English II

  1. What are the six characteristics of a tragic hero?
    • 1. Noble stature
    • 2. Tragic flaw
    • 3. Free choice
    • 4. Punishment exceeds the crime
    • 5. Increased awareness
    • 6. Produces catharsis for the audience
  2. Name the three types of conflict
    • Man vs Man
    • - Main character has problem with another character

    • Man vs Self
    • - Main character has emotional/mental problem

    • Man vs World
    • - Main character has problem with society
  3. A _________ tells about serious and important actions that end unhappily. In a _________, the central character(s) suffer disaster or great misfortune.
  4. What is a blank verse?
    A blank verse is a poetic lines of ten syllables each. There is no rhyme at the end of the lines.
  5. ____ is ordinary writing that is not poetry, drama, or song. The only characters that speak in ______ are the lower social classes in Shakespeare's plays.
  6. What is a foil?
    A character or scene that is set up as a contrast to another so that each will stand out vividly.
  7. What is allusion?
    A reference the author makes to a person, a place, or an event from literature, history, religion, mythology, politics, sports, science, or pop culture.
  8. Loss of Innoncence
    A child's realization that the world is cold, unfeeling place.
  9. We are victims of social pressure/class
    Characters struggle with the reality of the social structure and class system.
  10. Isolation
    We need others in order to grow. Otherwise, life is merely about survival.
  11. Crime does not pay
    Honesty equals honor and criminals will eventually be caught.
  12. Overcoming adversity
    Persevering through a difficult and/or life-threatening situation and turning it into a truimph.
  13. What was the author's intent in Night?
    • - To inform the world of genocide
    • - So people will never forget what happened
    • - To show us mans inhumanity to man
    • - Loss of innonence
    • - Catharsis
  14. Ethos
    How the character and credibility of a speaker can influence an audience to consider him/her to be believabe.
  15. Pathos
    The use of emotional appeals to alter the audience's judgement.
  16. Logos
    The use of reasoning, either inductive or deductive, to construct an argument.
  17. Anaphora
    The repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses or lines.
  18. Rhetorical Question
    A question posed by the speaker that doesn't necessarily require an answer, but raises questions and ideas.
  19. Aposiopesis
    A form of break by which the speaker comes to an abrupt halt, seemingly overcome by passion, fear, excitement, etc.
  20. Antithesis
    Opposition, or contrast of ideas or words in a balanced or parallel structure.
  21. Apostrophe
    A sudden general turn from the audience to address a specific group or person or personified abstraction absent or present.
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