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ALLITERATION
THE REPETITION OF THE SAME CONSONANT SOUNDS BEGINNING EACH WORD IN A SEQUENCE OF WORDS
ASSONANCE
THE REPETITION OF INTERNAL VOWEL SOUNDS WITHOUT THE REPETITION OF CONSONANT SOUNDS. USED AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO RHYME IN VERSE TO CREATE AN AURAL UNITY WITHIN A POETIC LINE
ONOMATOPOEIA
A TERM REFERRING TO THE USE OF A WORD THAT RESEMBLES THE SOUND IT DENOTES.
EYE RHYME
WHEN TWO WORDS LOOK AS THOUGH THEY WOULD SOUND ALIKE, BUT THEIR SOUND IS DIFFERENT
PERFECT RHYME
EXISTS BETWEEN WORDS THAT SHRAE THE SAME STRESSED VOWEL SOUNDS AS WELL AS THE SOUNDS THAT FOLLOW THE VOWEL
SLANT RHYME
THE SOUND OF THE RHYMING WORDS IS CLOSE BUT NOT EXACT BALL AND BELL
MASCULINE RHYME
MEANS THAT THE ACCENT ON THE RHYMING WORDS IS ON A FINAL STRESSED SYLLABLE (BETRAY AWAY)
FEMININE RHYME
CONSISTS OF A RHYMED STRESSED SYLLABLE FOLLOWED BY ONE OR MORE IDENTICAL UNSTRESSED SYLLABLES (SEASON REASON)
INTERNAL RHYME
PLACES AT LEAST ONE OF THE RHYMED WORDS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LINE
END STOPPED
A POETIC LINE THAT COMES TO A DEFINITE STOP OR PAUSE AT THE END
END RHYME
IS WHEN THE WORDS AT THE END OF THE LINE RHYME
ENJAMBED
A POETIC LINE WHOSE MEANING IS NOT COMPLETE AT THE END BUT CONTINUE ON WITHOUT PAUSE TO THE NEXT LINE.
DENOTATIVE
THE DIRECT, SPECIFIC MEANING OF A WORD, AS DISTINCT FROM AN IMPLIED OR ASSOCIATED MEANING.
CONNOTATIVE
THE ASSOCIATED MEANING THAT HAVE BUILT UP AROUND A WORD. IMPLICATIONS GOES BEYOND THE LITERAL MEANING OF THE WORD.
DICTION
A WRITER'S CHOICE OF LANGUAGE... WORDS, PHRASES, SENTENCE STRUCTURE
APOSTROPHE
A FIGURE OF SPEECH IN WHICH THE POET ADDRESSES SOMETHING THAT IS INANIMATE OR ABSTRACT AS A PERSONIFIED THING
SIMILE
A FIGURE OF SPEECH THAT MAKES AN EXPLICIT COMPARISON BETWEEN TWO THINGS USING THE WORDS "LIKE" OR "AS"
METAPHOR
A FIGURE OF SPEECH IN WHICH ONE THING IS EQUATED WITH ANOTHER IN AN INDIRECT COMPARISON WITHOUT USING THE WORD "LIKE" OR "AS"
PERSONIFICATION
A FORM OF METAPHOR IN WHICH HUMAN CHARACTERISTICS ARE GIVEN TO SOMETHING INANIMATE
OXYMORON
A STATEMENT THAT CONTRADICTS ITSELF
HYPERBOLE
EXAGGERATED STATEMENTS THAT ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE TAKEN FOR THE TRUTH.
UNDERSTATEMENT
DESCRIBING SOMETHING, OFTEN FOR COMIC EFFECT, IN TERMS THAT SUGGEST IT IS MUCH SMALLER OR LESS IMPORTANT THATN WE KNOW IT REALLY IS
"IF WE MUST DIE"
CALL TO ARMS... IF WE'RE GOING TO DIE THEN SHOW OUR BRAVERY AND FIGHT BACK. DIE FOR A PURPOSE.
