Study Guide for “Harrison Bergeron”
I. VOCABULARY: Be able to define the following words and understand them when they appear in the story or class discussion. oppression-
II. LITERARY TERMS: Be able to define each term and apply each term to the story. calibrated-Mark (a gauge or instrument) with a standard scale of readings. consternation-confused amazement or fear
cower-Crouch down in fear.
hindrance-A thing that provides resistance, delay, or obstruction to something or someone. luminous-Bright or shining, esp. in the dark.
synchronizing-Cause to occur or operate at the same time or rate vigilance - alert attention,watchfulness
wince - to shrink/flinch involuntarily especially in pain.
anachronism-A thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists, esp. a thing that is conspicuously old-fashioned. example:In literature, I can quote Shakespeare from Julius Caesar, a play written in the 16th century about events that happened in approximately 100 BC ". . .he plucked me ope his doublet and offered them his throat to cut." allusion-An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference. example: “I am no Prince Hamlet. “
setting-The place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place: "a peaceful country setting". example:When the weather was good, I used the tree house in my backyard as an office.
What is the setting of the
story? Mostly during the day in a populated country.
satire-The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices What is the author
satirizing? Harrison looks.
point of view- The main theme of the story.
theme- related events.
From what point of view is the story
told? 1st person
What is the theme of the
story? Everyone should have equal laws but people shouldnt be treated differently. III. QUESTIONS: Answer the following questions.1. What has...
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