English 2 vocab and lit terms final

Card Set Information

Author:
mdzmdz
ID:
155957
Filename:
English 2 vocab and lit terms final
Updated:
2012-05-30 17:41:48
Tags:
Final
Folders:

Description:
Final stuff
Show Answers:

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview

The flashcards below were created by user mdzmdz on FreezingBlue Flashcards. What would you like to do?


  1. silent; reserved (adj)
    reticent
  2. tending to cause sleep (adj)
    soporific
  3. wise; smart (adj)
    sagacious
  4. a person who can relate stories interestingly (noun)
    raconteur
  5. to speed up the progess of; hasten (verb)
    expedite
  6. lacking life or flavor; flat (adj)
    vapid
  7. careful over details; exact (adj)
    scrupulous
  8. without interesting qualities (adj)
    insipid
  9. full of complaints; complaining (adj)
    querulous
  10. husband or wife; companion (noun)
    consort
  11. new and different (adj)
    novel
  12. hell (noun)
    perdition
  13. willful submission to another; courteous regard (noun)
    deference
  14. easy to talk to; friendly (adj)
    affable
  15. rowdy; disorderly (adj)
    raucous
  16. dull; unimaginative (adj)
    prosaic
  17. purging of emotions through art or music (noun)
    catharsis
  18. stick for beating people with (noun)
    truncheon
  19. to talk in a simple minded way (verb)
    prattle
  20. lacking confidence in one's own ability or worth (adj)
    diffident
  21. stupidity; foolishness (noun)
    fatuity
  22. repentant (adj)
    penitent
  23. uncertainty on what to do (noun)
    quandary
  24. using your own will (noun)
    volition
  25. showing little or no emotion (adj)
    apathetic
  26. to improve or make better (verb)
    ameliorate
  27. deserving hatred (adj)
    odious
  28. depending on circumstances beyond one's control; insecure (adj)
    precarious
  29. inclined to fight (adj)
    pugnacious
  30. occupying the attention of someone completely (adj)
    engrossed
  31. to put an end to; extinguish (verb)
    quell
  32. old fashioned; from the past (adj)
    antiquated
  33. talkative; babbling (adj)
    loquacious
  34. glib; talkative (adj)
    voluble
  35. slowing down; stopping (adj)
    arrested
  36. bold; assuming things are true (verb)
    presumptuous
  37. depreciate; belittle (verb)
    disparage
  38. dark, hard volcanic rock
    obsidian
  39. harsh discordance of sound (noun)
    cacophony
  40. outcast (noun)
    pariah
  41. beginning to exist; developing (adj)
    nascent
  42. scholarly; having great knowledge (adj)
    erudite
  43. severe in demands and requirement (adj)
    exacting
  44. hater of humankind (noun)
    misanthrope
  45. ridicule; mockery (noun)
    derision
  46. to kindle into flame
    enkindle
  47. harmless
    benign
  48. a plan or scheme for deceiving an enemy (noun)
    stratagem
  49. consonance (term)
    repetition of consonant sounds; example is "Do not go gentle into that good night" where t is repeated in sentences
  50. apostrophe (term)
    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
  51. Assonance (Term)
    repetiton of vowel sounds; example is "In the silence of the night, how we shiver with afright" from "The Bells"
  52. Imagery (term)
    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.
  53. tone (term)
    the feeling that the writer wanted to convey in a work. Example is choosing words like abysmal instead of bad.
  54. imagism (term)
    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.
  55. dialect (term)
    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.
  56. symbolism (term)
    using symbols or words to represent something else; an Example of symbolism is representing God as wind or fire or any symbol.
  57. rhyme (term)
    having a 2 words in lines that end the same but differ by the 1st letter. example of this is smart and cart.
  58. synedoche (term)
    part represents the whole; example is all hands on deck
  59. enjambment(term)
    splitting a sentence into 2 or more lines; example is

    • I went to the store
    • and found stuff
  60. personification (term)
    giving an inanimate object human qualities; example is the tree reached for us in the wind.
  61. realism (term)
    literary movement that was about reality and how the world really was; example of realism is an Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge by Bierce
  62. modernism (term)
    literary movement about present day; example of Modernism is Out Out
  63. free verse (term)
    • poetry without meter or rhyme; example is
    • The guy ran into the house
    • He found a sandwich
  64. parallelism(term)
    repeating the same verb form and sentence structure to emphasize a point; example is I ran, jumped, and swam.
  65. 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.
  66. 3rd Person omniscent (term)
    point of view where the narrator can see the thoughts of all characters. Example is Charlottes Web
  67. 3rd person objective (term)
    point of view that talks about people receiving an action
  68. Theme (term)
    subject of the work; example is the Need for America to rebel in Paine's Crisis
  69. Allusion (term)
    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
  70. hyperbole (term)
    extreme exaggeration; example is : This ways a ton
  71. blank Verse (term)
    poetry without rhyme but has iambic pentameter; example is Frost's The Road Not Taken
  72. naturalism (term)
    Realism with the belief in a greater force outisde the individual; example is Jack London's to Build a Fire
  73. Gothic Style (term)
    literature that uses tormented and grotesque characters; example is The Raven by Poe
  74. mood (term)
    what the reader feels when reading a piece of literature; example is feeling scared when reading a horror novel
  75. internal conflict (term)
    conflict or trials that happen in a character; example is a man fighting his conscience
  76. external conflict (term)
    conflict between a character and something else; example is man against nature
  77. onomatopoeia (term)
    word is used for a sound effect; example is boom
  78. alliteration (term)
    when the 1st letters of multiple words in a row are the same; Counting cranky crows cackling
  79. feminine rhyme (term)
    rhyme where 2 syllables at the end rhyme; examples are grumbling and rumbling
  80. masculine rhyme (term)
    when 1 syllable rhymes with 1 of another; example is hard and shard
  81. transcendentalism (term)
    literary movement where the individual is important and nature is good; example of transcendentalism is Walden by Thoreau
  82. epithet (term)
    title or name associated with him; example is King Richard III
  83. stanza (term)
    a block of lines that divide a poem; example is any block of poetry, like "Old Age Sticks"
  84. 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
  85. situational irony
    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.

What would you like to do?

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview