English Study Guide
Midterm Find definitions for the following words in your literature book (not a dictionary): 1. Plot 2.
Basic situation 3. External conflict 4. Internal conflict 5. Complications (p 2) 6. exposition (p.
982) 7. resolution 8. chronological order (p. 994) 9. flashback (p.
983) 10. foreshadowing 11. indirect characterization (p. 980) 12. direct characterization 13.
motivation (p. 804) 14. ound characters (p. 981) 15. Dynamic characters 16.
flat character 17. stock character 8. static character 19. point of view; first person, second person and third person 20. omniscient point ot view 21 .
diction 22. tone 23. voice 24. theme (know the difference between a theme in a story versus the plot, versus its moral/lesson) 25. What does comparing themes across genres allow readers to do? 26. Vocabulary: abiding 27.
Comprehension: Re-read the following selections for comprehension, their main ideas, authors’ purpose in writing them and their attitudes towards the characters: The Man in the Water”, “The Parable of the Good Samaritan”, and “A State Championship Versus Runner’s Conscience”. 28. Answer the following essay question which refers to the selections “The Man in the Water”, “The Parable of the Good Samaritan”, and “A State Championship Versus Runner’s Conscience”. Each piece explores the topic of heroism, and all three were written to make a point.
Yet, each author chooses a different way to get the point across.
What approach does each uthor take to make his/her point, and why do the authors choose that particular Make sure you use your understanding of parables, personal essays, lessons and themes to explain your answer, and support your ideas with details from the selections. Suggestion: Read about personal essays in the “Betore ea Li erary section us on p. 272. Read the definition of a parable on p. 278 (above The Parable of the Good Samaritan). These will explain the purpose of the personal essay