english Final study guide A midsummer night’s dream and poetry

Theseus the duke of Athens
Egeus Hermia’s father
Hermia Helena’s best friend
Demetrius the man in love with Hermia loved by Helena
Lysander the man in love with Hermia and loved by Helena
Helena How happy some o’er other some can be! Through Athens I am thought as fair as she. What of that? Demetrius thinks not so.
Oberon Thou shalt not from this grove Till I torment tee for this injury
Hippolyta queen of the Amazons
Puck also called Robin Goodfellow
Bottom I see their knavery. This is to make an ass of me.
Quince the leader of the acting troop, plays prologue
Titania queen of the fairies
Philostrate master of ceremonies at the Duke’s wedding
Cobweb fairy servant of Titania
Starveling actor who plays the moon
TP- CASTT an acronym that provides us with a method, step by step, for analyzing poetry
Title examine the title BEFORE reading the poem (make a prediction)
Paraphrase first read the poem then translate the poem into your own words
Connotation examine the poem for meaning beyond the literal look for specific diction that suggests interpretation write words and connotative meanings list specifics/imagerysymbolism/ironyallusions/sound devices3 WORDS
Attitude tone (tone + evidence) LOOK FOR: occasion, key words, punctuation/stanza division/change in length
Shift note shifts in speakers/ attitudes look for key wordspunctuationstanza divisionschanges in sound/diction
Title examine the title again (interpretive) what new insight does the title provide in understanding the poem? add sentence of meaning
Theme list subjectsdetermine lesson (theme) C E CM
Sonnet 14 lines, usually written in labic pentameter (lines are 10 syllables and accents fall on every other syllable)
Limerick 5 line poem written in following the rhyme scheme abba, allowing for a bouncy rhythm and easy memorization. They are suppose to be funny and most have hyperbole, omnomntopia, idioms, puns, and other devices. The last line of a limerick contains a punch line
Persona/Mask Poem a poem with the subject of the poem as a speaker
Tanka poetic form related to a haiku/expresses images and nature consist of 5 lines 5-7-5-7-7
Haiku poetic form with 3 short lines; first line: 5second line: 7third line: 5
Ode a poem that celebrates a person, animal, or object; often written without constraints of formal structure or rhyme
Concrete/Shape Poem the words in a concrete or shape poem are arranged on the page to indicate the poem’s subject
acrostic poem descriptive poem in which the first letter of each word in the line spells out the subject with no rhyme scheme
couplet 2 lines of poetry that go together; couplets rhyme and usually expresses a complete thought
lyric poetry makes impact in brief space; stresses moments of feeling; it is honest and direct; appears spontaneous
free verse poetry no rhyming pattern
rhyme scheme pattern of rhyme
I would my father looked but with my eyes Hermia
The course of true love never did run smooth Lysander
For, ere Demetrius looked on Hermia’s eyne, He hailed down oaths that he was only mine; Helena
Let me play the lion too. Bottom
But I will aggravate my voice so that i will roar you as gently as any sucking dove.-malapropism Bottom
Not Hermia, but Helena I love. Lysander
And reason says you are the worthier maid. Lysander
Find out moonshine, find out moonshine-malapropism Bottom
aside theatrical term when the actor tells the audience something the characters (do not know)
Bless the, Bottom, bless thee! Thou art translated! -malapropism (transformed) Quince
O me! (to Helena) You juggler, you canker blossom. Hermia
How low am I, thou painted maypole? Speak! How low am I? I am not yet so low but that my nails can reach unto thine eyes. Hermia
Now, when thou wak’st, with thine own fool’s eyes peep. Robin
The object and the pleasure of mine eye, Is only Helena Demetrius
I have had a most rare vision. Bottom
I shall sing it at her death. Bottom
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet are of imagination all compact. Theseus
Pyramus (the man) and Thisbe (the woman) meet at moonlight Thisbe comes first scared by a lion drops mantle lion bleeds on it Pyramus sees it and kills himself because he thinks she’s dead and Thisbe comes back and sees Pyramus dead and kills herself
This is the silliest stuff that I ever heard. Hippolyta
How chance Moonshine is gone before Thisbe comes back and finds her lover? Hippolyta

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