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Gilgamesh Vocab

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Ominous
Threatening, signaling evil to come
Incantation
Set of words chanting or sang as part of a religious ritual
Lament
Express grief or sorrow
Allot
To give as a share of portion
Musing
Thoughtfully questioning or meditating
Teem
Filled to overflowing
Stupor
A dazed condition; almost without sense or feeling
Ordain
Establish by decree of law
Prevail
To hold out; triumph
Transit
Passage
Tone
The way the author feels while writing
Mood
The way the reader feels while reading
Theme
The central idea - this could be the topic of the passage or universal message demonstrated
Diction
Word choice - words used by the author to further the purpose/impact of the passage
Objective Summary
provides a general overview of the passage from an unbiased perspective
Quest Story
A story that tells about an adventurous journey that the main character has undergone. The main character is able to overcome the many obstacles that he meets on the way, has a friend or a foe to help or hinder him on his journey, resulting in returning the benefits of knowledge, wisdom, or a prize
Quest Hero
Goes on a journey in search of knowledge, wisdom, or a prize, facing overwhelming obstacles. He has a friend or foe that helps or hinders his quest, but in the end, gains knowledge or a valuable object for his trouble.