Sellars Final Exam

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stage directions

indicates action or tone of voice for character

monologue

an uninterrupted speech by a single person

drama

form of literature involving actors and dialogue

denotation

dictionary definition of a word

connotation

emotional feeling that a word gives off

bandwagon

the idea that everyone is buying a product

idiom

figurative phrases that have their own meaning

euphemism

a polite phrase substituted for one that might cause offense

testimonial

an account of how a product has made someone's life better

semicolon

joins two independent sentences without using a conjunction

com-

together

multi-

many

fore-

front

ambi-

both

ultra-

beyond

sys-

together

therm-

temperature

gram-

write

ethno-

race

arch-

rule

auto-

self

port-

carry

duct-

lead

tempo-

time

scrib-

write

magna-

large

tend-

stretch

lumen-

light

rhyme scheme

pattern of end rhyme

stanzas

sections of poetry

simile

comparison between two objects that uses like, as, similar to, or than

metaphor

comparison in which one object becomes another object

repetition

words or phrases repeated in a poem

onomatopoeia

words that imitate sounds that objects make

alliteration

the repetition of beginning consanant sounds in a line of poetry

inferences

guesses about information not stated in a text

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