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alliteration

repetition of consonant sounds
ex: tongue twisters

prose

sentences & paragraphs

poetry

lines & verses

characterization

how a character is developed in a work

parts of characterization

1. physical description
2. what they say and do
3. what others say about them
4. inner thoughts and feelings

denotation

dictionary definition of a word

connotation

personal associations attached to the meaning of a word/ not straightforward like the dictionary definition/ can be positive or negative in feeling

figurative language

descriptive (picture) language

literal language

plan, non-descriptive writing or speaking

flashback

a break in the action to go back in time

foreshadowing

hints or clues given by the author of what is going to happen

imagery

descriptive writing that appeals to the senses
see it
hear it
taste it
smell it
feel it

inference

reasonable, intelligent, conclusion based on author's hints or clues

inversion

changing the usual order of a sentence
done for
- rhyme
- EMPHASIS

free verse

unrhymed verse (poetry)

rhyme scheme

rhyme plan(pattern)

irony

anything that does not go as you would expect it to

types of irony

verbal irony- say 1 thing mean opposite
irony situation- opposite of what you expect-happens
dramatic irony- readers/viewers know characters do

mood

the feeling of a "work"

plot

a series of events in a work

setting

time and place of a work

conflict

man vs. man- physical or verbal
man vs. nature-
man vs. self-conscience
internal

climax

high point of action in a work

conclusion

solution of the conflicts
ties up the " loose ends" of the story

point of view

answers question Who is telling the story

1st person

in the action

3rd person

observer

simile

comparing 2 unlike things using like or as

metaphor

comparing unlike things using is or forms of is

rhythm

a series of stressed and unstressed sounds

rhyme

repetition of syllable sounds

satire

ridicule (making fun of) society to point out its problems----to produce action or change

stereotype

a "fixed" idea about a character or situation that does not really apply to ALL

symbol

something that has a meaning in itself...but also has another meaning

theme

the main idea or underlying meaning of a work

tone

what can you tell by the tone of someone's voice?????

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