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13 terms

AP words for midterm

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repition
A sound, word, phrase, sentence, or verse that is repeated
alliteration
The repition of initail consonat sounds EX: When will we walk together again?
metonym
A word that is used to stand for something else that it has attributes of or is associated with EX: a crown is one for a king or queen
onomatopoeia
Words that sound like what they mean EX: meow, boom, splat, sizzle
similie
Comparing two things and using the words "like" or "as" EX: his eyes are like burning coals
metaphor
A comparison that states one thing is another EX: his eyes are buring coals
irony
A statement that means the opposite of what it seems to mean
synecdoche
A figure of speech in which part stands for a whole, or visa versa EX: "Lend me your ears" means give me your attention
ancedote
A short narrative or story
paraple
A story that insructs
homily
A sermon stressing moral principles
analogy
A comparison involving two or more symbolic parts and are imployed to clarify an action or a relationship
paradox
A situation or statement that seems to contradict itself, but on closer inspection, it doesnt. EX: a single death is a tragety, a million is satistic