for Georgantas English 2 H
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an indirect comparison with no clear connective
a direct comparison using like or as
A gross exaggeration or overstatement
the opposite of hyperbole... intensifying an idea by downplaying it
The use of words so that they suggest their meaning in sound
something that stands for or represents something else
The use of words to create pictures that appeal to the five senses or innerthoughts and emotions. The collection of these images which are created through figures of
an indirect reference often to a well known piece of literature, art, music or historical event
figurative language in which inanimate objects are given human qualities
The authors attitude toward his subject matter or work. Tone is expressed through the words and details the writer selects.
Word order or arrangement
a statement that appears to be contradictory but contains a basis of truth
When the expected outcome is different then the actual outcome or appearance is not reality.
when a character in a play speaks lines which are understood by the audience but not by the characters on stage.
The actual intent is expressed in words which carry the opposite meaning of the opposite of what is expected
Irony of situation
the outcome of an entire event is different then the actual outcome
Verse written in unrhymed iambic pentameter (unstressed syllable followed a stressed one
a theme, character, or verbal patter that recurs in literature.
language which appeals to the five senses using nature as the main reference point
two apparently contradictory terms that express a paradox:
two successive lines of verse that rhyme
an extended speech in which a character alone on stage expresses his thoughts to the audience.
an off stage comment in while the actor speaks a short passage usually directed to the audience but not other characters (reveals thoughts but not as long as a soliloquy).
a poem of 14 lines in iambic pentameter divided into three quatrains and a concluding couplet with the following rhyme scheme abab, cdcd,efef,gg or
a foot of verse containing an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one
Substitution of one word for another which it suggests. Usually one word that represents part of a whole.
The close repetition of internal vowel sounds in poetry or prose.
repetition of similar consonant sounds in successive lines of poetry.
Repetition of the same word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases or clauses
a character's' underlying thoughts or the thoughts we imagine a character has as he/she speaks the words of a text.
the literal meaning of a word: cool referring to the temperature
a secondary meaning suggested by a word in addition to its literal meaning: cool meaning hip and trendy
A play on the meaning of words.
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