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English CPA Miss Carven 9th Grade 2012
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the repetition of initial consonant sounds in 2 or more words that are side-by-side. Most tongue twisters are a form of ALLliteration (Petter Piper picked a peck of picked peppers)
A very brief story about a personal experience, event or incident, like a story; can be used to clarify a point.
a traditional folk song or extended poem that tells a legend, tragedy, or adventure. (ex. The Odyssey)
an exaggeration that distorts a character's prominent features, usually as a form of mockery. (political cartoons)
The use of syntax (grammar and sentence structure) to show the way people talk in different communities; this helps identify the spreader, contributes to characterization.
a lengthy poem or narrative story that describes the deeds of a heroic figure. (usually begins with an oral story and later becomes a classic)
a sudden, powerful, life changing realization that a character reaches in an ordinary everyday moment.
Words that are used in place of offensive or nasty expressions. The politically correct word is African American instead of "n*****."
a character vividly remembering a past event (memory)
hints or clues given to the reader that suggest future events that actually come true, such as omens
a huge exaggeration of someone or something; excessive overstatement
An expression where the literal meaning does not match what is actually said; can be extremely confusing.
Un unexpected twist (the unexpected happens)
Comparing two different things using "is" and "are" not "like" and "as."
words that are used to show sound (buzz, hiss, bing, boing, da-ding)
using words that are antonyms right next to each other (bittersweet)
when animals or objects are given human qualities
point of view
perspective on an idea, topic, or issue; the writers voice
one character talking "i"
third person limited
observer; one character is witnessing events but not to them directly
third person omniscient
there is an all-knowing narrator who tells the story including how the character feels (NO I)
any composition not written in verse that uses sentences (not poetry)
a question that is asked but that doesn't require an answer, it only calls attention to something or someone else = thinking question
ridiculing or scorning human voices; using wit, irony, or sarcasm.
comparing two unlike things using, "like' and 'as'
a misinformed opinion or attitude, judgement, that is believed by a group of people about another group of people
using animals and objects to represent an idea or belief
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