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10th Lit List #9 Vocabulary Quizlet
Due Date: 3/27/2018
Subject: Tenth Grade Literature and Composition

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Unit 2 Exam Study Guide 10th Literature
Due Date: 3/1/2018
Subject: Tenth Grade Literature and Composition

Name _________________________­­______________________________________ Date ______________________ Period _____

10th Grade World Literature and Composition Unit 2 Exam Study Guide

INSTRUCTIONS: In order to help you prepare for your second unit exam on Greek and Shakespearean tragedies complete this study guide. Use your notes, classroom assignments, textbook, etc., to find the information that you need. Be sure to actually STUDY this study guide prior to the exam.

 


Part One: Greek Tragedies

1. Define tragedy:

       a work of literature, especially a play, that tells of a catastrophe, a disaster or great misfortune, for the main character.

 

2. Explain each of Aristotle’s Three Unities:

 

                Unity of Place: one location

 

                Unity of Time: events happen in one day

 

                Unity of Action: the main plot or event

 

3. List Aristotle’s Six Elements of Tragedy, and circle which two are the most important:

 

1.       plot                2.characters

 

2.       Diction           4. Thought

 

5. Spectacle          6.melody

 

4. Explain the five characteristics of a tragic hero:

 

                Birth: royalty, noble

 

                Hamartia: tragic flaw

 

                Peripetia: the reversal of fortune

 

                Downfall: gain self-awareness

 

                Gains:    improve or downfall

 

Transformation: death or injury; change

 

5. Explain the idea of catharsis:

The idea is that the audience has clean thoughts.

 

6. Explain the function of the Chorus and Choragos:

12, 15 men that sang events of the play.

 

7. Explain why actors wore masks in the Greek theatre:

To hide who they were.

 

Part Two: Antigone

8. In a few sentences, identify and describe Antigone, including where her loyalties lie:

 

*Daughter of Oedipus

*Loves all of her family

 

9. In a few sentences, identify and describe Ismene, including where her loyalties lie:

*Antigone’s sister

*Her loyalties lie to the law.

 

10. In a few sentences, identify and describe Creon, including where his loyalties lie:

*Loyalties lie to the law

*King of Thebes

 

11. In a few sentences, identify and describe Haimon, including where his loyalties lie:

*Creon’s son; Antigone’s fiancé

*His loyalties lie to Antigone’s love

 

12. In a few sentences, identify and describe Eurydice, including where her loyalties lie:

*Queen of Thebe’s

*She was loyal to her son, Haimon

 

13. Explain the function of Teiresias in the play:

*Blind prophet, he warned Creon that if he didn’t turn in his ways that he would lose everything that was important to him.

 

14. Explain why it is ironic that Teiresias is a blind prophet:

*He can’t physically see, but is able to “see” events in the future.

 

15. Explain the events that happened prior to the start of play that lead to the events of Antigone:

*Oedipus dies

*War-Antigone loses Polyneices and Eteocles

 

16. Explain Antigone’s crime at the start of the play:

*buries Poylneices

 

17. Explain Creon’s reaction to Antigone’s crime:

*Creon tells Antigone that she broke the law and is banished to a cave without any food or water.

 

18. Explain Haimon’s reaction to Creon’s decision to execute Antigone for her crime:

* He is very upset and goes to find her to set her free.

 

19. Explain the circumstances surrounding the death of each of the following characters:

 

                Antigone-she hangs herself before Creon lets her go.

                Haimon-he stabs himself because he can’t live without Antigone.

                Eurydice-she kills herself after hearing the news of her son’s death.

 

20. Define alliteration:

 

Repetition of consonant sounds

 

                Provide an example of alliteration:

 

Sally sells sea shells by the seashore

 

21. Define paradox:

Two things that contradict/opposites of each other

 

                Provide an example of a paradox:

“Wise fool”

 

22. Define simile:

 

Comparing two unlike things using like or as

 

                Provide an example of a simile:

The man ate like a cow.

 

23. Define metaphor:

Compares two unlike things without using like or as

 

                Provide an example of a metaphor:

Her soft voice was an epiphany.

 

24. Define personification:

 

Giving human characteristics to objects or animals

 

                Provide an example of personification:

A talking dog

 

25. Define allusion:

Reference to literature, mythology, religion, speeches, movies, political speeches

 

                Provide an example of an allusion:

 

26. Explain Antigone’s tragic flaw, including specific evidence from the play:

The love and loyalty to her family-burring her brother who didn’t deserve a proper burial based on law

 

27. Explain Creon’s tragic flaw, including specific evidence from the play:

 

*Stubbornness; prideful-sentencing his own niece to “prison”

28. Explain Creon’s transformation, including specific evidence from the play:

*At the beginning he was all about the rules, but by the end, he had softened, but it was too late because everyone was dead.

 

29. Define theme:

Moral or lesson of a story

 

                Identify and explain at least two themes of Antigone:

 

*Don’t let pride get in the way.  *Family is more important than rules.  *He can’t appreciate things until they are gone.

