ELA B90 – Unit 1 Review

You should have an understanding of the following terms:

  • Noun (common, proper, pronoun)
  • Verb
  • Adverb
  • Adjective
  • Coordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS)
  • Theme
  • Science Fiction
  • Setting
  • Narrative perspective (POV)
  • Types of conflict
  • Metaphor
  • Simile
  • Personification
  • Allusion
  • Utopia
  • Dystopia

You should have an understanding of the following works of literature:

  • “The Fun they Had” – Isaac Asimov
  • “Robot Dreams” – Isaac Asimov
  • “EPICAC” – Kurt Vonnegut
  • “Harrison Bergeron” – Kurt Vonnegut
  • “There Will Come Soft Rains” – Sara Teasdale
  • “There Will Come Soft Rains” – Ray Bradbury

The following will be a longer answer question on your examination:

  • What is science fiction? Why is it important? What types of questions does it ask? Explain, in great detail, one of the short works of science fiction we have studied this semester with regards to its setting, its conflict, and its theme – so essentially, what is the purpose of the work, and how does it achieve its goal.

 

 

 

 

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