17 terms

English 3 Semester 1 Vocabulary Review

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Theme
An insight about human life that is revealed in a literary work.
Ethos
credibility
Logos
Logic, fact explanations, and/or stats
Pathos
Appeal to emotion or feelings
Irony
A contrast between expectation and reality
verbal irony
irony in which a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning.
situational irony
action taken that has an effect exactly opposite of what was intended.
dramatic irony
Irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play.
Symbolism
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
Allusion
A brief passing reference to another work of literature, person, or event
Parallelism
Phrases or sentences of a similar construction/meaning placed side by side, balancing each other
Connotation
implied meaning of a word vs. a dictionary definition. (urban dictionary)
Denotation
The exact dictionary meaning of a word (literary meaning)
Metaphor
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
Personification
the giving of human qualities to an animal, object, or idea
Point of View
the vantage point from which a story is told
Tone vs. Mood
TONE: the speaker's attitude towards the subject in the text

MOOD: Evokes certain feelings in readers through words and descriptions. (How the writing makes the reader feel)