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English II~ Morehead

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What was Gilgamesh searching for?
Immortality
What are two building blocks of the epic genre?
1. invocation 2.medias res
From the first word of the Illiad, a strong theme deals with how people handle what?
anger
oldest epic
Epic of Gilgamesh
longest epic
mahabharata
homer wrote
Illiad
Virgil wrote
Aeneid
French national epic
Song of Roland
German national epic
Nibelungenlied
Chinese poems compiled around the 6th century BC
Book of songs
Most prevalent verse form in traditional Japanese literature
Tanka
Uncontrollable and fleeting nature of life
Theme of The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam
animal fables
Panchatantra
a comparison of two unlike things by complete identification
metaphor
compares human characteristics to subjects not human
Personification
compares dissimilar things using like or as
simile
stubborn pride or arrogance
Hubris (Greek word)
What trait in the hero's character leads him to make mistakes and causes his tragic fall?
tragic flaw
The tragic situation that Aristotle describes as most tragic involves whom?
Family
Shakespeare got most of his facts for Julius Caesar from which historian?
Plutarch
This character ignores bad omens and threats against his life vecause he belives he is as "constant as the Northern Star."
Caesar
The conspirator who describes to Cicero the phenomenons that occur in the streets the night before Caesar's death and believes that the spectacles foreshadow an important upcoming event.
Casca
Who says, "Beware the Ides of March" to Caesar.
Soothsayer
Several of this type of animal are seen strolling through the marketplace on the night before Caesar's murder.
Lion
"Et tu,___? Then fall Caesar."
Brute
Caesar's wife who warns Caesar not to go to the Senate on the ides of March because she has had nightmares and has heard of bad omens.
Calphurnia
"But never till tonight, never till now, Did I go through a tempest dropping ___."
Fire
Octavius and Antony join together with who after Caesar's murder?
Lepidus
This person convinces Caesar to go to the Senate on the Ides of March by telling him that Calphurnia has misinterpreted the "omens."
Decius
"The was the most ___ cut of all."
unkindest
To whom is Antony referring when he says, "This was the nobles Roman of them all... His life was gentle and the elements so mixed in him that nature might stand up and say to all the world 'This was a man.'"
Brutus
This character says the famous line, "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears."
Antony
Chief conspirator who says, "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves..."
Cassius
Brutus' wife, who swallows "fire," in grief that Octavius and Antony come to power.
Portia
Antony offers something to Caesar three time in the marketplace and Caesar refuses it all three times, which causes the Roman people to cheer. What is the item?
the crown/laurel
Caesar's adopted son and successor who joins Mark Antony.
Octavius
Artemidorus approaches Caesar in the street on the Ides and offers him a warning. Artemidorus offers Caesar this warning in the form of what?
a letter
The armies of Antony and Octavius are marching toward the Greek city of what?
Delppi
What time is it when Brutus says, "Peace, count the clock?"
It is three o' clock.
A clock appears in the play. This is an example of what?
An anachronism
The auguries could not find what organ within the beast? This is also a bad omen.
heart