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English Midterm

Allusion a reference to a person, place, event, or thing; in history, the bible, or in literature
Antagonist the enemy of the protagonist
Character fictional people in the story
Dialect the language of a particular region or area
Dialogue conversation between two or more persons
Flashback a scene that goes back in time
Foreshadowing a hint of what is to come in the future
Genre the type of literary work
Hyperbole an extreme exaggeration (Its raining cats and dogs)
Imagery sense words that create a visual picture for the reader
Metaphor a comparison without the use of like or as
Plot a sequence of events in a story
Personification giving non-living objects human traits
First-person point of view uses the pronoun I to tell a story
Third-person limited used he or she and reveals the thoughts and feelings of one character only
Third-person omniscient uses he or she, the narrator is all knowing
Setting the time and place of a story
Simile a comparison using like or as
Suspense excitement or anxiety over a decision or outcome
Symbol a material object used to represent something else
Stereotype a flat character that shows just one side (greedy, kind, popular)
Theme the author's statement about life that they wanted to get across (Family, Loss, Love)
Who was the author of "Sweet Potato Pie"? Eugenia Colter
Who was the author of "The Cask of Amontillado"? Edgar Allan Poe
Who was the author of "The Most Dangerous Game"? Richard Connell
Who was the author of "THe SEcret Life of Walter Mitty"? James Thurber
What are the characters, the setting, the conflict, the resolution, and the theme in "Sweet Potato Pie"? Characters: Buddy, Charlie, Bea, Momma & Poppa Setting: Harlem, New York Conflict: Charlie has an idea of what educated looks like and it isn't a paper bag Resolution: Charlie holds the pie for Buddy. Theme(s): Pride, Brotherly Love, Family
What are the characters, the setting, the conflict, the resolution, and the theme in "The Cask of Amontillado"? Characters: Montressor, Fortunato, Luchesi Setting:Italy,Carnival Season,Montressor's wine cellar Conflict: Fortunato has bullied Montressor too often Resolution: Montressor tricks Fortunato into his wine cellar and kills him Theme(s): Revenge, Jealou
What is the setting, the conflict, the plot, and the theme in "The Most Dangerous Game"? Setting: Ship-Trap Island, Caribbean Sea Conflict: Zaroff is bored with hunting. Wants animal that can reason.(humans)Challenges Rainsford to a hunt Resolution: Rainsford kills General Zaroff Theme: Boredom leads to evil
What are the characters, the setting, the resolution, and the theme in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"? Characters: Walter Mitty, Mrs. Mitty Setting: The Car, The Hair Salon, Hotel Lobby, Waterbury, CT, 1930's Conflict: Walter Mitty is "henpecked" Resolution: Walter dreams and puts himself in places where he is brave or in control Theme: Escapism
Genocide The deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group
Gestapo The German state secret police during the Nazi regime, organized in 1933 and notorious for its brutal methods and operations
Holocaust The systematic mass slaughter of European Jews in Nazi concentration camps during World War II
Anti-Semitism Discrimination against or prejudice or hostility toward Jews
Nazi A German under Adolf Hitler, took control suppressing all opposition and starting a dictatorship over the people, promoted aggressive anti-Semitism, supremacy of the Germans, and making Germany the worls power. The party ended in 1945 at the end of WWII
Scapegoat A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place
What are the plot stages? Exposition Rising action Climax Falling action Resolution/Dénouement
Waiflike Resemble someone, usually a young person, with a thin fragile appearance who looks needy
Divinity The quality associated with being God, a god, or a goddess
Encumber To burden or weigh down somebody or something; to hamper or impede
Insignificant Not important
Mysticism The belief that personal communication or union with the divine is achieved through intuition, faith, ecstasy, or sudden insight rather than through rational thought
Unsentimental Not emotional; unaffected by emotional manners
Indulgently In a permissive, tolerant, way, such as to humor somebody's wishes
Initiation Action that causes something, especially an important process or event, to begin
Conviction Firmly held belief
Lorries Large vehicles for transporting goods by road
Deportee Somebody who has been or is waiting to be deported
Fascist Somebody who supports or advocates a system of government characterized by dictatorship, centralized control of private enterprise, repression of all opposition, and extreme nationalism
Ghetto An area of a city lived in by minority group, especially a run-down and densely populated area lived in by a group that experiences discrimination
Anecdote A short personal account of an incident or event
Pathetic Provoking or expressing feelings of pity
Truncheon A baton carried as a symbol of rank or authority; a police officer's club
Indiscriminately In a random, haphazard, or confusing manner
Expulsion the forcing out of something or somebody from something
Pillage To steal goods using force, especially during war
Hermetically So tightly or perfectly fitting as to exclude the passage of air
Pious Devoutly religious
Abyss A chasm or gorge so deep or vast that its extent is not visiable
Pestilential Likely to cause a contagious disease or to be infected with one
Barometer Something that indicates an atmosphere or mood
Abominable Extremely repugnant or offensive
Anguish Extreme anxiety or emotional torment
Monotonous Uninteresting or boring as a result of being repetitive and unvaried
Bewildered Extremely confused
Invalids People unable to care for themselves due to weakness or illness
Eliezer (Elie) Elie is the narrator of Night. He is a Jewish boy of 12 as the end of 1941 and 15 when he enters the concentration camp
Chlomo Chlomo is Elie’s father who is respected by the entire Jewish community and by his son as well
Moshie the Beadle Moshe the Beadle is Elie’s teacher of Jewish mysticism
Madame Schächter Madame Schächter is a Jewish woman who is deported along with her ten-year-old son in the same cattle car as Elie
Hilda Hilda is Elie’s oldest sister
Béa Béa is Elie’s middle sister
Tziporah Tziporah is Elie’s youngest sister
What is another word for conflicts? Struggles
Created by: sarah.storer.15



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