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Quarter 1. Vocab and Grammar. Vocabulary, Day 2. Enjambment —the continuation of a sentence or clause over a line break. Genre — a category of literature, music, or art that is characterized by a particular style , form, or content. Major Genre—Novel, poem, drama, short story, novella.

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quarter 1

Quarter 1

Vocab and Grammar

vocabulary day 2
Vocabulary, Day 2
  • Enjambment—the continuation of a sentence or clause over a line break.
  • Genre—acategory of literature, music, or art that is characterized by a particular style, form, or content.
  • Major Genre—Novel, poem, drama, short story, novella.
  • Poetry—Literary work in which feelings and ideas are expressed through rhythm and style.
vocabulary day 3
Vocabulary Day 3
  • Rhyme—Correspondence of sound between words or the endings of words.
  • Alliteration—repetition of sounds in the first syllables in a phrase of words. (ie: from stem to stern).
  • Rhythm—A strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound
  • Metaphor—A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
  • Symbol—An object that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract.
vocabulary day 5
Vocabulary, Day 5
  • Conflict—a struggle or tension between two forces or characters.
    • Man v. Man
    • Man v. Nature
    • Man v. Self
  • Point of View—the narrator’s position in relation to the story being told.
    • 1st person—perspective using ‘I’ or ‘We’
    • 2nd person—perspective using ‘you’
    • 3rd person—perspective using ‘he/she/it,’ and ‘they’
  • Plot Pyramid—a tool that allows readers to chart the important events of a story chronologically.
  • Characterization—word picture: a graphic or vivid verbal description of a character.
  • Exposition: beginning of story, tells character, setting, mood

Central Conflict: basic problem of story

  • Rising Action: attempts to solve problem
  • Climax: solution to problem
  • Falling Action: events caused by solution
  • Resolution: reactions to climax
essential questions
Essential Questions:
  • How is a person evaluated by others throughout their life?
  • What does the term, “I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger,” mean?
  • Main Idea—The most important part of a work of literature.
  • Theme—a unifying or dominant idea throughout a work of literature.

Write a paragraph response to each question in your notebook.

  • Why do we build barriers?
  • Are boundaries necessary? Explain.


    • A metaphor is a figure of speech that says that one thing is another different thing. This allows us to use fewer words and forces the reader or listener to find the similarities.
  • The word metaphor comes from the Greek word metapherin (meaning "transfer").
  • The simplest form of metaphor is: "The [first thing] is a [second thing]."
  • Look at this example: “Her home was a prison.

What is the speaker’s attitude toward the action of building a wall?

  • Who is the actual inventor of the saying “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?”
  • What does this reveal about the neighbor?
lit devices
Lit Devices
  • Allegory - A story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. Sometimes, animals are used to represent humans. (Aesop, according to legend, was put to death for using allegory to criticize the powerful.)
the stalin epigram week 3
The Stalin Epigram-Week 3
  • Useful Vocab:
  • Kremlin mountaineer: Joseph Stalin

Kremlin: a major fortified structure found in historic Russian cities. “Kremlin” is often used to refer to the government based in Russia, specifically, Moscow.

  • Chicken-necked bosses: Reference to the cowardice of the people enforcing Stalin’s rule.
  • Independent work expectations:
  • NO conversation
  • Work independently and diligently
  • Work to help yourself effectively
  • Only get out of your seat in the case of an emergency
  • All work will be collected at the end of the period, before the bell rings
  • Extended Answer response: An extended answer is between 3-5 paragraphs in response to a particular question.
  • Lit Terms:

Assonance: The repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds in neighboring words.

Consonance: the repetition of consonant sounds; more specifically, the repetition of the final consonant sounds of accented syllables or important words.

  • Lit Terms:
  • Allusion:a reference to something outside the text that the reader is expected to know; provides additional information; may become a symbol.
  • Protagonist: character that attempts to achieve or change something
  • Antagonist: character that attempts to stop someone or something
10 9 lit terms
10/9 lit terms:
  • Anthropomorphism: animals take on human like characteristics.
  • Personification: figure of speech in which non-human objects are given human-like qualities.
  • Forshadowing: the use of clues that suggest the outcome of situations in the narrative
  • Tragic Flaw: the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall
10 11 bonus quiz
10/11 Bonus Quiz
  • On a separate sheet of loose leaf, answer each question with the correct answer:
  • 1. what is the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall?
  • 2. What is the most important part of a work of literature?
  • 3. What is the figure of speech that says one thing is another thing?
  • 4. what is the struggle between two forces or characters?
  • 5. what is the use of a variety of communication techniques that create an emotional appeal to accept a particular belief or opinion?