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metaphor
figure of speech makes a comparison between two unlike things. In which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the word like, as, than, or resembles
simile
figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things using a word such as like, as, resembles, or than.
onomatopoeia
Use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning.
pun
Play on the multiple meanings of a word or on two words that sound alike but have different meanings.
flashback
Scene in a movie, play, short story, novel, or narrative poem that interrupts the present action of the plot to flash backward and tell what happened at an earlier time.
epic
Long story told in elevated language (usually poetry) which related the great deeds of a larger-than-life hero who embodies the values of a particular society.
irony
Contrast or discrepancy between expectation and reality - between what is said and what is really meant, between what is expected to happen and what really does happen, or between what appears to be true and what is really true.
personification
Kind of metaphor in which a nonhuman thing or quality is talked about as if it were human.
foreshadowing
The use of clues to hint at events that will occur later in a plot.
allusion
Reference to a statement, a person, a place, or an event from literature, history, religion, mythology, politics, sports, science, or pop culture.
imagery
Language that appeals to the senses.
alliteration
Repetition of the same or very similar consonant sounds in words that are close toghether in a poem.
assonance
Repetition of similar vowel sounds that are followed by different consonant sounds, especially in words that are close toghether in a poem.
antonym
A word having a meaning opposite to that of another word.
repetition
The act or process or an instance of repeating or being repeated.
figurative language
An expressive use of language, such as a metaphor or pun. Words are not used literally, but are instead used to suggest an image or comparison.
couplet
Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
denotation
The literal meaning.
jargon
Nonsensical incoherent, or meaningless talk.
Vague Meaning.
connotation
All the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests.
Ballad
Song that tells a story.
Folk Ballads composed by unknow singers.
Literary ballads are composed by known individuals.
Lyric Poetry
Poetry that does not tell a story but is aimed only at expressing a speaker's emotions or thoughts.
Limerick
A light humorous, nonsensical, or bawdy verse of five anapestic lines usually with thrhyme scheme aabba
Synonym
A word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or other wods in a language.
Sonnet
Fourteen-lin lyric poem that is usually written in iambic pentameter and that has one of several rhyme schemes.
Speaker
Voice that is talking to us in a poem.
Conversational diction
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Formal diction
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Inverted word order
a verb is placed before the subject.
narrative poem
A poem that tells a story. It should balance the story.
concrete poem
A poem that forms a picture of the topic or follows the contours of a shape that is suggested by the topic.
Benvolio
Nephew of Montague and friend of Romeo
Romeo
Son of Montague
Lord Capulet
Juliets Father
Lady Capulet
Juliets Mother
Juliet
Daughter of Capulet
Rosaline
Capulets Niece
Nurse
Juliets Nurse
Paris
A young nobleman, a relative of the prince.
Tybalt
Nephew of Lady Capulet
Prince Escalus
Ruler of Verona
Friar Lawrence
A Franciscan Priest
Friar John
A Franciscan Priest
Lord Montague
Romeos Father
Lady Montague
Romeos Mother
Peter
Servant to Juliets Nurse
Balthasar
Servant to Romeo
Gregory
Servant to Capulet
Verona
City in Northern Italy
Mantua
City in Northern Italy
Apothecary
A Druggist
Prologue
Welcomes the audience and gives them a taste of the story. Spoken by one person.
Soliloquy
An unusually long speech in which a character who is onstage alone expresses his or her thoughts aloud.
monologue
refers to a speech by one person in a drama, a form of entertainment by a single speaker, extended part of the text of a play uttered by an actor.
aside
Words that are spoken by a character in a play to the audience or to another character but are not supposed ot be overheard by the others onstage.
Family Ties
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Family Alliances
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List of Deaths & how each died
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Order of Events and Occurrences
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Plot Development
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Swallowed a stone
Chronos
Wore a helmet that made him invisible.
Hades
Gave advise to Zeus
.
Was the most beautiful goddess.
Aprodite
Hid her son in a cave
.
Is the goddess of the hearth
Hestia
Carries the world on his shoulders
Atlas
is the wife of Hades
Persephone
is the goddess of wisdom
Athena
has the emblem of the pecock and the cow.
Hera
has the emblem of the trident and the dolphin.
Posiedon
was the blacksmith for the gods.
Hephaestus
was the messenger for the gods.
Hermes
was the ruler of the gods
Zeus
was the god of the sun, healing, music, and poetry.
Apollo
Myths have always been passed on orally.
TRUE
When cupid shot his arrow, somone died.
FALSE
Zeus was a faithful husband to Hera.
FALSE
The River Styx leads to Hades and is guarded by a three-headed dog.
TRUE
Mt. Olympus was located in Turkey.
TRUE
Aphrodite was an ugly, old crone.
FALSE
Persephone became the wife of Hades.
TRUE
Zeus' brothers and sisters were swallowed by Cronus
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We find constant references to mythology in our world today.
TRUE
Myths were used to explain the unexplainable.
FALSE
They cyclops were two-eyed monsters.
FALSE
The world according to the Greeks was created from chaos.
TRUE
Zeus married his sister.
FALSE
Athena caused Zeus to have a headache.
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The food of the gods was nectar and ambrosia.
TRUE
The Odyssey begins after the Trojan War.
TRUE
Odysseus was held captive by Circe, and Calypso
FALSE
The Lotus-eaters were cannibals.
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The Cyclops were very sociable and lived in large cities.
FALSE
Odysseus told the Cyclops that his name was Nohbdy.
TRUE
Odysseus is from
Ithica
Odysseus has a strong ______ for his home and wife.
passion
The louts-eaters tried to get Odysseus and his men to eat ________
lotus plants
Odysseus lied ot the Cyclops because he was afrtaid for his _______ and his crew.
Life
Why did Odysseus ive the Cyclops several bowls of wine?
to get him drunk.
What was the gift that the Cyclops gave Odysseus?
Said he would be eaten after all his men.
Odysseus put the spike into the fire because he wanted to __________.
harden it.
Odysseus and his men escape the Cyclops by tying themselves to ______________
The under side of the sheep.
What did Polyphemus (The Cyclops) pray would happen to Odysseus?
Never make it home.
How did the Sirens tempt sailors?
Songs of knowledge.
Odysseus is first told of what is going on in his home by his swineherd ________
Eumaeus
Telemachus, Odysseus; son, is doubtful that he and his father can
over take the suitors.
After seeing Odysseu, argus, Odyessus; faithful dog, _____
dies
Penelope postpones her marriage by doing what?
Makes a contest.
When Odysseus reveals himself to Penelope, she ______________.
is happy.
In order for Odyssues to reclaim what is rightfully his, Athena disguises him as a
beggar.
Telemachus outline to Odysseus of the number of men who inhabit his house is an important plot point because it prepares the reader for the ______ of the hero's task.
importance
It is as a result of th conversation between Eurynome and Penelope that Penelope tells _______ to summon the beggar-stranger to her.
Eurynome
Pressured by the suitors, Penelope declares that she will marry whoeer can string
__________
Odyesseus Bow
Although Eurymachus pleads with Odysseus for mercy, Odysseus is not satisfied until all the ________.
Suiters have ben avenged.
The appearances of _____ to Odysseus probably reflect the value the Greeks placed on Divine wisdom and guidance.
Gods
In teh final episodes, it is ____________ among the suitors who especially violates the Greek belief in hospitality.
Cyclopse
__________________ illustrates the Greek ideals of courage and patience.
.
The description of Odysseus being bathed immediately following the end of the battle indicates that value Greeks placed on ________.
.
The presence of Actoris indicates Greeks believed in __________.
.