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RIT 221-230


A brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life.


the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words


the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words


the act of distinguishing by comparing differences

first person

told from the narrator's point of view, using "I"


to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"


two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear)


the profession of reporting or photographing or editing news stories for one of the media


published writings in a particular style on a particular subject


a passage or expression that is quoted or cited

second person

narrator use "you" to bring the reader into the story


a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme


A device in literature where an object represents an idea.


a short piece of fiction; a report that is probably untrue


a word or expression used for some particular thing

third person

narrator is outside the action and refers to characters as he or she


the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people


a way of looking at something


The fluency, rhythm and liveliness in writing that makes it unique to the writer

world literature

writing that is from countries other than your own

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