Students – below you will find the vocabulary lists for class, divided up by week. Rememeber, you will have a quiz each Friday!

Week One:

  • Oral Tradition
  • Cultural Values
  • Themes
  • Cultural Experiences
  • Universal Theme
  • Point of View (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)
  • Myths
  • Folktales
  • Legends
  • Epics
  • Characters
  • Settings
  • Plot
  • Conflict
  • Archetypes
  • Diction
  • Protagonist
  • Antagonist

Week Two:

  • Alliteration
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Metaphor
  • Extended Metaphor
  • Allusion
  • Tone
  • Mood
  • Symbolism
  • Parallelism
  • Repetition
  • Rhyme
  • Connotation
  • Denotation
  • Irony
  • Personification
  • Rhyme Scheme
  • Stanza
  • Enjambment
  • Imagery
  • Kennings
  • Diction
  • Anaphora

Week 3

  • Apartheid
  • Philosophical Assumptions
  • Disreputable
  • Amenable
  • Edifice
  • Dialect
  • Destitute
  • Inaudibly
  • Dissent
  • Commiserate
  • Lamentations
  • Indifferent
  • Pigments
  • Lassitude
  • Indelible
  • Inexplicable

Week 4

  • (See posts on African Epic, Short Story and Memoirs for groups’ individual vocabulary lists)

Week 5

  • Nationalism
  • Filial Piety
  • Deliberately
  • Prefectures
  • Associations (verb)
  • Subsequent
  • Diction
  • Shrine
  • Concessionaires
  • Plausible
  • Cohorts
  • Vagrants
  • Corpses
  • Betrothals
  • Inaugurate
  • Counterfeit

Week 10

  • impede
  • stupor
  • ragpicker
  • grandeur
  • magnanimous
  • frivolous
  • conjecture
  • catechism
  • impertinence
  • antiquarian
  • terrestrial
  • ingenuous
  • pontiff
  • befuddled
  • virtue
  • proliferate