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English Regents Review 2019
Terms in this set (40)
A comparison of two unlike things using like or as.
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. (Without "like" or "as")
the art of using language effectively and persuasively.
omission of conjunctions between coordinate phrases, clauses, or words.
the use, for rhetorical effect, of more conjunctions than is necessary or natural.
the repetition of words or phrases at the beginning of consecutive lines or sentences.
Repetition of initial consonant sounds.
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
A group of lines in a poem.
Language that cannot be taken literally since it was written to create a special effect or feeling.
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
All the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests.
Point of view
The perspective from which a story is told.
1st person point of view
The narrator is a character in the story. ( I, me, my, we, our )
2nd person point of view
when the narrator refers to one of the characters (or the reader) as "You"
3rd person point of view
narrator is NOT involved in the story; uses "he," "she," "they
A writer's or speaker's choice of words.
Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character.
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader.
Central idea of a work of literature.
Special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand.
A recurring theme, subject or idea.
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event.
A contrast between expectation and reality.
Placement of two things closely together to emphasize comparisons or contrasts.
A narrative device that hints at coming events; often builds suspense or anxiety in the reader.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes.
A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
A scene in a movie, novel, etc., set in a time earlier than the main story.
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase.
Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis.
A literary work that criticizes human misconduct and ridicules vices, stupidities, and follies.
A long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage.
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem.
Sequence of events in a story.
A word or phrase (including slang) used in everyday conversation and informal writing but that is often inappropriate in formal writing (y'all, ain't)
Repetition of the same pattern of words or phrases within a sentence or passage to show that two or more ideas have the same level of importance.
A brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life.
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