Study Guide for Final Exam English 11

question

Connotative
answer

Representing a feeling associated with a word
question

Denotative
answer

the dictionary or literal meaning of a word
question

Linear Narrative
answer

A style of storytelling in which events happen chronologically.
question

Imagism
answer

a movement by American and English poets early in the 20th century in reaction to Victorian sentimentality
question

Free Association
answer

a thought process in which ideas (words or images) suggest other ideas in a sequence
question

Imagist
answer

through an image, thoughts/ideas/emotions triggered. use of little words, directly treats subject, no apparent rhyme or rhythm
question

Concrete
answer

definite or specific; real, tangible
question

Acrostic
answer

an arrangement of words in which the first letters in each line spell out a word
question

Language Poetry
answer

Purpose to place complete emphasis on the language of the poem and to create a new way for the reader to interact with the work. Idea that language dictates meaning ratherthan the other way around. Seeks to involve the reader in the text, placing importance on reader participation in the construction of meaning. By breaking up poetic language, the poet is requiring the reader to find a new way to approach the text.
question

Metaphor
answer

a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
question

Simile
answer

a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with ‘like’ or ‘as’)
question

Literary Analogy
answer

A comparison in which the subject is compared point by point to something far different
question

Homophone
answer

sounds the same as another word
question

Synonym
answer

two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context
question

Homonym
answer

A word spelled exactly like another word, but having a different meaning
question

Literary Realism
answer

literature reflecting real life, rather, than imaginary or idealistic life.
question

Fantasy
answer

story set in an unreal world with events that could not happen
question

Historical Fiction
answer

made up but based on actual historical events
question

Naturalism
answer

a nineteenth-century literary movement that was an extension of realism and that claimed to portray life exactly as it was.
question

Realism
answer

the state of being actual or real
question

Southern Gothic
answer

subgenre that relies on supernatural, ironic, or unusual events to guide the plot; these tools are used to explore social issues and reveal the cultural character of the American South
question

The Eight Parts of Speech
answer

noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection
question

Gerund
answer

a verb ending in -ing and functions as a noun; example: ESTIMATING is an important mathematics skill.
question

Infinitive
answer

the uninflected form of the verb
question

Prepositional Phrase
answer

a phrase beginning with a preposition
question

Monologue
answer

speech you make to yourself
question

Dependent Clause
answer

a clause in a complex sentence that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and that functions within the sentence as a noun or adjective or adverb
question

Independent Clause
answer

a clause in a complex sentence that can stand alone as a complete sentence
question

Subordinate Conjunction
answer

a conjunction (like ‘since’ or ‘that’ or ‘who’) that introduces a dependent clause
question

Misplaced Modifier
answer

a word or phrase apparently modifying an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence: e.g., ‘when young’ in ‘when young, circuses appeal to all of us’
question

Sentence Fragments
answer

A part of a sentence that is written as if it were a complete sentence
question

Double Negative
answer

the incorrect use of two or more negative words
question

Run on Sentences
answer

A run-on sentence consists of two or more main clauses that are run together without proper punctuation
question

Expository
answer

intended to explain or describe something
question

Narrative
answer

(n.) a story, detailed report; (adj.) having the quality or the nature of a story
question

Descriptive
answer

serving to describe or inform or characterized by description
question

Persuasive
answer

capable of convincing
question

Primary
answer

of first rank or importance or value
question

Reference
answer

a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
question

Secondary Sources
answer

Sources created by someone who did not actually witness events

Get instant access to
all materials

Become a Member