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Tone Words on Quizlet

posted Jun 2, 2017, 9:32 AM by Anastasia Caputo

Literary Terms for Final Exam

posted May 31, 2017, 7:22 AM by Anastasia Caputo

1.  allusions                               26.  motif                                 51.  epistolary novels
2. theme                                     27.  diction                             52.  elegy
3. sonnet                                    28.  malapropism                 53.  prose
4.  stanza                                    29.  connotation                   54.  epilogues
5.  soliloquy                               30.  flat character                 55.  eulogy
6.  diction                                   31.  dynamic character        56.  exposition
7.  anecdote                               32.  static character              57.  rising action
8.  stanza                                    33.  apostrophe                     58.  climax
9.  allusion                                 34.  anachronism                  59.  resolution
10. juxtaposition                      35.  hubris                               60.  denouement
11.  allegory                                36.  simile
12. anthropomorphism           37.  tone
13.  personification                  38. denotation
14.  metaphor                            39.  colloquialism
15.  irony                                    40.  conceit 
16.  bildungsroman                  41.  blank verse
17.  hyperbole                            42.  anaphora  
18.  alliteration                         43.  dramatic irony
19.  flashback                            44.  foil
20.  foreshadowing                 45.  free verse 
21.  analogy                               46.  haiku
22.  paradox                              47.  pun
23.  epitaph                               48. ambiguous
24.  euphemism                        49.  anecdotes
25.  tragedy                                50.  fables

Homework Due May 26th

posted May 24, 2017, 8:49 AM by Anastasia Caputo   [ updated May 24, 2017, 8:55 AM ]

Finish reading the Cyclops (to page 119) and answer the questions in the packet.  due Friday.
What to study for Tuesday's test?
The gods: Zeus, Athena, Hera, Poseidon, Hades, Apollo, Hermes, Hephaestus, Aphrodite
Know the stories we read: Prometheus, Narcissus and Echo, Pandora, Hades and Persophone, Medusa, Perseus, Atlas, Midas
The terms:myth, quest, archetype

Grammar review link

posted May 3, 2017, 7:29 AM by Anastasia Caputo

Week of May 1st

posted Apr 30, 2017, 10:27 AM by Anastasia Caputo

Please bring your Greek mythology books!
We are continuing our mini-lessons on grammar this week.  The test on the grammar we cover, in addition to the structure of essay writing, will be next Tuesday.  Study your notes and if you're absent, please get the notes from a classmate.
Myths we read in class already:  Prometheus & Pandora
Please keep notes as you WILL have an assessment on the Greek myths as well.
Also, you will be assigned your next creative writing piece this week.  You will be asked to write a myth using at least 2 gods/goddesses from the book.  You must use them in your story appropriately based on who they are and what they are known for.  Your myth must attempt to explain the origins of something and may or may not include a moral lesson as well.  
I will update with the due date.

Week of 4/24 : Greek Mythology Take Home Quiz

posted Apr 25, 2017, 7:52 AM by Anastasia Caputo   [ updated Apr 25, 2017, 8:12 AM ]

This is due on Friday.  An extra copy is attached below.  You will have a test on the gods/goddesses and the myths we read in class.

Romeo and Juliet test is on Wednesday.  Review sheet is attached.

Pyramus and Thisbe Packet

posted Apr 7, 2017, 1:25 PM by Anastasia Caputo

Attached below is the packet for break. Remember to do everything but the essay.  Have a great break!!

Romeo and Juliet Packet

posted Mar 22, 2017, 11:53 AM by Anastasia Caputo

In case you lose it.  Do the questions for Act 1 on Friday 3/24.

Romeo and Juliet Text

posted Mar 21, 2017, 7:32 AM by Anastasia Caputo   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 9:30 AM ]

If you're absent, click below to keep up with the reading.  

You may also need the link for homework reading.  
Due Monday, March 27th:  Read Act 1 scenes 2-4.  Take quick notes for each scene.  

Romeo and Juliet Text

Friday, March 17th

posted Mar 16, 2017, 6:00 PM by Anastasia Caputo

I will collect your memoirs Monday. (sorry)

Today, answer the pre-reading questions for Romeo and Juliet. They are attached below.  

Also complete the vocabulary assignment shown below.  See you Monday.  
Terms due on Monday.

                               Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary List

                                                    Act I


  1. Augment— (verb) to make greater or supplement




  1. Boisterous— (adjective) rowdy or rough




  1. Valiant— (adjective) courageous




  1. Pernicious— (adjective) very destructive or harmful




  1. Portentous— (adjective) dealing with a sign, forewarning, or omen




  1. Posterity— (noun) future generations




  1. Profane— (adjective) showing contempt toward sacred things




  1. Choler— (noun) anger, irritability




  1. Virtuous— (adjective) having excellent morals; righteous




  1.   Prodigious— (adjective) extraordinary, marvelous







Multiple Choice


Circle the letter of the word that best fits the definition.


  1. Harmful                                                                       6. Righteous
    1. virtuous                                                                 a.  tacit
    2. erudition                                                                b.  virtuous
    3. pernicious                                                              c.  prim


  1. To make greater                                                          7. Showing contempt
    1. choler                                                                      a. profane
    2. augment                                                                  b.  spectral
    3. shrill                                                                        c.  adversary


  1. Anger
    1. choler                                                              8. Rowdy
    2. amiable                                                                a. malevolent
    3. omnipotent                                                          b. staid     

                                                                                                    c. boisterous

  1. Marvelous                                                                              
    1. prodigious                                                       9. Sign
    2. calamity                                                               a. lithe
    3. lament                                                                  b. pious

    c. portentous

  1. Future generations
    1. supercilious
    2. squall                                                               10. Courageous
    3. posterity                                                                 a. tenacious

       b. valiant

                                                                                     c. caustic



Now choose any FIVE words from the Act 1 list to incorporate into a creative story of at least 5-10 sentences.  Be sure to use the words in the correct context.












Completing the Sentence


Use each vocabulary word once to complete the following sentences.


   augment             boisterous             valiant            pernicious             portentous


posterity             profane             choler             virtuous             prodigious



  1. My friend always tries to do the right thing.  I would say he is very ___________________________________.



  1. My father went on a __________________________ rage after I crashed the car.



  1. The clouds appeared very _____________________________--signaling that a storm was approaching.



  1. I wanted to _____________________ my pay check by mowing my neighbor’s lawn for some extra money.



  1. The _________________ man saved the woman from the burning house.



  1. I am saving my family photo album for__________________________.



  1. Fans are very ___________________________ at a rock concert.



  1. My mother says it is _________________________ to laugh in church.



  1. It is a _____________________________ feat to break a world record.



  1.  I am trying to control my temper so I do not possess too much______________________________.













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