English 2 vocab and lit terms final
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English 2 vocab and lit terms final
silent; reserved (adj)
tending to cause sleep (adj)
wise; smart (adj)
a person who can relate stories interestingly (noun)
to speed up the progess of; hasten (verb)
lacking life or flavor; flat (adj)
careful over details; exact (adj)
without interesting qualities (adj)
full of complaints; complaining (adj)
husband or wife; companion (noun)
new and different (adj)
willful submission to another; courteous regard (noun)
easy to talk to; friendly (adj)
rowdy; disorderly (adj)
dull; unimaginative (adj)
purging of emotions through art or music (noun)
stick for beating people with (noun)
to talk in a simple minded way (verb)
lacking confidence in one's own ability or worth (adj)
stupidity; foolishness (noun)
uncertainty on what to do (noun)
using your own will (noun)
showing little or no emotion (adj)
to improve or make better (verb)
deserving hatred (adj)
depending on circumstances beyond one's control; insecure (adj)
inclined to fight (adj)
occupying the attention of someone completely (adj)
to put an end to; extinguish (verb)
old fashioned; from the past (adj)
talkative; babbling (adj)
glib; talkative (adj)
slowing down; stopping (adj)
bold; assuming things are true (verb)
depreciate; belittle (verb)
dark, hard volcanic rock
harsh discordance of sound (noun)
beginning to exist; developing (adj)
scholarly; having great knowledge (adj)
severe in demands and requirement (adj)
hater of humankind (noun)
ridicule; mockery (noun)
to kindle into flame
a plan or scheme for deceiving an enemy (noun)
repetition of consonant sounds; example is "Do not go gentle into that good night" where t is repeated in sentences
referencing or adressing a character or person who is not in the poem or story; example is the title, "Oh Captain, My Captain!" and how it adresses the captain without talking to him
repetiton of vowel sounds; example is "In the silence of the night, how we shiver with afright" from "The Bells"
using words and stanzas to paint an image or evoke an emotional response; example is "The Red Wheelbarrow" by Williams and how it depicts a wagon in the rain.
the feeling that the writer wanted to convey in a work. Example is choosing words like abysmal instead of bad.
movement where words and sentences are used to paint a picture or get a response. an example of an imagist is Williams, who painted images in The Red Wheelbarrow and This is Just to Say.
type of writing that displays the way that people from a certain area talks. an Example is how Mark Twain takes letters out of words to make dialogue sound more local.
using symbols or words to represent something else; an Example of symbolism is representing God as wind or fire or any symbol.
having a 2 words in lines that end the same but differ by the 1st letter. example of this is smart and cart.
part represents the whole; example is all hands on deck
splitting a sentence into 2 or more lines; example is
I went to the store
and found stuff
giving an inanimate object human qualities; example is the tree reached for us in the wind.
literary movement that was about reality and how the world really was; example of realism is an Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge by Bierce
literary movement about present day; example of Modernism is Out Out
free verse (term)
poetry without meter or rhyme; example is
The guy ran into the house
He found a sandwich
repeating the same verb form and sentence structure to emphasize a point; example is I ran, jumped, and swam.
3rd person limited (term)
point of view that the narrator can only see into 1 person's thoughts; example is narration from The Old Man and the Sea.
3rd Person omniscent (term)
point of view where the narrator can see the thoughts of all characters. Example is Charlottes Web
3rd person objective (term)
point of view that talks about people receiving an action
subject of the work; example is the Need for America to rebel in Paine's Crisis
A reference to something later in the book without explaining it; example is in the Bible, Jesus alludes that he will die and rise again many times
extreme exaggeration; example is : This ways a ton
blank Verse (term)
poetry without rhyme but has iambic pentameter; example is Frost's The Road Not Taken
Realism with the belief in a greater force outisde the individual; example is Jack London's to Build a Fire
Gothic Style (term)
literature that uses tormented and grotesque characters; example is The Raven by Poe
what the reader feels when reading a piece of literature; example is feeling scared when reading a horror novel
internal conflict (term)
conflict or trials that happen in a character; example is a man fighting his conscience
external conflict (term)
conflict between a character and something else; example is man against nature
word is used for a sound effect; example is boom
when the 1st letters of multiple words in a row are the same; Counting cranky crows cackling
feminine rhyme (term)
rhyme where 2 syllables at the end rhyme; examples are grumbling and rumbling
masculine rhyme (term)
when 1 syllable rhymes with 1 of another; example is hard and shard
literary movement where the individual is important and nature is good; example of transcendentalism is Walden by Thoreau
title or name associated with him; example is King Richard III
a block of lines that divide a poem; example is any block of poetry, like "Old Age Sticks"
Dramatic irony (term)
irony where a situation is known by the Audience and not the characters of a play; example is when Juliet is calling to Romeo and she does not know Romeo is there
a situation turns out differently than what is expected; example: Couple gets divorced and during the divorce hearings, they fall in love and get married again.