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hubris
excessive pride
degrade
to lower in dignity
wily
crafty
polytheism/monotheism
belief in more than one god/belief in only one god
polygamy/monogamy
having more than one spouse/having only one spouse
blood guilt
killing one's family
boasting
gloating or bragging
groundling
a member in Shakespearean theaters that stood in front of the stage and payed less
gallery seating
seating in Shakespearean times-the midle class people sat here, sitting around the stag, above the groundlings
sonnet
14 lined poem with a ryhming scheme and 10 syllabels per line
vendetta
a private feud or fight
exile
to be forceably removed from a town or region
predicament
difficult or dangerous situation
abhor
to loathe or hate greatly
despise
to regard with disdain or disgust
chide
to yell at someone or to scold
apt
to be able to do something
procure
to obtain or to bring about
aspire
to want to be or to wish to be
lament
to mourn or be sad for
omit
to leave out or not include
bandy
to fight
allusion
an indirect reference to another subject
antagonist
an opposing force to the protagonist
protagonist
the main character in a story
plot
storyline; the main story of a literary work
theme
a main idea of a story
alliteration
words in a line that begin with the same consanent sound: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepers
iambic pentameter
unstressed syllabel followed by a stressed syllabel, 5 times in a line
oxymoron
a sort of opposite phrase-"jumbo shrimp"
personification
giving in-animate objects human-like characteristics
dramatic irony
when the audience knows more than the characters do
verbal irony
saying something but meaning the opposite
situational irony
the opposite happens of what you would normally expect to happen
ryhme scheme
specific pattern of ryhmes in a poem-ABAB CDCD EFEF GG
tone
a reflection of the speaker's or writer's attitude toward the subject of a poem or story
mood
a state or quality of feeling in a story
character development
what the character says; what others say about the character; actions of him/her; what he/she thinks; his/her appearance; what the author says
5 stages of plot development
exposition-introduces plot and characters
rising action-when complications to the conflict arise and increase reader interest
climax-"turning point"; point of greatest emotional intensity
falling action-after climax
resolution-reveals outcome
steps of researching
Brainstorm
Outline
Roungh Draft
Editing Draft
Final Draft
MLA
stands for Modern Language Association
official way of formatting an essay
foreshadow
when the author hints in the story of future events
setting
the time and place of a story
lord's rooms
highest class of people sat here-above the stage and overlooking everything
omniscient/omnipotent
all knowing/all powerful
matrilineal/patrilineal
having to do with females/males-
society dominated by one
dennotation
the dictionary definition of a word
connotation
the emotional feeling of a word