• AP LAng
    War is an ongoing controversy, even today. In Patrick Henry’s famous speech, “Speech in the Virginia Convention”, he voices his opinion about the topic while tackling opposing arguments. Henry addresses past arguments against Americans fighting against the British by appealing to his audience, creating...
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  • The Persuasion of Freedom
    Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Paine, shared a common goal. They used a variety of persuasive modes, tones, and stylistic techniques to get their point across. Eventually, with their determination and strive for independence, they helped build a great nation. Patrick Henry’s speech, Thomas Paine’s...
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  • Critical Vocab
    These terms should be of use to you in answering the multiple-choice questions, analyzing prose passages, and composing your essays. Allegory – The device of using character and/or story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to the literal meaning. In some allegories, for example...
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  • Caesar
    forest to this hart, And this indeed, O world, the heart of thee. Julius Caesar. 3.1.207–8 (emphasis added)1 These two lines from Antony’s rhapsodic speech over Caesar’s dead body puzzled Coleridge. He doubted they were Shakespeare’s. Coleridge suggests that the nonShakespearean rhythm of the lines belongs...
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  • Ap English Literature and Composition
    from formal literary theory to creative writing. Deep reading, the kind that poses as many questions as it answers, will be expected. We will read for a variety of reasons, sometimes to grasp a thematic element and sometimes to simply enjoy the sounds of words. We will not only identify literary elements...
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  • Give Me Liberty
    Name: Tatiana Vega Orrego Period: 3 Date________________ Historical Speech Analysis ______/50 Reading Standard Points Type your answers to the following questions below. Use complete sentences to answer questions 1-15. The point values for each question are listed next to the question...
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  • Literature degree
    Brunswick, N. J. Theory of Literature BY RENE WELLEK Kant in England ( 1 93 1 ) The Rise of English Literary History ( 1 94 1 ) BY AUSTIN WARREN Pofe as Critic and Humanist (1929) The Elder Henry James (1934) Crashaw: A Study in Baroque Sensibility (1939) Rage for Order (1948) THEORY OF LITERATURE ...
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  • Us History Comparison of Two Documents
    their independence. Both these views are argued in the documents Daniel Leonard Deplores Rebellion (1775) and Patrick Henry Demands Boldness (1775), however the points made in Henry’s speech affected the minds of the majority and led to the American Revolution. ! During this crucial year, many loyalist...
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  • Ap English Language
    on nonliterary topics, and interested in studying literature of various periods and genres and using this wide reading knowledge in discussions of literary topics . • students choosing AP English Literature and Composition should be Preparing for either of the AP Exams in English is a cooperative...
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  • Hola
    background information at the beginning of a literary work   Rising action- the development of conflict and complications in a literary work   Climax- the turning point in a literary work   Falling action- results or effects of the climax of a literary work   ------------------------------------------------- ...
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  • Study Guide Literary Terms
    AP Literary and Rhetorical Terms 1. 2. alliteration- Used for poetic effect, a repetition of the initial sounds of several words in a group. The following line from Robert Frost's poem "Acquainted with the Night provides us with an example of alliteration,": I have stood still and...
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  • American Literature
    stages. During and after the slavery era, the culture of white racism sanctioned not only official systems of discrimination but a complex code of speech, behavior, and social practices designed to make white supremacy seem not only legitimate but natural and inevitable. In the antebellum South, slavery...
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  • All About Poetry
    COMPOSITION, SOMETIMES RHYMED, EXPRESSING EXPERIENCES, IDEAS, OR EMOTIONS IN A STYLE MORE CONCENTRATED, IMAGINATIVE, AND POWERFUL THAN THAT OF ORDINARY SPEECH OR PROSE: SOME POEMS ARE IN METER, SOME IN FREE VERSE. A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. – ROBERT FROST PROSE…words in their best order...
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  • litertature
    AN INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY STUDIES Second edition In this volume Mario Klarer provides the essential beginner’s guide to literary studies. He offers a concise, easy-to-understand discussion of central issues in the study of literary texts, looking at • • • • • • definitions of key terms...
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  • Dictionary of Literary Terms
    The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms is a twenty-first century update of Roger Fowler’s seminal Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms. Bringing together original entries written by such celebrated theorists as Terry Eagleton and Malcolm Bradbury ...
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  • History of Lterary Criticism
    A History of Literary Criticism HOLA01 1 06/27/2005, 10:48 AM For Yasmeen HOLA01 2 06/27/2005, 10:48 AM A History of Literary Criticism From Plato to the Present M. A. R. Habib HOLA01 3 06/27/2005, 10:48 AM c ontents © 2005 by M. A. R. Habib BLACKWELL PUBLISHING ...
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  • Patrick Henry Speech
    In 1775, a group of people at the Virginia Convention listened to Patrick Henry speak on British rule and American lack of freedom. Some of these people agreed with Henry while others did not. In his speech to the Virginia Convention, Patrick Henry attempts to motivate his audience to take up arms and...
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  • Literary Terminology
    III. Literary terminology 1. Elements of Style a. Figures of Speech Figures of speech are expressions that stretch words beyond their literal meanings. By connecting or juxtaposing different sounds and thoughts, figures of speech increase the breadth and subtlety of expression. Alliteration: The...
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  • Language Techniques
    3. Allusion: A reference contained in a work 4. Ambiguity: an event or situation that may be interpreted in more than one way. 5. Analogy: a literary device employed to serve as a basis for comparison. It is assumed that what applies to the parallel situation also applies to the original circumstance...
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  • Biblical Narrative
    Biblical Narrative, by Robert Alter, presents us with an introduction to a literary approach to the Bible. Specifically, he treats the prose of the Bible as highly sophisticated fictional narrative for the purposes of literary and analysis, countering notions that the often bewildering features encountered...
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