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World Literature Flashcards - Summary
The flashcard sets provided in this chapter give you the opportunity to review the names of major world literature authors, works of literature, and related information. These interactive flashcards help you keep track of which topics you know well and which topics you need to review more closely. You can access these sets any time, and some of the topics covered include the following:
- The Aeneid and The Iliad
- Characters from War and Peace, Anna Karenina and Crime and Punishment
- Character descriptions from Dante's Inferno
- Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
- The Canterbury Tales and a list of characters
- Characters from The Epic of Gilgamesh
- Characters from The Phantom of the Opera
- Characters and vocab from Touching Spirit Bear
How They Work
With flashcards, you either know the answer or you don't, just like in an actual test. Therefore, the rapid fire of questions about world literature helps you prepare for what you may experience on exams, and as you go over the questions and answers on the flashcards, you simultaneously commit those literature details to memory.
- Open a flashcard set for the topic you're studying.
- Identify the title, word, name or date on the flashcard.
- Click the button to flip the card and view the answer.
- Select whether you got it right or missed it to keep track of your progress.
- Click the Next arrow to proceed through the flashcard set.
- Review the cards you missed or shuffle all cards back in and go through them again.
Virgil's 'Aeneid' was written as a Roman epic meant to glorify Rome and legitimate its emperor. Learn about how Virgil used Greek epic traditions, and how he integrated them into his own tale of the hero Aeneas and his journey that gave rise to the Roman Empire.
Anna Karenina Character List & Flashcards
These flashcards can help you review the main characters of Leo Tolstoy's famous novel, 'Anna Karenina.' Use these flashcards to keep the characters straight and to recall how they are related.
Crime and Punishment Character List & Flashcards
This set of flashcards will help you identify each of the key characters in Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel 'Crime and Punishment.' This novel is one of the most influential pieces of Russian literature, exploring the role of guilt on the human psyche.
Dante's Inferno Character List & Flashcards
Take a trip through the circles of Hell and learn why and how Dante's cast of characters ended up there in this set. Virgil, a famous Latin poet, takes Dante through the circles of Hell where the traitors, liars, lustful, and violent must suffer an eternity of punishment for their sins. Only after Dante's trip to the Underworld, is he able to reunite with his love Beatrice in Heaven.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Flashcards
Rick Riordan's first book in the Percy Jackson series is a great introduction to the world of Greek mythology. This flashcard set will help you learn about both literary and mythological characters and creatures.
The Canterbury Tales Character List & Flashcards
This flashcard set will cover some of the major characters from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tale. You can use these cards to help you to study the pilgrims and their stories.
The Epic of Gilgamesh Character List & Flashcards
Want to go back in time and learn about characters nearly 5,000 years old? This flashcard set will help you remember the characters and their roles in The Epic of Gilgamesh.
The Iliad Character List & Flashcards
Use this flashcard set to help you keep the diverse cast of characters from Homer's 'The Iliad' straight. You will learn about the main heroes and villains on each side of the epic Trojan War.
The Phantom of the Opera Character List & Flashcards
These flashcards focus on Gaston Leroux's iconic novel, 'The Phantom of the Opera'. Use this set to familiarize yourself with its major characters and a few key terms related to the form and style of the novel.
Touching Spirit Bear Character List & Flashcards
This flashcard set lists the major characters in the novel 'Touching Spirit Bear', which is about a troubled youth who is sentenced to live on a deserted island after beating another boy nearly to death.
Touching Spirit Bear Vocabulary Flashcards
This set of flashcards reviews some of the more challenging vocabulary found in 'Touching Spirit Bear' by Ben Mikaelsen. Study these flashcards to learn new words that will help you to better understand this novel.
War and Peace Character List & Flashcards
War & Peace is considered a literary masterpiece by Russian author Leo Tolstoy. The events that take place in the novel describe events that take place during Napoleon's invasion of Russia from 1805-1813. There are over 600 characters introduced in Tolstoy's massive novel, but lucky for you it is not important to remember them all! This set will break down the facts on the most important characters and how their lives intersect in War & Peace.
Aeneid Character List & Flashcards
This set of flashcards is designed to review the important characters in Virgil's epic poem, the 'Aeneid'. Study these flashcards to learn the many gods and characters who Aeneas comes across during his long journey.
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