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English Unit 1 Quizzes

How can reading out loud help you understand difficult lines in Shakespeare’s plays? The lines were meant to be read aloud; doing so might aid understanding. How does Shakespeare make certain lines within his plays seem more important than others? By having some lines contain more than 10 syllables Why do some playwrights use meter?…

Semester 2 part 2

Which of the following is the best source for finding the titles of books readily available to you for a research paper? using the electronic card catalog in the library The difference between a primary source and a secondary source is that a primary source is an original text or document. True When you have…

Poem- Harlem by Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred? What happens when a dream is put off until later? Does it dry up/like a raisin in the sun? Does it give up? Raisin represents slaves in the sun flavorless, chippy, dry Or fester like a sore–/and then run? So full of negativity To become infested and ooze pus…

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Literature Poetry term test AHS

Form The Physical structure of a poem on the page Stanza A group of lines in a poem separated by a space Free Verse Poetry with no rhyme or rhythm Speaker narrator or the voice of the poem Rhyme words with the same ending sounds only the first sounds are different Rythem beat of a…

Poetry: verse forms, meter, etc.

Iamb unstressed, stressed Anapest two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable. Dactyl stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables Trochee stressed, unstressed Spondee stressed, stressed Pyrrhic unstressed, unstressed Pentameter five feet Tetrameter four feet Trimeter three feet Italian Sonnet A poem of 14 lines split into two stanzas. The first stanza is an octave…

Langston Hughes Poetry Allusions

John Brown (s) White abolitionist who used violence to fight slavery; Organized guerillas that were used to influence towns to abolish slavery through violence. He attempted to begin a war on slavery in Virginia, but was caught and convicted of treason. Before hearing the court verdict he stated, “…Now, if it be deemed necessary that…

19th Century American Poetry

Emily Dickinson Idiosyncratic use of dashes and unconventional capitalization. Short and enigmatic poems. Because I could not stop for Death Poem by Dickinson: Since then — ’tis Centuries — and yet/ Feels shorter than the Day/ I first surmised the Horses’ Heads/ Were toward Eternity – / I reason, Earth is short Poem by Dickinson:…

Epic Poem

Definition of Epic 1. long narrative 2. hero on a quest 3. antagonist and conflicts Folk Epic ancient stories about heroes recited or sung as entertainment and passed down orally from one generation to the next. Literary Epic epics that have been composed by individual writers, often following earlier models Epic Hero a main character…

Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole with Examples

Simile a comparison using “like” or “as” Personification giving human qualities to animals or objects Metaphor Time is money. Hyperbole extreme exaggeration Metaphor comparison not using the word “like” or “as” Personification The sun played hide and seek with the clouds. Simile She is as sweet as pie. Personification The stars in the sky blinked…

Grade 7 – Poetry – Figures of Speech (Poetic terms) – Review

Alliteration The repetition of initial consonant sound three or more times. (occasionally the consonent is only repeated twice.) Ex: to Sit in Solemn Silence Allusion A brief reference to a presumably famiiliar place, event or figure from history, literature, mythology or the Bible. An allusion is a reference the author expects the reader to know…

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