70. the crowd will part like the sea for Israel (53) a reference to Moses leading
the Israelites from Egypt and the parting of the waters of the Red Sea (Exodus 14:21)
71. pallor (55) paleness
72. poppet (56) small doll
73. ameliorate (56) to make
112. presently (121) soon
113. stench (124) foul odor; stink
114. gaunt (125) excessively thin and angular
115. agape (126) being in a state of wonder
116. strongbox (126) locked box for keeping valuables
117. gibbet (127) gallows; an upright pos
ACT 1 The Crucible
1. ideology a manner or the content of thinking characteristic of an individual, group,
2. paradox a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense
and yet is perhaps true
3. theocracy government of a st
Within two weeks of its 1951 release, J.D. Salingers novel rocketed to Number 1 on the New
York Times best-seller list. The book- which explores three days in the life of a troubled 16year-old boy- has been a favorite of censors ever since its publication
Feign: (V) -to imitate deceptively; to make believe; pretend.
Supercilious: (Adj.) -having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as
3. Conscientious: (Adj.) -meticulous; careful; painstaking; particula
How to Write Clear, Concise, and Direct Sentences
1. Unless you have a reason not to, use the active voice.
At the heart of every good sentence is a strong, precise verb; the converse is true as well-at the
core of most confusing, awkward, or wordy senten
What is a thesis statement?
A thesis is a one- or two-sentence condensation of the main argument of the overall paper. Often
it appears somewhere near the end of your introduction.
What constitutes a good thesis statement?
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World Lit/World Lit Enriched
Using Quotations in Your Writing
Aside from a focused, concentrated thesis statement, the textual support you include in an
essay will bring your writing to a critical, insightful level. Knowing how to us
What Makes for a Good Essay:
An Analysis and Interpretation of a Piece of Literature
1. Transcendent (adj.): exceeding usual limits; surpassing.
2. Asceticism (n.): the practice of strict self-denial as a measure of personal and especially spiritual
3. Unsullied (adj.): not soiled; untarnished.
4. Sonorous (adj.)
Final Exam Terms
Alliteration: Repetition of initial sounds in subsequent words (Ex.: Peter Piper picked)
Allusion: Any reference to history or previous literature within a work, direct as well as indirect.
Antagonist: The principal character in oppositio