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Poetry rhyming words within a line of poetry. comparison not using 'like' or 'as'. extreme exaggeration. gives human qualities to non-humans. words that imitate sounds. Big
Short Story Elements the highest point of a story. character that shows varied or contradictory traits. character that develops and changes. action that occurs after the climax. contrast between appearance or reality. Big
Literary A writer’s use of hints or clues to indicate events and situations that happen later on in the story . a struggle between a character and an outside force. he substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive. used to imply that a statement or other production is humorously or otherwise not seriously intended. When the audience knows something about the story that the characters do not know.. Hard
History of Literature ... and Greek are examples of languages which do not have any native speakers.. Life on earth was seen as essentially a preparation for the hereafter.. Individual is less important.. Seize The Day in Latin. Art and Literature in the Middle Ages was inspired by the .... Very Difficult
Hamlet They acted out the play. Another one of Hamlet's old friends. 'Too much water hath thou poor Ophelia.'. Another Officer. 'Let four captains bear Hamlet like a soldier to the stage.'. Hard
Othello Write the appropriate words in the puzzle beautiful. a country. desire to harm other people. to bring under control. go away in different direction. Older Children
Sonnets Type of meter a sonnet must be written in. Number of syllables in a line. Type of sonnet that has abbaabba cdecde rhyme scheme. Group that consists of eight lines. Change from one tone in a sonnet to another. Big
Hamlet They acted out the play.. Seventh Deadly Sin.. One of Hamlet's old friends.. 'Too much water hath thou poor Ophelia.'. Another Officer.. Hard
The Pit and the Pendulum shook. eagerness. direct comparison of two things. straps going around a body. one of the words for a small opening in a wall. Hard
Types of Poetry similar to cinquain and shaped like diamond. A five line poem with rhyme and AABBA and humorous. A poem that tells a story. A Japanese poem with three lines with a focus on nature. A four line poem with rhyme scheme AABB or ABCB. Hard
Bertha von Suttner What was the name of her husband?. Lay Down Your Arms is a ... Bertha wrote. Which country was she living in?. What was she working for . She warned about.... Hard
25 Literary Terms Complete crossword puzzle a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. a particular form of a language that is peculiar to a specific region or social group . a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter. the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect. an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.. Hard
Poetry Defintion a direct comparison where one thing is called another,. The idea is to associate a quality of the one to the other. an object that represents and idea, a process, or a physical entity. The purpose of a symbol is to communicate meaning . the use of devices which appeal to the mind that should not only be considered literally; contrasts with literal language . the commonly understood cultural or emotional association of a word or phrase, as opposed to its denotation. a verse form consisiting of eight lines of iambic pentameter. The most common rhyme scheme for an octave is abba abba. Big
Poetic Devices and Literary Terms Repetitive sounds produced by consonants within a sentence or phrase. This repetition often takes place in quick succession . A___________________ is a figure of speech which makes an implicit, implied or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated but share some common characteristics. . A figure of speech, which involves an exaggeration of ideas for the sake of emphasis.. A figure of speech in which a thing, an idea or an animal is given human attributes.. Defined as a main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work that may be stated directly or indirectly.. Hard
Mr William Shakespeare's Amazing Plays Using the quote from the plays, try to name the 14 Shakespeare plays. 'How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.'. 'Call me Ganymede.'. 'Off with his head!'. 'Double, double toil and trouble...'. 'I am dying, Egypt, dying.'. Hard
Learning & Language Arts _________ are problem-solving methods or behaviors . ___________ are the classroom managers, they set expectations and clearly explain what’s expected and valued in the classroom . This is when students create meaning using multiple sign systems, such as posers or videos. Learning strategy when children regulate or keep track of their progress is called ______ . Students make changes to clarify meaning in their presentations . Very Difficult
Literary Terms Use the hints to solve for each word. a figure of speech which makes an implicit, implied or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated but share some common characteristics. a figure of speech, which presents a short story typically with a moral lesson at the end. language used by the people of a specific area, class, district or any other group of people. The term dialect involves the spelling, sounds, grammar and pronunciation used by a particular group of people and it distinguishes them from other people . describes a narrative that begins, not at the beginning of a story, but somewhere in the middle — usually at some crucial point in the action.. the type of art, literature or music characterized by a specific form, content and style. Hard
All About Poetry a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things without the use of such specific words of comparison as like, as, than, or resembles. poetry that does not have a regular pattern of rhythm or rhyme. a figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes. The main idea of a poem, short story, or novel. a figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared, using 'like,' 'as,' or 'seems'. Big
The Lady, or The Tiger? Complete the crossword Something that has the power to determine guilt or innocence.. To have great ambition or an ultimate goal; to desire strongly.. Marked by crudeness or lack of restraint in taste, style, or manner.. Not limited or restricted.. Having or showing great emotion or zeal.. Big
Midas and the Golden Touch An idiom that means to have an ability for making money or being financially successful. Anything that causes fear, terror or dread. A female child. The god of wine. To want or desire something to happen or be true. Big
Poetry first name of author of 'Where the Sidewalk Ends'. '____ of Myself' by Walt Whitman. comical five-line poem following rhyme scheme AABBA. 'The Road Not ____' by Robert Frost. Japanese poetry style consisting of three lines following the syllable pattern 5-7-5. Older Children
Literary Devices Don't put all your eggs in one basket. He puts the the rock broke the clock and left a crack in the back. I'm a sitting duck. He hugged her forever. The wind kissed her cheek. Big
Parts of Speech To review for your final exam, complete the following crossword puzzle. Words that name persons, places, or things, including words that name emotions and ideas, are ____________.. Transitive or intransitive verb? The kiwi lays enormous eggs.. Lemon Brown's legs were covered with rages that were held on with ____________.. In a story, the first part introduces the characters. It is called the _____________. . 'Don't mention Paw-paw's feet,' Stacy's mother warns. 'She's ___________ about them.'. Hard
'You Gotta Love Aphrodite' Who was chosen to be Aphrodite's husband?. The woman created to be Epimetheus's wife.. The one good thing left in the container.. The Greek name for the jar given to Pandora.. Kept in the container that Pandora opened.. Hard
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
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