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conflict
A fight or a battle between two or more characters
analogy
a comparison between two different things
genre
a type of literay work, such as a novel, shhort story, poem, drama, biography, or autobiography
reputation
what people generally think about a person; fame
discipline
punishment, correction
determination
firmness of purpose or mind
assurance
confidence
Give examples of an analogy
sleep and death;
an eye is like a camera;
glorious rebirth and heaven of freedom
Fill in the correct word in this analogy:
Dance is to ballet, as sport is to _____________________.
wallet; sunglasses; track and field; magazines
track and field
Heat is to fire as cold is to ________.
Ice
What type of genre was "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass"
autobigraphy
What was the conflict in the "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas"?
Frederick Douglas wanting to be treated like a man - not being beat by his master.
paradox
a statement that at first seems impossible but that may actually be or feel true
subway
a train that runs underground
courtesy
good manners, a kindness
prejudiced
not accepting of others, closeminded, racist
explode
blow up, go off
racism
belief that some people are superior to others
Give an example of a paradox
Fight for peace;
Little things are big;
Dying in order to live;
finding life by losing it
What is the conflict in "Little Things Are Big"?
The narrator is fighting with his own fears and feelings as he decides whether to help the woman.
Give an example of an external conflict in this Unit.
the fight between the two friends in "Amigo Brothers"
The fight between Frederick Douglas and Mr. Covey in "Narrrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas"
figurative language
words that describe something by making comparisons
Give an example of figurative language
All the worlds a stage;
Roared like a lion;
Blind as a bat;
my words are like the stars that never change
ancestors
people in your family who came before you; such as your parents and grandparents
abandoned
left alone, deserted
regret
to feel sorry something that happened
descendents
people in your life who came after you, such as your children and grandchildren
invisible
cannot be seen
turning point
the event in a story that leads to a solution of the problem
drawing conclusions
combining your own experience with story details to figure out what is happening
foreshadowing
hints that tell the reader what might happen in a story
drool
to let liquid ruun out of the mouth, as a baby does
exotic
unfamiliar; as if from another country
alien
strange; coming from another country
calloused
hardened thick skin, such as what happens to your fingers when you use tools alot
assumed
thought something was true
tainted
ruined; damaged
Tell what spine means in this sentence:
While I was reading my book, the spine fell apart.
the part of the book where the pages are bbound together came apart or separated.
What is the conflict in "Ribbons"?
Between generations, misunderstanding about binding feet
colloquial language
the everyday language people use when talking to friends, slang
Give an example of colloquial language
dude (male person), fat (great), mallrat (kids who hang around shopping centers), lol (lots of laughs)
cool (awesome), bling-bling (flashy jewelry)
dialogue
the conversation between characters
Is this an example of internal or external conflit?
The conflict between Felix and Antonio worrying about whether or not they can hurt each other and if so, will they still be "amigos" (friends).
internal
referee
the person who judges the match
omniscient point of view
the author tells the thoughts and feelsings of all the characters; he uses the third person point of view, (he she, and they) and stays outside of the story
foreshadowing
hints that tell the reader what might happen in a story
drool
to let liquid ruun out of the mouth, as a baby does
exotic
unfamiliar; as if from another country
alien
strange; coming from another country
calloused
hardened thick skin, such as what happens to your fingers when you use tools alot
assumed
thought something was true
tainted
ruined; damaged
Tell what spine means in this sentence:
While I was reading my book, the spine fell apart.
the part of the book where the pages are bbound together came apart or separated.
What is the conflict in "Ribbons"?
Between generations, misunderstanding about binding feet
colloquial language
the everyday language people use when talking to friends, slang
Give an example of colloquial language
dude (male person), fat (great), mallrat (kids who hang around shopping centers), lol (lots of laughs)
cool (awesome), bling-bling (flashy jewelry)
dialogue
the conversation between characters
Is this an example of internal or external conflit?
The conflict between Felix and Antonio worrying about whether or not they can hurt each other and if so, will they still be "amigos" (friends).
internal
referee
the person who judges the match
omniscient point of view
the author tells the thoughts and feelsings of all the characters; he uses the third person point of view, (he she, and they) and stays outside of the story
irony
the difference between what seems to be real and what is real
setting
the time and place of a story
fierce
violent, cruel
choir
a singing group
explosion
blast from a bomb bursting
clawed
to have dug with nails
Name two conflicts in "Ballad of Birmingham"
the conflict between mother and child (the daughter wanting to go to the march and the mother saying 'no');
the conflict between whites and blacks
connotation
an idea or feeling suggested by a word
denotation
the plain meaning of a word
tenement
aparment building in a bad area of town
lack
need
molding
the trim on a wall or ceiling
Give an example of connotation and denotation
sea - I crossed the sea - a body of water
There are many fishes in the sea - a large amount

Wall - There was a wall between the roooms - an enclosure put up to surround or separate something
The way he treated me was as if there was a wall between us. (a distance or space between the two people - being treated coldly by a person)
Lyric poem
a poem that is like a song; it expresses strong feelings about something
What genre was "Simple-song"?
a poem
verbal irony
what is meant may be the opposite of what is said
apostrophe
a figure of speech in which the poet talks to, or addresses, a person or thing that is not present
virtue
goodness, uprightness, excellence
shroud
cloth used to cover a dead body
slaughter
killing, slaying
Give an example of verbal irony
War is kind;
When a parent, after a difficult day with their child, says "Thanks for making this such a great day for me".
Give an example of "apostrophe" in War is Kind.
When the author talks to the young woman, a child, and a mothher who have lost loved ones in the war. They are really not there.
details
pieces of information that help "paint" a picture for the reader
atmosphere
the general mood of a piece of literature; setting, details, and the writer's choice of words create the atmosphere.
nourishment
food to keep one healthy and alive
deperate
frantic; hopeless
crisis
turning point, climax
resistance
fighting back
fugitive
a runaway; a hunted person
Who was the fugitive in "Escape: A Slave Narrative"?
James W.C. Pennington - who was a runaway slave