English 11 Semester Exam Study Guide

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1st Semester Exam Study Guide

1. Dialogue- Conversation between characters
2. Stage Directions- Give information about costumes, lighting, scenery, properties, setting, and character’s movements and way of speaking 3. Dramatic Exposition- Part of the plat that introduces characters, setting, and basic situation. 4. Allusion- Reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art. 5. Historical Context- Political, social, cultural, and economic setting for an ideal event. 6. Verbal Irony- Word or phrase is used to suggest the opposite of the usual meaning. 7. Logical Fallacy- Incorrect conculsion derived from faulty reasoning 8. Theme- Central idea or insight into life revealed by a literary work. 9. Extended Metaphor- Metaphor that is continued over multiple sentences. 10. Origin Myth- Myth that describes the origin of some feature of the natural or social world. 11. Oral tradition- Passing of songs, stories, and poems from generation to generation by world of mouth. 12. Slave Narrative- Autobiographical account of life as a slave. 13. Emotionl Appeals- Persuasive technique that uses certain words and details to trigger certain emotions, such as sympathy or rage. 14. Narrative Accounts- Story told in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or drama. 15. Puritan Plan Style- Consisted of simple sentences, used everyday words, no figures of speech, praised God. 16. Apostrophe- Punctuation mark used to indicate ownership or to omit letters or numbers. 17. Sermon- Speech in a house of worship.

18. Oratory- Art or practice of formal speaking in public. 19. Autobiography- Something written about a person, written by that person. 20. Aphorism- A pithy observation that contains a general truth. 21. Persuasion- Attempting to cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action. 22. Persuasive Appeals- Tool that helps to persuade an audience more effectively. 23....
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