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Annotated Books Classroom Fun Literary Movements and Trivia Rhetorical Devices Miscellaneous
100
Who is Mrs. Costello?
This woman -- Winterbourne's aunt-- detests Daisy Miller because of her impropriety.
100
What is sequins?
Mrs. Smith has pillows and stuffed animals made of
100
What is "Fall of the House of Usher?"
This story includes twins: a morbidly sensitive brother and a cataleptic sister.
100
What is litotes?
This rhetorical device creates understatement-- for example, "he is not a bad dancer."
100
What is didactic?
This word means "morally instructive."
200
What is a picaresque?
Huck Finn is an example of a _________ novel, a narrative that contains episodic adventures and a roguish but charming character.
200
What are dead words?
Mrs. Smith does not know how you would use these things in writing, but she wants you to be able to write what you want even if it's bad.
200
What is Transcendentalism?
Thoreau and Emerson serve as the fathers of this non-conformist movement that spurned tradition in favor of free-thinking in nature.
200
What is a periodic sentence?
MLK's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" famously uses this device in a sentence that makes the reader "wait" for the independent clause.
200
What is "growth mindset?"
We began the year with this learning theory: it is the idea that writing skills will gradually evolve and improve through practice and determination.
300
What is capitalism?
Steinbeck uses the chapters on the banks' greediness and the auto salesmen's deceptions to illustrate his contempt for this.
300
Who is Matthew?
This member of A block has legally changed his name to Chad.
300
What is seaweed?
Pearl plays with this on the beach and eventually fashions it into a green "A" on her bosom.
300
What is pathos?
The conclusions of papers, according to your humble instructor, should include brevity, a dash, and an appeal to ___
300
What is literacy?
Frederick Douglass's key to freedom-- for him, a blessing and a curse.
400
What is nursing a starving old man?
At the end of Grapes of Wrath, Rose of Sharon ascends to the matriarchal role when she performs what action?
400
What are granola bars?
This is a popular snack that Mrs. Smith will distribute to hungry students, especially the period before lunch.
400
Who is Darl?
This is the member of the Bundren family who has the most monologues in the novel As I Lay Dying.
400
What is antithesis?
This rhetorical device highlights the absence rather than the presence by defining by the negative.
400
What is catharsis?
This word means the purging of emotions through literature and film.
500
What is apostrophe?
The famous scene from Frederick Douglass's autobiography in which he speaks to the boats, envying their freedom, shows an example of the rhetorical device of __________
500
What is a precis?
This fun five-sentence paragraph contains structured instructions for analysis of message, purpose, and tone.
500
Who is Homer Barron?
Faulkner's character who works as a construction foreman and destroys Emily Grierson's reputation in "Rose for Emily."
500
What is polysyndeton?
This rhetorical device slows down the pacing of the text by adding multiple conjunctions between parallel parts of speech.
500
Who is Peter?
This student joined us after a stint in Washington DC.




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