16 terms

NWEA Reading RIT 231-260

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syntax
way in which words are put together to form phrases and sentences
standard English
English that is the same in all regions; formal English
iambic pentameter
10 syllables following a pattern of unstressed/stressed syllables
scansion
scanning a verse to show its meter/ rhythm
archetype
perfect example or idea/a typical pattern of human behavior or themes
parallelism
similarity of structure of two or more similar words
synecdoche
term meaning one thing is used to refer to a related thing
paradox
statement that is opposed to common sense; contradictory
oxymoron
combination of contradictory words
cliche
phrase that has become overly familiar
omniscient
all knowing
antithesis
opposition or contrast
symbolize
represent, express, or identify by a symbol
pathetic fallacy
giving human feeling and responses to inanimate things
metric feet
a set of stressed or unstressed syllables (usually 2)
stereotype
fixed image or idea about a person or group of people

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