What is the rhyme scheme of this poem?

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (By Donald Barthelme)

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,                  
How I wonder what you are.                
Up above the world so high,                
Like a diamond in the sky.                    

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,                   (A)
How I wonder what you are.                 (A)
Up above the world so high,                 (B)
Like a diamond in the sky.                    (B)


Who is the protagonist in Call of the Wild?

Who is Buck.

The protagonist is the literary term for the principal character or hero in a literary work (such as a drama or story).


An _______________ is something taken for granted or accepted as true without proof. 

A thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof.

What is an assumption.


A word to describe someone who has strange habits and odd ways of living. 

a. taciturn   b. eccentric   c.  tranquil

What is eccentric. 

Phileas Fogg was an eccentric man. 

"If to live in this style is to be eccentric, it must be confessed that there is something good in eccentricity."  -Chapter 1

taciturn - unwilling to communicate, saying very little

tranquil - very calm and peaceful


This is the name of a verb + ing.

What is a present participle. 


What type of poem is this? 

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, “It is just as I feared! —
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard.”

What is a limerick. 


An idea the writer keeps on repeating in his work, portraying it as the most significant idea.

What is a theme. 


Name one of the recurring themes in Call of the Wild.

(100 pts)


Who is this describing?

1. He is more interested in hearing what other people have to say than in having them listen to him. 

2. He places a modest value on his own opinions.

3. He willingly admits when he doesn't know something and asks questions when he doesn't understand something. 

4. He is willing to question his own position on an issue. 

Who is a person who loves to listen. 


A word to describe a silly idea. 

a. folly.     b. quay.     c.  elude

What is folly.

"When the folly, as well as the uselessness of the adventure, was pointed out to him, he contented himself with replying, "If the thing is feasible, the first to do it ought to be an Englishman."  

-Lord Albemarle, Chapter 5

quay- a large dock where ships come from

elude - to avoid getting captured


This part of speech describes, modifies, or provides more information about a verb in a sentence. It can also be used to modify or qualify adjectives or other adverbs.

What is an Adverb.


This form of poetry offers a romanticized, idealistic image of how great things are in the country, or in the woods, or on a far.  They describe sheep, flowers, and honey, for example - they are sweet happy and fun to think about. 

What is the Pastoral. 


There were many transportation innovations in the 1800s that were used by Fogg in Around the World in 80 days. 

Name one of them:

Suez Canal opened in 1869

Railways that linked India in 1870

Transcontinental Railway in 1869


When we are forming an opinion on an issue, it is often a good idea to collect other people's viewpoints on it. The more viewpoints that we hear, the better we understand the whole picture. 

Name an issue that has two opposing viewpoints. 

1. The existence of God

2. The Civil War

3. The Revolutionary War

4. Gun Control

5. Abortion

6. Slavery

7. Rival Sports Teams

8. Taxes

9. Breeds of Dogs


1. A word that is defined as clever, or someone that can think of smart ideas. 

2. Having or showing sharp powers of judgment; astute.

a. shrewd.    b.  prudent.    c.  amiable

What is shrewd. 

"If he is as shrewd as I think he is, consul, he will come." 

-Mr. Fix, Chapter 7, At the Consul's office at the Suez Canal in Egypt

prudent - being careful, doing things safely and carefully

amiable - friendly and kind


This type of essay's goal is to coax the reader to agree with their personal views on a debatable topic. 

It generally follows a five-paragraph model with a thesis, body paragraphs, and conclusion, and it offers evidential support using research. This essay tries to show the audience that your point of view is the most informed, logical, and valid perspective on the topic.

What is a Persuasive Essay. 


Name two of this ancient Greek poet's epic works. 

What are Homer's The Odyssey and The Iliad.


In what language is Around the World in 80 Days translated from?

What is French.


Name that fallacy!

There is a proposal that we should require all high school students to participate in some type of community service. I don't know what you think about that, but teachers don't get paid enough for all of the things that we do. 

What is a Red Herring Fallacy.

Whenever we introduce something irrelevant into an argument, we are avoiding the question.


A word that means a dark volcanic rock. 

a. hamlet.  b.  basalt.    c.  suttee

What is basalt. 

"At Callyan they reached the junction of the branch line which descends towards south–eastern India by Kandallah and Pounah; and, passing Pauwell, they entered the defiles of the mountains, with their basalt bases, and their summits crowned with thick and verdant forests."

-Chapter 11

hamlet - a small village

suttee -  a practice in which a widow is burned with her husband's dead body


This part of your essay should identify the main idea and point of the paragraph. 

What is the Topic Sentence. 


This type of poem is where certain letters in each line spell out a word or phrase. Typically, the first letters of each line are used to spell the message, but they can appear anywhere.

What is an Acrostic poem. 


Who said that?

“The artistic thing is, to unmask honest countenances; it’s no light task, I admit, but a real art.”

Who is Mr. Fix.


Name that Fallacy!

  • Political candidate attacking an opponent's physical attractiveness rather than looking at the faults in their politics - “Just look at that face! How could anyone vote for that?”

What is an Ad Hominem Attack.

Attacking an opponent's character or his motives for believing something instead of disproving his argument. 


A word that means a leader in India who was like a prince or a king. 

a.  pilgrim.    b.  copse.    c.  rajah

What is rajah. 

"Her name was Aouda. Left an orphan, she was married against her will to the old rajah of Bundelcund; and, knowing the fate that awaited her, she escaped, was retaken, and devoted by the rajah's relatives, who had an interest in her death, to the sacrifice from which it seemed she could not escape."

-Chapter 13

pilgrim - a person who goes to visit a religious site

copse - a small group of trees


This type of essay is usually written in the first person and is focused on a specific moment in the writer's life. 

What is a Personal Narrative.

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