 

 

 

Part Three: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

30. In a few sentences, identify and describe Brutus:

*Caesar’s best friend; assists in killing him

 

31. In a few sentences, identify and describe Cassius:

*doesn’t want Caesar to be in control; persuades Brutus into killing Caesar

 

32. In a few sentences, identify and describe Caesar:

* main character who is killed by his friends bc they are afraid he will become too powerful.

 

33. In a few sentences, identify and describe Antony:

*loyal friend of Caesar even after he dies. 

 

34. In a few sentences, identity and describe Calpurnia:

Caesar’s wife.  She tries to talk Caesar out of going to the Senate because of her dream/vision.

 

35. In a few sentences, identify and describe Portia:

Brutus’s wife.  She ends up killing herself because she can’t live without him.

 

36. In a few sentences, identify and describe Octavius:

Caesar’s adopted son

 

37. Explain the reason for the celebration in Act I, as well as the events at the celebration:

*They are celebrating Caesar’s victory at war.

 

38. Explain how Cassius convinces Brutus to join the conspiracy:

*Cassius tells Brutus that Caesar will forget him when he is king.

 

39. Explain the three major clues that Caesar would soon die:

                1. Soothsayer says “Beware the Ides of March”

                2. People are on fire.

                3. Lions roaming around town.  Storm.

40. Explain Caesar’s last words:

Et tu, Brute?

 

41. Explain the events of Caesar’s funeral:

Brutus speaks.  Then Antony tells on all of the conspirators.

 

42. Explain the political alliances that emerge after the assassination of Caesar:

Brutus/Cassius 

Antony/Octavious/People

 

43. Explain the argument that takes place in Act IV:

They are arguing over when to start fighting.

 

44. Explain the supernatural event which takes place in Act IV:

*See Caesar’s ghost. (Brutus)

 

45. Explain the circumstances surrounding the deaths of each of the following characters:

 

                Cassius-asks to be killed by his sword

Titinius-killed himself after Cassius died

                Brutus-killed by his men after seeing the ghost of Caesar

 

46. Explain Antony and Octavius’s reactions to the death of Brutus:

They laugh and state that he got what he deserved for killing Caesar.

 

47. Explain which events make up the “crisis” of the play:

When Caesar dies and Antony gives his funeral speech.

 

48. Explain which events make up the “climax” of the play:

When Caesar is stabbed to death.

 

49. Define aside:

 

Monologue where only the audience hears it

 

                Provide an example of an aside:

Notes written to Caesar to warn him; Cassius was plotting

 

50. Define foreshadowing:

Hints of the events to come in a story

 

                Provide an example of foreshadowing:

Soothsayer telling Caesar to “beware the ides of March”

 

51. Define monologue:

Main character speaking

 

                Provide an example of a monologue:

Brutus’ speech

 

52. Define pun:

Play on words

 

                Provide an example of a pun:

The coach keeps giving me the run around when I ask if I have made the track team.

 

53. Define soliloquy:

When a character speaks to himself

 

                Provide an example of a soliloquy:

 

Brutus

 

54. Define dramatic irony:

When the audience sees what is going to happen before the characters knows what is going to happen.

 

                Provide an example of dramatic irony:

We know that Caesar is going to die before he does.

 

55. Review the following terms as well: Act, Antagonist, Conflict, Dialogue, Protagonist, and Scene.

 

56. Define theme:

Moral lesson

 

Explain the theme of “power corrupts” over the course of the play:

 

Brutus and the crew were afraid that Caesar would change if he became too powerful, so they killed him.


 



10th Lit Vocabulary List #5
Due Date: 11/8/2017
Subject: Tenth Grade Literature and Composition

1. Imagery -visually descriptive or figurative language that appeals to the “5 Senses”

2. Conflict- a serious disagreement or argument

3. Tension- mental or emotional strain; the state of being stretched tight

4. Argument- an exchange of diverging or opposite views; a reason or set of reasons given with the aim of persuading others that an action or idea is right or wrong

5. Demonstrate -clearly show the existence or truth of (something) by giving proof or evidence

6. Explain-make (an idea, situation, or problem) clear to someone by describing it in more detail or revealing relevant facts or ideas

7. Verbal irony-a character or person says something, but means the exact opposite- sarcasm

8. Situational irony-an event or occasion in which the outcome is significantly different from what was expected or considered appropriate

9. Dramatic irony -the audience has a fuller knowledge of what is happening in a drama than a character does

10. Alliteration –repetition of the same letter or sound at the beginning of a word



Trickster Wanted Poster
Due Date: 8/30/2017
Subject: Tenth Grade Literature and Composition

 

uINSTRUCTIONS: Now that you have read “Coyote and the Origin of Death,” you will create a WANTED poster
for the Coyote for making death eternal. Your poster should include the following:
1.WANTED,” “Coyote,” and the reward you’re offering written at the top.
2.A colorful and creative visual of Coyote.
3.A physical description of Coyote; this can be a bulleted list.
4.A description of Coyote’s crime and his trickster qualities