20 terms

NWEA Reading 221-230

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paradox
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
pathetic fallacy
The attribution of human emotions or characteristics to inanimate objects or to nature; for example angry clouds; a cruel wind.
stereotype
a generalized belief about a group of people
symbolize
when an object or event represents or stands for something
first person
told from the narrator's point of view, using "I"
second person
The narrator tells a listener what he/she has done or said, using the personal pronoun "you." This point of view is rare
sonnet
a short poem with fourteen lines, usually ten-syllable rhyming lines, divided into two, three, or four sections
third person
Point of view in which the narrator is outside the action and refers to characters as he or she
viewpoint
opinion based on one's frame of reference and perspective
symbolism
A device in literature where an object represents an idea
aphorism
A brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life.
consonance
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
contrast
the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
form
to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"
journalism
the profession of reporting or photographing or editing news stories for one of the media
literature
published writings in a particular style on a particular subject
quotation
a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
tale
a short piece of fiction; a report that is probably untrue
term
a word or expression used for some particular thing
tone
the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

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