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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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

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Sophomore Essay #2

Once you have narrowed your essay topic, I would like you to publish your ideas to this blog posting.  I would also like you to read some of your peers’ ideas and give them feedback about their topics.  The beginning stage of this essay will be collaborative; however, once you have finalized your topic and have begun the writing process, you will work independently.

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Sophomore Vocabulary #3

1. Expiation

2. Putative

3. Querulous

4. Allusion

5. Propriety

6. Lugubrious

7. Palliation

8. Repudiated

9. Ennoble

10. Degradation

11. Insubordination

12. Consternation

13. Intrepidity

14. Tedious

15. Demure

16. Perilous

17. Solemn

18. Appurtenances

19. Desuetude

20. Serenity

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Assignments, May 11-15

Sophomore English

Monday, May 11: Discussion of the reading – Homework: Read pages 6-27.

Tuesday, May 12: Discussion of the reading– Homework: Work on your essay revision

Wednesday, May 13: Discussion of the reading – Homework: Read pages 27-42.

Thursday, May 14:  – Homework: Read pages 43-72.

Friday, May 15: Discussion of the reading – Homework: Finish the play.

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Sophomore Vocab #2

  1. Avocation
  2. Ascertainable
  3. Arduous
  4. Abrogation
  5. Malediction
  6. Usurpation
  7. Superfluous
  8. Alacrity
  9. Pernicious
  10. Ignominiously
  11. Sentry
  12. Passivity
  13. Perplexity
  14. Eccentricities
  15. Deshabille
  16. Decorous
  17. Pallid
  18. Dubious
  19. Benevolently
  20. Abated
  21. Vagrant
  22. Expiation
  23. Putative
  24. Diminutive
  25. Facetiousness
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“Bartleby”

What are your initial thoughts and questions about “Bartleby”?  As class, share your ideas to help one another with this story.

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Sophomore Vocabulary

  1. melancholy
  2. dreary
  3. discern
  4. covenant
  5. scruples
  6. trifle
  7. fain
  8. mirth
  9. pious
  10. cognizance
  11. firmament
  12. ecclesiastical
  13. venerable
  14. benignantly
  15. impious
  16. impious
  17. blasphemy
  18. cunningly
  19. sagacity
  20. suavity
  21. audacity
  22. vehemently
  23. derision
  24. gesticulation
  25. similitude
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Sophomore English

Sophomore English is a year long course that takes students on a journey through all genres of literature.  Along the way students will improve critical thinking, reading, and writing that are essential life skills.  We will study short stories, poetry, novels, drama, and essays over the course of the year.  Students will be assessed on their formal and informal writing, objective and subjective quizzes, tests, and participation.

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