RESPONSE TO RED SUMMER OF 1919 WHERE LITTLE BOY IN MICHIGAN SWAM TO THE WRONG SIDE AND WAS BEATEN
"THE LYNCHING"
SOMEONE BEING LYNCHED, PERHAPS ABOUT GOING TO HEAVEN TO SEE THE FATHER, GIRLS DANCED AROUND HIS HANGING BODY, CROWDS VIEWED
"THE NEGRO SPEAKS OF RIVERS"
RIVERS, EXPLAINS JOURNEY OF NEGROES ALONG TIME
"INCIDENT"
EIGHT YEAR OLD TRIP TO BALTIMORE, 7 MONTHS, ONLY REMEMBERS BEING CALLED N-WORD BY ANOTHER CHILD
"A BLACK MAN TALKS OF REAPING"
A MAN TALKS ABOUT PLANTING NAD WORKING IN THE FIELDS, BROTHERS SONS WILL "FEED ON BITTER FRUIT"
"KADDISH"
WRITTEN TO MOURN HIS MOTHER'S DEATH
"THE DAY LADY DIED"
WRITTEN ABOUT BILLIE HOLIDAY'S DEATH. HE READ ABOUT THE DEATH IN THE NEWSPAPER
"IT'S RAINING IN LOVE"
"DO YOU THINK ITS GOING TO RAIN?" ABOUT A GAIN WHO IS INSECURE IN RELATIONSHIPS, ENDS WITH A GIRL ASKING HIM AND HE FEELS RELIEVED "THANK GOD ITS YOU BABY THIS TIME INSTEAD OF ME.
"WHAT I HAVE LEARNED"
WANTS TO DO HIS OWN THING. WILL PASS ON SOMETHING THAT HE LEARNS, ONCE HE LEARNS IT. WOULD PREFER TO DRINK WINE AND WATCH FLOWERS.
"I GIVE UP"
VERY CONFUSED. VERY DEPRESSED IN NIGHT TIME AND MORNING "DONT LEAVE ME, DONT GO TO SLEEP"
THEMES FROM HAMLET
REVENGE, BETRAYAL, DEATH, JUSTICE, MADNESS
"ME THINKS THE LADY PROTESTS TOO MUCH"
HAMLET, THE QUEEN STATES THIS ABOUT THE PLAY-QUEEN. THE SECRET IS BECOMING REVEALED.
WHAT DO FLOWERS REPRESENT IN HAMLET?
THE WOMEN... THEY ARE WEAK, CONTROLLABLE. (SHRINKING VIOLET)
TRAGIC FLAW OF HAMLET
INSATIABLE APPETITE FOR REVENGE IN HAMLET.
CHARACTERS OF HAMLET
CLAUDIUS, HAMLET, POLONIUS, HORATIO, LAERTES, MARCELLUS, BERNARDO, GERTRUDE, OPHELIA
"Frailty, thy name is woman!"
HAMLET
"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. "
HAMLET
"Get thee to a nunnery"
HAMLET
DEATH OF A SALESMAN CHARACTERS
WILLY LOMAN, LINDA, BIFF, HAPPY, BERNARD, CHARLEY, UNCLE BEN,
SIMILARITIES BETWEEN HAPPY AND BIFF
BOTH SEEK FATHER'S APPROVAL, MORE SO WHEN YOUNGER. HAPPY IS SUCCESSFUL AND CONTENT. BIFF IS LOST AND WANDERING THE WORLD.
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FATHER AND SONS
STRAINED. NEED FOR APPROVAL WHEN YOUNGER. SEEMS TO CARE MORE WHAT BIFF DOES WITH HIS LIFE, IGNORES HAPPY.
RELEVANCE OF STOCKINGS OF DEATH OF A SALESMAN?
GAVE NEW STOCKINGS TO GIRLFRIEND, WHILE HIS WIFE HAD TO MEND HER OLD TORN STOCKINGS
RELEVANCE OF CHARACTERS NAMES IN DEATH OF SALESMAN?
BIFF- JOCK, IMMATURE,
HAPPY- HAPPY IN LIFE
WILLY-IMMATURE, NOT PROFESSION, NICKNAME
LOMAN- LOW MAN ON THE TODEM POLE.
DEATH OF SALESMAN ... TRAGEDY OR NOT?
TRADITIONAL DEFINITION INCLUDES THAT THE MAIN CHARACTER HAS A RISE AND FALL, MAIN CHAR. DIES. HOWEVER DOESNT HAVE A "RISE" AND DOESN'T SEEM ALL THAT TRAGIC WITH THE STORY LINE.
A DOLL HOUSE CHARACTERS
TORVALD, NORA, DR RANK, MRS LINDE, KROGSTAD
NORA'S ALLOWANCE
1/2 GOES TO PAY OFF LOAN, 1/2 TO BUY HERSELF THINGS TO KEEP SUSPICIONS LOW
TORVALD AND NORA'S RELATIONSHIP?
HE IS CONTROLLING. SHE IS CHILDISH. HE HAS PET NAMES FOR HER, ALLOWANCE, SHE ACTS CHILDISH.
SHIFT OF POWER?
OCCURS WHEN HE FINDS THE LETTER AND SHE DECIDES TO LEAVE HIM. HE BEGS HER TO STAY