Monday, May 21, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018
Test your AMND knowledge, Review Practice Quiz 1: http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/msnd/quiz/
Review Practice Quiz 2: https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/m/a-midsummer-nights-dream/study-help/quiz
Review Practice Quiz 3: https://www.allthetests.com/quiz25/quiz/1208562225/A-Midsummer-Nights-Dream-Ultimate-Test
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
8th Grade Lit Terms: (From Romeo and Juliet)
Allusion: a reference to a historical or literary figure.
Dramatic irony: when the audience knows something the cast (or character) does not.
Soliloquy: A speech made by one cast member to the audience only.
Foil: a foil is a character who contrasts with another character - usually the protagonist— to highlight particular qualities of the other character.
Monologue: a long speech delivered by a character.
Hyperbole: Exaggeration for (humorous) effect.
Malapropism: the mistaken use of a word in place of a similar-sounding one, often with unintentionally amusing effect, as in, for example, “dance a flamingo ” (instead of flamenco ).
Oxymoron: a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction.
Ex. “solar powered flashlights,” or “fireproof matches.”
Foreshadowing: a warning or indication of a future event in advance of it happening.
Ex. Mrs. Schächter’s visions of fire before they arrive at Auschwitz.
Anthropomorphism: (from Maus) the attribution of human characteristics or behavior to a god, animal, or object. (Ex. Art Spiegelman drew the Jewish people as mice and the Nazis as cats.)