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English 11 KP
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It is the tactic of using a character and/or story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to the literal meaning.
This device repeats the initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words. (As in SHE SELLS SEA SHELLS)
It is a direct or indirect reference to another work of literature and/or art, a myth, a historical event, a place, which is presumably commonly known.
The multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, of a word, phrase, sentence or passage. An ambiguous statment is one that has more than one possible interpretation.
A similarity or comparison between two different things or the relationship between them.
It is a brief narrative or a retelling of a story.
Establishes a clear, contrasting relationship between two ideas by joining them together or juxtaposing them, often in a parrallel structure.
It is a terse statement of known authorship, which expresses a general truth or a moral principle.
Is a figure a speech that directly addresses an absent or imaginary person or a personified abstraction, such as liberty or love.
An aside is words spoken to the audience or perhaps to another character while other characters are on stage.
It is the repetition of similar vowel sounds in successive or proximate words containing different consonants: "A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid"
Is an extravagant, implied metaphor using words in an alien or unusual way. While difficult to invent, it can be wonderfully effective: "I will speak daggers to her." The girl vomited hateful lies.
An old, tired and worn out idea or expression. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.
It is a fanciful expression, usually in the from of an extended metaphor or surprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects.
The non-literal, associative meaning of a word; the implied, suggested meaning. A word's connotation may involve ideas, emotions, or attitudes.
This device is the correspondence of sounds in words or syllables; recurrence of the same or like sounds.
The strict, literal, dictionary definition of a word, devoide of any emotion, attitude, or color.
Diction refers to the writer's word choices. Instead of the word happy, use excited, amusing, enjoyable, entertaining.
It is the omission of one or more words. While essential to the grammatical structure of the sentence or line, are easily supplied by the reader.
It is an adjective or adjective phrase appropriate qualifying a subject (noun) by making a key or important characteristic of the subject.
This device acts as substitutes for a particular attribute the name of a famous person recognized for that attribute.
From the Greek for "good speech," euphemisms are a more agreeable or less offensive substitute for a generally unpleasant word or concept.
The sensory details or figurative language used to describe, arouse emotion, or represent abstractions.
The contrast between what is stated explicitly and what is meant, or the difference between what appears to be and what is actually true. 3 types: Situationa;, Dramatic, and Verbal Irony
This term is derived from a French phrase meaning "badly for the purpose." Used to describe the silly misuse of words.
This figure of speech uses an implied comparison of seemingly unlike things or the substitution of one for the other, suggesting some similarity.
Is ofter defined as an image, an idea that is repeated or carried through an individual work.
A figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words. Buzz, hiss, hum, crack, whinny, murmur.
This term comes from Greek roots meaning "beside on another." It refers to the grammatical or rhetorical parallel construction.
It is a type of figurative language, language that does not mean exactly what it says, that makes a comparison between two otherwise unalike objects or ideas by connecting them with the words "like" or "as."
A figure of speech in which the author presents or describes concepts, animals, or inanimate objects by endowing them with human attributes or emotions.
Generally, this is anything that represents itself and stands for something else. Normally that is concrete, but can be more complex-three categories-natural, conventional, and literary.
When the words literary state the opposite of the writer's (or speaker's) meaning.
When events turn out the opposite of what was expected; when what the characters and readers thing ought to happen is not what does happen.
When facts or events are unknown to a character in a play or piece of fiction but known to the reader, audience, or other characters in the work.
A statement or expression so surprisingly self-contradictory as to provoke us into seeking another sense or context in which it would be true.
It refers to the grammatical or rhetorical framing of words, phrases, sentences, or paragraphs to give structural similarity. Often called parallel construction
A figure of speech in which the author presents or describes concepts, animals, or inanimate objects by endowing them with human attributes or emotions.)
The question is posed for effect, but it requires no answer.
It is the repetition of an identical or similarly accented sound or sounds in a work.)
Involves bitter, caustic language that is meant to hurt or ridicule someone or something.)
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