Literary Terms Review: the big picture
Fill in the blanks with the following words:
archetypes myth folktale speaker
epic tone mood theme
diction imagery parallelism personification
The following are types of literature: __________, __________, and __________.
Genesis creation and flood stories are examples of a _________. Gilgamesh is the hero
of an __________. The “Book of Ruth” is an example of a __________. Many of the
stories from different cultures include elements that are significant to people from every
culture. These elements that are often repeated, such as a great flood or a landscape that
emerges from chaos, are called __________.
Poetry is another genre of literature seen in all cultures. When reading poetry, it is
important to remember that the author is not necessarily the __________. This explains
how Egyptian poetry was written by men but often took on the viewpoint of women.
Although the Egyptian poems we read are all about love, each has a different
__________ . The author uses certain words and phrases, called __________, to
establish the __________. The __________ is different than the tone. It is the feeling
created by the author, the atmosphere for the reader. For instance, one love poem might
take on a __________ of infatuation, while another might include specific words or
__________ that shows the speaker is enamored with someone (a feeling greater than
infatuation). Every poem has a central idea or __________.
Poets use literary devices. Words that appeal to the senses create __________.
Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects is called __________. Writers also
use syntax or sentence construction to emphasize certain ideas. The “Book of Ruth”
often uses __________ to create balance or variety. The same idea is repeated using a
different sentence construction.
I can explain the above ideas( circle one) clearly vaguely not at all
3 things I learned this six weeks…
2 things I want or need to learn more about…
1 thing I’ll never forget…