antigone words Flashcards

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calamity
disaster
grievous
antonym: minor
wrath
intense anger.
sultry
oppressively hot
corpse
a dead body
lithe
flexible and graceful
Jocasta
Mother of Antigone
carrion
rottenness; anything vile.
infernal
extremely evil or cruel
Augury
(n)
An omen or prophecy
Compulsive
Definition: Overpowering.
 
Part of speech: Adjective
 
Synonym: Uncontrollable
 
Antonym: Controllable; Stable
behest
a command or directive.
giddy
affected with vertigo; dizzy.
affliction
misery; distressed or painful state
Chorister
N. Member of a chorus
We hear singing in what?
Unison
abiding by
to remain; continue; stay:
noble
distinguished by rank or title.
temperate
moderate or self-restrained; not extreme in opinion, statement, etc.:
guile
the quality of being crafty noun
moira
fate; destiny through delphic oracle or as family curse
progeny
on born of, descent, or offspring
Tragedies
erious treatment sof religious and mythical quetions and sad endings.
impious
not pious or religious; lacking reverence for God, religious practices, etc.; irreligious; ungodly.
tranquil
free from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm:
rout
a defeat attended with disorderly flight; dispersal of a defeated force in complete disorder:
Who were Sophocles, Aeschylus, and Euripedes?
Greek dramatists
Aeschylus
added second actor; wrote trilogies on unified themes
Defile
(V)
To make dirty, to desecrate, to pollute
words in poetry that evoke the senses
imagery
doddering
shaking or trembling, as from old age
tempest
a violent windstorm, esp. one with rain, hail, or snow.
perverse
willfully determined or disposed to go counter to what is expected or desired; contrary.
strophe
part of the ode moving from
right to left
blithe
a joyous or merry in disposition, glad or cheerful; without thought or regard; carefree or heedless
hence
as an inference from this fact; for this reason; therefore:
transgress
to violate a law, command, moral code, etc.; offend; sin.
rending
to separate into parts with force or violence:
Dirge
n. a slow, mournful piece of music; a funeral hymn
parodos
the first ode or choral song in Greek tragedy, chanted as the chorus enters the orchestra
arraign
to call or bring before a court to answer to an indictment.
tarry
to remain or stay, as in a place; sojourn:
How much was admission for a play?
Free or normal cost
Where was Eurydice coming from?
The shrine of Pallas Athene, goddess of wisdom
Antigone: What is the effect of Creon's change of heart in Scene 5? (a) He is no longer a tragic character, because he can be flexible (b) He is no longer a sympathetic (c) His downfall is more pitiable, because he repented in vein (d) He is transformed f
His downfall is more pitiable, because he repented in vein
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