Literary Terms
Characters
Plot
Figurative Language
Quotables

100

The villain of the story; the character who opposes the main character.
What is antagonist?

100

This character dies from a snake bite and must travel to the Underworld.
Who is Eurydice?

100

The condition of the setting in "Orpheus Goes to the Underworld."
What is the Underworld is permanent?

100

"Yes, he was stone, stone dead" is an example of this literary device.
What is metaphor?

100

This character says, "Who dares insult us with this disrespectful ridicule? Seize him and unmask him..."
Who is Prince Prospero?

200

Comparing two unlike things using a form of "like," "as," or "as though."
What is simile?

200

This character has no human form.
Who is The Red Death? Who is The Uninvited Guest?

200

What color are the windows in the black room of Prince Prospero's castle?
What is scarlet, a deep blood color?

200

"His room was as black as pitch with the thick darkness" is an example of this.
What is sight imagery, specifically simile?

200

"...and his broad brow, with all the features of the face, was sprinkled with the scarlet horror" describes this character.
Who is The Red Death?

300

Giving human characteristics to a non-living thing.
What is personification?

300

This is the name for a type of narrator who cannot be trusted.
What is an unreliable narrator?

300

Why does the Narrator kill the Old Man?
What is the narrator hates the old man's eye?

300

"...because Death, in approaching him, had stalked with his black shadow before him, and enveloped the victim" is an example of this.
What is personification?

300

This quote represents which part of the plot: "Orpheus could stand it no longer. Just as he reached the end of the road, he turned around."
What is the climax?

400

The atmosphere created in a story that makes the reader feel a certain emotion.
What is mood?

400

He tells his story in first person point of view.
Who is The Narrator?

400

The chiming of the clock at Prince Prospero's party reminds the guests that this is approaching.
What is death?

400

The "low, dull, quick sound, such as a watch makes when enveloped in cotton" is an example of this.
What is sound imagery, specifically simile?

400

The following quote foreshadows what event in "The Tell-Tale Heart"? "Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell."
What is the sound of the beating heart which drives the narrator to confess?

500

The vantage point from which the author presents the story.
What is point of view?

500

They are bothered by the tolling of the clock.
Who are the courtiers? Who are the partiers?

500

What happens when the last of the courtiers dies?
What is the clock dies and the candles go out?

500

"But these other apartments were densely crowded, and in them beat feverishly the heart of life" is an example of this.
What is metaphor?

500

"And every night, about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it - oh, so gently!" comes from this part of the plot.
What is rising action?