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The Pit and the Pendulum the city that the inquisitorial prison is located in. the belt binding the protagonist to a wooden frame. where the protagonist thought the inquisitors had put him to die. most feared method of death for the protagonist . material draped across the walls of the apartment in which the protagonist is sentenced.. Older Children
Edgar Allan Poe's Favorite Words grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror. earnest and conscientious activity intended to do something. an experience that shocks or offends. very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold. cover as if with a shroud. Hard
Literary Terms put the correct words in the spaces someone who wrote the story. literary technique in which writers employ two or more characters to be engaged. is anxiety or a state of uncertainty or excitement about the resolution of something. A regional or social variety of a language distinguished by pronunciation, . is an extreme exaggeration used to make a point. I. Hard
Macbeth Careful management. Come in close contact with. An end of. Plans to drug the guards and kill the king in his sleep. Malcolm and Donalbain leave in fear that the king's ______ will pursue them. Big
Poetry Terms Comparison of two unrelated items. non-human subject is given human characteristics. Repeat of a line or group of lines in a poem. Words that sound like the thing to which they refer. Comparison using like or as. Big
Greek Mythology independent state consisting of a city and its surrounding territory . god of fire. one of a family of giants who ruled the earth until overthrown by the greek gods of olnpus. goddess of love. queen of the underworld. Big
Elements of Fiction Read carefully and solve! the story is in third person and only focus on one characters thoughts . This is similar to a hypothesis. A prediction of what will happen next.. The words characters speak to each other in the story.. An object that represents something else.. The way voices sound in writing that live in different areas.. Big
Walt Whitman What was he?. What's his last name?. What month was he born?. What age was he when he ended his education? . Where was he born?. Older Children
John Henry & Pecos Bill Decency, honor, pride. Great, remarkable, exceptional. Confused, stunned, disoriented. Crumbled, dropped, fainted. Rules, practices, methods. Big
Literature comparison not using like or as. Middle English for shame on you. An exaggeration for the sake of emphasis. The way someone walks. An ungrateful person. Very Difficult
Romeo and Juliet Who did Capulet want Juliet to marry?. Who killed Mercutio?. Who told Juliet she should marry Paris, aside from Lady Capulet?. Who wrote this play?. What day did Romeo and Juliet get married?. Big
Othello Othello’s last word.. French word for “place” + someone who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.. Othello is the prince of _____. . What does Iago imply that Othello used to win over Desdemona?. Item that Othello gave to Desdemona as a token of his love.. Hard
The Man Who Was Poe a single line of poetry. a troublesome situation. the running of thought from one verse, couplet, or stanza to the next without break . a state of ill intent; a feeling of deep dislike. a conclusion based upon reasonable evidence. Big
Much Ado About Nothing utensil used for straining. not softened or lessened. To respond as less serious. to request for urgently. morally despicable. Big
Contemporary Literature passive acceptance; submission. coming next. during. central idea or insight about human life revealed by a work of literature. exceptional skill or ability. Hard
The Greek Gods 13 gods Love, Beauty, Pleasure, Procreation. King of the Seas, Rivers, Earthquakes, Horses. Animal Husbandry, Travel, Trade, Athletics, Language, Thievery, Good Luck, Guide of the Dead, Herald of the Gods . Metalworking, Fire, Building, Sculpture, Volcanism. ine, Drunkenness, Madness, Parties, Vegetation, The Afterlife. Big
Literary Devices A hint of whats to come. Comparison not using like or as. Extreme exaggeration. Giving human characteristics to something not human. Remembering something that has already happened. Big
Antigone killed his father and married his mother. holy or strictly religious. multiple gods. Blind prophet. one god. Hard
Paradise Lost Complete the following crossword to help you understand key vocabulary terms while we are reading paradise lost creator of all things. not earthly; heavenly; celestial.. a conversation, esp. a formal discussion.. one who pleads or makes a request in behalf of another or others.. to have spoken irreverently or profanely of or to God or sacred things.. Big
Literary Epics The great runner. Occupied the island of Crete and laid the groundwork for the Greeks written language. One of the oldest stories ever recorded, written in cuneiform . A long narrative poem, often written about a hero or heroines . The first feat/monster Beowulf overcomes. Big
Poetry Combining senses or mixing senses together. A figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity. An object which carries more meaning. Exaggeration. When one line of verse continues onto the next line. Hard
Tell Tale Heart contempt; ridicule. cautious; watchful. hiding one's feelings or purposes. clarity; awareness of detail. annoyed. Big
Masque of the Red Death Clowns, ludicrous figures. . A famous play written in 1830 by French dramatist Victor Hugo. The play was classified as “Romantic” and was opposed by people who were referred to as “Classicists”. Propriety and good taste in conduct or appearance.. A lavish often outdoor entertainment, a large elaborate party. . Having battlements and high walls like a castle. . Big
O'Henry a very bright and radiant light. done constantly or as a habit. slang term for friend. a close friend. a large amount of money. Big
Famous Writers One of these character's topics. The perishing of a beautiful ______. A famous writer in the Romanticism time period. Changed his name. The religion of early America. Often cast in a bad light. a religious movement in America in which the human was glorified. The famous work attacking Puritans. Big
Macbeth character meant for comic relief. wife of Macduff. Banquos son. wife of Macbeth. has very good memory. Big
Poetry Techniques a word or phrase used to compare two people, objects or animals; the worlds a stage. exageration . an object or animal does something only a human can do; the snowflakes danced. the idea or meaning of the poem . two things are compared using 'like' or 'as'; white as a ghost. Big
Short Story Theory This conflict happens within the character.. The hints and clues provided by the author that suggests the outcome of the story.. This point of view has the narrator share the story as if he/she were holding a camcorder.. This conflict happens due to an outside force such another character, the environment, fate, etc.. Max is a pig when he eats his dinner. What figurative language am I?. Big
