Final Exam Study Guide – Ms. Walsh

Terms:

Understand and be able to identify the following:

 

Alliteration

Allusion

Assonance

Aside

Ballad

Cadence

Couplet

Dialogue

Elegy

Figurative language

Literal language

Hyperbole

Iambic pentameter

Imagery

Irony

Metaphor

Conceit

Metaphysical

Pastoral

Logical appeal

Emotional appeal

Ethical appeal

Monologue

Mood

Octave

Sestet

Ode

Onomatopoeia

Oxymoron

Paradox

Personification

Quatrain

Refrain

Renaissance

Satire

Simile

Soliloquy

Sonnet

Petrarchan/Italian Sonnet

Elizabethan/Shakespearean Sonnet

Style

Stream of consciousness

Symbol

Theme

Tragedy

Volta

 

Characters:

Macbeth
Lady Macbeth

Malcolm

Donalbain

Siward

Young Siward

Macduff

Lady Macduff

Banquo

Fleance

Murderers

Witches

Hecate

Duncan

Judith Shakespeare

 

Authors:

Know basic biographical information and what we read from each of the following:

 

William Shakespeare

John Donne

Jonathan Swift

William Butler Yeats

Virginia Woolf

James Joyce

Percy Shelley

 

Plot:

Know basic plot of everything that we have read:

 

Macbeth

Sonnet 18

Sonnet 29

“A Valediction Forbidding Mourning”

“A Modest Proposal”

“Ode to the West Wind”

“Shakespeare’s Sister”

“The Second Coming”

“Araby”

“The Influence of James Joyce”

 

Historical info:

Know historical context info for the time periods that we saw:

 

Early Modern Period aka Renaissance –

Know English Humanism

Henry VIII and the Anglican Church

Elizabeth I

James I

Puritain Revolution

End of the English Renaissance

 

Restoration –

Understand meaning of the Age of Reason

Meaning of satire

Preference for public subject in poetry

Rise of prose essay genre

 

The Romantic Period –

Understand characteristics of Romanticism

  • Imagination over reason
  • Childhood freedom
  • Personal emotions over public commitments
  • Social change
  • Nature over urban life

Know influence of the American, French, and Industrial Revolutions

Know Lyrical Ballads as a landmark text for poetry

 

Modern World –

General impact of Darwin, Marx, and Freud

Modernist experimentation in form and content

Stream of consciousness

 

Concepts:

Know the six reasons Swift presents as part of his proposal

Understand how Swift persuades his audience  

Understand Donne’s compass conceit

Understand Donne’s other comparisons in “A Valediction”

Be able to discuss Macbeth as tragedy and who you think the tragic hero is

Be able to discuss gender issues in Macbeth

Understand issues of fate vs. free will in Macbeth

Understand “Shakespeare’s Sister” as a feminist text

Understand the biblical allusion in “The Second Coming”

Understand the deeper potential meaning of “Araby”

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