Doris Kim 1107008 Period 2
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the repetition of initial consonants. Use alliteration to emphasize certain words or ideas, imitate sounds, or create musical effects with language.
writing or speech that is NOT meant to be taken literally. Use figurative language to state ideas in an imaginative way.
obvious or intentional exaggeration. Use hyperbole to emphasize an idea (and sometimes to create humor).
making a direct comparison between to different things (Does not use the words like or as). Use metaphor to help your reader paint a picture of the idea in his or her mind.
giving something non-human human characteristics. Use personification to make animals and objects more alive and relatable.
making a comparison between two different things using the words like or as to create the comparison. Use simile to help your reader paint a picture of the idea in his or her mind.
the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning.
saying or doing the opposite of what is meant.
believing one thing when happen in a given situation but something different happens.
when the audience knows something will happen in a story, but the characters do not know.
people who watch
a pre-planned course of events or actions
happening at the same time (when two or more things happen at the same time)
the edge, rim, or margin of something
overconfident; lacking respect
too hasty; acting without thinking
far away from anything else
honor; glory; acclaim
overly particular; fussy
to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly
to wipe out; to do away with
not genuine, authentic, or true (fake)
not meant to be taken seriously; amusing or humorous
a thief or bandit
inconsistent; happening occasionally, without any consistent pattern
to give up, to let go
to leave in a sudden manner (usually to avoid capture); to run away and hide
unnecessary repetition, needless wordiness
the center of attention or center of attraction
steady persistence, not giving up
the quality of being clever, resourceful, or inventive
a pattern, mold, model, or sample to be followed
a word, phrase, or sentence that connects one topic to the topic that comes next
also, a change from one state or stage to another (when something changes; it undergoes a transition)
made or done without preparation
the punctuation mark(;) used to join two complete sentences whose topics are closely related (are similar)
the punctuation mark(:) used to inform the reader that what comes after the colon will either prove, explain, or list elements of what comes before the colon
a word that sounds like what it means: swirl, wham, bam, slurp, beep, crackle, zap
a figure of speech where two opposite (or contradictory) words appear side-by-side: jumbo shrimp, ill health, original copy, random order
a play on words, sometimes on different senses of the same word and sometimes on the similar sense or sound of different words.
the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of two or more consecutive sentences.
a word or phrase deliberately (intentionally) used by a writer or a speaker to make a situation seem less important or serious than it is. (Understatement is a form of verbal irony.)