Echo and Narcissus (Comprehension Questions)    

 

  1. What is the main characteristic of Echo?

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  1. What happened as a result of that characteristic?

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  1. What is the main characteristic of Narcissus?

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  1. What happened as a result of that characteristic?

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  1. Would you consider this myth a tragedy or a comedy?  Justify your answer.

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Echo and Narcissus (Word Origins)                       

 

Use what you know about the characters to define theses two words that have their origin in this myth.  Check your ideas with a dictionary.

 

  1. The words of the song will echo through the halls when the choir sings.

Echo means_____________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. The psychologist said that the patient suffered from narcissism.

Narcissism means_________________________________________________________________________

 

Synonyms

Write the number of each word by its synonym.

 

                        1. quiet                                     _____gazed

                        2. amusing                                _____mourned

                        3. recollection                           _____ashamed

                        4. spirit of nature                       _____content

                        5. scowled                                _____reflection

                        6. satisfied                                _____memory

                        7. stared at                               _____frowned

                        8. image                                   _____silent

                        9. disgraced                              _____entertaining

                        10. grieved                               _____nymph

 

 

Echo and Narcissus (Word Connotations)   

 

Many words have a connotation (a meaning that is suggested) as well as a dictionary definition.  For example, storyteller has a positive connotation, while gossip has a negative connotation.

 

 

1.     Write the words from the Word Box in the correct column.

 

Positive of Neutral Connotation                    Negative Connotation

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______________ _____________            ________________

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2.      Write two pairs of words from the Word Box that are synonyms.

_____________________________              ___________________________

 

3.      Write two pairs of words from the Word Box that are antonyms.

____________________________                ___________________________

 



WORD BOX

 

fragrance          odor     slanderous        conceited          lovely               nightmare

 

dream               ugly      opinionated       petite                generous           greedy

 

soiled               filthy     noteworthy       puny                 famous             proud

 
 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Echo and Narcissus (“Only an Echo”)    

 

Imagine that you could only repeat the last words of the person speaking to you.  Write a story about an everyday happening with your echo responses.

 

 

 

 

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