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AP English Lit Semester Test 1
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Mother dies, creates a monster because he wants to create life where there is none, marries his "cousin", wife dies due to the monster killing her, monster also kills his brother, and his dad dies of grief.
Adopted into the Frankenstein family, blamed for William's death and executed.
Adopted into the Frankenstein family and eventually married into the Frankenstein family.
Ugly, "evil" creation of Victor, starts killing Victors' family, really just wants to be accepted.
Book begins with his letters, wants to discover why the North Pole has a magnetic attraction, finds Victor in the ice and water, nurses him and becomes his friend.
Victor's father, tries to get Victor to realize the importance of family.
Victor's childhood friend who nurses Victor back to health in Ingolstadt. He begins to follow in Victor's footsteps as a scientist.
Victor's youngest brother and the darling of the Frankenstein family. The monster strangles him in the woods outside Geneva in order to hurt Victor for abandoning him. His death deeply saddens Victor and burdens him with tremendous guilt about having created the monster.
Victor's mom, dies of Scarlet Fever before Victor leaves to go to school.
The family the monster watches and wants to become a part of, including the blind old man who The Monster almost convinces.
Peasants in the Woods
"Come, you spirits / That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, / And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full / Of direst cruelty."
-To the spirits because she wants to be able to kill Duncan
"Hark- I laid their daggers ready; / He could not miss 'em. Had he not resembled / My father as he slept, I had done't.
-To herself because she is wondering why Macbeth was not there, she had already prepared everything for him so it should be easy for him to get the job done.
"Lesser than Macbeth and greater."
The First Witch
-The First Witch, talking how Banquo will not be as royal as Macbeth but will have a greater legacy.
Witches tell him that he will be King, so he kills the current King in order to receive that title. He lets ambition and pride get in the way.
Wife of Macbeth; very persuasive and aggressive in her marriage, thinks Macbeth is weak and too nice.
First King in the play, killed by Macbeth, loved and respected even by Macbeth
Last King of Scotland, respected and generous, asked to help by Macduff
Told by the Witches that he'd never be King, but that his sons would be. Killed because he suspects Macbeth gained the crown unfairly.
Suspects Macbeth from the very beginning of his reign. Goes to England to get help from Malcolm.
Tell Banquo and Macbeth prophecies about their future, trick Macbeth into being so naive that he is killed because of it.
The Three Witches
An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
"When she lost her job she acted like a scrooge."
The subject of a piece, the authors main message.
The authors attitude.
The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
Example of Satire
Appeals by using celebrity's or social status "oh this person has this so I need it" or "oh this person is doing this so I need to do it."
Appeals to emotion.
Appeals to logic.
Irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended, so that the outcome is contrary to what was expected.
A fire station burns down
When the audience knows something the characters do not.
In a scary movie the character walks into a room that we know the killer is in.
Sarcasm, when someone says the opposite of what they mean.
When someone says "This day was just great" when in fact, they had a bad day.
An indirect or less offensive way of saying something that is considered unpleasant.
Saying someone passed away instead of died.
A comparison using like or as.
"As blind as a bat."
A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action which is not literally applicable. Does not use like or as.
"Her tears were a river flowing down her face."
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human qualities or attitudes.
"The stars danced playfully."
A figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imaginary person or a personified abstraction such as liberty or love.
The dagger in Macbeth was a...
Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
"I'm so hungry I could eat a horse."
Substituting the name of one object for another object closely associated with it.
"The pen is mightier than the sword."
The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of words closely together.
The repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of a sentence.
Figurative language that appeals to the reader's senses.
Word choice and style of speaking that a writer, speaker, or character uses.
A figure of speech by which words or sentences are placed in direct contrast.
Elements of a Tragic Hero
Position, Tragic Flaw (hamartia), Reversal, (Catastrophe), Recognition (Catharsis)
Assertion, Evidence, Commentary
How many questions are on the multiple choice section of the AP Exam?
How long do you have to answer the multiple choice section on the AP Exam?
How many essay questions are on the AP Exam?
Three essay questions.
How long do you have to write the essays on the writing portion of the essay on the AP Exam?
Two hours, use forty minutes for each.
Three types of prompts on the AP Exam
Literary analysis of a given poem.
Literally analysis of a given passage go prose fiction (may include drama).
Analysis that examines a specific concept, issue, or element in a work of literary merit selected bu the student.
What is a passing score on the AP Exam?
What number scale are the essays scored on, on the AP Exam?
"How is't with me, when every noise appalls me? / What hands are here! Ha, they pluck out mine eyes. / Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood / Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather / The multitudinous seas incarnadine, / Making the green one red."
Macbeth is talking to himself, he is going crazy. He can't control himself because he says he is plucking out his own eyes and asks himself whose hands are his own.
"Nothing in his life / Became him like the leaving it; he died / As one that had been studied in his death, / To throw away the dearest thing he ow'd, / As 'twere a careless trifle."
Malcolm is talking about the original Thane of Cawdor.
"Yet do I fear thy nature; / It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness / To catch the nearest way."
Lady Macbeth does not think Macbeth can get the crown because he is too nice and she does not think he can murder Malcolm
"Let not light see my black and deep desires. / The eye wink at the hand, yet let that be / Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see."
Macbeth admits that he wants Duncan to die. He reveals his ruthless ambition.
"If th' assassination / Could trammel up the consequence and catch / With his surcease success, that but this blow / Might be the be-all and the end-all here, / But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, / We'd jump the life to come. But in these cases / We still have judgment here, that we but teach / Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return / to plague th' inventor."
Macbeth argues with himself about murdering Duncan. At this point Macbeth knows that terrible actions often have horrible consequences.
"Time, thou anticipat'st my dread exploits. The flighty purpose never is o'ertook / Unless the deed go with it. From this moment / The very firstlings of my heart shall be / The firstlings of my hand. And even now, / To crown my thoughts with acts, be it thought and done."
Macbeth really wants to kill Macduff. He is angry at himself for not acting on this and hesitating. Macbeth promises himself that he will act more impulsively now.
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