Lit Terms
Pros / Cons
Fig Language
Plot
Quotables
100
the three elements of a story's setting
What are time, place, and conditions of the story?
100
There was no better singer in all of Greece than this man.
Who is Orpheus?
100
the specific color of the clock in the black and scarlet room of Prince Prospero's castle
What is ebony?
100
The time period during which "The Masque of the Red Death" takes place
What is Medieval Times or the Middle Ages?
100
Speaker of this line: "'but why will you say that I am mad?'"
Who is the Narrator/Young Man?
200
the series of events that make up the story
What is plot?
200
He has a "vulture" eye.
Who is the Old Man?
200
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?
200
The setting conditions in "The Tell-Tale Heart"
What is midnight?
200
Character whom this passage describes: "She had small, white quickly moving hands and red fingernails."
Who is the Landlady?
300
a figure of speech involving a comparison between unlike things using "to be"
What is metaphor?
300
They enjoy the Prince's hospitality for five or six months.
Who are the courtiers?
300
"Hope spread its wings and went out into the world," is an example of this.
What is personification?
300
The portion of "The Lottery" during which the history of the lottery is explained
What is the exposition?
300
Title of the story from which this quote comes: "'I have seen a bad sign in the sky. There is sadness ahead for you and your wife.'"
What is "Orpheus Goes to the Underworld?"
400
objects that have meaning in themselves but that also stand for something beyond themselves
What are symbols? What is symbolism?
400
She enjoys a nice cup of tea with 17 year old young men.
Who is the Landlady?
400
The example: "The seventh apartment was closely shrouded in black velvet tapestries"
What is imagery?
400
The portion of "Orpheus" when he turns around to look for Eurydice
What is the climax?
400
Character whom this passage describes: "The figure was tall and thin, and shrouded from head to foot in the clothes of the grave."
Who is the Red Death?
500
the atmosphere created in a story that makes the reader feel a certain way
What is mood?
500
He cautions, "'Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon," and opposes changing the tradition.
Who is Old Man Warner?
500
"There were no other hats or coats in the hall. There were no umbrellas, no walking sticks--nothing," is an example of this.
What is foreshadowing?
500
The denouement of "The Masque of the Red Death"
What is all of the courtiers die?
500
Speaker of these words: "'I'm almost positive I've heard those names before somewhere.'"
Who is Billy Weaver?
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