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Glossary of ABeka Lit 11 - Semester Review

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An invalid poet
Martha S. Nicholson
Pen name of Charles Farrar Brown
Artemus Ward
A reference to mythology, history, or literature.
allusion
Something which has meaning in itself but also represents something beyond itself.
symbol
An implied comparison in which one thing is described in terms of another.
metaphor
Regional language used by a writer to make his dialogue more realistic.
dialect
An approximate rhyme in which initial consonant sounds are the same.
alliteration
Using words which sound like what they mean (growl, hiss, pop).
onomatopoeia
physical background of a story
setting
sequence of events
plot
highest point of interest
climax
main character
protagonist
character that changes
dynamic character
character that remains the same
static character
main idea that runs throughout
theme
an opposing character or rival
antagonist
words which appeal to our senses
imagery
Two women visit their poverty-stricken friends.
The Town Poor
A southern man is hanged by the Yankees.
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
A man gets caught on a narrow window ledge.
Contents of the Dead Man's Pockets
A man is arrested by an automated police car.
The Pedestrian
Outstanding twentieth-century poet
Robert Frost
A Missionary to Burma
Adoniram Judson
A ballplayer who became a preacher
Billy Sunday
The Father of American History
William Bradford
Wrote almost 2,000 poems
Emily Dickinson
A prince of the American pulpit
T. DeWitt Talmage
"A True Relation of Virginia"
Captain John Smith
"Thanatopsis"
William C. Bryant
"History of New England"
John Winthrop
"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
Jonathan Edwards
"The Deerslayer"
James F. Cooper
"The Author to Her Book"
Anne Bradstreet
from "Of Plymouth Plantation"
William Bradford
"On Being Brought from Africa to America"
Phillis Wheatley
"Nuts for Skeptics to Crack"
Billy Sunday
"Poor Richard's Almanac"
Benjamin Franklin
"The Definition and Origin of Language"
Noah Webster
T/F: Hawthorne's father was a sea captain who died when Nathaniel was only four.
true
T/F: Hawthorne attended Bowdoin College with Longfellow.
true
T/F: He secluded himself for five years to prepare for a literary career.
false
T/F: Hawthorne joined Brook Farm and became a devout Transcendentalist.
false
T/F: "The Scarlett Letter," published in 1850, insured his literary success.
true
A truth expressed in the form of an apparent contradiction.
paradox
An expressed comparison of unlike things in which the words "like, as, resembles, or similar to" are used.
simile
A comparison in which human qualities are given to inanimate objects or animals.
personification
Who wrote "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"?
Ambrose Bierce
Who wrote "The Open Boat"?
Stephen Crane
Who wrote "The Gift Outright"?
Robert Frost
Who wrote "I Like Americans"?
Nancy Boyd
Who wrote "A Jingle of Words"?
Elizabeth Scott Stam
Who wrote "Treasures"?
Martha Snell Nicholson
A man awakens from a 20-year nap.
Rip Van Winkle
A woman who calls her husband insane ends up in an institution herself.
The Unicorn in the Garden
A prisoner endures the horrors of a torture chamber.
The Pit and the Pendulum
A city vagrant tries in vain to get arrested.
The Cop and the Anthem
Four men drift on the ocean in a sinking lifeboat.
The Open Boat
A famous lawyer battles "Old Scratch" for one man's soul.
The Devil and Daniel Webster
Who wrote "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"?
Samuel Clemens
Who wrote "The Unicorn in the Garden"?
James Thurber
Who wrote "Reflections on American Life: A Collection of Sayings"?
Will Rogers, Jr.
Who wrote "The Pit and the Pendulum"?
Edgar Allen Poe
Who wrote "The Cop and the Anthem"?
O. Henry
Who wrote "The Devil and Tom Walker"?
Washington Irving
Who wrote ""The Town Poor"?
Sarah Orne Jewett
Who wrote "They Have Yarns"?
Carl Sandburg

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