ogt vocab terms

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vocab for ogt


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


indicate by signs


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


the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words


the property of sounding harmonious


using words that imitate the sound they denote


extravagant exaggeration

sound devices

elements such as rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, and onomatopoeia - gives poetry a musical quality


giving an object or animal himan characteristics


incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs


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


a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')


a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)


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


an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up


a humorous play on words

rhetorical device

a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)


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


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


a kind of literary or artistic work


drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect


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


the principal character in a work of fiction


a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug


an idea that is implied or suggested


the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression


a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war


two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context


two words that express opposing concepts


information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause


something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible

main idea

what a piece of writing is mainly about


Summary of one legal point in a court opinion; written by the editors at West.

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