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English 12/LIT 115
English 10 Honors: American Literature » 1st Semester Final: Study Guide


Study Guide for the First Semester Final 1st Semester Final: Study Guide
Thing you should review to prepare for the in-class exam

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Achieving Success on the Final

 

1. Review literary and rhetorical terms:

           

            alliteration

            allusion

            analogy

            anaphora

            antithesis

            assonance

            asyndeton

            consonance

            diction

            foreshadowing

            irony

            juxtaposition

            metaphor

            metonymy

            mood

            onomatopoeia

            paradox

            personification

            polysyndeton

            simile

            symbol

            syntax

            theme

            tone


 

2. Review sentence types:

                       

            compound

            compound-complex

            declarative

            imperative

            interrogative

            loose

            periodic

simple

 

3. Review grammar and mechanics:

 

  • parallel construction/syntax
  • parts of speech
  • pronoun-antecedent agreement
  • punctuation: commas, semicolons, colons, apostrophes, and capitalization
  • sentence fragments and run-ons
  • subject-verb agreement
  • subordination

 4.  Review vocabulary:

 

  • connotation and denotation
  • determining meanings from contextual clues
  • review vocabulary in logs

 5.  Review general skills:

 

  • determining implicit meanings
  • determining theme and main ideas
  • rhetorical strategies: use of diction and manipulation of syntax



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