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10 terms

NWEA test 2

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footnote
a printed note placed below the text on a printed page [syn: {footer}]
foreshadowing
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
hyperbole
an exaggeration that creates humor, emphasizes particular points, and/or creates dramatic effects.
Idiom
A set expression of two or more words that means something other than the literal meanings of its individual words
imagery
words that appeal to one or more of the five senses; sensory language
Irony
Saying the opposite of what is true
Memorandum
A written proposal or reminder
metaphor
a comparison of two unlike things NOT using words such as like, as, than, or resembles
Onomatpoeia
The use of words that imitate the sounds they define
Example: buzz, sizzle, hiss, gurgle
Parable
A short moral story (often with animal characters)