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Past Due Assignments

  • Test #11 will be given on Tuesday 3/26 and Wednesday 3/27. The test will cover Romeo and Juliet Acts II & III. Know the literary terms and know how to apply them to passages.

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  • Grade Recovery for Test 8 will be given for after school on Wednesday, March 6th. You will need to sign up with me by Tuesday, March 5th.

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  • Test #10 will be given on Friday, 3/8/19.  It will cover Romeo and Juliet Act I, Renaissance Historical Background, and the titans.

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  • Test #9 will be given on 2/25 and 2/26. It will cover Vocabulary lists 1-8.

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  • Learn the literary terms listed below and be able to apply them to Romeo and Juliet. Ask questions if you don't understand.


    Literary Terms: Romeo and Juliet

      1. alliteration: a type of repetition that begins words with the same sound: “put pen to paper”
      2. pun: a joke based on the different meanings of a word or based on words with similar sounds but with different meanings: “You can tune a guitar, but you can’t tuna fish…” Douglas Adams
      3. aside: in a drama, a remark spoken aloud but only heard by the audience or another character
      4. foil: a character used as a contrast to another character
      5. metaphor: a comparison of two unlike ideas or things without using like, as, or than: “his hair was a mat of squirming red wigglers”
      6. extended metaphor: a metaphor that covers several lines in a poem or play
      7. monologue: in drama, a long speech that is uninterrupted by other characters
      8. personification: giving human qualities to something that is not human: “The cat smiled to see a full bowl of cream.”
      9. simile: a direct comparison of two unlike ideas or things using the words like, as, than, or similar words: “My hopes sored like an eagle.”
      10. oxymoron: a combination of two contradictory words used to express an idea: “I can give you a definite maybe.”
      11. allusion: an indirect or passing reference to some event, person, place, artwork, or literature: “The next thing you know he’ll buy an Acme exploding boomerang.”
      12. foreshadow: to provide hints of things to come in a narrative
      13. motif: a meaningful pattern that repeats throughout a literary work
      14. symbol: something used to represent a person, idea, quality, etc.
      15. soliloquy: in drama, a speech spoken aloud to no one in order to show the character’s thinking
      16. imagery: language used to appeal to the senses: “
      17. hyperbole: an exaggeration or overstatement often used to create irony or comedy
      18. paradox: a statement that seems to contradict itself but actually points to a truth: “Nobody every goes to that restaurant anymore; it’s too crowded there!”
      19. verbal irony: when a character says one thing but means something else or when a character’s words have additional meaning beyond what is said; may be used intentionally or unintentionally by a character
      20. irony: a discrepancy between what is expected or stated and what actually happens or is meant
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  • 2019-02-14


    Read pages 498-499. Answer and study the questions below by Tuesday 2/19. Be ready for assignments on this information.


    The Renaissance

    Historical Background: Elizabethan England    P. 498-499


    1. How was English society changing during the Renaissance? Examine the following areas:  a. trade      b. education     c. personal interests    d. science       e. religion       f. art/literature
    2. How did turmoil during the reign of King Henry VIII delay England’s entry into the Renaissance.
    3. Explain the term “Wars of the Roses.”
    4. Discuss successes that made Elizabeth I one of England’s greatest monarchs. Consider the following:  a. commerce         b. art/literature       c. exploration       d. personal liberties
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  • Test #8 will cover "The Odyssey" parts I and II; adjectives and nouns; and vocabulary Lesson 7.  The test will be given on Wednesday 2/13 and Thursday 2/14 (sorry).

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  • Online Textbook Access: 


    Students can use www.tinyurl.com/RCK12Pearson to access the online textbook.


    The student’s user name is first initial, last name, and last six digits of their 3000 number.


    The student’s password is first initial, last initial, last six digits of their 3000 number and @.


    Students will then be able to log on and use the materials.


    Teachers must assign the products before the students can log in.

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