Final Exam Study Guide Mr Marecki
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visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work.
anything that stands for or represents something else
A comparison without using like or as
A comparison of two unlike things using like or as
the giving of human qualities to an animal, object, or idea
In poetry, these are used by the writer to control the sound of the poem. Some examples include alliteration, onomatopoeia, repetition, rhyme, and rhythm
drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance
Conversation between two or more characters
(n.) a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person
A long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage
the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall
Words that are emotionally charged--either positively or negatively.
In an argument, this is an attack on the person rather than on the opponent's ideas. It comes from the Latin meaning "against the man."
A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
Repetition of sounds at the end of words
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis
a very typical example of a certain person or thing
an argument or set of reasons put forward to oppose an idea or theory developed in another argument.
Focus statement of an essay; premise statement upon which the point of view or discussion in the essay is based.
Man vs. Man
conflict of one person against another
Man vs. Society
A character has a conflict or problem with some element of society - the school, the law, etc.
Man vs. Himself
an internal conflict
Man vs. Technology
a conflict between the protagonist and an aspect of technology
Man vs. Nature
A dramatic struggle between a character and something that is caused by nature
Man vs. Fate
where a character tries to break away and be free from some predestined path or destiny; can be a conflict between fate and free will
Man vs. Supernatural
where a character or characters fight against elements outside the natural realm
A group of lines in a poem
a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
a character who contrasts with another character (usually the protagonist) in order to highlight particular qualities of the other character
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