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Colloquial

Ordinary or familiar type of conversation

Vernacular

Language or dialect of a particular country.

Synesthesia

a description involving a "crossing of the senses." - "A purplish scent filled the room." - "I was deafened by his brightly-colored clothing."

Juxtaposition

Placing things side by side for the purposes of comparison.

Antithesis

Two opposite or contrasting words, phrases, or clauses, or even ideas, with parallel structure. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"

Sibilant

characterized by a hissing sound

Free verse

Poetry that doesn't have much meter or rhyme.

Sonnet

A 14 line poem written in iambic pentameter. Usually divided into three quatrains and a couplet.

Polysyndeton

When a writer creates a list of items which are all separated by conjunctions. often used to slow down the pace of the writing and/or add an authoritative tone.

Appositive

A word or group of words placed beside a noun or noun substitute to supplement its meaning. Bob The Builder

Syntax

Grammatical arrangement of words

Ambiguity

when an author intentionally suggests more than one, sometimes contradictory, interpretations of a situation

Anthropomorphism

human characteristics given to non-human objects, i.e. speaking animals in Narnia

blank verse

unrhymed poety written in iambic pentameter

Elegy

a meditative poem which deals with more serious subjects

1st person participant

narrated by one of the main characters

1st person observer

narrated by a minor character

3rd person Omniscient

narrated by an impersonal author who sees and knows everything

3rd person limted

narrated by author, but he/she focuses on the thinking and actions of a particular character

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