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Sellars Final Exam

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stage directions
indicates action or tone of voice for character
monologue
an uninterrupted speech by a single person
drama
form of literature involving actors and dialogue
denotation
dictionary definition of a word
connotation
emotional feeling that a word gives off
bandwagon
the idea that everyone is buying a product
idiom
figurative phrases that have their own meaning
euphemism
a polite phrase substituted for one that might cause offense
testimonial
an account of how a product has made someone's life better
semicolon
joins two independent sentences without using a conjunction
com-
together
multi-
many
fore-
front
ambi-
both
ultra-
beyond
sys-
together
therm-
temperature
gram-
write
ethno-
race
arch-
rule
auto-
self
port-
carry
tele-
far
duct-
lead
tempo-
time
scrib-
write
magna-
large
reg-
king
tend-
stretch
lumen-
light
rhyme scheme
pattern of end rhyme
stanzas
sections of poetry
simile
comparison between two objects that uses like, as, similar to, or than
metaphor
comparison in which one object becomes another object
repetition
words or phrases repeated in a poem
onomatopoeia
words that imitate sounds that objects make
alliteration
the repetition of beginning consanant sounds in a line of poetry
inferences
guesses about information not stated in a text