A.P. English Literature Midterm Vocab Flashcards

Terms Definitions
aureole
halo
vexation
irritation; annoyance
imperious
regal, urgent, domineering
 
overbearing
creolize
to become creolized.
Who wrote Limericks?
Author Unknown
askance
with disapproval, suspicion, mistrust
comparison
the act of comparing.
Who wrote Four-Ringed Circus?
B.J. Chute
bravado
defiant, swaggering behavior; false bravery
loquacious (21)
very talkative

voluble, glib
monologue
speech you make to yourself
decadent
characterized by decadence, esp. culturally or morally:
visceral
proceeding from instinct rather than intellect
Protagonist
character the action centers around (main character or characters)
orthodox
adhering to the accepted or traditional and established faith, especially in religion
conformity
action or behavior in correspondence with current customs, rules, or styles
duplicitous
deliberately deceptive in behavior or speech
 
double-dealing
Jinkyswoitmaya:
Who wrote it?
(Hint: He also was the narrator.)
C. H. Claudy
The boys discovered immediately that the were on a hostile island; there was an insufficiant supply of food and fresh water and there were many wild animals.
False
theme
a subject of discourse, discussion, meditation, or composition; topic:
authenticity
the quality of being authentic; genuineness.
canny
shrewd and careful; watchful of one's own interests
Narration
writing or speaking that tells a story
contempt (14)
reproachful disdain for something seen as vile or dishonorable

scorn
Stress
The emphasis, or accent, given a syllable in pronunciation.
Bumble
to speak or behave clumsily or falterin, to make a humming or droning sound; Middle English bomblem; a clumsy religious figure (a beadle) in a work of literature
figurative language
language tha communicates ideas beyond the ordinary meanings of words
affable
pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly or cordial
remediate
to settle (disputes, strikes, etc.) as an intermediary between parties; reconcile.
apathetic
having or showing little or no emotion:
suffice
to be enough or adequate, as for needs, purposes
INITIATION
when the main character learn a lesson and becomes a better person
self-aggrandizement
seeking to increase the scope of the self in power, influence, stature or repoutation
Sarcasm
Strong form of verbal irony that is calculated to hurt someone through, for example, false praise.
A Truth Seeker:
Who was the 'truth seeker'?
Michael Faraday
"A boy of perhaps six years, sturdy and fair, his face covered with a sticky mess of fruit."a.Johnny b.Robertc."The Lord of the Flies" d.Simon
Johnny
demarcation
the determining and marking off of the boundaries of something.
epic
noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style:
wry (3)
dryly humorous, often with a touch of irony
The Duster:
What were Bill's two nicknames?
"Wild Bill" and "Rebel"
symbolism
the use of a real object to represent an idea and express meaning
adoration
the act of paying honor, as to a divine being; worship.
What is trope?
in rhetoric, trope is a figure of speech involving a turn or change of sense- a use of the word in a sense other than literal
The ending of "I Have a Dream" evokes a strong feeling of
hope and optimism
Which of the following statements represent the principal cause of conflict between Meimei and Mrs. Jong?
Meimei understands and wants to live by "American rules"; Mrs. Jong doesn't
What two plays are influence by Cinthioan's Gli Hecatommithi?
Angelo in Measure for Measure and Othello
Choose the best description of Chief Dan George's idea of new Native America warrior.
The new warriors will have skills that give them a sense of worth and purpose
What is the meaning of the line "Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else" in "I hear America Singing"?
The workers put their own meaning and their own feelings into the songs they sing
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