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9th Grade - PreAP English MIDTERM Review
Terms in this set (17)
A figure of speech in which one thing is said to be another thing.
Example: Her eye of ice continued to dwell freezingly on mine. ( Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte).
An indirect way of saying something that may be offensive.
Example: Passed away instead of died, senior citizens instead of old people.
A figure of speech that attributes human qualities to an inanimate object.
Example: The wind sighed. The moon hid behind the clouds.
The repetition of vowel sounds in two or more words that do not rhyme.
Example: The black cat scratched the saddle.
The repetition of a consonant at the end of two or more words.
Example: Hop up the step.
The repetition of initial consonant or vowel sounds in two or more successive or nearby words.
Example: fit and fearless; as accurate as the ancient author.
A figure of speech that compares two things that are not alike, using the words like, as, or than.
Example: eyes gleaming like live coals, as delicate as a snowflake, colder than ice.
Information or action that is hinted at or suggested, but not stated outright.
A statement that on the surface seems a contradiction, but that actually contains some truth.
Example: For when I am weak, then I am strong. Saint Paul.
A central idea.
The attitude toward a subject or audience implied by a work of literature.
(A type of repetition in which the same word or phrase is used at the beginning of two or more sentences or phrases.)
What a doleul night! How anxious, how dismal, how long! There was an inhospitable smell.
This is an example of what?
(The repetition of a consonant at the end of two or more words)
in the room of cold SOOT and HOT DUST; and, as I looked up into the corners o the tester over...
This BOLD words are an example of what?
my head, I thought what a number of bluebottle flies from the buthcher's, and earnings from...
This passage contains examples of all types of sensory imagery EXCEPT what?
...and more objectionable approaches up my back. When I had lain awake a little while, those extraordinaryvoices, with which silence teems began to make themselves audible. The closet whispered, the ore place sighed, the little washing-stand ticked, and one guitar string played occassionally in the chest of drawers. This passage contains example of what?
The atmosphere of the reading passage can be best described as....
The atmosphere of the passage is established through...
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