41 terms

english finals study guide

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remnants
remainders
fray
noisy fight
wayward
disobedient
procure
obtain
dismal
causing gloom or misery
grievance
injustice
scrouge
squeeze, crowd
penury
extreme poverty
enjoins
ordered
gallant
brave and noble
loathsome
disgusting
haughty
arrogant
fickle
changeable
sallow
pale-yellowish
martial
military
dialogue
Conversation between characters
monologue
A long speech made by one performer or by one person in a group.
Soliloquy
speech to oneself
aside
a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not heard by other characters
dramatic irony
when a reader is aware of something that a character isn't
comic relief
A humorous scene or speech intended to lighten the mood
puns
A play on words
blank verse
unrhymed iambic pentameter
iambic pentameter
a poetic meter that is made up of stressed syllables each followed by an unstressed syllable
motive
Cause for action
tragedy
A serious form of drama dealing with the downfall of a heroic or noble character
tragic flaw
the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall
themes of romeo and juliet
fate, love, violence
Characterization
creating and developing a character
complex character
a character that is both round and dynamic... they have internal conflicts and change over the course of a piece of literature.
static character
A character who does not change during the story.
dynamic character
A character that changes throughout the story
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
Setting
The time and place of a story
Theme
Central idea of a work of literature
know general ideas about lord of the flies
A group of English schoolboys find themselves stranded on a desert island after their plane crashes over the Pacific. Those who survive the crash elect Ralph, one of the oldest boys, as their leader.
Ralph argues that the group's main goals should be to have fun, survive, and maintain a smoke signal to catch the attention of the outside world and get rescued.
The boys quickly lose interest in the day-to-day tasks Ralph wants them to perform, like building shelters. Instead of working, they spend their time playing and hunting pigs.
When Jack defies Ralph's authority, the boys degenerate into a savage tribe. They set fire to the island in an effort to drive Ralph out of hiding. A British warship, seeing the smoke, stages a rescue. Ralph and the other children are saved
back ground of shakespeare's life
ill ad details later
quotations from romeo & juliet
review this from the quizzes
events from romeo & juliet
be able to answer general questions about the play
essay question about romeo & juliet
We discussed in class the three main themes of Romeo and Juliet: fate, love, and violence. Choose one of these themes, and explain how at least two events connect to the theme you chose.

Romeo and Juliet is a "tragedy". How could the ending (Romeo's and Juliet's deaths) have been prevented? Explain your views in at least two paragraphs, using examples and details from the play.
essay question about Uglies
this will be about characterization