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NWEA Reading Vocabulary RIT 220-250
Terms in this set (43)
An original model on which something is patterned
the repetition of vowel sounds at close intervals
a worn-out idea or overused expression
the repetition of consonant sounds at close intervals in the middle or end of the words
A metrical pattern in poetry which consists of five iambic feet per line. (an iamb, or iambic foot, consists of one unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable.)
The narrator is an all-knowing outsider who can enter the minds of more than one of the characters.
a statement that although seemingly contradictory or absurd may actually be well-founded or true (similar to an oxymoron)
the repetition of the structure of a 2 or more lines in a poem
The attribution of human emotions or characteristics to inanimate objects or to nature; for example angry clouds; a
Told from the reader's point of view, using "you"
a fourteen-line poem, often written in iambic pentameter.
a generalized belief about a group of people
when an object or event represents or stands for something
A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole (as hand for sailor), the whole for a part (as the law for police officer), the specific for the general (as cutthroat for assassin), the general for the specific (as thief for pickpocket), or the material for the thing made from it (as steel for sword).
Narrator is outside the action and refers to characters as he or she
the writer's attitude towards the audience and characters. (serious or humorous,etc.)
told from the narrator's point of view, using "I"
A device in literature where an object represents an idea
A brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life.
the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
the profession of reporting or photographing or editing news stories for one of the media
a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
The analysis of a poem's meter. This is usually done by marking the stressed and unstressed syllables in each line and then based on the pattern of the stresses dividing the line into feet.
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity.
short story of an amusing and interesting event.
a play on words, often achieved through the use of words with similar sounds but different meanings.
an expression of terms that clash. (Jumbo Shrimp)
a figure of speech that consists of the use of the name of one object or concept for that of another to which it related.
a simple narrative poem
a lyrical poem that depresses feeling and thoughts.
a notice of a person's death.
to speak or declare against; oppose
creates a feeling in reader's through words and descriptions
a common word or phrase that is used when people talk, but not used in assigned writing. "How's it goin'?" is the colloquialism for "How are you?"
a story in which the characters and events are symbols that stand for ideas about human life or for a political or historical situation
telling a story about a hero or exciting event
a form of language that is spoken in a particular area
comparison between two unlike things that continues throughout a series of sentences in a paragraph or lines in a poem.
a long speech given by a character in a story, movie, play, etc.,
: a long, usually serious speech that a character in a play makes to an audience and that reveals the character's thoughts