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100

What is anemic?
Lacking power, vigor, vitality

100

What is a complication?
The moment in the plot that begins the rising action.

100

What is a signal phrase?
The name for the type of phrase that should precede a quotation.

100

What is the surge?
The term used to describe the slaves' impulse to run to freedom in Chamiouseau's "The Old Man Slave and the Mastiff."

100

What is a robust black market for alcohol developed, controlled by criminal gangs?
The unintended consequence of Prohibition.

200

What is a vestige?
A trace of something that is no longer present or in existence.

200

What is a motif?
An image, object, character, situation, theme, or word that an author uses repeatedly through a work.

200

What are support sentences?
(In an analytical essay) sentences that expand, clarify, and support your main idea, before you delve into specific examples.

200

What are the metal from Montenegro and the picture from his Oxford days?
The two proofs of his past that Gatsby initially shows to Nick.

200

What is sugar cane?
The main crop cultivated by plantations on Martinique.

300

What is supercilious?
Showing arrogant superiority and disdain for others you deem unworthy

300

What is equilibrium?
A state of relative order at the beginning of a story (unless it starts in media res).

300

What is a brief summary of your text?
(In an analytical essay) what should precede your thesis in an introduction, but follow your establishment of thematic or historical context.

300

Who is Nick Carraway?
The character who has been "privy to the secret griefs of wild, unknown men."

300

What is socialism or communitarianism?
The ideology behind the social organization of most kibbutz (at least originally).

400

What is obstinate?
Donkeys are often described in this way

400

What is projection?
When the emotions of a character are conveyed onto the details of the setting.

400

What is a colon?
A punctuation mark that precedes an explanation, an exemplification, or a list.

400

What is Sam is wearing a white waiter's coat?
The difference in costume between Sam and Willie in "Master Harold"... and the Boys.

400

What is 1948?
The year the all-white National Party government in South Africa started enforcing and systematizing Apartheid laws.

500

What is subterfuge?
The teacher hid his malevolent intentions behind nebulous instructions. This is an example of...

500

What is allegory?
A story in which character or objects all have a one-to-one correspondence with what they represent in a web of symbolism.

500

What is concluding analysis that rephrases your main point for the paragraph?
(In an analytical essay) what should come at the end of a body paragraph.

500

What is "what a small sky for so much rain"?
The final sentence of Colum McCann's "Everything in this Country Must."

500

What is 1929?
The year the stock market crashed and the Great Depression began (presaged, perhaps, by the excess of the "Roaring Twenties").

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