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IB HL English
Terms in this set (72)
The way in which a literary work is written
The writers attitude towards the material/readers
unpleasant or harsh-sounding
accurate without embellishment
using figures of speech; symbolic, not literal
The suggested meaning usually positive or negative
personal and emotional
Philosophical, conceptual, ideas
Deliberate misrepresentation of less
Overinflated language with an attempt to impress
the use of slang in writing, often to create local color and to provide an informal tone
special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand.
a worn-out idea or overused expression
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
Repetition of similar vowel sounds
Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in close proximity. To produce a harmonious effect.
the use of words that imitate sounds
The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language.
Expresses the main idea at the end.
similarity of structure in a pair or series of related words, phrases, or clauses
placing two elements side by side to present a comparison or contrast
the direct opposite, a sharp contrast ex: "success makes men proud; failure makes them wise"
a statement that seems contradictory but is actually true
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase.
A noun or noun phrase that follows another noun immediately or defines or amplifies its meaning
the use, for rhetorical effect, of more conjunctions than is necessary or natural
omission of conjunctions between coordinate phrases, clauses, or words
the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses
the repetition of a word at the end of successive clauses or sentences
repetition of the last word of one sentence at the beginning of the following sentence.
A statement consisting of two parallel parts in which the second part is structurally reversed. Ex: "the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling"
A brief narrative that focuses on a particular incident or event.
a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
To move away from the main point
a false or mistaken idea
address to an dead or imaginary person
A comparison of two different things that are similar in some way
A comparison of two unlike things without using like or as.
A comparison using "like" or "as"
gives the human qualities to something unhuman
An indirect, less offensive way of saying something that is considered unpleasant or harsh
substituting the name of one object for another object closely associated with it
A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole. ex: "bread" to represent money
a humorous play on words
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
anything that stands for or represents something else
A recurring theme, subject or idea
an original model on which something was patterned or replicated; the ideal example of a particular type of person or thing
the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
A work that closely imitates the style or content of another with the specific aim of comic effect and/or ridicule.
To make fun of with a moral purpose
A character who acts as a contrast to another character
When the extraordinary becomes ordinary
unrhymed iambic pentameter
Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
the continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza.
A metrical unit composed of stressed and unstressed syllables.
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
Two stressed syllables
a line of verse consisting of five metrical feet
A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
A group of lines in a poem
A long speech made by one performer or by one person in a group, but others can hear.
A long speech made by one performer or by one person in a group, but only the audience can hear.
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