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1

List the Characteristics of a Folktale.

•short
•usually anonymous
•passed along by word of mouth

2

List the characteristics of a fable.

•remains brief and focused
•depicts a moral of practical wisdom
•embodies a common problem in its action

3

List the content conventions of the epic.

Setting is large. The supernatural is actively involved. Hero is unusual both in his gifts and his national importance. The story concerns super human actions.

4

The "Tortoise and the Osprey" Hovers between what two genres.

Fable and Folktale.

5

List the characteristics exhibited in "The Pumpkin Seeds" as required by the genre fairy tale.

Indefinite Setting, Broad Morals, Magic.

6

In "The Pumpkin Seeds" the poor but kind young brother is an example of what?

Archetype

7

The "Iliad" is based on what?

Trojan War

8

Who is the hero of the Iliad? List Why.

The hero is Achilles. This is because his anger is given as the topic and driving force of the story. Also because his choices led to conflict and major theme. Finally, because his choices result in resolution of the story

9

In "Pandora" Zeus mitigates his revenge by adding what to the casket?

Hope

10

Identify ways in which "Pandora" fulfills the overall purpose of a myth.

It explains how the Gods created something.

11

Three of the Friends in "The Lion-Makers" are made __________ by their __________.

Sympathetic. Decisions.

12

Is the Character of Hector (Iliad) Flat or Round, Static or Dynamic?

Round, Static.

13

What does Astyanax become afraid of?

Hector's helmet

14

List the Characteristics of an essay.

Short Prose Composition. Discusses a particular topic in a non-technical way. Expresses thoughts and opinions of the writer.

15

How do Informal and Formal essays differ?

A formal essay contains an impersonal and authoritative tone, and the structure is more organize.

An informal essay contains a friendly or conversational tone, and the structure is more relaxed

16

What point of view is "A Miserable Merry Christmas"

First Person

17

What is the tone of Engle's essay "An Old Fashioned Iowa Christmas"?

Nostalgic

18

What does Engle Emphasize to convey the message of his essay "An Old Fashioned Iowa Christmas"?

Fireplace

19

What type of essay is Ackerman's "Why the leaves turn color in the fall"?

Formal and Scientific

20

Stevenson's story "The Sire de Maletroit's door" primarily presents a nineteenth-century Romantic view of what?

Love

21

Who is the protagonist of "The Sire de Maletroit's door?

Denice and Blanch

22

In "A Visit of Charity" Welty describes Addie in terms of what?

A lamb

23

Explain how the title "A Visit of Charity exemplifies Irony?

Through meant to be a charitable act Marian's visit is motivated by points. Rather than true charity towards the women. They in turn do not show much charity to her.

24

What Point of view does Doyle use in "The Adventure of the star speckled band? How does that choice help the story?

She uses First Person, It Creates more mystery.

25

Eudora Welty's tone toward her character Marian could best be described as?

Disapproving

26

What possession is especially prized by Jonathan in "Civil Peace"?

A Bike

27

What statement does Jonathan repeat in the face of obstacles?

Nothing puzzles God.

28

List the ways that poetry as a whole differs from prose.

Poetry uses literature in a greater intensity, values imagination and uses more language for beauty and meaning

29

What is the most basic structural division of poetry?

A line

30

The structure of "I will sing unto the Lord" is formed by which two literary devices?

Repetition and Parallelism

31

What broad genre of poetry does "Snow-Bound" belong to?

Narrative

32

Name two ways in which Benchley's "How to get things done" qualifies as an informal essay?

Humorous and light in tone.

The voice is that of the writer chatting the aquantences and the structure is less organized and more relaxed.

33

List the four elements of poetry discussed in the introduction to the poetry unit

Imagery.
Word choice.
Sound.
Structure.

34

List the symbols from Tennyson's poem "Lady Clare"

Necklace, lily-white dove, rose

35

What is Whitman's poetic model in "Had I the Choice.

The Sea

36

A poem's pattern of end rhyme is known as its

Rhyme Scheme

37

How does the central image of Dunbar's "We Wear the Mask" help convey the poem's message?

Hides our true feelings from everyone and ourselves

38

List the symbols found in Rilke's poem, "The Panther"

Bars: restrictive barrier
Panther: character whose vision is impacted by his confinement
Cramped circles: routine of daily life

39

What is the closing atmosphere of "The Panther"

Negative and Sad

40

What is the overall atmosphere of "Nightsong: City" and what is the poet's tone?

Brief and Edgy, Cacophony helps convey the theme

41

Espaillat contrasts two settings in her poem "Landscape with Cows". What are they, and what does each represent to her within the poem?

A city and the countryside. The country is older and has less changes, the city is faster and more materialistic.

42

Which stanza types are found in Hardy's poem "Snow in the Suburbs"?

Couplets.

43

What is the tone of "Snow in the Suburbs".

Neutral

44

What does the apple tree represent in "The Wise Old Apple Tree in Sping"?

Beauty for Beauty's sake.

45

From the definition of drama, what key ingredient must be removed in order for us to read drama as literature?

Performance.

46

List the things that are true of most dramatic scenes.

Occur in a single setting and are uninterrupted in time

47

What are the two largest traditional subgenres of drama?

Comedy Tragedy

48

Define picture frame stage.

The audience looking through a window from one perspective.

49

What is the plot crisis of Romeo and Juliet? What is ironic about this incident?

When Romeo kills Tybalt. Acted immature when sentenced.

50

Who primarily keeps the family alive.

Older Generation

51

The phrase star cross'd lovers introduces what theme.

Fate vs. Freewill

52

Which two characters are foils to Juliet?

Nurse, Lady Capulet

53

The Friar's advice "Wisely and slow, they stumble that run fast" reveals what theme?

Haste

54

In Act 3 Shakespeare uses the lark and the nightingale to symbolize which two things.

Day and Night... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrDfSZ_6f4U Kid Cudi is a beast

55

Which three characters act as foils to Romeo

Tybalt
Benvolio
Paris

56

Romeo and Juliet's tragic flaw encompass which two main themes?

Haste and reason vs passion

57

Name and define the two verbal formulas associated with traditional epics

Epic Simile- Distinguished from normal similes in that they are unusually long and detailed. the Vehicle of comparison is described at great length Homeric Epithets- A stock phrase inserted to describe a aparticular person or thing that recurs in a poem, generally an epic