Comedy

Mallika the same weapons, subject to the same

Mallika VyasIntro to Shakespeare L3Mr. Degnan January 18, 2018The Merchant of Venice Final Project Part 2Passage 1: I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer as a Christian is? If

AP Lit Poetry Sound & Meter Terms

alliteration The repetition of consonant sounds, especially at the beginning of words that are next to or close to each other. Accented/stressed the syllable(s) that receive the most emphasis when speaking Anapestic A foot in poetry with two unstressed syllables followed by one stressed syllable. Approximate rhyme A term used for words in a rhyming pattern that have some kind of sound correspondence but are not perfect. assonance The repetition

AP – Metrical Poetry Terms

Accent The prominence or emphasis given to a syllable or word. In the word poetry, the accent (or stress) falls on the first syllable. Alexandrine A line of poetry that has 12 syllables. The name probably comes from a medieval romance about Alexander the Great that was written in 12-syllable lines. Alliteration The repetition of the same or similar sounds at the beginning of words: “What would the world be,

AP Literary Terms (consonance – feminine rhyme)

Consonance The repetition of consonant sounds within words. Couplet A pair of lines that end in rhyme. Decorum A character’s speech that must be styled according to their social station and in accordance with the occasion. Denotation Literal meaning of a word. Dense More than one possibly in the meaning of words. Didactic Instructs or provides information for a particular purpose Diction The author’s choice of word. Dirge A song

Romeo Juliet/ poetry terms/ shakespeare facts/ drama terms

How are the Capulets and Montagues alike? They have the same social status Where does the play take place? Verona Who do Sampson and Gregory first encounter in the city square? Abram and Balthasar, of the Montagues Who tries to discourage the battle? Benvolio Prince Escalus declares that the next time the families disturb the peace, they will pay with their lives Montague and Lady Montague are concerned about Romeo

American Lit. colonial period-19th century

John Winthrop Colonial male preacher. John Winthrop (1587-1649) was elected governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1629 and on 8 April 1630 he led a large party from England for the New World.Winthrop was extremely religious and ascribed fervently to the Puritan belief that the Anglican Church had to be cleansed of Catholic ritual. Winthrop was convinced that God would punish England for its heresy, and believed that English Puritans

Types of Poetry and Rhyme Scheme

Poetic foot A poetic foot is two syllables. In poetry, rhythm is measured by these small groups of syllables. Iambic pentameter A type of meter that is used in poetry and drama. The word ‘iambic’ describes the type of foot that is used. The word ‘pentameter’ indicates that a line has five of these ‘feet’ or 10 syllables. Abecedarian poems that are now most commonly used as mnemonic devices and

AP Literary Terms (Ballad – Didactic)

ballad a long, narrative poem, usually in very regular meter and rhyme; typically has a naïve folksy quality, a characteristic that distinguishes it from epic poetry bathos when writing strains for grandeur, it can’t be supported and tries to create tears from every little hiccup pathos when the writing of scene evokes feelings of dignified pity and symphathy bildungsroman a novel that recounts the development (psychological and sometimes spiritual) of

Poetry Terms/Devices

Alliteration The repetition of two or more consonant sounds in successive words in a line of verse or prose. It can be used at the beginning of words (“cool cats”) or internally on stressed syllables (“In kitchen cups concupiscent curds”). Apostrophe A direct address to someone or something. It often addresses something not ordinarily spoken to. It may address an inanimate object, a dead or absent person, an abstract thing,

English Characterization- End stopped line

Characterization The methods a writer uses to reveal the personality of a character Cliche A word or phrase that is so overused that it is virtually meaningless Climax The point of highest emotional pitch Colloquialism Informal language used in everyday conversation but not in formal writing or speech Comedy A type of drama that is humorous and often has a happy ending Comic Relief A humorous scene, event, or speech

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