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Othello12

literary analysis and vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
Who is the antagonist in Othello? Iago
Which Island are the Venetians at war over? Cyprus
Brabantio believes that Desdemona was taken by what means? Witch craft or Drugs
Cyprus would be a valuable conquest because it is at the center of which three continents? Asia, Europe, Africa
A blood relative or a relative by marriage. Kinsmen
A dramatic play that ends in catastrophe. Tragedy
This person struggles against the hero antagonist
A country that lies between the continent of Europe and Asia Turkey
Desdemona's father and a senator in Venice Brabantio
He sends Othello with his wife Desdemona to Cypress to thwart a suspected Turkish invasion there. The Duke
Disrespectfully described by Iago as lacking real "battlefield" experience Michael Cassio
In each Act new dimensions of his character exposed (loyal and trusted, respectful admirer, remorseful friend) Michael Cassio
The appeal to logic to persuade logos
Rhetoric in which you appeal to a sense of fair play and what is just ethos
Persuasion by use of emotions pathos
a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication: an allusion to Shakespeare allusion
a similarity between the features of two things that are comparable- for example: the analogy between the heart and a pump. analogy
the narrator of or a character in a literary work persona
the choice of tone, choice of words or inflection in speech or writing diction
an explanation- usually refers to writing style exposition
forming a mental picture imagery
the use of words to show meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning. For example: My husband said,“How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend. irony
motif
Created by: DB321