English Schurtz Vocab
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Allegory conveys semi hidden or complex meanings through symbolic meanings, actions, imagery that create a moral or spiritual meaning that the author wants to convy.
This happens when a sentence has a repeating letter in front of the words or a repeating sound.
An allusion is a literary device that a writer or speaker uses to directly or indirectly refer to a person, event or a thing in history.
Is a word or phrase that contains more than one meaning, and that can lead to confusion.
Comparison between two things things, usually used as an example that relates to someone else for easily.
Is a resemblance in the sounds of words or syllables either between their vowels or between their consonants.
Latin phrase meaning to "seize the day." It literally means to PLUCK the fruit of a day, to live life to the fullest each day.
Refers to words or expressions used in ordinary language by common people.Colloquial expressions tend to sneak in as writers, being part of a society, are influenced by the way people speak in that society. Naturally, they are bound to add colloquial expressions to their vocabulary.
It carries the cultural and emotional associations or meanings. Also it carries a words literal meaning.
The repetition of a constant sound
It's the actual definition of the word rather than the nuances of its meaning. It doesn't carry the emotions or attitudes that the word might have.
A polite expression harsh words or phrases that could suggest something rude or unpleasant.
Known as a way of showing pride of a metaphor but is also using it to the authors advantage.
A phrase or a hint that can predict what will happen later in the story.
Words the create a visual representation in our mind.
Cosmic- Irony of fate it's the idea of human fate and destiny is co strolled by outside forces.
Verbal Irony- Words express something the opposite meaning, usually is often sarcastic.
Situational Irony- Written or stated is different from the opposite of what is expected.
Dramatic Irony- In a piece of literature the audience knows something that some characters do not.
A comparison of two different things without using "like" or "as".
Unit of rhythm in a poetry, which patterns the beats, this is also called a foot. Each foot contains a certain of syllables usually two or three.
Literary device that is a presentation given by a character.
It can be and idea, a concept, a color, really anything. They are used to establish a theme or mood. Motifs have a symbolic meaning.
Refers to a word that mimics or resembles the sound of a thing it describes.
Stating something more profoundly than it actually is to make the point more serious or important or beautiful. In literature, writers use overstatement as a literary technique for humor, and for laying emphasis on a certain point.
Two words combined that mean the opposite of the other used for dramatic effect or to add flavor to speech.
a statement that seems contradictory but is actually true
Same pattern of words or phrases used in a sentence.
A genre of creative works of music, poetry, ideal life, and landscape as well.
Its giving a human trait to something that's not living.
An ideal form or justice where the good character is rewarded and the bad character is punished.
It's a saying or phrase that gives advice. That embodies a common place that is based on an experience or common sense.
Is a humorous meaning by which using words that sounds similar.
In which the repetition of the same or similar sounds occurs in two or more words, usually at the end of lines in poems or songs.
A repetition of a pattern of sounds in a poem.
Form of verbal irony that mocks, ridicules or expresses contempt by saying the opposite of what you mean and doing it in a particularly hostile tone.
A figure of speech making a comparison using "like" or "as".
A stage character that speaks alone that reveals various of keys of thoughts, feelings, and secrets.
A group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem.
Multiple meanings of concept or actions. Or, with translation to a true meaning. Where a word or idea has a larger meaning than just its definition.
It refers to the actual way in which words and sentences are placed together in the writing. Usually in the English language the syntax should always follow a pattern of a subject-verb-object agreement but sometimes authors play around with this to achieve a lyrical, rhythmic, rhetoric or questioning effect.
Figure of speech that intentionally makes a problem seem less important than it really is.
Insightful kind of humor
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