Review for Final Exam

 

Play:Oedipus Rex

Playwright: Sophocles

Date: circa 430 BC

Historical Background:

Characters:

Plot and Action: Create a sentence outline of the play

Theme:

Conflict:

Irony:

Film:Citizen Kane

Director: Orson Welles

Date: 1941

Historical Background:

Characters:

Plot and Action: Create a sentence outline of the play

Theme:

Conflict:

Irony:

 


VOCABULARY TERMS for PLAYS:

 

A. Divisions of the Play

 

1.      Acts

2.      Scenes

 

B. Speakers:

 

1. Chorus

2. Dialogue

3. Monologue

4. Soliloquy

 

C. Literary Devices that can be used to discuss plays:

 

Characterization

Conflict

Setting

Theme

Plot

Irony

Figures of Speech

 


POSSIBLE SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS

Look at a short passage. Identify the speaker of the speech and the play from which it is drawn.

POSSIBLE ESSAY QUESTIONS

What role does irony play in drawing you, the viewer, into the play?

Compare the themes of these two works. What cultural values and fears does this play and this movie reflect? 

If you are attending a new play, what literary devices might you pay attention to that would enhance your experience of the play?


POETRY

Poem:Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Author: Anonymous

Date: circa 1360-1400 AD

Type: Epic

Rhyme scheme/rhythm:

Theme:

Imagery/Figures of Speech:

POSSIBLE ESSAY QUESTIONS:

What does Sir Gawain tell us about the interests, fears, concerns and values of the people who first composed this story?

What is the role of the Green Knight in this poem?


Lord Randall

Author: Anonymous

Date: circa 1400-1900 AD

Type: Lyric

Rhyme scheme/rhythm:

Theme:

Imagery/Figures of Speech:

Mending Wall

Author: Robert Frost

Date: 1915

Type: Dramatic

Rhyme scheme/rhythm:

Theme:

Imagery/Figures of Speech:

Still I Rise

Author: Maya Angelou

Date: 1978

Type: Dramatic

Rhyme scheme/rhythm:

Theme:

Imagery/Figures of Speech:

Daddy

Author: Sylvia Plath

Date: 1966

Type: Dramatic

Rhyme scheme/rhythm:

Theme:

Imagery/Figures of Speech:

Let America Be America Again

Author: Langston Hughes

Date: 1938

Type: Dramatic

Rhyme scheme/rhythm:

Theme:

Imagery/Figures of Speech:

Sonnet 130 "My Mistress eyes are nothing like the sun"

Author: William Shakespeare

Date: 1590s (1609)

Type: Lyric

Rhyme scheme/rhythm:

Theme:

Imagery/Figures of Speech:

Sonnet: "Oh Grammar Rules" (Astrophel and Stella)

Author: Sir Philip Sydney

Date: 1591

Type: Lyric

Rhyme scheme/rhythm:

Theme:

Imagery/Figures of Speech:

"When I consider how my light is spent"
Author: John Milton
Date: 1655
Type: Lyric
Rhyme scheme/rhythm:
Theme:
Imagery/Figures of Speech:

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways?"
Author: Elizabeth Barret Browning
Date: 1850
Type: Lyric
Rhyme scheme/rhythm:
Theme:
Imagery/Figures of Speech:

To Lucasta, Going to the Warres
Author: Richard Lovelace
Date: 1649
Type: Lyric
Rhyme scheme/rhythm:
Theme:
Imagery/Figures of Speech:

In Flander's Fields
Author: John McCrae
Date: 1915
Type: Lyric
Rhyme scheme/rhythm:
Theme:
Imagery/Figures of Speech:
Anthem for Doomed Youth
Author: Wilfred Owen
Date: 1917
Type: Lyric
Rhyme scheme/rhythm:
Theme:
Imagery/Figures of Speech:

The Death of the Ball-Turrett Gunner
Author: Randall Jarrell
Date: 1945
Type: Lyric
Rhyme scheme/rhythm:
Theme:
Imagery/Figures of Speech:

Fern Hill
Author: Dylan Thomas
Date: 1946
Type: Lyric
Rhyme scheme/rhythm:
Theme:
Imagery/Figures of Speech:


POETRY TERMS:

A. Forms

 

1. Narrative:

 

2. Dramatic:

 

3. Lyric:

 

a. Elegy:

b. Ode:

c. Meditation:

d. Pastoral:

 

B. Rhythm

 

Scansion is the process of determining the feet and meter in a poem

 

1.. Types of Feet:

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††††††††††† ii. trochee††††††††††††††††††††

 

2. . Types of meter: monometer, dimeter, trimester, tetrameter, pentameter, hexameter,

septameter, octometer

 

C. Rhyme Scheme

 

1.Four main types:

a. Strong stress:(alliteration)

b. Counted Syllables:

c. Traditional:(sonnet)

d. Free Verse:

 

Donít forget:alliteration, assonance, onomatopoeia!

 

D. Literary Devices that can be used to discuss poetry:

 

Voice

Tone

Imagery, figures of speech, metaphors and similes

Setting

Allusions

Theme


POSSIBLE SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS

Look at a short passage. Identify the poem and the poet.

POSSIBLE ESSAY QUESTIONS

Compare and contrast the imagery in two of the sonnets we've read.

Compare and contrast the narrative voice in two of the dramatic poems we've read.

Choose three poems that discuss time and death. Compare how these themes are handled in these poems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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