybody dies
symbols in Romeo and Juliet
poison, day, night
poetic devices in Romeo and Juliet
similes, metaphors, allusion
setting of TKAM
Maycomb alabama
major characters of TKAM
jem, scout, dill, atticus, boo radley, calpurnia, tom robinson, mayella ewell
minor characters of TKAM
ms maudie, mrs dubose, walter cunningham
conflicts of TKAM
trial of tom robinson, atticus and himself
resolutions of TKAM
tom robinson goes to jail
caste system in TKAM
walter cunningham is low in the system, atticus is in the middle
symbols of TKAM
mockingbird, boo radley