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English Spring Exam Vocab
attributing human qualities and characteristics to objects or animals
figure of speech in which the speaker addresses someone absent as if he or she were present or an inanimate object as if it could reply
balance of similar words, phrases, or clauses; the phrases are the same length and have the same structure
unusual focus placed on intellectualism, theology, philosophy, science, and astronomy
comparison where the subject is compared to something that he/ she/ it would never normally be associated with
requires great intellectual effort to understand
apparent self- contradiction that reveals a sort of truth
extended metaphor that makes a surprising or unexpected comparison
everyday "common language"
short, quotable sentence
writing that uses humor to ridicule vices, follies and abuses
language and particularly the speech habits of a particular social class, region or group
lyrical poem or musical composition that laments death
reversal of normal word order
omitting letters or sounds within a word
"gentlemen" in the early sense who owned extensive land in the form of estates; their sole job was to manage the land and support their family
depiction of contemporary life and society "as they are"