Monday, May 21, 2018

8th Grade Holocaust Art Memorial Projects 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

8th Grade Lit Terms: Spring Exam 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: 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. Sch├Ąchter’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.)