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Literature Midterm Review

this won't be too hard, but it's gonna be alot to process with the other exams.
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Edgar Alan Poe
author (Tell-Tale Heart)
pocket watch enveloped in cotton
heart beat of the old man (Tell-Tale Heart)
death watches
wood-boring beetles whose heads make a tapping sound superstitiously regarded as an omen of death (Tell Tale Heart)
caretaker
narrator's relationship to the old man (Tell-Tale Heart)
blood ran cold looking at vulture eye
feeling that happened to the narrator every time he looked at the old man (Tell-Tale Heart)
midnight
narrator looked at old man (specific time; Tell-Tale Heart)
vulture eye
old man's eye resembled this.. (Tell-Tale Heart)
narrator's description of self
sane man, but very nervous (Tell-Tale Heart)
terror and horror
what author is trying to create the sense of (Tell-Tale Heart)
caretaker of old man
narrator (Tell-Tale Heart)
did not want to look at eye
reason the narrator wanted to kill the old man (Tell-Tale Heart)
seven nights
length of days caretaker looked at the old man sleeping (Tell-Tale Heart)
sanity
narrator keeps trying to prove this.. (Tell-Tale Heart)
way narrator killed the old man
suffocated him with the bed, then dismembered his corpse (Tell-Tale Heart)
bathtub
location body was dismembered (Tell-Tale Heart)
four o'clock AM
time police arrived (specific time; Tell-Tale Heart)
neighbors heard shrieking and called police
reason police knew something was going on (Tell-Tale Heart)
underneath the floorboards
location body was found and hid (Tell-Tale Heart)
confessed
reason the narrator got caught with the murder (Tell-Tale Heart)
Issac Bashevis Singer
author (The Day I Got Lost)
no name given
name of the Professor's friend (The Day I Got Lost)
Professor Schlemiel
name of the Professor (The Day I Got Lost)
Bow Wow
name of dog that Professor Schlemiel's owned (The Day I Got Lost)
philosophy
subject that Professor Schlemiel taught (The Day I Got Lost)
professor
Schlemiel's profession (The Day I Got Lost)
New York
city/state where Professor Schlemiel lived (The Day I Got Lost)
forgetting things, absent-minded
Professor Schlemiel's biggest fault (The Day I Got Lost)
forgot his address
reason he got lost (The Day I Got Lost)
his birthday party
event taking place at the Professor's house (The Day I Got Lost)
friend found him on the way to his party and picked him up
way he got home (The Day I Got Lost)
number was not in phonebook, friends were all at his party
reason he did not call his wife (The Day I Got Lost)
forty years
number of years the Professor has lived in the same state (The Day I Got Lost)
dog was stray and forgot his address
why the Professor brought the dog home (The Day I Got Lost)
description of Professor Schlemiel
wore glasses with one spectacle missing, wrinkled and too big clothes, carried papers in/and a briefcase, crumpled hat
Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
author (The Medicine Bag)
Martin
the narrator, brother of Cheryl, receiver of the medicine bag (The Medicine Bag)
Cheryl
Martin's sister (The Medicine Bag)
Rosebud Reservation
Grandpa's reservation (The Medicine Bag)
Sioux
Grandpa's Indian tribe (The Medicine Bag)
South Dakota
state where Rosebud Reservation/Grandpa's reservation is located (The Medicine Bag)
needed to pass on medicine bag and wanted to see family before his death
reason Grandpa left the reservation (The Medicine Bag)
two months
length of time Grandpa stayed with family (The Medicine Bag)
Wakantanka: The Great Spirit
creator of the world in Sioux language (The Medicine Bag)
killed in war
result of "not carrying the medicine bag to war" to Mom's father (The Medicine Bag)
a broken shell of an iron kettle, a pebble from a butte, and a piece of sacred sage from the prairie
some items in the medicine bag (The Medicine Bag)
portrayed Grandpa as the Indians on TV, but Grandpa was not like this
reason Martin was ashamed of Grandpa (The Medicine Bag)
by bus
way Grandpa traveled (The Medicine Bag)
two and a half days
length of bus trip (The Medicine Bag)
tradition of giving it to oldest male of each generation
reason Grandpa gave Martin the medicine bag (The Medicine Bag)
tattoo
the beat/tempo of the old man's heart (Tell-Tale Heart)
Dr. Motherhead
Professor Schlemiel's friend (The Day I Got Lost)
crevice
a narrow opening, in like a lamp for example (Tell-Tale Heart)