Figurative Terms

Figurative Language: a tool a writer uses to help the reader visualize what is happening in a piece of writing.

  • Romanticism
  • Anaphora
  • Narrative Poetry
  • Metaphor
  • Rhyme
  • Rhyme Scheme
  • Assonance
  • Meter
  • Alliteration
  • Simile
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Personification
  • Theme
  • Hyperbole
  • Idioms
  • Allusion
  • Imagery
  • Blank Verse
  • Free Verse
  • Quatrain
  • Couplet
  • Understatement
  • Overstatement
  • Oxymoron
  • Paradox
  • Metonymy
  • Anthropomorphism
  • Diction
  • Syntax
  • Connotation
  • Denotation
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Movie Review

Please write a movie review for Girl, Interrupted.  Write about the movie in relation to the novel and whether or not the director did a good job translating the text onto the big screen.

Published in: on November 11, 2008 at 1:57 pm  Comments (12)  

Lit. of War Essay!

Since there is a bit of a time crunch, there will not be an essay on The Sorrow of War; however, the final essay for the class will be worth more points.  The final essay is due on Tuesday, November 18th at 3:00pm.  It will be worth 150 points.  You are to compare any of the novels that we have read to the movie The Thin Red Line.  You are expected to write a 3.5 essay with a clear introduction, thesis, forecast, body paragraphs, and conclusion.  Hint, do not simply point out similarities and differences.  You are to choose an idea that is common or in both the movie and the novel and write about its significance and how it probably adds to the antiwar rheteric of the novel and film.  If you have any questions, please post them to this site or conference with me to discuss your writing ideas.

Published in: on November 10, 2008 at 5:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Thin Red Line

Please post your response comparing the first chapter to the beginning of the movie.

Published in: on November 7, 2008 at 6:12 pm  Comments (9)  

Vocabulary 11/5

Vocabulary Words
11/5/08

1.    Abase
2.    Acrimonious
3.    Cajole
4.    Witticism
5.    Voracious
6.    Turpitude
7.    Superlative
8.    Remonstrate
9.    Ostentatious
10.    Nefarious
11.    Monition
12.    Meliorate
13.    Irascible
14.    Futile
15.    Fortitude
16.    Fealty
17.    Fastidious
18.    Erratic
19.    Egregious
20.    Coquette
21.    Copious
22.    Brusque
23.    Beatitude
24.    Adroit
25.    Abdicate

Published in: on November 5, 2008 at 1:56 pm  Leave a Comment