World Literature Unit 6 Test

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Books we read
A Doll’s House – Henrik Ibsen
The House on Mango Street – Sandra Cisneros
“The Dinner Party” – Mona Gardner
Churches stance on Gender roles
The Catholic Church teaches that men and women are different, but equal in the eyes of God. There is not one gender that is “superior” to the other
A Doll’s House
-A play
-Written by Henrik Ibsen
-Published 1879
Henrik Ibsen
-Born March 20, 1828 in Norway
-Considered the “Shakespeare” of Eastern Europe
Literary Devices in A Doll’s House
Antagonist
A person who is opposed to, struggles against or competes with another; opponent; adversary. The adversary of the hero or protagonist of a drama or other literary work. Basically the bad guy in the story.
Aside
A tern used in drama and theater, an aside happens when a characters dialogue is spoken but not heard by the other actors on the stage. Asides are useful for giving the audience special information information about the other character s onstage or the action of the plot.
Dramatic Monologue
is any speech or some duration addressed by a character to a second person
Soliloquy
is a type of monologue in which a character directly addresses an audience or speaks his thoughts aloud while alone or while the other actors keep silent.
Denouement
is the final outcome of the story, generally occurring after the climax of the plot.
The House on Mango Street
-Novella
-Written by Sandra Cisneros
-1984
-44 short vignettes
Sandra Cisneros
-Born in Chicago 1954
-3rd of 7 children
Diction
The words the author chooses to use; the author’s word choice. Linked to the mood and tone of the work.
Alliteration
the repetition of initial letters/sounds at the beginning of words
Oxymoron
a form of paradox that combines a pair of opposite terms into a single unusual expression. A statement that doesn’t make sense. Ex: Jumbo Shrimp…Jumbo- Big, Shrimp- Small
Syntax
refers to the sentence structure of a piece of literature. Authors get their emotions out this way. Cisneros includes a wide variety of sentence structures within her 44 vignettes
Repetition
repeating something more than once (a sound, word, phrase, sentence, or grammatical or rhythmical pattern)
Anaphora
the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive lines, phrases, or clauses
Personification
A type of figurative language in which non human subjects are given human characteristics
Hyperbole
a deliberate exaggeration or overstatement
Metaphor
A comparison of two unlike things that does not use “like” or “as”
Simile
A comparison using “like” or “as”
Sensory Language/detail
Language evoking the senses, specifically phases that evoke two or more senses
Imagery
includes the “mental pictures” that readers experience with a passage of literature. It signifies all the sensory perceptions in a text, whether by literal description, allusion, simile, or metaphor
Onomatopoeia
the use of words that mimic the sounds they describe
Bildungsroman
a novel dealing a person’s formative years and moral/ physiological growth
Entrap
catch (someone or something) in or as in a trap
Discernment
the ability to judge well
Mood
The general atmosphere created by the author’s words
It is the feeling that the reader gets while reading
Mood can stay constant throughout a novel, it can also change from scene to scene
Mood words: bouncy, jubilant, melancholic,
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