english finals study guide
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causing gloom or misery
brave and noble
Conversation between characters
A long speech made by one performer or by one person in a group.
speech to oneself
a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not heard by other characters
when a reader is aware of something that a character isn't
A humorous scene or speech intended to lighten the mood
A play on words
unrhymed iambic pentameter
a poetic meter that is made up of stressed syllables each followed by an unstressed syllable
Cause for action
A serious form of drama dealing with the downfall of a heroic or noble character
the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall
themes of romeo and juliet
fate, love, violence
creating and developing a character
a character that is both round and dynamic... they have internal conflicts and change over the course of a piece of literature.
A character who does not change during the story.
A character that changes throughout the story
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
The time and place of a story
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
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