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ogt vocab terms

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inference
the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
foreshadow
indicate by signs
alliteration
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
assonance
the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words
consonance
the property of sounding harmonious
onomatopoeia
using words that imitate the sound they denote
hyperbole
extravagant exaggeration
sound devices
elements such as rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, and onomatopoeia - gives poetry a musical quality
personifation
giving an object or animal himan characteristics
irony
incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
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
simile
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
plot
a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
setting
arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
figuative language
non literal or imaginitive symbolic meaning of a word which draws aon personal and memory associations
idiom
an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
pun
a humorous play on words
rhetorical device
a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
bandwagon
a popular trend that attracts growing support
loaded language
words that imply a value judgement, used to persuade a reader without having made a serious argument
repetiton
Repeating of words or sounds or letters.
glittering generalities
use of intensely emotionally appealing words so closely associated with highly valued concepts and beliefs that they carry conviction without supporting information or reason
genre
a kind of literary or artistic work
analogy
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
theme
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
protagonist
the principal character in a work of fiction
antagonist
a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug
connotation
an idea that is implied or suggested
denotation
the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression
conflict
a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
synonym
two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context
antonym
two words that express opposing concepts
propaganda
information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
symbol
something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
main idea
what a piece of writing is mainly about
headnote
Summary of one legal point in a court opinion; written by the editors at West.