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NWEA Review 3

RIT 221-230
STUDY
PLAY
aphorism
A brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life.
assonance
the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words
consonance
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
contrast
the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
first person
told from the narrator's point of view, using "I"
form
to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"
homophone
two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear)
journalism
the profession of reporting or photographing or editing news stories for one of the media
literature
published writings in a particular style on a particular subject
quotation
a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
second person
narrator use "you" to bring the reader into the story
sonnet
a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
symbolism
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
tale
a short piece of fiction; a report that is probably untrue
term
a word or expression used for some particular thing
third person
narrator is outside the action and refers to characters as he or she
tone
the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
viewpoint
a way of looking at something
voice
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