Vocabulary:

Lessons #8-15 from Vocabulary Workshop, Level G

For review:  Complete all exercises on pp. 105-116; complete all exercises on pp. 138-149; complete all exercises on pp. 171-182

Literature:

Short Stories and Poems:

  • Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”
  • Emily Dickinson’s poems with the following first lines:  “Because I could not stop for Death—,” “I heard a Fly buzz—when I died—,” “There’s a certain Slant of light,” “The Brain—is wider than the Sky—,” and “Water, is taught by thirst”
  • Walt Whitman’s “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer,” “By the Bivouac’s Fitful Flame,” and “A Noiseless, Patient Spider”
  • Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” 
  • Stephen Crane’s “An Episode of War”

Essay:

You will find the following instructions on the essay portion of the exam:

Explicate the following poem.  Your assertion about the poem’s essential meaning should be the first sentence of the explication, and you should follow with support that references the text of the poem.  Remember to examine metaphor(s), rhyme scheme (if any), line length, the poet’s use of capitalization and other punctuation, imagery, etc.  Take your reader through the poem, from beginning to end, and explain the poet’s use of device(s) and how those devices contribute to the essential meaning.  Finish with a brief paragraph that restates your assertion (in fresh language) and summarizes your evidence.

Literary Terms: 

alliteration

anaphora

assonance

catalogue (poetic)

consonance

diction

digression

dramatic poetry

epic poetry

epic theme

exact rhyme

foil

foot

free verse

Gothic literature

hyperbole

iamb

irony (dramatic, situational, and verbal)

limited third-person point of view

lyric poetry

metaphor

meter

metonymy

narrative poetry

Naturalism

omniscient point of view

onomatopoeia

oxymoron

personification

point of view

Realism

rhyme

simile

single effect

slant rhyme

stream of consciousness

synecdoche

theme

trochee