ogt vocab terms

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vocab for ogt

inference

the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation

foreshadow

indicate by signs

alliteration

use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse

assonance

the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words

consonance

the property of sounding harmonious

onomatopoeia

using words that imitate the sound they denote

hyperbole

extravagant exaggeration

sound devices

elements such as rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, and onomatopoeia - gives poetry a musical quality

personifation

giving an object or animal himan characteristics

irony

incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs

metaphor

a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity

simile

a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')

plot

a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)

setting

arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted

figuative language

non literal or imaginitive symbolic meaning of a word which draws aon personal and memory associations

idiom

an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up

pun

a humorous play on words

rhetorical device

a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)

bandwagon

a popular trend that attracts growing support

loaded language

words that imply a value judgement, used to persuade a reader without having made a serious argument

repetiton

Repeating of words or sounds or letters.

glittering generalities

use of intensely emotionally appealing words so closely associated with highly valued concepts and beliefs that they carry conviction without supporting information or reason

genre

a kind of literary or artistic work

analogy

drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect

theme

a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work

protagonist

the principal character in a work of fiction

antagonist

a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug

connotation

an idea that is implied or suggested

denotation

the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression

conflict

a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

synonym

two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context

antonym

two words that express opposing concepts

propaganda

information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause

symbol

something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible

main idea

what a piece of writing is mainly about

headnote

Summary of one legal point in a court opinion; written by the editors at West.

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