English 8 SP Final Review

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English 8 SP Final Review
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  1. author of Romeo and Juliet
    William Shakespeare
  2. author of "The Most Dangerous Game"
    Richard Connell
  3. author of "The Birds"
    Daphne du Maurier
  4. author of "Without Words"
    Elliot Merrick
  5. author of "Witness for the Prosecution"
    Agatha Christie
  6. author of "Adventure of the Dancing Men"
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  7. author of "Harrison Bergeron"
    Kurt Vonnegut
  8. author of "The Yellow Wallpaper"
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  9. author of "Raymond's Run"
    Toni Cade Bambara
  10. author of The Pearl
    John Steinbeck
  11. author of Of Mice and Men
    John Steinbeck
  12. author of Speak
    Laurie Halse Anderson
  13. author of Hiroshima
    John Hersey
  14. author of Shaking Hands with Shakespeare
    Allison Wedell Schumacher
  15. Point of View - first person
    narrator is a character in the story
  16. Point of View - third person (omniscient)
    narrator is from an outside point of view and knows the thoughts/feelings of several characters
  17. Point of View - third person (limited)
    narrator is from an outside point of view and knows the thoughts/feelings of only one character
  18. Point of View - third person (objective)
    narrator is from an outside point of view and does not know the thoughts/feelings of any characters, just facts
  19. five themes of Setting
    • geographical
    • place of action
    • time in history
    • time of day
    • mood
  20. Theme
    • point the author is trying to make
    • the big idea
    • the lesson
  21. four ways characters are Characterized
    • author describes character
    • character describes character
    • character describes himself
    • reader decides based on dialogue/actions
  22. Dynamic Character
    character learns something
  23. Static Character
    character doesn't learn something
  24. Suspense
    anything that builds anxiety or worry
  25. Plot
    what happens during the story (sequence of events)
  26. Climax
    the most intense part of (sex... jk...) the story
  27. tour types of Conflict
    • man vs self
    • man vs man
    • man vs environment
    • man vs society
  28. Irony
    the opposite of what is expected to happen
  29. Foreshadowing
    hints and clues to some future event/outcome
  30. Cliffhanger
    a suspenseful, dramatic situation at the end of a book, chapter, scene, or episode
  31. Ratiocination
    logically thinking through a problem to solve it
  32. Red Herring
    false clues
  33. Retardation
    slowing down the story purposefully to build suspense
  34. Symbolism
    a tangible object used to represent an idea
  35. elements of a Sonnet
    • 14 lines
    • 10 syllables
    • ABAB CDCD EFEF GG
  36. elements of a Haiku
    • line one: 5 syllables
    • line two: 7 syllables
    • line three: 5 syllables
  37. Allusion
    a reference used to stimulate ideas connecting the poem with the outside world
  38. Onomatopoeia
    use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning
  39. Metaphor
    comparison of two unlike things without using like, as, resembles, or than
  40. Simile
    comparison of two unlike things using like, as, resembles, or than
  41. Hyperbole
    an exaggeration when comparing two things
  42. Rhythm
    a musical quality produced by repetition
  43. Tone
    the voice/writing style (humorous, sarcastic, etc.)
  44. Imagery
    use of vivid description and attention to detail to create pictures in the reader's mind
  45. Oxymoron
    • a combination of two usually contradictory terms
    • examples may include: dumb asian, jumbo shrimp
  46. Juxtaposition
    • when two things that aren't put together often are put side by side
    • examples may include: same-sex partners, chaotic peace, cold fire, feather of lead
  47. Rhyme Scheme
    the sounds occurring at the end of a poem's lines illustrated by letters
  48. Rhyme
    the repetition of accents, vowel sounds, and all sounds following them and words that appear close together
  49. Mood
    • the picture painted through images
    • examples may include: dark stormy night
  50. Sensory Language
    language or imagery that awakens or appeals to the five senses
  51. Personification
    giving human qualities to non-human things
  52. Alliteration
    repetition of consonant sounds in a poem
  53. Repetition
    patterning of certain sounds, syllables, words, or phrases used for emphasize
  54. Forced Rhyme
    • when an imperfect rhyme or off-rhyme is used, sometimes requires the reader to pronounce a word differently in order to complete the rhyme
    • examples may include: "marsh" and "parch", "eye" and "symmetry"
  55. Internal Rhyme
    rhymes that appear within a line of a poem
  56. Couplet
    two lovers who like to ____ or a two line poem usually rhyming and can build larger poems
  57. Refrain
    phrase, line, or group of words repeated regularly throughout a poem or song
  58. End Rhyme
    rhyme at the end of a poem's line
  59. Free Verse
    poetry written without proper rules about form, rhyme, rhythm, or meter
  60. Dialect
    a variety of a language that is distinguished from other varieties of the same language by a group who are set apart geographically or socially
  61. Prologue
    the introductory part of a poem or novel
  62. Dramatis Personae
    the list of characters in a play
  63. characteristics of a Shakespearean Tragedy play
    • title is generally the main character's name
    • main characters have tragic flaws
    • irony used a lot
    • sad endings (often with death)
    • comes from true stories or well known stories
    • provides some comic relief throughout
  64. characteristics of a Shakespearean Comedy play
    • title hints at the plot
    • happy endings (often in weddings)
    • characters are all low born or uneducated
    • come from well known stories or current events
    • uses slapstick, farce, satire, and puns

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