8th lit Q2 lit terms

8th lit, Quarter
Literary Terms, 11/8
 Text:
any arrangement of words
 Metaphor:
when something is itself and
represents something else
 Allusion:
a reference to something outside
the text that the reader is expected to
 Synecdoche:
a part of something is used
to refer to the whole.
The crown
“All hands on deck”
 Hyperbole:
 Motif:
great exaggeration
any recurring element that has
symbolic significance in a story.
Part 1 vocab:
 Abyss:
a void, emptiness
 Adders: snakes
 Ballistics: the science of the motion of
projectiles in flight.
 Bestial: beast-like
 Cacophony: harsh or painful sounds
 Feigning: faking
 Gullet: throat
Part 1 vocab
 Heresy:
disbelief in the established religion
or rules.
 Jargon: language used by a particular
 Mausoleum: large tomb
 Odious: hateful
 Proclivities: desires
 Quibble: argue
Quick Write
 Analyze
this quote:
 “If
they give you ruled paper, write the
other way.”
 Why
would it appear at the front of
Fahrenheit 451? Make some predictions
about the book.
Literary Terms
Double meaning: a word that has two
Satire: a genre of literature that use irony,
humor, and ridicule to attack human vice or
Fairy tale: a story that contains folkloric and
fantastical creatures
Paradox: a statement or group of statements
that leads to a contradiction or a situation
which (if true) defies logic or reason
T-P-S requirements
 Extended
answer using 1 quote (9-14
sentences long)
 All participants must write
names/participate in discussion.
 Decide who will present each part
 Work effectively to stay on task as well as
guide each other to success!
The Sieve and the Sand
 Arsonists:
people who set fires
 Beatific: blissful
 Certitude: certainty
 Contemptible: worthy of hate
 Enameled: painted
 Insidious: treacherous
 Moor: boggy area
 Phosphorescent: glowing
 Praetorian:
special bodyguards,
resembling the Roman imperial
 Sieve: strainer
 Teem: to abound
 Televisors: walls with built-in televisions for
entertaining and brainwashing people.
 Verbiage: excessively wordy
 Welter: a chaotic mess.
The Sand and the sieve
discussion questions
 Why
does the author weave in reminders
that a war is imminent?
 Describe
the confrontation between
Montag and the ladies who come to visit
Mildred. What does the scene say about
the life women live in this society?
 How
does Capt. Beatty behave toward
Montag at the Firehouse?
 Where
do the firemen go after receiving
the alarm? Why would they go there?
Literary terms:
characterization – strategies an author uses to
give characters personality
juxtaposition – the placement of ideas
together which are generally not associated
repetition – the recurrence of a word or
phrase for literary effect
anaphora – the repetition of a first phrase
irony – the occurrence of the opposite of
what is expected
Burning Bright
 Aesthetic-visually
 Convolutions-complicated curves and
windings in the brain.
 Incriminate-to show evidence of
involvement in a crime.
 Juggernaut-a massive force that crushes
anything in it’s path.
 Liquefaction-process of becoming liquid
Define these:
Please write the page number as well as the
definition of each word. Due at the end of
the sectioin.
Utah Write Requirements
Introductory paragraph-introduce topic
and stance
3 body paragraphs—supporting details and
examples that add meaning to your
introductory paragraph/thesis
Concluding paragraph—”wrap it up”
restate important topics mentioned that
strengthen your stance.
Items to consider
 Sentence
length variation
 Transitional words and phrases
 Grammar/spelling
 Punctuation
 Did you consider the other side of the
 Is there enough evidence to support your