Murder Mystery Read the clues below and fill in the answers! Remember to go back to the tricky ones when you have more letters! There could be a lot of this if the murder has been very violent!. The mystery is often set in an abandoned house, where people might feel.... The person who the crime was against. The reason why someone committed the crime. Someone who saw something suspicious. Older Children
Character Adjectives excessively or unduly sensitive.. having full assurance. Sure.. readily or easily affected by stimuli.. causing boredom.. requiring or asking for more than is generally felt by others to be due.. Big
Elements of a Short Story hints or clues about events that happen later in the story. man vs. man or man vs. nature. when the readers knows something that the characters don't know. point that only tells the story from one person's point of view . quality that makes the reader want to keep reading to find out what happens next. Hard
Sonnet Act of interpreting or discovering the meaning of a text, usually involves close reading and special attention to figurative language.. A word, phrase, line, or group of lines that is repeated, for effect, several times in a poem.. Unrhymed iambic pentameter verse . A lyric poem of 14 lines, commonly written in iambic pentameter.. A poem consisting of four lines, or four lines of a poem that can be considered as a unit. Older Children
Tolkien These are mostly from the book, but there are some movie references too. Elf-king killed in battle with Sauron. The plains of Mordor. The morning star of Middle-Earth. Not over-fond of dwarves, but likes a good story. Capital city of the Shire. Very Difficult
Poetry Terms Determine the term that goes with each clue (definition/example). a character through which the poet speaks. the repeated consonant sound (any part of a word) through a poem. ex. He was busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest.. ex. The sun peeled back the clouds and blanketed our shivering backs.. emotional association of a word's meaning. Very Difficult
Elements of a Short Story Man vs. man or man vs. nature. hints or clues about events that happen later in the story. when the reader knows something that the characters don't know. point of view that only tell the story from one person's point of view, he, she, they etc.. something that represents both itself and something else. Hard
Sylivia Plath Disorder Plath struggled with most of her life. Plath's husband, fellow poet. Plath's place of birth. Awarded Pulitzer Prize for this work in 1982. The formation of a word by imitation of a sound made by its referent . Hard
American Literature unit vocabulary jump or dance around excitedly.. the presentation of something as being smaller, worse, or less important it actually is . erase (a mark) from a surface. logic and inference or a conclusion hat does not follow from premises . philosophy which says that thought and spiritual things or more than ordinary human experiences. Big
Eelements of Literature Human vs human. The author tells the story directly. Through thoughts, actions, physical appearance, or other character's comments. Statements that describe/ Develop the character. Human vs self. Big
Who Wrote That? Enter the writer's last name that matches the work Young Goodman Brown. Introduction to Nature. Crossing Brooklyn Ferry. An Occurrence Owl Creek Bridge. Appeal to the Christian Women of the South. Big
The Dickens Era Charles Dickens, Great Epectatios ans the Victorian era One of Pip’s expectations is to become a …. The young lady the Pip loves passionately and is hopelessly on love with.. Biddy was Pips friend since they … together.. When Charles was only 12, his father was taken to … Prison.. Where Pip and Magwitch first encountered each other.. Big
Short Story Elements conflict that takes place within the mind of a character. central message or insight about life . shows events from before the present of the story. an intended contradiction between . the narrator uses the pronouns I, me, and my. Older Children
Gary the Dreamer afraid or freightened. A device that controls the flow of water. thinks well of someone or something. strolling musicians. to make a sound of a letter or word. Young Kids
Pieces of a story A struggle between the charcter and person or force outside of their body. A struggle in a characters mind. The sequence of events that make up a story. The reason or reasons a character acts or behaves a certain way. The time, place that a story takes place. Older Children
Literature of the Middle Ages A type of play depicting the event's of Jesus' Crucifixtion. The code that knights lived by.. Parables or allegories structured as morality tales to resolve a moral conundrum. The Canterbury Tales were written by ______________.. These fables became allegories for teaching Christian ideals.. Hard
Genre a story with a hero. a story about someones life. a story that gets you to buy something. a play of some sort. a story with talking animals. Big
Biographies a true story about someone's life. a listing of family members in the form of tree branches. listing of events in the orde that they happened. events that have already happened. an event that really happened in the past. Older Children
Media Literacy Please fill out the puzzle below. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and other reference manuals related to particular professions or trades. . Low price paperback books sold mostly on racks in drugstores, supermarkets, airports, and bookstores. . The best-selling religious book of all time. . The segment of the book industry that publishes scholarly books in specialized areas. . A marketing strategy that involves publishing a topical book quickly after a major event occurs. . Big
Short Story Giving hints on what will happen later in the story. Readers know more than the characters do. Uncertain of an outcome. Object that stands for something else. Giving human qualities to non-human things. Big
Elements of Fiction the way of saying something beyond the dictionary definition. a statement about the future. a type or class of literature. the underlying message in a story. an event that took place before the current time of a story. Big
Elements of Literature When the narrator does not take part in the story, and knows everyones ideas and emotions. A complication on the outside of a character. When the writer is not in the novel, and we only know one or two people's thoughts. An issue that lies within a character . The life lesson that the creator would like us to acknowledge . Big
 
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