How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

24 terms

English First Quiz

STUDY
PLAY
Alliteration
from stem to stern/each to all; two or more syllables of a word group or vowel sound that may differ from syllable to syllable
Allegory
spiritual meaning behind concrete ideas.
Allusion
I was surprised his nose wasn't growing like Pinocchio's
Ambiguity
Not straight forward; Poetry is ambiguous
Analogy
Comparison: You are as annoying as nails on a chalk board
Anaphora
repetition of a word or words in the beginning of two or more sentences
Anecdote
Short personal story to give insight on what the person is going to talk about.
Antecedent
prior.
Antithesis
contrast
Aphorism
a terse embodying in a general truth;
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
Apostrophe
someone absent or dead or something nonhuman is addressed as if it were alive and present and was
able to reply.
Appositive
Washington, our first president...
placing a word or phrase together
Argument
the author's main point/view.
Assonance
is the repetition of vowel sounds in nearby words. It is used to reinforce the meanings of words or to set the mood.
"Poetry is old, ancient, goes back far. It is among the oldest of living things. So old it is that no man knows how and why the first poems came." the repetitive "o" sound/
Accusatory
charging of wrong doing
Apathetic
indifferent due to lack of energy or concern
Awe
solemn wonder
Bitter
exhibiting strong animosity as a result of pain or grief
Cynical
questions the basic sincerity and goodness of people
Condescension
a feeling of superiority
Callous
unfeeling, insensitive to feelings of others
Contemplative
studying, thinking, reflecting on an issue
Critical
finding fault
Choleric
hot-tempered, easily angered