Literary Terms
Characters
Plot
Figurative Language
Quotables

100

Time period, location, and conditions of a story.
What is setting?

100

There was no better singer in all of Greece than this man.
Who is Orpheus?

100

This is the highest point of interest and the turning point of a story.
What is the climax?

100

This is the specific color of the clock in the black and scarlet room of Prince Prospero's castle.
What is ebony?

100

Speaker of this line: "How, then, am I mad?"
Who is The Narrator?

200

The hero of the story; the character around which all of the events occur.
What is protagonist?

200

He wears the habiliments of the grave.
Who is The Red Death? Who is The Uninvited Guest?

200

This is the correct order of the five elements of plot.
What is exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution?

200

"The seventh apartment was closely shrouded in black velvet tapestries" is an example of this literary device.
What is imagery?

200

The character whom this passage describes: "He had a fine eye for colors and effects."
Who is Prince Prospero?

300

Language that appeals to one of the five senses.
What is imagery?

300

His name reminds us of success and of a life well-lived.
Who is Prince Prospero?

300

This is another world for resolution.
What is denouement?

300

Prospero's clock, the old man's eye, and the black room are examples of this literary device.
What are symbols?

300

"'I have seen a bad sign in the sky. There is sadness ahead for you and your wife'" is an example of this literary device.
What is foreshadowing?

400

A word, name, or object that stands for something else.
What is a symbol? What is symbolism?

400

He had the eye of a vulture.
Who is The Old Man?

400

The resolution for "Orpheus Goes to the Underworld."
What is Orpheus never sings of love again?

400

“There came from the bold lungs of the clock a sound which was clear and loud and deep” is an example of this literary device.
What is sound imagery, specifically personification?

400

The abstract concept which this passage symbolizes: "It grew louder--louder--louder!"
What is guilt?

500

Comparing two unlike things using a form of "to be."
What is metaphor?

500

This protagonist serves as his own antagonist.
Who is Orpheus? Who is The Narrator?

500

The portion of "The Masque of the Red Death" when the symptoms of the red death are explained.
What is exposition?

500

“He had the eye of a vulture – a pale blue eye, with a film over it" is an example of this literary device.
What is sight imagery, specifically metaphor?

500

The abstract concept which this passage symbolizes: "And the life of the ebony clock went out."
What is man's mortality?