Vocabulary List One

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Acronym

a word formed from the initial letters of a multi-word name

Affix

attach or become attached to a stem word

Colloquial

characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation

Oxymoron

conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')

Spoonerism

transposition of initial consonants in a pair of words

Symbolism

A device in literature where an object represents an idea.

Voice

Personality in writing or narration

Plot

sequence of events in a story

Theme

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

Foreshadow

give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure

Tone

manner of expression showing attitude or emotion

Protagonist

the principal character in a work of fiction

Antagonist

A character or force in conflict with the main character

Imagery

Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)

Novel

a extended fictional work in prose, typically written by a single author

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