Definitions
Literary Genres
Figures of Speech
Authors, Poets and Playwrights (Biographical Questions)
Bad Plot Summaries (identify the work)
100

This is the term used to describe a learning strategy and involves a concentrated effort on the part of a reader to do the following: 

Paying attention to what you are reading

Thinking about what the text means,

Doing more than simply surface reading

What is Active Reading?

100

This type of drama is usually associated with a main character and their downfall, often brought about by a flaw. 

What is a Tradgedy?

100

This compares two unlike things. 

What is a Simile? 

100

They are known as the most famous writer in the English Language.

Who is William Shakespeare?

100

Identify the work described:

A college student comes home for a family emergency, talks to a ghost, breaks up with his girlfriend, betrays his friends and is killed by his would be brother in law. 

What is Hamlet? 

200

This is the arrangement of the action,
the series of events recounted in a
story. 

What is Plot?

200

This type of literature is associated with the Southern United States and exposing its dark underbelly and social issues left unexplored until uncovered.  Popular authors include William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor.

What is Southern Gothic Literature?
200

This is used to describe a statement made emphatic by overstatement. 

What is Hyperboyle?

200

This author sewed clothes for their mother's chickens in their spare time.

Who is Flannery O'Connor?

200

Identify The Work Described: 

Two girls remember incidents in their shared past, and consider their connection to each other, along with the ways their races change it. 

What is "Recitatif"?

300

This made up of lists which consist of those works that help to define a particular time period, genre of work, or a country of origin. 

What is the Literary Canon?

300

This, usually made prominent in poetry, refers to language that evokes a physical sensation produced by one of the five senses: 

What is Imagery?

300

This is a brief pointed saying that couples words that contradict each other. 

What is an Epigram?

300

This author, poet and playwright fled to France to be able to write and express themself freely, in order for their work to be taken seriously. 

Who is James Baldwin?

300

Identify the work described:

This poem's Speaker reflects on his place in academia and a country that does not seem to always value him as much as the other members of his writing class. 

What is "Theme for English B"? 

400

Characters do not change throughout a story and play the same sort of role are called this. 

What are Static Characters?

400

This is a nonsensical and over the top style of dramatic work, often accompanied by slapstick humor. 

What is Farce?

400

This is the act of giving human characteristics to objects and non human animals. 

What is Personification?

400

This poet became famous after death, and they died in obscurity until their work finally entered the Literary Canon. 

Who is Emily Dickinson?

400

Identify the work described:

A family takes the road trip from Hell.

What is "A Good Man Is Hard To Find"?

500

This is the term for any work's main idea or meaning. 

What is Theme?

500

This poetic movement, featuring poets like Pound and Williams, values poems that create a picture, but do not provide readers with any overt messages or themes. 

What is the Imagist Movement? /What is Imagery?
500

This is a play on various meanings of a word. 

What is a Pun?

500

This author claimed to have seen, and to remember, their own birth. 

Who is Ray Bradbury?

500

Identify the work described:

A family struggles with, and faces danger because of, their children's addiction to technology. 

What is "The Veldt"?

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