Edgar Allan Poe Vocab Flashcards

Terms Definitions
anomalous
abnormal
dissulation
disguise
audacity
boldness
bravado
wanton
shameless
beguiling
tricking; charming
gesticulations
hand gestures
Meter
rhyme, cadence
sucrease
to end
countenance
a face
stifled (adj)
smothered
prostrate
fallen, lying flat
fissure
long, narrow opening
rout
an overwhelming defeat
precipitous
dangerous or steep
unrelenting
merciless; without compassion
vivacious
lively; animated; gay:
trepidation
(n.) fear, fright, trembling
Allans
Which family was childless?
connoisseurship
expert on a subject
born on
january 19 1809
imperceptible
not obvious to the senses
John Allen was a
tobacco merchant
Grotesque
physical aspects (torture, dark castles, forest, entombment)
repose
temporary rest from activity; relaxation
1849 got engaged with
elmira shelton
TB
Step Mother's Cause of Death
decorum
dignified propriety of behavior, speech, dress, etc.
repitition
repeating words or phrases for effect
boston
in what city was poe born?
Richmond, VA
Where did the Allans live?
gossamer
adj. Sheer, light, delicate, or tenuous
paradox
Definitions: A statement that sounds absurd or seems to contradict itself but may in fact be true; a person or thing that combines contradictory features or qualities. Related to the literary term "oxymoron."
Synonyms: contradiction, conundrum, oxymoron Antonyms: ---
castellated
built with turrets and battlements like a castle
atrocity (n)
something extremely or shockingly wicked, cruel, or brutal
propriety
conformity to established standards of good or proper behavior or manners.
proximity
nearness in place, time, order, occurrence, or relation.
covet
to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others:
west point
name the military academy poe attended
avatar
an incarnation or embodiment, as a quality or concept
Shortstories and poems; gothic genre and detective stories
typical genre
epoch
n. A particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable or noteworthy
niche
a shallow recess, especially in a wall; nook
catalepsy
trance or seizure with loss of sensation or consciousness
entablature
The upper section of a classical building, resting on the columns
apparition
a supernatural appearance of a person or thing, esp. a ghost; a specter or phantom; wraith:
seraph
one of the celestial beings hovering above God's throne in Isaiah's vision. Isa. 6.
brazier
an open pan used to hold burning coals
Ungainly
adj. moving in a clumsy or awkward way
Virginia had tuberculosis
What catastrophe befell Edgar and Virginia in 1842?
wan
1.In terms of a person's complexion or appearance, pale and giving the impression of illness, exhaustion, frailty.
Synonyms: pallid, anemic, waxen, sickly, drained Antonyms: flushed, glowing
tintinnabulation
The ringing or sounding of bells. This word comes from tintinnabulum, a small, tinkling bell
throughout his wife's sickness Poe had many ____ and _______ a lot.
fits. drank.
marrow
a soft, fatty, vascular tissue in the interior cavities of bones that is a major site of blood cell production.
lethargy
the quality or state of being drowsy and dull, listless and unenergetic, or indifferent and lazy; apathetic or sluggish inactivity.
2
how old was poe when his mother passed away?
What is the tarn?
The lake the house falls in
Drawing & Writing
List two of Edgar's talents that blossomed during his university days.
inquisitorial
relating to a trial in which one party acts as both prosecutor and judge
chamber
a room, usually private, in a house or apartment, esp. a bedroom:
Alochol
What did Poe turn to in his times of depression?
what did poe's parents do for a living
they both acted
dissever (v)
to separate a part from the whole as by cutting or the like
What where the names of Edgar's biological parents?
Eliza and David Poe Jr.
Poe was disinherited because of these things that plagued him at the beginning of his college career:
debt + gambling, drinking, drug addiction
women dying in his life, sad experiences, depressed
name 3 things that possible inspired his style of writing.
at the university of ______, Poe did what on the walls?
Virginia. he drew on the walls
Mr. Allan was used to being the center of attention
Why was Mr. Allan jealous of Poe?
entreat
beg
sacantlings
floorboards
Importunate
Insistent
sagacious
wise
prolixity
wordy long
tumult
commotion, uproar
Heptameter
7 feet
Craven
very cowardly
deceased
dead people
plume
a feather.
vexed
annoyed or irritated
opium
bitter, addictive narcotic
undaunted
unshaken in purpose
hearken
to listen intently
noble
grand or brave
dissever
to sever; separate.
egress
a way out, exit
Anapestic
(3) - - /
surcease
to cease from action
Aunt
Poe's relationship with Maria
termination
the act of terminating
Allan's Uncle's name was
Uncle Gault
Pallid
adj. faint in color; pale
derision
Definition: Contemptuous ridicule or mockery.
Synonym: ridicule, scorn, insult, disrespect Antonym: flattery, praise
foster mother died of what?
TB
ammonia
a colorless, pungent, suffocating, highly water-soluble, gaseous compound, NH3, usually produced by the direct combination of nitrogen and hydrogen gases: used chiefly for refrigeration and in the manufacture of commercial chemicals and laboratory reagent
giddy
adj. Having a reeling, lightheaded sensation; dizzy; frivolous and lighthearted; flighty
Poe later attended _____________ Military Academy
West Point
Verbal
intended meaning differs from words actually spoken; sophisticated sarcasm (ex- Fortunado)
definitiveness
adj. Precisely defined or explicit; supplying or being a final settlement or decision; conclusive; authoritative and complete
ominous
having the signifigance of something bad
quaint
pleasantly strange, in an old fashioned way
aversion
a strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy (usually fol. by to):
aghast
struck with overwhelming shock or amazement; filled with sudden fright or horror:
sepulcher
a tomb, grave, or burial place.
mystery
edgar allan poe is the "father of?
David and Elizabeth
What are Poe's parent's names?
Respite
n. a period of relief or rest
subsided
settled down; became less active or intense
succumb
to give in to an overpowering force
25
Age of his wife when she died
end rhyme
rhymes at the end of the line
he went to_________to pick up his aunt for the wedding,
Baltimore
When TB consumes the body
Explain the term "consumption."
gruff
deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion
sagacious (adj)
having or showing keen discernment and sound judgment
seraphim
a member of the highest order of angels, often represented as a child's head with wings above, below, and on each side.
fetter
a chain or shackle placed on the feet.
if he had not told one of Allan's creditors that his foster father was " not very often ______," he might have enjoyed more prosperity
sober
itinerant actors
What did Poe's parents do for a living?
What happened to Virginia Clemm?
She was consumed by Tuberculosis.
less than flattering
that did not make him look good
languishes
to be or become weak or feeble; droop; fade.
William McKenzie
What is the name of the family friend that took in Rosalie?
what did he go under in the army
edgar a parry
drinking
to whom or to what did Poe turn to in times of depression?
What was the first detective story attributed to Poe?
Murders in the Rude Morgue
the masque of the red death
(Death tale) - Talking about plague using symbolism. Allegory about life and death. Journey from birth to death - colored rooms. Cannot escape death.
Mr. and Mrs. John Allan
Who was Poe taken in by after his mother's death?
at an early age, Poe's father either _______ or ____________
died or ran away with another woman
it was hard to convince the minister to marry them because
they had to lie and say Virginia was 15
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