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English Midterm

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Extended Metaphor
a figure of speech that constructs an analogy between two things or ideas
Dialogue
conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play or idea
Setting
the place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an even takes place
Stage Directions
an instruction in the text of a play
Dramatic Exposition
the stucture of a dramatic work such as a play or film
Onomatopoeia
the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named
Personification
the attribution of a personal nature of human characteristics to something non human
Alliteration
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words
Direct Characterization
the process of conveying information about characters in a narrative or drama
Indirect Characterization
the process by which the personality of fictitious character is revealed though the character's speech, actions, appearance, etc.
Static Character
a character is the representation of a person in a narrative or dramatic work of art
First Person Point of View
narration is viewed from the perspective "i" or "we"
Third Person Omniscient
both the reader and author observe the situation, seeing and knowing everything that happens
Allegory
when on the surface on story is told, but underneath it has a hidden meaning
Verbal Irony
when a character says one thing, but means another
Consonance
repetition of identical consonants and sounds
Mood
the feeling the reader gets while reading
Imagery
representation in language of an experience in detail
Obeisance
a deep respect
Quaint
old-fashioned charm
Bleak
cold and piercing
Countenance
appearence
Placid
pleasantly calm
Ominous
evil or harmful
Tempest
violent commotion
Lore
learning; knowlege
Implore
to beg
Beguiling
influence
Discourse
communication
Dirges
funeral song
Censer
a burning container
Undaunted
not discouraged
Chamber
private room
Token
souvenir
Melancholy
sad
Divulge
to tell; to reveal
Abet
to assist in a crime or wrongdoing
Dogmatic
arrogant and stubborn
Insipid
lacking flavor; dull
Extraneous
not essential
Coerce
to force by using threats
Jaundiced
prejudiced; hostile
Meticlous
extremely careful with details
Temerity
recklessness
Gregarious
sociable
Avarice
greed; desire for wealth
Furtive
stealthy; secretive
Bacchanalian
wild and drunken
Extradite
to turn over or deliver to the legal jurisdiction of another government or authority
Copious
humorous; large in quantity
Irascible
easily angred
Mercenary
professional soldier hired by a foreign army
Bastion
strong defense or fort
Jettison
to cast overboard
Ostracize
to banish and ignore
Heathen
not religious, uncivilized person
Abomination
greatly disliked; shameful
Paradox
self-contradictory statement
Propriety
proper behavior and manners
Dissembling
to give a false, or misleading appearance to
Theocracy
type of government in the crucible