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English Semester 2 Exam review
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a statement or sentence that states the purpose of a paper or essay
Preliminary thesis statement
Your thesis is the sentence that states what your essay is about. It is often placed at the very end of the introductory paragraph.
an organized tool that helps to organize and clarify your thoughts
a list of all the main points that may be used in a speech
index card where you put your Works Cited entry for one source.
an index card where you put information you may want to include in your paper.
A list of citations for all the sources that you plan to use while writing a research paper
work cited page
A list of sources that are referenced directly in a research paper
paper formatting and citation system used by most English and humanities classes
brief statement of the main events of a story
(v.) to restate in other words; (n.)a statement that presents a given idea in new language
This is the exact repetition of someone's written or spoken words.
taking credit for someone else's writing or ideas
MLA in-text citation typically consisting of the source author's name and a page number or in the case of no author, a key word from the title
a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character
A struggle between a character and an outside force
man vs. self
Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
an adjective or descriptive phrase expressing a quality characteristic of the person or thing mentioned.
Language that cannot be taken literally since it was written to create a special effect or feeling.
A character who acts as a contrast to another character
A narrative device that hints at coming events; often builds suspense or anxiety in the reader.
a poetic meter that is made up of 5 stressed syllables each followed by an unstressed syllable
A comparison without using like or as
A comparison using "like" or "as"
A play on words
A comparison of two different things that are similar in some way
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
when a reader is aware of something that a character isn't
An outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected
A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
a long speech spoken by a single character to himself or herself or to the audience
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
A long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
One of the protagonists, he falls in love with Juliet Capulet at a masquerade. He marries her, but after killing Tybalt he is forced to flee the city. Acting on a plan that Friar Laurence puts together, he thinks that Juliet is dead and drinks poison to kill himself while in her tomb.
Juliet Capulet is the female protagonist in William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet. A 13-year-old girl, Juliet is the only daughter of the patriarch of the House of Capulet. She falls in love with the male protagonist Romeo, a member of the House of Montague, with which the Capulets have a blood feud.
The woman with whom Romeo is infatuated at the beginning of the play. Rosaline never appears onstage, but it is said by other characters that she is very beautiful and has sworn to live a life of chastity.
Montague's nephew, Romeo's cousin and thoughtful friend, he makes a genuine effort to defuse violent scenes in public places, though Mercutio accuses him of having a nasty temper in private. He spends most of the play trying to help Romeo get his mind off Rosaline, even after Romeo has fallen in love with Juliet.
A kinsman to the Prince, and Romeo's close friend.
evil, violent cousin of Juliet
The Prince of Verona. A kinsman of Mercutio and Paris. As the seat of political power in Verona, he is concerned about maintaining the public peace at all costs.
The man that wants to take Juilets hand in marriage
Juliet's faithful confidante and loyal intermediary in Juliet's affair with Romeo.
A Franciscan friar, friend to both Romeo and Juliet. Kind, civic-minded, a proponent of moderation, and always ready with a plan, Friar Lawrence secretly marries the impassioned lovers in hopes that the union might eventually bring peace to Verona. As well as being a Catholic holy man, Friar Lawrence is also an expert in the use of seemingly mystical potions and herbs.
R+J; Frair Laurences brother?? in charge of bringing the news of Juliet's false death to Romeo in Mantua. friar john is held up in a quarantined house, and the message never reaches romeo
Lord Montague and Lady Montague
Lord Capulet and Lady Capulet
Which gods and goddesses are on the side of Greece?
Hera, Athena, Poseidon
Which gods and goddesses are on the side of Troy?
Aphrodite, Ares, Apollo, Artemis, Zeus
Who were the four major characters associated with greeks
Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite
Who were six major characters associated with Trojan
Agamemnon, Menelaus, Achilles.....
How did Eris contribute to the start of the Trojan war
.. Eris snuck into the wedding and threw a golden apple into the room.
What does Paris have to do with the start of the war
Paris was picked by Zeus, the king of the gods, to decide who was the fairest goddess on Olympus - Aphrodite, Hera, or Athena. ... Athena - the wisdom, and skills in battle to become the greatest warrior.
Who were the three goddess associated with the start of the war? What did each offer to Paris and whose offer did he accept?
They offered Alexandros gifts: Hera said if she were chosen fairest of all women, she would make him king of all men; Athena promised him victory in war; and Aphrodite promised him Helene in marriage.
Describe Odysseus plan with the horse.
Odysseus's plan called for one man to remain outside the horse; he would act as though the Greeks had abandoned him, leaving the horse as a gift for the Trojans. An inscription was engraved on the horse reading: "For their return home, the Greeks dedicate this offering to Athena".
Where is Odysseus at the begging of the story? What has become of men?
Odysseus has escaped from captivity at the beginning of the story he tells us, although he was a happy enough prisoner at first because he was a romantic captive of love on an island. He had been there for years, not having returned to Ithaka after the Trojan Wars.
Why does Poseidon despise Odysseus?
Odysseus blinded his son.
Which goddess is on Odysseus side through the story?
Describe the actions of the suitors as they wait to see which of the will "win" Penelope
They were disrespectful and obnoxious
How does Penelope trick the suitors?
She has devised tricks to delay her suitors, one of which is to pretend to be weaving a burial shroud for Odysseus's elderly father, Laertes, and claiming that she will choose a suitor when she has finished.
How does Odysseus escape from the Cyclopes
He blinds him
How does Odysseus rid his house of the suitors?
(main character) Son of Laertes and Anticleia, husband of Penelope and father of Telemachus. A cunning, shrewd and eloquent hero. Came up with the idea of the Trojan horse which led the Greeks to victory against Troy. "Man of many wiles".
Goddess of wisdom and war
She kept Odysseus captive for seven long years
(Greek mythology) one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of their forehead
God of the winds
The most arrogant of Penelope's suitors. Antinous leads the campaign to have Telemachus killed. Unlike the other suitors, he is never portrayed sympathetically, and he is the first to die when Odysseus returns.
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