Common Assessment English29 cards

Tagged as: english, language, literature

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1

where do you put the colon?

use a colon to mean " note what follows"

2

when do you use a semicolon?

between two independent clauses in a sentence if they are NOT joined by FANBOY.

3

Allusion:

an indirect reference to a famous person, place, event or literary work

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Alliteration:

repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.

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Metaphor:

that makes a comparison between two things that are basically unlike but have something in common.

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Personification:

a figure of speech in which human qualities are given to an object, animal, or idea.

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Free Verse:

Poetry that does not contain regular patterns of rhythm or rhyme.

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Iambic Pentameter:

a metrical pattern of five feet or units each of which is made up of two syllables the first unstressed and the second stressed.

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Simile:

that makes a comparison between two unlike things using the word 'like' or 'as'.

10

Imagery:

Descriptive words and phrases that recreate sensory experiences for the reader.

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Monologue:

a long speech by one character that is part of a conversation.

12

Mood:

the feeling or emotional atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader.

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Style:

the particular way in which a work of literature is written- not what is said but how they said it.

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Tragedy:

A dramatic work that presents the downfall of a dignified character or characters who are involved in historical or socially significant events.

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Epic:

A long narrative poem on a serious subject, presented in a elevated or formal style.

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Verbal Irony:

Exists when someone knowingly exaggerates or says one thing and means another.

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Figurative Language:

Communicates meaning beyond the literal meanings of words. Examples include simile, metaphor, extended metaphor, and hyperbole.

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Tone:

The attitude a writer or speaker takes toward a subject.

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Situational Irony:

an outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected, the difference between what is expected to happen and what actually does

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Hyperbole:

an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally

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Tragic Hero:

a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy

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Foil:

A character who contrasts another character.

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Epic Hero:

a main character in an epic whose legendary or heroic actions are central to his/her culture, race, or nation

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Soliloquy:

an utterance or discourse by a person who is talking to himself or herself or is disregardful of or oblivious to any hearers present

25

Aside:

A dramatic device in which a character speaks to the audience.

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In the Odyssey, who is Eurynome?

a servant of Odysseus

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Penelope is..

Odysseus' wife.


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Themes in the Odyssey are:

Loyalty, Value of Home, and Respect for the Gods.