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Ambrosial
exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; extremely delicious; excellent
Adonis
very handsome young man
Atlas
book of maps
Draconian
cruel; harsh; severe; ironhanded
Echolalia
automatic and immediate repetition
Forum
any medium or place for open discussion and expression of ideas -- a public meeting, a radio or TV discussion, editorial page, etc.
Hector
bully; intimidate with threats; bluster
Hermetic
airtight
Thespian
pertaining to the drama or acting
Martial
pertaining to war; warlike
Narcissistic
in love with oneself; excessively fascinated and gratified by one's own physical and mental qualities; egocentric
Paean
song or hymn of praise, joy, or triumph
Philippic
bitter denunciation; tirade
Plutocratic
having great influence because of one's wealth
Odyssey
any long series of wanderings or travels
siren
1. dangerous, attractive woman
2. a woman who sings sweetly
3. apparatus for sounding loud warnings
stentorian
very loud
aboard
on a ship, train, bus, etc., on
amiss
in a missing-the-mark manner; wrong; imperfect; faulty
anon
soon; presently
asunder
in an apart position; apart
begrimed
cover with grime; make dirty
behest
command; order
behooved
be necessary for; be proper for
belittle
cause to be or seem little or unimportant; disparage
beset
attack on all sides; surround
betimes
early
cumbersome
full of encumbrances; burdensome
foundling
infant found after being deserted by its unknown parents
noisome
offensive to the sense of smell
nowise
in no way; not at all
lissome
lithesome; nimble
starveling
one who is thin from lack of food
yearling
one who is a year old
bearish
like a bear; rough; tending to depress stock prices; expecting a fall in stock prices
bullish
like a bull; obstinate; tending to cause rises in stock prices; expecting a rise in stock prices
canine
of or pertaining to the dog family; designating one of the four pointed teeth next to the incisors
diabolical
very cruel; wicked; fiendish
feline
of or pertaining to the cat family
feminine
denoting the opposite gender of masculine; having the features, qualities, and characteristics belonging to women
filial
of or befitting a son or daughter
fraternal
brotherly; having to do with a fraternal society
lupine
of or like a wolf; ravenous
masculine
denoting the opposite gender of feminine; having qualities appropriate to a man
maternal
motherly; inherited from or related to the mother's side
puerile
foolish for a grown-up to say or do
sanguinary
bloody
sheepish
like a sheep in timidity or stupidity; awkwardly bashrul or embarrassed
vulpine
of or like a fox; crafty; cunning
Jane Eyre
Charlotte Bronte
Beowulf
Seamus Heaney
A Lesson Before Dying
Ernest J. Gaines
A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens
Lord of the Flies
William Golding
Hamlet
Shakespeare
Oedipus Rex
Sophocles
PTCAST
Paraphrase
Title
Connotation- meaning behind the literal, literary devices
Attitude- diction, formal/informal language, sentence structure, rhyme; tone; citations
Shift- shift in focus; one thing or idea or tone or attitude to another; but, yet, however, although
Theme
Style
diction (word choice), syntax (sentence structure), imagery, figures of speech, metaphors etc, choice of detail
Theme
the message of a work of literature expressed in a statement
Thespis
person that "thespian" comes from; known to be the first greek actor;