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vingette
a short scene or story
Metaphor
A comparison without using like or as
Comparing things that have nothing in common but could share characteristics
Similes
comparison using like or as
Personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
Euphemism
Mild/ indirect word or phrase use to Replace something rude or embarrassing to talk about
Theme
Moral the author is trying to show, underlying message
theme statement
The author specific message about that topic as interpreted by the readers this is created by How the author writes about the subject
-Starts with team concept states a universal theme could apply to anyone
Figurative language
Words to have a deeper meaning than what's on the page
Symbolism
Any reoccurring object thing person or animal incorporated into a piece of literature to represent an idea figuratively
Connotation
The implied ideas and emotions we associate with a word or phrase
Diction
A writer's or speaker's choice of words
Denotation
The literal explicit meaning of the word
Theme concept
The topic the text is really about
Ethos
Speakers Ethical appeal/ how well speaker presents themselves
Logos
A speakers logical appeals/how well speaker uses evidence in the text of their own argument
Pathos
The speakers emotional appeal/how well speaker tapped into the audience's emotions
Propaganda Techniques
Bandwagon
assertion
name calling
plain folks
glittering generalities
lesser of two evils
card stacking
misleading numbers
whataboutism
Propaganda
Any text that is presented in a way that is by a store made to persuade readers to think positively or negatively towards another topic posting their own. Or Using information in a false way
Social commentary
The act of using rhetorical means to provide the authors commentary(opinion analysis judgment and explanation) on issues of society and culture
Satire
Specific type of social commentary that uses humor to create the offers commentary about the subject
Ex:
sarcasm, allegory, Juxtaposition, tone/mood, hyperbole, Irony, parody,criticism
Irony
Words are used in such a way that their intended meaning it's different from the actual meaning in an unexpected way
Situational irony
An outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected
Verbal irony
A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
Ex: sarcasm
Allegory
A literary work in which characters, objects, or actions represent abstractions
Tone
The writers attitude about a subject or theme
Mood
What the reader feels while reading a scene or story/the vibe of the story
Allusion
An indirect reference to person place thing or idea of historical cultural literary or political significance
Amplification through simplification
Eliminating less important details to focus on specific details to show a central meaning
Universality effect
Appeals to wider audiences could describe a character who is younger old male or female
Emanata
Artistic representations of feelings emotions or movements
Juxtaposition
Placing two items side-by-side to emphasize and contrast the differences between the two
Oral tradition
Literature that passes by word of mouth from one generation to the next.
Myth
a traditional story presenting supernatural characters and episodes that help explain natural events
Folktales
a story originating in popular culture, typically passed on by word of mouth. Teaches norms for behavior
Contains ordinary characters that go through extraordinary events
Proverbs
Short saying that describes a universal truth for the people who say it's preserved through oral tradition
Idioms
words and phrases that mean something different from the literal meanings of the words
Dramatic irony
Audience knows more about what's going to happen then the characters do
Allegory
=extended metaphor
-ideas events are principles that are represented by another event or narrative on a figurative level to make a point to teach a political/moral lesson.
Tragic hero
A protagonist with a fatal flaw which eventually leads to his demise
Tragic flaw
A weakness or limitation of character, resulting in the fall of the tragic hero.
Classical tragedy
Genre drama based on terrible events in human suffering
Catharsis
the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.
Hubris
Excessive pride
Ambition
A desire to succeed or be powerful
Indecisiveness
Feeling to make a choice quick enough for fear of being wrong
Misplaced Trust
Trust the wrong people despite evidence they should not
Lack of self-control
Characters unable to control their emotions behavior reactions and desires
Foil
A pair of characters that show opposite qualities this advertising the qualities of each
Imagery
Using figurative language to represent objects actions and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our senses