Hamlet Vocabulary Act 2
speech or conduct not natural to oneself : artificiality
a deranged condition of mind or body; a disorder or disease:
disorder or disturbance, esp. of a political nature.
the vault or expans
Honors Vocabulary List Hamlet
1. anomaly (noun) irregularity; straying from the norm
2. bourgeois (adj.) pertaining to the middle class
3. cursory (adj.) superficial
4. desultory (adj.) disconnected; rambling
5. impalpable (adj.) vague; not easily underst
Classwork Vocabulary #1
18 vocabulary words from 144 most commonly used words on the SAT
abstract, aesthetic, benevolent,
capricious, complacent, conciliatory,
devious, diligent, discernible, dogmatic,
eccentric, fallacious, indifferent, in
Sat words abstract to reticent
definitions for eBoard for study
thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects or actual instances
pertaining to a sense of beauty in nature and art
expressing goodwill or kind feel
Definitions for studySAT #2
alacrity to wanton
alacrity (n.) eagerness, speed
ascetic (adj.) practicing restraint as a means of self-discipline, usually religious
contrite (adj.) penitent, eager to be forgiven
cupidity (n.) greed, strong desire
SAT vocabulary words and The Raven words -DEFINITIONS
doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention
of or during the period before a war, esp the American Civil War Latinbefore the war"
a preceding event, condition, c
objects of hatred; wickedness
Acts I & II
bottomless pit; hell
to grumble at; to give reluctantly
showy, gaudy; conspicuous; offensive
to make certain; to strengthen, encou
Questions from text for The Earth on Turtles Back
A. How do the animals portrayed in this myth embody the best aspects of human nature?
Check your comprehension:
1. According to the myth, what existed before this Earth?
The Navajo Origin Legend -Questions
1. What items do the gods place on the ground? Why?
2. What brings First Man and First Woman to life?
3. What do the gods direct First Man and First Woman to build?
4. Why do the Navajo associate the skin
THE FIRST PAGE -YOUR RESEARCH PAPER'S FORMAT
BASED ON THE
MLA HANDBOOK FOR WRITERS OF RESEARCH PAPERS.
Use white, 81/2- by 11-inch paper.
Except for page numbers (see below), leave one-inch margins all around the text of your paper - left
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Alvarez, Gloria. "Teacher Recalls Land of Rising Sun; Audience Hears Tales of Japan." East New
Orleans Picayune 14 Oct. 2001: 4. Print.
Burgum, Edwin Berry, ed. The New Criticism: An Anthology of Modern Aesthetics and Literary
English IIIHonors and A level
Mrs. Mesiano 2013
Quoting Hamlet (and Shakespeare)
1. The title of the play must be in italics. The italic rule applies to the all titles of major works,
whether within the paper or the Works Cited page. (Of course, short wor
Life and Literature: Making the Connections
Reflection and Connection
Assignment: Select two Hamlet quotes from the list below. Connect one quote to your personal life and another quote to
todays society or events. Explain th
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
You probably are not sensible of this; you find you are kept out of hell, but do not see the hand of God in
it; but look at other things, as the goodstate of your bodily constitution, your care of
If one of the really important functions of great literature is to stimulate thoughtprovoking conversations which force us to come to grips with many things about the
text and about ourselves, then Hamlet is a particularly valuable work (John
Imagery and Symbolism
1. Identify TWO references to disease or decay. Explainwho said it, when, why, etc.
1. The ghost comes in 'questionable shape'. Identify THREE references to the idea that it may not be
what it seems. Ex
Act III, scene i
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1. What is Claudius opinion of Hamlets madness? What action does he decide to take?
2. To what idea of Hamlets madness does Polonius clin
Act IV, Scene i
1. After learning of Polonius death, what is the Kings reaction? Why?
2. Is Gertrude loyal to Claudius?
Act IV, Scene ii
How does Hamlet
Act I, Scene I
What exposition is provided in this scene? Include an explanation of the quarrel with
Hamlet #2 Vocabulary
Parch to become dry from heat, to shrivel form heat
The fruit was parched from staying in the sun so long.
The ominous clouds were harbingers of the tornado.
Felling cutting down or knocking down a tree; killing
If one of the really important functions of great
literature is to stimulate thought-provoking
conversations which force us to come to grips with many
things about the text and about ourselves, then Hamlet is
a particularly valuable work (Joh
Study Questions for F. Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby
1. Notice how many times Fitzgerald uses the words hope, or dream. Why does he do this?
2. Nick starts the novel by relaying his father's advice "Whenever you feel like criticiz
1. Feign: (V) -to imitate deceptively; to make believe; pretend.
2. Supercilious: (Adj.) -having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of
those one views as unworthy.
3. Conscientious: (Adj.) -meticulous; careful; painstaking; particu
Study Questions for F. Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby
1. How would you characterize the narrator at the beginning? Why do you believe we have not been
given his name yet?
What is our first impression of Gatsby?
Why does Nick move Eas
All research and writing work will be completed on your own time. If you do not
have access to the internet and/or computer, make time to use the 3HS library
before or after school and/or during a study hall period.
I. Choose a person who may
Worksheet Packet #1
1.Why has Reverend Parris sent for
LITERARY/HISTORICAL PRESENT TENSE
Writing about literature
1. Whether you are dealing with fiction, poetry, or nonfiction literature, use the present tense
(also called the literary/historical present tense) to discuss the actions and thoughts presented i