Pre-AP Lit. and Poetry Terms

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14 terms · Week 1 lit term/poetry term review of terms

Consonance

the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words

Rhyme

the repetition of sounds at the ends of words

Connotation

the implied or associative meaning of a word

Denotation

the literal meaning of a word

Hyperbole

extravagant exaggeration

Figurative Language

Writing or speech that is used to create vivid impressions by setting up comparisons between dissimilar things, [examples are metaphor, simile, and personification.

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

Voice

The fluency, rhythm and liveliness in writing that makes it unique to the writer

Paraphrase

restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words

Meter

(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse, a generally regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry

Alliteration

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

Allusion

a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize

Imagery

the use of figures of speech to create vivid images that appeal to one of the senses

Onomatopoeia

a word that imitates the sound it represents

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