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a story that offers both a literal and figurative interpretation. The story is symbolic on every level: characters, plot, theme
a reference to something in history, literature, culture, society...
repetition of consonant sounds
addressing something that is dead, not human, or nor present
The placing of a person, event, or thing outside of its historical era. Most often purposeful
Narratives, designs, patterns, or character types often found in literature.
repetition of vowel sounds
the implied meaning of a word
the literal meaning of a word
The conflict, setting, and characters
The action builds on the exposition
Events that are added to build on the tension
The point of the highest tension; the turning point
Immediately follows climax- immediate consequences
The final scene where the plot ends
A descriptive phrase used to describe a person or thing-often used in place of it.
Language that is used in a non-literal way for added meaning and effect (for example, similes, metaphors, personification)
To hint at future events
A term that denotes a type of literature or literary form
a great exaggeration
use of sensory details to describe something
When the audience/readers know something the character doesn't
When the literal meaning is the opposite of the implied
When a scene or story ends that opposite way one would expect
An intentional placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
When an indirect comparison is made between two different things
A direct comparison between two different things
A recognized pattern of beats and stresses in verse-rhythm
The feeling or atmosphere of a work
A specific element, event, things that reoccurs through a specific work for added meaning.
Writing out the sound something makes
Contradictory terms are used in conjunction:
A STATEMENT that appears to be untrue or impossible, but upon reflection or in context is true.
A play on a word's multiple meaning
Giving non human things human qualities
Reusing the same words, phrases, passages for emphasis
Repeating the same stressed vowel sounds.
Poking fun at a social institution, person, ideology in hopes of changing it or at the least exposing its flaws.
A comparison of two different things by showing similarities (uses like, as, seems, appears...)
A tangible thing that represents an intangible one. Pay attention to how people treat symbols-it reveals how they feel about what is represents.
The order of words
author's attitude towards the subject matter
Deemphasizing something in hopes of drawing attention to it
The Lord of the Rings (Novel)
He has a Napoleonic quality about him
Beowulf boldly brandished his battle sword
O shy Sun, why won't you shine on me? (NOT Alliteration)
Shakespeare has a clock striking in the scene prior to Julius Caesar's death, despite clocks not having been invented yet
A hero is strong, virtuous, and steadfast.
The May day made the fields sway in a spray of lilacs and a faint scent of hay.
Guardians of the Galaxy is a really "cool" movie.
Hoth, the frozen planet, is quite "cool"
"The Trojan Warrior", "King of Ithaca"
The pounding rain that sounds like footsteps in A Tale of Two Cities predicts the storming of the Bastille.
Verse, epics, novels, short stories, dramas
There were a million people at the party
I bit into the soft, ripe, fuzzy, juicy nectarine
We know Macbeth will kill Duncan-Duncan is blissfully unaware
"This shouldn't be too difficult," he said before lifting up a car
If the good guys are killed in the beginning of the story...
A comedic scene following a tragic one; a description of beauty in a scene of horror
"She barked at me"
"She's a dog"
"The curfew tolls the knell of parting day" (read out loud)
Storms often occur throughout Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities.
ssssss went the snake
"I was a coward. I went to war."
"I am reading a book about anti-gravity. It's impossible to put down."
The wind whispered my name
I was scared. I was lonely, I was responding without thinking. I was 19 years old.
In mist or cloud,
on mast or shroud,
it perched for vespers nine,
and glimmered in the white moonshine.
Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon, Daily Show, John Oliver
She is as any goddess would be.
The flag represents freedom. I can burn the flag, spit on it, or wave it proudly.
When Tim O'Brien compares the American government to a guy with a jelly-roll belly-you sense how he feels about the country's war policy and the politicians who make it.
Describing the firebombing massacre in Dresdan, Germany (in WW2) as a "bad day." (25,000 were killed)
Humanities English (2) Midyear
Present Perfect and Pluscuamperfecto
Literary devices for annotation
Honors Chemistry Elements