8th grade English/Cultural Terms 1-5
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an indirect reference to some piece of knowledge not actually mentioned. Allusions usually come from a body of information that the author presumes the reader will know.
a traditional way of saying something. Often an IDIOM. such as "under the weather," does not seem to make sense if taken literally
a short wise saying used for a long time by many people. "Haste makes waste."
expressions that do not belong to standard written English. For example, "flipping out" is slang for "losing one's mind" or "losing one's temper." Slang expressions are usually inappropriate in formal speech or writing
GREEN EYED MONSTER
jealousy; a metaphor coined by William Shakespeare in his play, Othello
POOR RICHARD'S ALMANAC
a collection of periodicals by Benjamin Franklin issued over 25 years in the middle of the 18th century (1700s). They contain humor, information, and proverbial wisdom. "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."
a DIRECT comparison between two objects that are not really alike using like or as. "He has a boiling temper.."
an INDIRECT comparison between two objects that are not really alike using LIKE or AS. "Life is like a box of chocolates."
giving human qualities to an inanimate object; treating things as if they were people. "The wind is whistling in my ears."
an unreasonable fear, distrust, or hatred of strangers, foreigners, or anything perceived as foreign or different.
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