English II

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English II
Midterm Study Guide
Mrs. Notarberardino
In order to prepare for the semester exam, please be familiar with the following
information. Please look over your notes, old tests, and handouts.
Short Stories
“Contents of a Dead Man’s Pocket”
Basic plot
Theme
Conflict
“A Man Called Horse”
Basic plot
Theme
Conflict
Theban Plays
Sophocles background information, Greek masks, Greek theatre, and Greek actors
Oedipus Rex
Basic plot
Characters
Elements of a tragic hero
Be able to apply the definition of a tragic hero to Oedipus
Antigone
Basic plot
Characters
Apply the elements of an epic hero to Antigone and Creon
Persuasion
Be able to define and identify examples
Ethos
Pathos
Basic Needs, Loaded Words, Testimonial, Bandwagon
Logos
Facts, Statistics, Expert Opinion
Writing
Basic structure of five paragraph essay
Funnel introduction
Thesis statement
Body paragraphs
Closing
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